29 Aug

Membership

The Delta Blades Junior Crew is a highly competitive rowing program developed for high school-aged boys and girls from San Joaquin County . The Delta Blades compete in the northern California league of the Southwest Junior Rowing Association, which is comprised of crews from all over California, and parts of Arizona and Utah. The Delta Blades is made up of four separate squads: Novice Men, Novice Women, Varsity Men, Varsity Women.

We are energized by involved parents, excellent coaches and enthusiastic rowers.

The season begins in early September and goes through mid-May, culminating with the Southwest Regional Junior Championships held in Sacramento.

The team practices 5 times per week (practice schedules are listed under Team Info).

The Delta Blades hold three major recruiting campaigns—summer, fall and winter. Athletes who wish to transfer from other programs will be subject to a screening and/or tryout period.

Currently, there is no tryout period for new athletes, however rowers who underachieve in the areas of technical proficiency, physical performance, attitude and commitment will risk being cut from the team.


rowing
3 Aug

Benefits of Rowing

Rowing is a lifelong sport than can be performed and enjoyed by people of all ages.
· Rowing is a smooth rhythmic motion and impact free.
· Rowing offers diverse training opportunities: inside, outside, water, land, competitively, or recreationally.
· Rowing promotes well being and self-esteem.
· Rowing is a sport you can bet on.
· Rowing is a collegiate scholarship sport.
· Rowing, along with cross country skiing, burns the most calories per minute of exertion compared to other sports.

Rowing improves performance in the following dimensions:

· SPEED DEVELOPMENT
· JOINT MOBILITY
· STRENGTH
· FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT
· QUICKNESS
· AGILITY
· BALANCE
· FLEXIBILITY
· NUTRITION
· LINEAR MOVEMENT
· POWER
· MENTAL TOUGHNESS
· ACCELERATION
· EXPLOSIVENESS
· REFLEX TIMING
· MUSCULAR ENDURANCE
· NEURAL-MOTOR SKILLS
· MUSCLE RECRUITMENT CAPABILITY
· BONE STRENGTH AND DENSITY
· STRENGTH OF CONNECTIVE TISSUE
· CARDIOVASCULAR MUSCULATURE
· LUNG CAPACITY
· MUSCLE ENDURANCE
· BLOOD-OXYGEN CAPACITY
· RESTING HEART RATE
· CALORIE AND FAT BURNING
· BLOOD CIRCULATION
· METABOLIC RATE
· MUSCLE MASS
· BODY COMPOSITION
· MUSCLE TONE
· RESPIRATORY EFFICIENCY
· STRENGTH, FLEXIBILITY, MOBILITY, COORDINATION
· BLOOD PRESSURE AND CHOLESTEROL
· And finally, rowing is FUN!