Welcome to Club Elite!

 

The ROWONTARIO Club Elite Program was initiated in 2015 to provide club athletes and their coaches at the high performance level, the opportunity to train and learn with their peers from other clubs. Club Elite athletes are identified when they achieve a minimum standard on their 2k RADAR submission. One month prior to each Club Elite Camp, RADAR scores are evaluated and an updated Club Elite Athlete List is developed. An email is sent to the Head Coach of each club identifying athletes that have achieved Club Elite status. Athletes are not invited directly but the Club’s Head Coach is able to invite their coaches and identified athletes to participate in the upcoming Club Elite Camp. Mike Purcer, Director of High Performance and Coach Development, who coordinates the Club Elite Program, emails a Club Elite Camp Schedule to invited athletes and coaches and works with the host club to manage the camp.

The goal of the Club Elite program is to provide high performance athletes and their coaches’ additional opportunities for training and racing and increase the level of rowing in Ontario. High performance athletes require top level equipment and coaching as well as a challenging regatta schedule and ROWONTARIO recommends additional training in small boats (singles and pairs).

 

Athlete Eligibility

To be identified as Club Elite, athletes must submit a 2k RADAR score to the Rowing Canada database at https://rca-athlete-tracker.sportingdna.com/users/login and achieve the Club Elite Standard (see table) for their class.

 

Club Elite Erg Standards Table

Club Elite Standards
  OPEN MEN

 

LIGHT MEN

74kg max.

OPEN WOMEN

 

LIGHT WOMEN

61kg max.

Senior 6:14.0 6:38.0 7:13.0 7:34.0
U23 6:18.0 6:42.0 7:18.0 7:39.0
U21 6:22.0 6:47.0 7:23.0 7:44.0
U19 6:27.0 6:51.0 7:28.0 7:49.0

 

Athlete and Coach Camp Invitations

ROWONTARIO Director of High Performance and Coaching Development, Mike Purcer, will provide a list of athletes that have achieved the Club Elite standard to head/lead coaches at the athlete’s club(s). The list will be sent out four weeks prior to the camp. Athletes will not be contacted directly and only coaches will be notified with an invitation for the identified Club Elite athlete(s) and their coach to attend the Camp. It is preferred that the coaches respond to Mike Purcer and confirm athlete and coach attendance at the camps. Coaches are encouraged to attend and participate with their athletes.

Coaches attending the Camp should be NCCP Certified.

 

The 2017 Club Elite Camp Schedule:

  • April 29, 2017 – South Niagara Rowing Club
  • May 27, 2017 – Kingston RC
  • June 25, 2017 – Guelph RC

 

The 2017 Regatta Schedule:

  • ROWONTARIO Club Elite Speed Order Regatta, May 13, 2017
  • ROWONTARIO Championships Club Elite Events, July 29-30, 2017

 

Equipment

Rowing at the Club Elite Camps will be in singles and pairs only and athletes are required to provide their own boats. Coach boats required for the camps will be provided by the host club.

 

Club Elite Camp Day Schedule

Time Description
8:30-8:45am Athlete/ Coach Meeting – Welcome, Schedule
9:00-9:45am Warm-up
9:45-10:30am Time Trials – video
10:30-11:00am Break
11:00-12:00 Skill development session / Video
12:00-1:00pm Lunch Break
1:00-2:00pm Classroom Presentation
2:30-3:15pm Warm-up
3:15-3:45pm Head-to-head Racing
4:00-4:30pm Wrap-up meeting

 

 

Questions on the ROWONTARIO Club Elite program should be directed to Mike Purcer at mike@rowontario.ca.

Club Elite Athletes List click HERE.