Development course

Deepen your knowledge of rowing!

Development rowing course

Overview of the course:
• 4 person stable rowing boat
• 1 hour per class
• Coaching and mentoring by our qualified coaches

Each course is 8 weeks. Deepen your rowing knowledge and skills during this eight-week course.

At the end of this course you will have a basic knowledge of:
• Theoretical and practical knowledge of sculling technique
• Material awareness and handling our rowing boats
• Safety and navigation rules

When you have finished  the development course  you can go on to the Experienced-course!

Beginner and Develompent required

8 weeks

1 Weekly Training

TopRow Haarlem
Noord Schalkwijkerweg 101
2034 JA Haarlem
Map & Directions

Periods Courses
March – December
Course Agenda


The first lesson
Please note that participants, after changing in your rowing kit, need to report at the instructor 10 minutes before the start of the lesson. The instructor of Team TopRow will introduce you to the other participants for the relevant rowing course.

TopRow Haarlem is located at rowing club Amphitrite. There are changing rooms and showers available. Also lockers for your valuables. With the heart of Haarlem just around the corner, you can easily get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a relaxing rowing lesson.

The best clothing to wear is elastic, soft and breathable in combination with a simple pair of sports shoes. Loose trousers or T-shirts can get caught in the wheels under your rowing seat. Loose tops can remain hooked in the oars. Therefore, avoid voluminous coats or sweatshirts. Generally the advice is to dress up as if you were going to run; with tight pants and shirt/jacket. Additional tips:
• Water bottle
• Hats (against the sun or rain)

Frequently asked questions

What is a rowing course and how does it work?

At 6 times in the year, a rowing course of 8 weeks starts. You can sign up individually. We will schedule you together a team of up to 4 people. You can also compose a team of 4 people yourself.

I've never rowed before. For which rowing course can I register the best?

The Beginner course

What happens if I complete the beginner course?

You can then sign up for the follow-up course: The Development course. In the second course you learn to make some more speed, and deepen your knowledge of rowing!

And after the development course?

Then you can start with the Experienced course. You will start in this rowing course with rowing with two oars; Sculling.

Where can I sign up for a rowing course?

On the homepage, as well as on the page of the relevant course.

When will I receive a confirmation of my registration in a team?

After completing and submitting the form, you will receive a confirmation in the mail that the form has been sent. In the week preceding the course you will receive an email with the day and time we have been able to schedule you. After that you will receive an email with the invoice for the rowing course.

Do lessons proceed in bad weather?

Yes! Rowing is an outdoor sport that has proceeds in all weather types. Also with rainy and windy conditions. If the weather is so bad that we cannot proceed outside, an alternative program will be organized.

Should I be able to swim?

In order to participate in all rowing activities at the Rowing center, you must be in possession of swimming diploma A (or similar).

Are there also rowing courses for juniors?

At this moment we don’t have rowing courses for youngsters.

What is the refund policy?

When signing up for the rowing course you agree to the Terms and Conditions. Once you are scheduled for the course there is no refund of the amount possible. The withdrawal of the course is possible up to 2 weeks before the course starts. We will charge an amount of €25,- administration fees in that case.