Girls


The COVID-19 pandemic impacted our program's training time and in-person opportunities to grow as a team in 2020. Instead of a traditional regatta schedule and championship, programs from across Connecticut opted to race in duels for the 2020-2021 academic year. Farmington was fortunate to host many of these teams during the fall and spring seasons.

Despite the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the girls program completed their seasons safely and successfully. The team is the largest in number it's been in recent years. Both varsity girls boats ended their 2021 spring season with an unprecedented 7-1 record.

This successful performance was the result of the hard work and dedication from our team members, and their commitment to our team expectations and goals. We look forward to continuing our momentum for the 2021-2022 school year!


PROGRAM STRUCTURE


We are committed to the long-term health and well-being of our athletes. We push them to reach their potential and to prepare them for life beyond high school and outside of rowing.

A summary of how we approach training and development is below. This is in alignment with the FHS Athletic Department Policies.


  1. Novice = Learn to Row

  2. Junior Varsity = Row to Compete

  3. Varsity = Compete to Win

TEAM CULTURE & EXPECTATIONS


  • Common Goal: Strong teams have a common focus. Everyone has to embrace the goal and direction the team is moving in to have success.

  • Commitment: "Buy-In" to our mission and make it your own. Take ownership of your choices and understand how they affect the team. Give your best effort at all times.

  • Complimentary Roles: Each person plays an important role on the team, no matter where they sit in the boat. Everyone belongs.

  • Clear Communication: Keep a positive, open dialogue with one another.

  • Constructive Conflict: Handle confrontations maturely and don't let it interfere with the bigger picture.

  • Cohesion: Respect your teammates, coaches, and yourself. Keep each other accountable. Support and encourage your teammates to be the best versions of themselves.

  • Credible Coaching: Coaches Kirsten, Jennifer, and Ryeed will guide the team to reach its goals in a positive, constructive way.

For more information on team selection and performance expectations, see "Girls Crew Selection Criteria" document below.


ROWING IN COLLEGE


Preparing athletes for collegiate rowing is not the primary goal of our program. However, athletes who commit to our program through their senior year are typically prepared to successfully try out for a college team. This level of preparation is the result of mental and physical development that our athletes undergo as we support them in reaching their potential.

Collegiate rowing can be a rich and rewarding experience. If you want to learn more about it, please talk to your coaches.