Events

Important Updates

Online registration has closed. Walk-up registration will be available at the USRowing Help Desk, beginning Thursday, November 30.

2017 USRowing Convention

The 2017 USRowing Convention will be hosted by Nathan Benderson Park and Visit Sarasota County on November 30-December 3, 2017, in Sarasota, FL.

**The USRowing Convention is open to USRowing members. Attendees must be USRowing Basic members with the Regatta or Coaches Package add-on, or Championship level members.**

Click here for more information about the new Basic Add-on packages.

Click here to verify or renew your current membership.

 

“Sarasota-Bradenton will play host to us after hosting the world, and we cannot wait to see everything they have accomplished come November.”

AJ Dominique, USRowing Sr. Events Manager

“This event will showcase the 2017 World Championship accomplishments and the world-class features Nathan Benderson Park offers as a venue.”

Robert Sullivan, President & CEO of SANCA

Planned Programs

See below for suggestions for who will get the most out of the various programs available at this year's Annual Convention.

  • Coaches

    Advanced Coaches Conference

    The goal of this year’s Advanced Coaches Conference is to provide you with a
    variety of subjects presented by some of the top rowing coaches and sports
    experts in the US. The presenters will share their knowledge with you to help you
    produce fast boats.

    Click here for more information on the Advanced Coaches Conference.

    Level 2 Coaching Certification

    Complete 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 here to learn more about USRowing’s Coaching Education program.

    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.

    Level 1 Coaching Certification

    This program is aimed at the beginner coach. It is for candidates with no, or minimal, rowing background (teachers, parents, fitness instructors…) who will coach beginners of all ages. This course will provide coaches with the basic knowledge of the sport of rowing, teaching methods and the basics of the rowing technique.

    Click here to learn more about USRowing’s Coaching Education program.

    Bundles

    Coaching Development Bundle- Register for your Level 1 or Level 2 Certification, and add the Advanced Coaches Conference for only $150 ($200 savings).

    Collegiate Coaches Bundle- Register for the CRCA Collegiate Coaches Conference and add the Advanced Coaches Conference for $250 ($100 savings). CRCA members can combine this with their discounted rate for higher savings.

  • Administrators

    Regatta Management

    The Regatta Management program will provide an opportunity to learn from the best minds in the rowing world about the various aspects required to run a successful regatta.

    Click here for more information on this year’s program.

    "Business of Rowing" presented by RegattaCentral

    Returning for this year, USRowing’s popular “Business of Rowing” program, presented by RegattaCentral, is THE place for rowing’s administrators and decision makers to come together and discuss relevant topics.

    Click here for more information on this year’s “Business of Rowing” program.

    America Rows Inclusion and Adaptive Rowing Forum

    The America Rows Inclusion and Adaptive Rowing Forum provides an opportunity to explore strategies for creating inclusive and adaptive rowing programs that contribute to safe and welcoming programs for all athletes.

    Click here for more information about this year’s program.

    Bundles

    Total Administrator’s Bundle- Register for 2 administrator programs, and get the third free! ($75 savings).

    Administrator Upgrade- Register for the Advanced Coaches Conference, and get a reduced rate on one administrator program. ($25 savings).

  • Athletes and Referees

    Masters Rowing Track

    This year’s Convention will feature a day of programming focusing on the unique needs of the Masters rowing community.

    Click here to learn more about this year’s program.

    Junior Day

    Join us for a day of programming aimed at junior competitors, and the parents that allow them to participate in the sport.

    Click here to learn more about this year’s program.

    Referee Programs

    The 2017 referee program will include an Advanced Referee College and the annual December meeting of the Referee Committee and Regional Coordinators.

    Click here for a schedule of Referee Programming at this year’s Convention. Schedule will download as a PDF for easy printing.

  • Social Events

    "Taste of NBP" and USRowing Awards Reception

    Please join us in celebrating the 2017 year in rowing and recognize the people and organizations that have made 2017 a year to remember!

    Location: Finish Tower on Regatta Island, Nathan Benderson Park
    When: December 2nd 6:30-10:00pm

    RSVP here by November 27.

    Click here to learn more about the “Taste of NBP”.

    Click here to learn about this year’s USRowing Award Winners.

    Rogue Rowing Club named the 2017 USRowing Club of the Year.

    Vendor Social Hour

    Join us Friday evening in the Vendor area to mix and mingle with other attendees.

View Schedule

Overall Convention schedule will download as a PDF file to allow for easier printing.

Registration

Online registration for the 2017 USRowing Convention has closed.

Walk-up registration will be available at the USRowing Help Desk, located in the Hyatt Regency Sarasota, beginning Thursday, November 30.

**The USRowing Convention is open to USRowing members. Attendees must be USRowing Basic members with the Regatta or Coaches Package add-on, or Championship level members.**

Click here for more information about the new Basic Add-on packages.

Click here to verify or renew your current membership.

Event Sponsor & Vendor Information

USRowing offers a wide range of sponsor opportunities, from custom signage to presenting sponsor packages. For more information, click here: 2017 Convention Vendor Options.

Vendor Registration

Travel and Lodging

Programming will be held at either the host hotel or Nathan Benderson Park. Host Hotel: Hyatt Regency Sarasota 1000 Boulevard of the Arts Sarasota, Florida, USA, 34236 Nathan Benderson Park: Nathan Benderson Park 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle Sarasota, Florida 34235 USA

Airport and Ground Transportation

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ): Serviced by Air Canada, American, Delta, Elite Airways, JetBlue, United, and WestJet. SRQ is the closest airport to the host hotel, approximately 4 miles away.

Tampa International Airport (TPA): Serviced by numerous airlines, with more nonstop destinations, Tampa International Airport is another option for getting to the Sarasota-Bradenton area. It is located approximately 66 miles from the host hotel.

  • SRQ

    Sarasota Bradenton International Airport

  • NBP

    Nathan Benderson Park

    Location of select Convention events.

  • TPA

    Tampa International Airport

    Alternate airport option.

Travel and Lodging Partner

Host Hotel Information

A limited number of rooms are available at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota for a reduced rates beginning at $149/night (+taxes).

All reservations must be made by November 10, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern in order to qualify for this rate.

Click the button below for reservations.

Host Hotel

All programs take place in the host hotel, unless otherwise noted.

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