It is difficult to develop a competitive team if each athlete isn't at practice every day. Teamwork is the essence of the sport of rowing, and in order to develop the fastest boats possible, everyone needs to be there. In an eight person crew, for example, if one rower doesn't show up, then eight other athletes suffer not being able to practice. There are always days when illness or school conflict prevent athletes from attending practice, but missing should not become a habit.
Norcal does sponsor a recreational rowing program for athletes interested in learning about the sport and training on a part time basis.
Last updated on November 22, 2011 by Norcal Crew