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Welcome to PVRC Youth Rowing

At PVRC we believe everyone should have the opportunity to participate, regardless of income. Monthly payment, need-based scholarships and sibling discounts available. Please contact Ben Quick, Executive Director at or call 413-736-1322.

​Winter 2019/2020 highlights:

November 18-27 Open gym. Free for current rowers who register for winter programs on or by November 1, and all PVRC alumni. Please register, below, and bring a friend to show them around!

November 27 PVRC Youth Rowing Homecoming. This event is open to all current and past PVRC rowers, coaches, and supporters. It will be the final day of "open gym" before the Thanksgiving break. We will have an indoor workout at 3:30pm followed by a reception for our alumni at 5pm, and banner hanging by the alumni who attend. Parents and rowers are welcome to this fun, traditional event. 

December 2 First day of winter indoor session.

December 23 - January 1 Boathouse is closed.

February 17-22 School vacation - optional programing to be announced.

Sunday, March 1 CRASH-Bs indoor rowing competition in Boston (optional)

Saturday, March 14 Ergatta, PVRC's indoor paddle and rowing competition.
Boathouse closure policy:

PVRC programming follows Springfield Public Schools cancellation decisions. If SPS cancels school, PVRC programming is cancelled. However, an update will be issued at 12 noon confirming the cancellation or announcing that practice will be held, based on forecast weather conditions. The best way to get an update will be in GroupMe, the communication application we use for all program participants. Please do not reach out to coaches or staff before 12 noon on the day of SPS school closure for an update.

Youth Rowing Winter Training

$300 to $500

Time to turn up the heat at PVRC, get fit, and introduce friends to rowing! Indoor training is a great way to get to know the sport without the learning curve of getting in boats. Start by inviting friends to join you for Open Gym, and continue to invite kids all winter to try Rowing Development. 

Coached indoor training is open to athletes in grades 8 to 12 and is offered as one 13-week session. Athletes new to rowing, or who can commit to three practices per week join the Rowing Development team, and may join at any time during the 13-week session. Varsity rowers practice Monday-Friday (no Saturday). All training sessions occur from 3:30p-5:00p. All programs will include a variety of training that includes the indoor rowing machine as well as strength, flexibility, agility, and more. Led by Head Coach Jones and PVRC Strength Coaches, the goal of each program is for athletes to emerge from winter training with an appreciation of what their mind and body can achieve!

New this winter:  No Saturday practice; straightforward 5 and 3-day options; Free Open Gym Nov 18-27 if you register by Nov 1 for a winter program; Some extra services will be included (to be determined by coaches and program participants) at no extra charge. Optional extra programming may be offered based on participants' needs and interests! 

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