Women’s Recruiting

2017-2018 Tryout Schedule – Aug 29-Sep 15, 2017

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Aug 27 Aug 28 Aug 29

Intro Session @ ARC 6:30 AM

Aug 30

No Tryouts

Aug 31

Intro Session @ ARC 6:30 AM

Sep 01

No Tryouts

Sep 02
Sep 03 Sep 04

Labor Day

No Tryouts

Sep 05

On Water @ UGL 5:00 AM

Sep 06

Indoor Session @ ARC 6:15 AM

Sep 07

On Water @ UGL 5:00 AM

Sep 08

Indoor Session @ ARC 6:15 AM

Sep 09
Sep 10 Sep 11

Indoor Session @ ARC 6:15 AM

Sep 12

On Water @ UGL 5:00AM

Sep 13

Indoor Session @ ARC 6:15 AM

Sep 14

On Water @ UGL 5:00AM

Sep 15

Indoor Testing @ ARC 6:15 AM

Sep 16

Selections

Week 1: – 6:30am-7:30am @ The ARC Gym 1

During tryouts, the coaching staff will spend time with all trialists to help them develop their rowing technique. As tryouts progress, evaluation pieces will be integrated into the tryout sessions to help the coaching staff with selections. Candidates will be evaluated based on attitude, fitness, ability, and competitive drive. Prior rowing experience NOT required.

Indoor Sessions (ARC)

All indoor tryout sessions will be in Gym 1 at the ARC – signs will be posted in the main lobby directing you to tryouts. On your first day, you will need to fill out an eligibility waiver along with a club sports waiver. The first two days of tryouts will feature introductory sessions to teach basic rowing technique to athletes new to rowing, and reinforce good technique for athletes who have previously rowed. As tryouts progress, the workouts will increase in intensity to help the coaching staff evaluate candidates.

Water Sessions (UGL)

Starting in the second week, tryout sessions will alternate indoor and outdoor. Outdoor sessions will convene at the Undergraduate Library (UGL) at 5:00am. Trialists will be driven to Clinton Lake for outdoor sessions and will be back on campus by 7:30am in time for 8am classes. Please look at the schedule to see which days you will be on the water.

All trialists will be given a decision of selection by the coaching staff on Saturday, September 16th.

Interested athletes should review the tryout dates and eligibility information below:

Eligibility Conditions

  • If you are in your first 4 years of undergrad and currently enrolled full-time at U of I, you are eligible.
  • If you are in your 5th year of University (including Graduate Students who finished Undergrad in 4 years) and have not rowed more than 3 years at the collegiate level, you are eligible.
  • If you are in your 6th year or greater of University (counting both undergrad and grad school), you are NOT eligible. Please consider our Graduate Rowing Program.
  • If you have already rowed for 4 years in University (U of I or elsewhere), you are NOT eligible. Please consider our Graduate Rowing Program.

Selection Process

  • Candidates will be selected based on level of fitness, level of effort, attendance, and willingness to be coached and compete.
  • Candidates will NOT be discriminated against based on race, religion, ethnic group, or national origin in accordance with the Code on Campus Affairs and Regulations Applying to All Students.
  • Selections will be made on Saturday September 16th. All candidates (selected or otherwise) will be notified by email the same day.
  • Candidates not selected in the session are welcome to tryout in future sessions.
  • All candidates who are selected will be required to complete a mandatory swim test in the week following tryouts. The test is designed to inform the coaches of one’s comfort and ability in the water in the event of an emergency

 

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