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Annual Convention

The 2014 USRowing Annual Convention will be held December 4-7, 2014, in Jacksonville, Fla. Be sure to monitor this page for more information as it becomes available. Follow @usrowing on Twitter and Facebook using #usrconvention.

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Online registration is now closed.

However, space is still available for you to register when you arrive at the conference. Come by the USRowing registration desk in the vendor area (Conference Center A) to sign up.

Please note: Due to the requirements for the new Level 2 Coaching Certification program, we cannot accept on-site registrations for this program.

After November 20, registration will be available at the Convention, but may be subject to a $50 late fee.

Overall Convention Partners

Silver Level Partner:

The United States Marine Corps

Program of Events

Convention Schedule of Events (posted September 30). Click links below for more detailed information about each program.

America Rows Inclusion Forum: The America Rows Inclusion Forum provides an opportunity to explore inclusion strategies as they contribute to implementing safe and welcoming programs for all athletes. This year's program will include tracks focusing on both diversity and adaptive programming.

Advanced Coaches Conference: Learn from the best coaches in the country. Past speakers have included USRowing National Team coaches, junior and collegiate champion coaches, and accomplished international minds from the sport.

"Business of Rowing" presented by RegattaCentral: Returning for this year, USRowing's popular "Business of Rowing" program is THE place for rowing's administrators and decision makers to come together and discuss relevant topics. This year's theme is "So We Started a Rowing Club, Now What?", focusing on ensuring club sustainability after start-up. Click the link for more information on the sessions available.

CRCA Collegiate Coaches Conference: USRowing and the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association are partnering together to bring the CRCA Collegiate Coaches Conference to the USRowing Annual Convention. College coaches, both CRCA members and non-members, are invited to attend this track of programming. Click the link for more information.

Level 2 Coaching CertificationComplete the coursework and test required to earn your Level 2 Coaching Certification. The "bread and butter" of the coaching education program, this level is designed to train assistant and head coaches at the high school and collegiate levels. Click the link to learn more about the new Level 2 program, introduced at last year's Annual Convention.

"Rowing 101"The new Level 1 coaching certification level teaches the basics of the sport. Parents, teachers, fitness instructors, and those looking to learn the sport for the first time are invited to the "Rowing 101" program. At the end of the program, attendees will take the test that is the first step in earning a Level 1 coaching certification. Click the link for more information on the new Level 1 program.

Junior DayJoin us for a day of programming aimed at junior competitors, and the parents that allow them to participate in the sport. This years programming includes, Lindsay Shoop, 5-time National Team Member and Olympic Gold Medalist, speaking about her experiences in rowing, Bill Zack, Women's Rowing Head Coach at San Diego State University, speaking about how to navigate your way through the collegiate recruiting process and the Positive Coaching Alliance who will host an interactive workshop surrounding the Triple-Impact Competitor which focuses on improving, themselves (through the ELM Tree of Mastery), their teammates (by filling emotional tanks), and the game (through honoring the game).

Referee ProgramsUSRowing will offer clinics for different levels of referees at this year's Annual Convention.

U.S.Paralympics Regional Sport Training -- Paralympic Rowing: Join U.S. Paralympics, USRowing, and Jacksonville Univeristy for a training and educational day to facilitate the growth of Paralympic Rowing programs and competition for individuals with physical and visual disabilities. This session is FREE of charge, but you must register in order to RSVP. Click the link for more information. 

USRowing Annual Awards Reception presented by Nathan Benderson Park:The USRowing Annual Awards Reception is the last opportunity to celebrate the best from the year in rowing. Starting with a "Happy Hour", attendees are invited to join USRowing in recognizing the people that help make the sport great.

Things to Do in Jacksonville

"5 Downtown Attractions You Can't Miss"

Things to Do in Downtown Jacksonville

Jacksonville Insider's Guide

Jacksonville Suggested Itineraries

"Jax Facts"

Jacksonville Jaguars v. Houston Texans: On Sunday, December 7, make the 1.5 mile trip over to recently upgraded Everbank Field to see this clash of NFL divisional rivals. USRowing is able to offer reduced, group pricing on tickets. Scheduled for a 1:00pm kickoff, it's a perfect way to end your time in Jacksonville. Click the link for pricing and ordering information.

Room Reservations and Host Hotel Information

Rooms are available at the host hotel for the following rates (tax not included):

  • Single/Double Occupancy= $129.00
  • Triple Occupancy= $154.00
  • Quadruple Occupancy= $179.00
  • Junior Suite= $229.00
  • VIP Suite= $850.00
  • Presidential Suite= $1,200.00

The cut-off date for these rates is November 20, 2014. Room requests after this date are based upon availability, at an increased rate.

Host Hotel:

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

225 East Coastline Drive

Jacksonville, FL 32202

Click here for more information about the host hotel.

USRowing Membership

The USRowing Annual Convention is open to all USRowing Championship members. Click here to create or renew your USRowing membership.  

Travel Information

Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) Information

Maps and Directions to Hotel

Hotel Parking Information

Sponsorship & Vendor Information

2014 Convention Sponsorship & Vendor Information