Club Development Resources

Interested in Starting a Club?
To become a member club of RCA, you need to be a member of your Provincial Rowing Association (PRA).

After that, you may join RCA by providing:

  • A copy of your club’s legal information (letters patent or certificate of incorporation, constitution or by-laws) as approved by the applicable PRA
  • A letter requesting membership in RCA including a brief history of your club and the rowing venue
  • A cheque for the annual club fee
  • After your membership is approved, you will be eligible for RCA insurance and other member benefits

For more information, contact Sid Murdoch.


The RCA CAN ROW Coaches Handbook was distributed to each Provincial Rowing Association for all Learn to Row and RCA Coach Workshops. This handbook has been designed, with input from experts in the Canadian rowing community, will provide each coach with additional knowledge to teach the essential skills to new rowers. This handbook supports RCA’s Athlete Development Pathway and focuses on the needs of new rowers in the Learn to Train, Train to Train and Competitive for Life stages. Download the CAN ROW Skills Event document.

Please contact Colleen Miller to receive your digital copy.


The following are tools to assist in club development. See also our Regatta Manual in the Event Sanctioning section.

Ensuring your club has a good governance structure, with robust policies and procedures in place can allow you to prepare for any risks and manage them, as well as ensure the stability and sustainability of your club. It is impossible to avoid all risks but they can be managed with proper procedures in place. The following are good examples of policies that other clubs or associations have in place. Use the following as a guide only, as the best policy for your club will be unique to your club's values and membership. When crafting policies and procedures, clubs should take into consideration the relevant labour laws, funding requirements and most importantly, ensure a positive experience for all at your club.

Member Conduct Policy // Coach Agreement // Athlete Agreement

General:
RCA Technique // Come and Try Rowing Poster // RCA/Concept 2 Indoor Rowing Technique Poster

iRow Youth Rowing Resources for School Outreach:
Youth Rowing Activity Sheet // Youth Rowing Presentation Checklist // iRow Poster (8.5x14 size) // iRow Promotional Postcard // iRow Feedback Form // iRow FAQ Sheet

For more information on Club Development Information and Resources, please contact Colleen Miller.