Burnt Hills Rowing Association offers rowing programs for 6th-12th graders all year round.
- Fall – Late August/early September to early November. Coaches focus on technique and endurance. Races are timed and longer distance than Spring. Athletes participate in a Marathon Row fundraiser. BHRA hosts a regatta the first weekend in October.
- Winter – December through February in various capacities. The boathouse has a heated indoor facility where the athletes train on rowing machines, weights, and other exercise equipment. Focus is on continuing to build on technique and strength developed in the Summer and Fall and prepare for the Spring. Opportunity for indoor racing.
- Spring – Early March to early June. BHRA is affiliated with the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake School District as a scholastic sport for 7th-12th graders. 6th graders and students from other schools are welcome in club capacity. Coaches continue on the momentum from the previous seasons to prepare athletes for championship racing. Races are side by side and just under a mile long. Opportunity to travel for spring training over April break for high school athletes.
- Summer – Late June to late August in various capacities. Coaches prepare athletes for the Fall whether they are just learning or fine tuning. 2-week Learn to Row camps are offered. Opportunities to race for the high school athletes. Summer training begins the cycle to prepare our athletes for Spring championships.
BHRA Boathouse on the Mohawk River
Practices are held at our boathouse and indoor training facility on Maritime Drive in Alplaus, NY. The boathouse sits on a 12 mile stretch of the Mohawk River between lock 7 in Vischer Ferry and lock 8 in Glenville. We share the river with rowing teams from Shenendehowa, Niskayuna, Scotia, Guilderland, Schenectady, Mohawk Homeschool, Union College, and Schenectady County Community College to name a few.
Our boathouse is equipped with a 2 story, heated indoor training facility complete with ergometers (rowing machines), free weights, universal systems, balance and stability equipment, circuit equipment, cardio equipment, video training and more. We’re able to utilize the facility throughout the year, especially in the winter when the river is no longer accessible.
We are fortunate to be so close to the Saratoga Rowing Association who host the majority of our races throughout the year. Middle school racing remains local with competitions at home on the Mohawk River, the Hudson River in Mechanicville, and Fish Creek in Saratoga. High school athletes have the opportunity to travel for racing. Fall racing to Boston, MA and Pembroke, NH; Spring racing to Scholastic Nationals in Camden, NJ; and Summer racing in Philadelphia, PA and St. Catharines, ON.
BHRA encourages beginners at any age (6th-12th grade) to try out rowing. It is a sport that can be picked up no matter what age.
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