frequently asked questions
USRowing’s olympic Development program
Just the faqs
What are the ages to attend ODP?
All athletes attending camp must have been born in the year 2003 or later. The majority of our athletes will have been born in 2004 or later.
What is your staff-to-athlete ratio?
Roughly 1 staff member for every 7 athletes and 1 coach for every 8 athletes.
What is the difference between ODP and ODP HP?
The Olympic Development Program is the foundation of the U19 system. Athletes invited to the ODP will be assigned to a region and will train with that group of athletes and coaches through the conclusion of the end-of-program racing. The ODP High Performance program is intended for athletes who are nearly ready for additional levels of the U19 system. This portion combines athletes from multiple regions.
What should my athlete bring?
Packing recommendations can be found HERE.
Is there access to medical care at ODP?
The Bolles School has an athletic trainer and nurse(s) on campus. The nearest urgent care center is 4 miles away, and a large hospital complex is 7 miles away.
Are athletes required to stay for the whole session?
Yes. The program experience is designed to build from the first day through its conclusion.
What if I have to cancel my registration?
All cancellations must be requested in writing. To cancel, please contact ODPDirector@usrowing.org.
Is there financial assistance available?
How can I stay in contact with my child?
Athletes will have access to internet and cell service for the duration of ODP.
How do the athletes do laundry?
All dorms have free, on-site laundry. However, detergent and dryer sheets are not provided, so athletes will need to bring their own.
When and how do I drop off my athlete?
There are two ways to drop your athlete off on June 20th, 2021. You can choose to take them directly to the Bolles School and bring them to the check-in desk. Or, you can purchase a ticket to Jacksonville International Airport between 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM EDT, and your athlete will be picked up by supervised hourly shuttles.
When and how do I pick up my athlete?
There are two ways to pick up your athletes from ODP on July 18th, 2021. You may pick up your athlete at the Nathan Benderson course after 2:00 PM EDT. Or, you can purchase a return ticket from Sarasota-Bradenton International after 4:00 PM or from Tampa International Airport after 5:00 PM. Supervised shuttles will be provided.
Will my athlete have access to wifi?
Yes, the dorm facilities for the first three weeks of ODP and the hotels for the final week of camp all have complimentary internet access.
If you have any more questions, contact ODPDirector@usrowing.org.