Monthly Archives: July, 2011

AJRA Fall Registration Now Open

July 14th, 2011 Posted by Club News, Competitive Squads, Developmental Squads 0 thoughts on “AJRA Fall Registration Now Open”

Azalea ParkOnline registration for all AJRA fall programs is now open! Returning and new rowers interested in signing up for Varsity, Novice or Developmental Squads should go to the RONIN SIGN UP link and complete the registration forms as soon as possible.

Dates for all fall regattas and events can be found on the Calendar listed under Events and here on the HOME page Race Schedule in the sidebar.

Rowers and parents should plan to attend the Fall Registration Meeting on Sat., Aug. 20 at the Azalea Park Pavillion:

    • 9 am – Varsity (those rowers who participated on Varsity or Novice in Fall 2010 or Spring 2011)
    • 10:30 am – Novice and New Families (e.g., New rowers, Former D Squad rowers, Rowers from other Rowing Clubs)
    • Noon – New and Returning Development Squad

      (Note the Saturday date and Azalea Park location!) Azalea Park is located approximately 1/4 mile west of the boathouse at the public Pavilion by the river.

      Remember to bring payment (checks and Visa/Master Card accepted) as well as all required forms and a copy of your insurance card to the meeting. Parents can sign up for their Volunteer position if they haven’t already done so. Come meet our new coaches, purchase spirit wear, and order uniforms if needed. Don’t miss this kick-off event for the fall season!

      AJRA is Excitement!

      July 12th, 2011 Posted by Club News 0 thoughts on “AJRA is Excitement!”

      Atlanta Junior Rowing Association was featured recently in row2k’s online photo of the day, which captured the dramatic first-place finish of our Men’s Lightweight 4+ in their second race at Youth Nationals.  Check out the photo at and remember the excitement of being on the water racing at a regatta!  Online registration for the fall season for new and returning rowers for AJRA’s Varsity, Novice and Developmental Squads will open in a few days.  Keep checking the website and sign up as soon as possible so you don’t miss out!

      Welcome to AJRA’s New Head Coaches

      Coach Sam GreenblattAJRA is pleased to announce that Sam Greenblatt has been named Head Coach for the club and the Varsity’s Men’s Squad, and Skye Elliot has been named Head Coach of the Varsity Women’s Squad.

      Coach Greenblatt most recently was Men’s Head Coach at Sammamish Rowing in Redmond, Washington.  Under his direction, Sammamish has consistently taken boats to Youth Nationals, where their Lightweight Men’s 4+ placed first this year.  Coach Greenblatt also has coached Novice Men and served as Boathouse Manager.  He  was coxswain for four years in high school at Cincinnati Country Day School and a member of the No. 1 ranked University of Washington’s Varsity Men’s Crew Team.

      Coach Elliot is one of the most successful Varsity Women’s coaches in the Southeast.  He comes to AJRA from Sarasota Crew and previously was VW Coach at Plant High School — two programs which have placed at regional and national levels.  Coach Elliot also is a US Jr. National Team Development Coach.

      Both coaches will begin their positions in early August so AJRA will be ready to go when Varsity practice resumes Aug. 17.  Be sure to stop by the boathouse and welcome them to the AJRA family!