High Performance Center Rowing Talent ID

Identifying athletes with the potential to successfully represent the United States at the World Rowing Championships and Olympic Games is a major objective of the OKC National High Performance Center.

Oklahoma City hosts several ID camps throughout the year to determine the ability of potential athletes and conducts ongoing talent assessment of both U23 and senior athletes in lightweight and open weight categories. The goal is not only to develop new elite athletes from the pool of existing young rowers but to recruit athletes from other sports to rowing.

2024 U19/U23 Summer Training Camps

Camp 1: June 22 – July 16 (USRowing RowFest)

Camp 2: July 21 – August  4 (Canadian Henley)

Trials Camp: June 15 – July 7 (USRowing U19/U23 Worlds Trials)

Our vision in Oklahoma is to impact the podium at the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. The Oklahoma City National High Performance Center has played an important role in developing world-class athletes over the past ten years and continues to grow that legacy. We are committed to developing our future Olympic rowers. The Oklahoma City National High Performance Center is hosting a Summer Program for highly-motivated U19 and U23 athletes. This program provides framework for developing and improving small boat skills and race performance. Through intensive technical work, focused training and racing, athletes will build their stroke and refine their approach to competition. This program is for athletes who have the long-term goals of competing in World Championships and the Olympic Games.

Program: Coaches select athletes based on rowing experience/accomplishments, erg scores, and recommendations. Practices consist primarily of rowing, supplemented with erg work, cross-training, core strengthening and lifting. Weekly program workshops will focus on nutrition, sports psychology, biomechanics and goal setting.

Schedule: Monday-Friday, AM and PM sessions, Saturday AM session. Sunday off.

RowFest Camp Includes:

  • 3-week training camp (June 22 – July 16)
  • USRowing Summer National Championships (aka “RowFest”), Oklahoma City, OK:  July 12-15
  • Camp fee is $1200. This fee covers coaching, training facilities, equipment, housing, 1 meal/day, entry fees and racing at RowFest.

Canadian Henley Camp Includes:

  • 2-week training camp (July 17 – August  4)
  • Canadian Henley, St. Catharine’s, ON: July 30-August 4
  • Camp fee is $1000. This fee covers coaching, training facilities, equipment, housing, 1 meal/day in OKC, lodging, entry fees and gear at Canadian Henley (July30-August 4). Does not include meals in Canada.
  • Does not include transportation to St. Catharine’s from Oklahoma

Trials Camp Includes:

  • 3-week training camp + racing (June 15 – July 7)
  • USRowing U19/U23 World Championships Trials, West Windsor, NJ (July 5-7)
  • Camp fee is $1200. This fee covers coaching, training facilities, equipment, housing and hotel at Trials, 1 meal/day, entry fees, uniform at U19/U23 Trials.
  • Does not include travel to/from New Jersey. If you qualify for the U.S. National Team, training through the World Championships will be an additional $500 for housing, all other training expenses are covered by the OKC National High Performance Center.
  • You will be responsible for USRowing fees and travel to World Championships.
    U23 National Team Selection Procedures / U19 National Team Selection Procedures

Erg Standards:

U23:  2k – 6:15, 6k – 20:40
Lightweight U23:  2k – 6:25 and 6k – 21:00
U19:  2k – 6:25, 6k – 21:10

U23: 2k – 7:10, 6k – 22:40
Lightweight U23: 2k – 7:25 and 6k – 23:40
U19:  2k – 7:20, 6k – 23:20

Apply HERE. Deadline is March 15, 2024

For questions please contact:  Reilly Dampeer at [email protected]