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USRowing Youth Coaches Symposium

USRowing would like to thank everyone who attended this year's Youth Coaches Symposium.

Click here for a recap of this year's event.

Current Event Information

On-the-Water Session Line-Ups

**Due to the temperature forecast for Saturday morning, the 9:00-10:30 AM On-the-Water sessions, with Hilary Gehman and Liz Trond, have been cancelled. Attendees registered for these sessions can select another session that has space available. Click the link above to see which sessions have space available (shaded in green). When you arrive for registration, let USRowing know which new session you would like to select.**

All other on-the-water sessions are still planned to occur as scheduled.

Use the link above for updated scheduling and line-ups for the on-the-water sessions.


Online registration is now closed for the General Admission and On-the-Water options.

However, registration will be available on site beginning at 5:00pm on Friday. There is no additional "late" charge for on-site registration.

Online registration for the "Business of Rowing" will extend until Thursday, November 13. You can scroll to the bottom of this page to register for this option before the deadline.

USRowing Membership Information

All attendees are required to be current, "Championship" members of USRowing.

Memberships can be activated or renewed by visiting the Join/Renew page on this web site or by calling the Membership Services Department at (800) 314-4769.

Memberships should be handled prior to arriving for the symposium.

Programs of Events

Youth Coaches Symposium Program of Events (updated Nov. 13)

"Business of Rowing" presented by RegattaCentral Program of Events (updated Nov. 13)

List of Speakers and Topics

This year's speakers will cover very specific topics. The speakers and topics planned for this year include:

On-the-Water Sessions

Again this year, attendees will have an opportunity to go on the water and follow workouts led by the best coaches in the country. This year, the on-the-water sessions will each cover very specific skills and parts of the rowing stroke.

Registration for specific sessions is now available. 

Each attendee is eligible to attend 1 on-the-water session with their General Admission registration. Only attendees registered for the General Admission option may register for any on-the-water session.

Each session has space for 10 attendees per coach, and space is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early to secure your spot before they fill up.

On-the-Water sessions are scheduled to include:

Coach, Parent, Board Relationship Panel Discussion 

Based on feedback from 2013 attendees, a panel will discuss ways to approach the dynamic relationships between coaches, parents, and administrators.

Attendees should leave with practical recommendations for how to deal with these delicate situations.

"Business of Rowing" presented by RegattaCentral

"Business of Rowing" presented by RegattaCentral Program of Events

Club administrators are invited to join us for the "Business of Rowing" presented by RegattaCentral seminars to be held as part of the Youth Coaches Symposium.

The "Business of Rowing" presented by RegattaCentral is designed to provide an educational and networking opportunity for Executive Directors, Regatta Directors, Programming Directors, Board Members, Rowing Club Volunteers, and anyone who has an interest in the business-side of the sport.

The theme will be "So We Started a Rowing Club, Now What?", with programming focused on ensuring club sustainability.

Sessions will include:

  • Revenues Beyond Rowing Fees -- Grabbing the Low Hanging $$$$
  • Easing the Growing Pains through Governance, Organization, Process, and Procedures
  • Technology on the Cheap -- Using the Latest Technology for Next to Nothing
  • "Leading Your Organization" hosted by the Positive Coaching Alliance

Speakers will include:

Administrators are welcome to register for the "Business of Rowing" presented by RegattaCentral option as a benefit of their USRowing organizational membership. Purchasing an individual membership is not required for this program.

Online registration is open until November 2, 2014, and can be found at the bottom of this page.

Host Hotel

Crowne Plaza Princeton

900 Scudders Mill Rd.

Plainsboro, NJ 08536

Room Reservations

Click the picture below to contact EMC Venues to secure rooms for the symposium at the Crowne Plaza Princeton.

Rooms are available at a rate of $129.00 per night.

Travel Information

Closest Airports


  • The Princeton Junction rail station is the closest station to the symposium, and offers long distance service through Amtrak as well as statewide service through New Jersey Transit. (Be sure to look for the Princeton Junction station, not the Princeton station.)
  • The Crowne Plaza offers complimentary shuttle service to the Princeton Junction station to guests staying at the hotel. Call the front desk to arrange your shuttle.

Driving Directions

Information from Past Symposiums

"Learning from the Best"

Visit the USRowing Facebook page for pictures from last year's Symposium.