Middle School Rowing Interest Form

2019-2020 Season

Try Outs: August 19th 3:30 PM OR  August 28th 3:30 PM

FIRST DAY OF PRACTICE Saturday, September 7th 9:30am

MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM: 7th & 8th Grade Athletes

ENROLLMENT Limited enrollment to 30 athletes. Mandatory try outs: August 19th 3:30pm or August 28th 3:30pm
PRACTICES Tuesday and Thursday:  6:00PM – 7:30PM           Saturday:  9:30AM – 12:00PM
PREREQUISITE try outs, some rowing camp experience helpful

Enrollment & Tuition: Enrollment and payment is done through Sports Engine

Tuition can be paid in full, semesters or 9 monthly installments.

(There is no pro-rating of fees for partial attendance due to absences or inclement weather.)

Assistant Varsity Girls Coach and Head Middle School Jr Rowing Coach
Cody Silvester

csilvester@newportaquaticcenter.com

Cody began his rowing career at Casitas as a High school freshman in 2008 and was one of the founding members of Casitas Rowing. After rowing through high school and continuing onto the masters team with 10 years of personal experience, Cody realized his passion and love for the sport and wanted to share it with others by moving into coaching. Always wanting  to learn as much as possible, he attained his level 2 U.S. rowing coaching certification, and started his career as the head middle school and novice masters coach. Cody worked for 4 years there, also adding the role of novice assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s high school squads, before finally moving into the position of head novice boy’s coach where he had success with his freshman earning a silver medal at the 2018 regional championships.

Cody is an avid Crossfitter, and a very accomplished outrigger paddler, having 7 State Championship titles to his credit as well as 2 World Championship team appearances, placing as high as 4th in Calgary Canada. In his free time Cody still trains and competes in paddling and rowing, taking out his single whenever possible. He is extremely excited to start his first year coaching at the NAC,and his hope is to use his all of his experiences to help junior rowers reach their full potential both on and off the water.

The Middle School Jr Rowing Program for 7th and 8th graders provides a challenging and rewarding introduction to rowing that incorporates a high level of team work and physical conditioning.  This rowing program is recreational only, yet highly structured and prepares Middle School athletes for the High School Jr Rowing Competitive Team in the future.  There is a strong emphasis placed on character and a wonderful chance to build friendships where rowing brings together boys and girls of all backgrounds for a common goal.