Fun & Perfom

(aka Fall Performance Development) for pre-elite/high performance athletes.

Program Overview
The Fall Performance Development Program is for pre-elite/high performance athletes who would like to develop their technique in small boats and are committed to doing the volume and intensity of training that will prepare them for racing at the Junior National Team trials or becoming a a Varsity rower in University. The program includes 6 on water and 2 ergometer training sessions per week as well as a weekly check in and a goal setting session. Depending on COVID restrictions, some sessions may be or may become virtual.

This program is designed for athletes in the Training to Compete stage of development. It is important that athletes have a good foundation of skills and fitness in order to benefit from the program and minimize the risk of injury. The standards have been established to help the coach and athletes identify whether the athlete is ready for and will benefit from the program.

LTAD Stage: Late Learning to Compete- Early Training to Compete 

Start Date: September 8th, 2020       End Date: November 1st

Fee: $472.50, and RCA/RBC fee if applicable.

Tentative Practice Schedule (depending on COVID restrictions and school schedules)

6x/wk + 2x/wk erg (virtual)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 3:45-5:45pm

Saturday Saturday 9am-11am and 2pm-4pm
Monday, Wednesday 7pm-8:30pm Ergometer training


With COVID restrictions still in place there will most likely be no sanctioned regattas this Fall. Instead, we will be running "in-house" challenges to prepare you for local events in the future.


All communication will happen via 'slack' please send all email addresses you would like to link up to our communication tool to

To Apply
Please complete the application form and submit to the VCRC Director Junior Rowing (), by 6 pm August 23rd. Potential candidates will be invited for an interview before a final selection is made.

Check here for more details on selection criteria.