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South Orlando Rowing Association

The South Orlando Rowing Association features middle, high school, masters-level, veterans, and adaptive crews. All practices are at Moss Park located at 12901 Moss Park Rd., Orlando, FL 32832.

SORA provides coaching, equipment, and administrative services for rowers and fosters parental involvement through numerous and varied volunteer opportunities. From seasoned athletes who want to brush up on skills to parents who just want to help, there is room for everyone at SORA. We welcome you to come out at any time and see for yourself.

NOTE: New for this season is our mandatory 10 hours of volunteer hours for all families. We rely on the help of everyone to keep this club going and in an effort to fairly distribute the work we ask that all families either volunteer for 10 hours or donate $250 to the club. See Sarah Miller at club events or email sorasecretary@soracrew.com for more info.

HIGH SCHOOL

High school rowers of all levels come together to practice and compete with our well-respected and highly ranked crew. Our program has produced numerous state champions and rowers who are ranked amongst 2018’s Top-Ten fastest in the nation.

Program goals: Our goal is to produce the fastest boats possible while working with individuals to develop responsibility, a strong work ethic, and sense of personal pride.

PROGRAM GOALS: Our goal is to produce the fastest boats possible while working with the individual athlete to instill a strong work ethic, pride, teamwork and a sense of responsibility.  Rowers will be grouped together according to skill level and coached accordingly. Rowers will earn seats in racing boats.

TEAM STRUCTURE:  The Novice Team is the group of rowers who are in their first year of rowing. They practice together and race other novice teams. The Varsity Team is made up of rowers who are in at least their second year of rowing. Novice rowers may be moved up to train and compete with varsity rowers when coaches deem readiness.  

PRACTICE & COMPETITION:  Practice Days (fall): Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat (AM) - (spring): Mon-Sat

Fall Practice Schedule:

Weekday PM

  • Mon, Tues, Fri - 3:00pm - 4:45pm - Varsity (Junior and Seniors)
  • Mon, Tues, Fri - 4:15pm - 5:45pm - Freshmen and Sophomores in addition to Novice/NEW to SORA. 
  • Wed - 2:00pm - 3:45pm - Varsity (Junior and Seniors)
  • Wed - 3:15pm - 4:45pm - Freshmen and Sophomores in addition to Novice/NEW to SORA

Saturday AM 

  • 8:00am-10am - Juniors and Seniors
  • 8:30am-10:30am - Freshmen and Sophomores in addition to Novice/NEW SORA Rowers
Weekday AM (Varsity Only)
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday  (8:00am -10:30am) 

At this time, weekday AM practices will only be for Varsity Rowers (11th and 12th Grade) If you have any questions about attending this practice, please speak to Coach Terry before or after practice.

For more information, email kelly@soracrew.com

Middle School

One of the oldest and most respected programs in central Florida, our middle school crew introduces young people to the sport through a comprehensive skill development program. Participants race other middle school programs at local regattas and learn what it takes to row competitively.

PROGRAM GOALS:  Our young athletes learn to row in a fun and supportive environment. They learn sweeping (rowing with one oar), sculling (rowing with two oars), and how to use the erg (rowing machine) properly.

TEAM STRUCTURE : Under the direction of our coaching staff, these rowers train and compete in boats of various sizes and SORA is pleased to share we are the only middle school team in central Florida that trains our middle schoolers in sculling.

PRACTICE: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

For more information, email kelly@soracrew.com

ADULT (MASTERS)

Our Masters program is designed to serve the new rower as well as rowers hoping to continue rowing after college. 

This programming is can and will be modified/improved to best serve our masters rowing community. 

Regular Masters Sessions

All Master rowing sessions will have a coach on the water with them for both safety and for coaching when requested.

    Available Sessions

    • Tuesday 8:00am-9:45am 
    • Thursday 8:00am-9:45am 
    • Saturday 8:00am-9:45am

    General Info

    Registration fee for ALL Master Rowers: $100 (Includes - Park Pass and Admin Fees - Renews annually in September)

    Monthly Fee: $150 (This fee is for unlimited rowing during the month, safety launches and coached rowing sessions excluding early morning rowing)

    Drop in Rate: $20 a session (no monthly fee).

    For parents of youth program rowers: Same registration fee but $75 for unlimited rowing or $10 drop in fee. 

    If you are interested in any of these programs or have questions, please email Kelly Hagan at kelly@soracrew.com. 

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