Logo, Alliance Rowing Club of Illinois, Rowing Club in Wilmette, IL


(847) 347-3278
(888) 509-5422
905 Ridge Road
Wilmette, IL 60091-1559

Developmental Rowing — Youth Grades 6-8

Until recently, the opportunity to experience crew on the Northshore hasn't been readily available until students enter high school. Boys and girls who've attended rowing tryouts lacking experience, will tell you they wish they'd had the chance to prepare. ARC's Youth Development Program provides just the exposure needed for aspiring athletes who think rowing/crew might be for them. Like our recreational program, kids grades 6-8, will be provided essential instruction on proper rowing technique, boat safety, rowing etiquette and vernacular. Additionally, youth will received essential dryland training and strength/conditioning training needed to handle the rigors of future tryouts and competition should they choose to pursue crew with their high school or a competitive club.

Annual Development Membership includes USRowing Membership which provides for on-the-water liability insurance, safety standard guidelines, continuing education and guidance. Balance of fees help fund equipment maintenance and
club operating expenses.

ARC also offers a Quick-Start Spring Rowing Clinic formulated by Head Coach Josip Stolar to emerse aspiring athletes into rowing and fast forward their skill and competency in preparation for Fall tryouts.

For more information contact Brian Easter (847) 347-3278.