Rowing Leadership Camp

Now in it 3rd year, The 9th Seat is now offering a Jr Women's rowing camp at the University of Washington.  The camp is available to high school women wanting to learn from the best and experience a week in the life of a collegiate rower.  Rowers can expect a high level of focused coaching and intensity from experienced coaches who happen to also be Olympic Champions.  Fast teams usually involve great leaders.  This camp will focus on giving the campers strong leadership skills to bring back to heir team to help make a more unified goal driven team.  Three boats across competitive action will be the best memories from this camp.  26 rowers and 5 coxswains will have the chance to train their minds and bodies to become better athletes, trusted teammates, and stronger leaders.  Space is limited and offered on a first come, first served basis.  

2017 Dates and Registration

Register through Regatta Central. 

What to Expect:

  • Being exposed to different technical focuses
  • Handling college level land workouts
  • Learning a new psychology of racing
  • Growing into a stronger leader and teammate
  • College recruiting advice from the Rower's Edge


The 9th Seat Coxswain Leadership Camp will take place in Seattle at the University of Washington's Conibear Shellhouse.  Campers will get a glimpse of what it is like to train in a Division I athletics facility.    


Campers will be staying on the University of Washington's Campus in either Haggett Hall.  Meals, which are included within the camp fee, will take place in McMahon Hall's dinning facility, The 8.  There will be camp staff supervision at all times.  Summer temperatures for the Pacific Northwest are on average in upper 70's.  Fans will be available for each athlete if they need their rooms cooler at night.  All dorm rooms are wired with ethernet so an ethernet cable is recommended.  Common areas have wireless internet.  Bedding and towels are included.  

Sample Camp Schedule

  • 7:30am--Breakfast at McMahon Hall
  • 8:15am--Meet to walk down to Conibear Shellhouse (10-15 min. walk)
  • 8:30am--Warm up: Technical focus of the day
  • 9:00am--Rowing training 
  • Noon--Lunch up at McMahon Hall
  • 2:00--Video review
  • 3:00pm--Rowing specific training
  • 6:00pm--Dinner at McMahon Hall
  • 7:30pm--Evening Activity: Audio review, team building, leadership talks

What to Bring?

  • Coxswains: A recording example of your coxing. This can be either a race recording or a practice piece. The format can be a digital recorder, on your phone, GoPro, or online. 
  • Rowers and Coxswains: Workout clothes: we will be working out twice a day.  Running shoes, socks, shorts, spandex shorts/pants, long sleeve fleece as it does get chilly in the mornings
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water Bottle
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Backpack 

Payment/Refund Policy

Payments can be made in full via check or online payment through Regatta Central. Paying in installments is possible!  Refunds will be available until June 1st minus registration fees.  


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