Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Member Benefits
Recognition, Advocacy, Community and Empowerment:
WE ARE THE CRCA
We are always thinking strategically about what we are going to invest in and provide to our membership to guarantee that your ROI is multiples in value over what you’ve paid to join. Our benefits are designed to help YOU, your staff, and your team succeed.
Recognition: Highlighting the accomplishments and contributions of all those whose work continues to advance the sport of rowing.
Collegiate women’s rowing has already achieved remarkable milestones and makes significant contributions to the sport of rowing. Competitive excellence is showcased yearly at the NCAA Championships, which has gotten significantly faster and more competitive in recent years. This speaks to the exceptional athleticism and competitive prowess it takes to be at the top.
In addition to the annual awards listed below, the CRCA continually looks for new ways to highlight our exceptional student-athletes and coaches.
Current CRCA Awards:
Regional Coach and Staff of the Year / National Coach and Staff of the Year
CRCA Scholar- Athletes
Pocock 1st and 2nd Team All-Americans
Hall of Fame Inductees
Advocacy: The power of one voice and a seat at the table where decisions are made.
The CRCA Board consistently seeks to solicit membership feedback, gather opinions of the membership and continuously seek to understand and assess the views of the membership through monthly calls and surveys. These efforts are aimed at fostering open communication and ensuring that the voices of the membership are heard and taken into consideration as we serve as the direct line of communication to the NCAA (through our AMA Liaison and Championship Committee Chairs) to propose legislation, improve the SA experience, and continue to grow the sport of collegiate women’s rowing.
By actively seeking feedback, the CRCA Board can make informed decisions and implement initiatives that align with the needs and preferences of the membership.
Additionally, the Sustainability Committee was created to help programs that may find themselves at risk and also to promote the growth of collegiate women’s rowing. The committee has the tools you need to grow and sustain your program.
We want our members to know that they have support, advice and guidance from someone outside of rowing available to them at any time, from Garry Rosenfield, Esq: who is available to discuss:
- Career Guidance
- Contract Negotiation
- Incidents or Situations involving student-athletes
- Communication with Administration
- Guidance in seeking independent or private counsel
Community: Uniting competitors through our shared passion, the CRCA establishes the basis for collaborative growth and success.
The CRCA Provides space for regular connection and collaboration through monthly Zoom calls for D1 Regions, Division II & III, and Lightweight Coaches.
Additionally, All-Membership meetings take place multiple times throughout the year to highlight new NCAA topics, discuss the needs of the membership and inform members of initiates from the Board of Directors.
Coming soon, we will be publishing regular updates with a Weekly Newsletter to inform the membership about upcoming events, polls, and insightful updates within our community.
Members have Exclusive access to the Members Only portal of the CRCA Website where members can find Job Postings, the Resume Drop Box, and a Discussion Board, along with educational sessions, resources and future online training programs.
Expand your impact and awareness with participation in affinity groups that concentrate on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Sustainability of Women’s Collegiate Rowing, and Legislative changes that affect our community.
Empowerment: Developing coaches for lifelong success, we are the key to unlocking your true potential.
The CRCA empowers coaches to inspire others while also developing them for lifelong success. Our coaches have devoted decades to the sport of rowing, and as a result, we offer YOU the opportunity to sit at the table with experienced, successful coaches and administrators who have been involved in the sport. Our goal is to expand your professional network, equip you with the resources you need to enhance your skills, and provide the necessary education to ensure a sustainable career and the overall advancement of our profession.
The CRCA offers programming such as:
- Mentorship– Link up with a seasoned coach in the sport, or provide guidance of your own to a new coach. Our mentoring program offers a collaborative approach to coaching and education.
- DEI Initiatives, Workshops, and Training– Coaching requires individuals to adapt quickly to keep up with the growing demands of the intercollegiate athletic landscape, our student-athletes, and personal well-being. Expand and challenge your own way of thinking by joining conversations about prevalent topics. Led by coaches and educators, past programs have included programming focused on thoughtful walk-on recruitment and retention, trauma-informed coaching, hiring best practices, and more.
- Education Webinars – Monthly educational webinars featuring a variety of experts covering topics such as training and physiology, rigging, recruiting, coaching coxswains, and building team culture. Future sessions will focus on managing up, work-life balance, especially when it comes to family, and much more…
- Networking Opportunities
- CRCA Coaches Convention – (Returning Winter 23/24)
- Future Coaches Academy – (Summer 23)
CRCA Member Benefits
Free Expert Voice Membership
Professional Development, Networking & Mentoring Opportunities
Members Only website access including discussion boards, job listings, resume bank, and salary survey results
Advocacy and input within the NCAA, USRowing and Other Governing Bodies Consultations with Legal Counsel
Participation in the spring weekly CRCA Coaches Poll
Opportunities to serve in leadership positions as committee members or on the Board of Directors
Eligibility for post-season student-athlete and coach/staff awards
Inclusion in the Annual Member Directory
Program ‘Red Flag’ Toolkit, compiled by the Sustainability Committee