Junior (U19)

This program is for rowers under the age of 19 looking and compete at various local, regional, and national regattas.

ERC Junior/Junior development vision is to offer young men and women access to structured and organized sport program which promotes development and life skill training. At Edmonton Rowing Club we value respect, inclusiveness, team work, and voluntarism.

The ERC Junior/Junior development program follows the guideline of the “Long term athlete development” model created by Rowing Canada, for more information click here. Most of the members of our program will find themselves in the following stages “Learn to Train”, “Train to Train”, and “Learn to Compete”. As rowing is a late entry sport most of the athletes will start at the Learn to Train stage regardless of their age. We highly encourage that at all those stages the athletes do other physical activity

Learn to Train: the goals of this stage is developing physical competence and confidence in a range of general sport skill such as balance, stretching etc. For rowing, specific we want that the athlete learn basic rowing skill, getting comfortable being around water, and basic boat-handling skills.

Train to Train:  the goal of this stage is to introduce and develop aerobic capacity, strength and speed. For rowing, specific we want to develop the body awareness and strength to facilitate good technique and ability to respond to technical cues. The emphasis at this stage is training, and racing is secondary.

Learn to Compete: the goal of this stage is to keep developing the aerobic capacity, strength and speed. Begin to develop anaerobic endurance and competence in independent decision-making. For rowing, specifically we want to develop the necessary physical and technical ability to perform in the different type of racing: sprint and long racing.


July to August: Meet at Boathouse. MondayWednesday, and Friday: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Tuesday and Thursday: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm, Sunday : 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

September to June: Monday and Friday afternoon from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, Sunday afternoon from 1:00 pm to  3:00 pm


The events that the junior/junior development will participate are listed below. There will be 10 regattas during the year: two indoor and eight outdoor. The goal is to register them in two events per regatta if the times allow it. It might be possible that the athletes will not participate in all regattas if the coaches determine they are not ready or it will not be a good experience for them. During the year there might be other opportunities to attend other rowing activities, as soon as we have the information it will give out to everyone.

Winter Indoor:

Alberta Indoor Rowing Championship (Blackfalds Mar 10)

High School Erg Champ (Jasper Place Apr 7)

Spring and Summer

Regina Sprints (Regina Jun 9)

HS Regatta (Leduc Jun 16)

Spring Sprints (Edmonton Jun 23

Alberta Open (Calgary Jul 7)

BC Champs (Victoria July13-14) or NWIRA (Kenora Aug 10-11)


Head of the North (Edmonton Sep 22)

Head of the Weasel (Calgary Sep 29)

HOG/TOG (Victoria Oct 20/21TBC )


As part of your membership the ERC requires all members to work bingo shifts over the year. If you do not want to work them, you can pay them out. We also expect that all the members of the junior/junior development program to get involved in volunteering activity around the club. Getting involve in Row for Kids is a great opportunity for them to give back to the rowing community and make connection in the working world. Row for Kids is a fundraiser for Stollery’s Children Hospital and Edmonton Rowing Club. There will be other opportunity through the year for them to get involved in the community.

If you are interested in joining the ERC Junior Competitive members please contact our Youth Director at ercyouthrowing@gmail.com.

If you have any bingo question or inquiries, please email bingo director Lynn Zwicky (ercbingo@gmail.com).

Purchase Competitive Membership:

The  following competitive membership are available for purchase on the Rowing Canada Aviron web registration system; registration opens April 1, 2018:

  • 0518JR – Junior (U19) Development Program – $345.00 (3 bingo & 20 volunteer hours)
  • 0518HS – UG – High School to Junior Development – $225.00 (3 bingo & 20 volunteer hours)

Click here for instruction on how to purchase membership/register program

If you have any membership question or inquiries, please email membership director Mei Wah Fong (ercmembership@gmail.com).