Updated: Jul 10, 2019
Dear PVRC Parents & Athletes,
Thank you for registering for the Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club High Performance Royal Canadian Henley summer program. We expect a fun second-half of the summer and can’t wait to share it with you.
Your PVRC coaching team this summer will be Head Coach Renee Jones, Will Kloman, Mike Plummer, Bullet Englehardt, and Hannah Johns. Our goal as coaches is to get as much on-water time as possible and develop the right technical skills for long term growth and success. Participants will train in sweep and sculling boats with an emphasis placed on technical movement in small boats, team culture, fitness training, race preparation, and film review. The summer program allows for more one-on-one coaching and we’ll challenge the athletes with personal fitness goals and new rowing skills in a variety of boats.
There will be a mandatory team meeting on Tuesday, July 9th at 6pm at the boathouse. All athletes and at least one parent/guardian must attend. This will be a wonderful opportunity to meet the new coaches and hear about the Royal Canadian Henley regatta. Atll paperwork must be completed and turned in at the meeting on July 9th. Please bring your completed paperwork or be prepared to complete the paperwork during this time. Forms/Paperwork (see attachments) that need to be completed are: The PVRC Code of Conduct, PVRC Health History Forms, and Parent Consent Letter to Travel along with a Copy of your Insurance Card and Passport.
Important Dates & Information
Practice Times - Monday - Thursday (3:00 – 5:30 pm) Wednesdays and Fridays (8:00 – 10:30 am) and Saturdays (July 13th and 20th from 8:30 – 10:00 am) Practice is mandatory. If your son/daughter will not be present, you must notify Coach Jones.
Uniforms - If you’re new to PVRC, please connect with Coach Jones to arrange for a PVRC tank top ($35.00). Headsweats visors and hats are also available ($25.00).
Forms - PVRC Code of Conduct, PVRC Health History Forms and the Consent to Travel must be signed and given to Coach Jones by Tuesday, July 9th.
Please note: A current US passport is required for travel to Canada for Royal Canadian Henley. If your rower does not have a current US passport at this time or has a passport that will expire prior to August 5, I recommend you apply for a passport right away to ensure enough time to receive the passport before the team travels to Canada.
More information forthcoming about racing events/times once registration is completed. Click here for the regatta’s website.
**Please note: Regatta and travel fees are separate from program registration fee and will be calculated once registration is closed. A link to pay online will be provided.
Monday, August 5th – Depart Springfield at 5:30 am
Tuesday, August 6th – 11th – Racing
Sunday, August 11th – Return to Springfield (TBD) after racing is complete
Monday, August 12th – Last Practice! Athletes need to unload trailer and rig boats.
** More detail information forthcoming once we’re registered for events.
The team will be staying at the Best Western St Catharines Hotel and Conference Centre. The hotel is approximately 10 minutes from the regatta site.
Hotel information click here
Address: 2 North Service Road
St Catharines, Ontario L2N 4G9
PVRC uses GroupMe for most communication with rowers and their families. Please install the GroupMe app on your smart phone or create an account at groupme.com and then accept the invitation to join the PVRC program group chat.
Important information about youth programs will be visible any time from the Coaches’ Corner link on the Youth Rowing page of the PVRC Website.
We’re glad to have you as a new or returning member of the Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club. In addition to rowing, we encourage you to participate in other club activities, social events, fundraising projects, and volunteer work. PVRC’s website, www.pvriverfront.org lists all of the happenings around the boathouse and has a lot of very useful information. Please make sure to read the youth rowing section. Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to give me a call or drop me a message.
Happy Summer & Fast Racing, Renee Jones Head CoachPioneer Valley Riverfront Club121 West Street, Springfield, MA 01104