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Join US Sports Camps and Cal Men's Crew for another great summer of rowing at UC Berkeley! Olympian and Head Coach, Mike Teti, and the Cal Men's Crew Staff have created an elite crew program focused on fundamentals, hard work, and dedication.
After clinching the 2016 Pac-12 Championship, the Cal Bears claimed the IRA Championship, winning the Varsity 8+ and overall team points trophy. Cal Men's Crew continues to create a history of success as the top ranked program in the country.
- Exposure to the top ranked men's rowing programs in the country
- Train at state of the art facilities at the world renowned UC Berkeley campus
- Individual video analysis on the erg and on the water
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Camp Director Mike Teti
A long time fixture in U.S. rowing, both as a coach and a competitor, Mike Teti has carried on the historic and successful tradition of California crew since becoming the head coach in July 2008. Teti officially started at Cal on Sept. 1, 2008, after coaching the U.S. men's eight to a bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China.View Mike Teti's Bio ⟩
He returned to the international stage again in 2012 where he serve as an assistant coach for the U.S. at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, England, coaching the men's eight. Teti guided the varsity eight to a fourth-place finish in the London games.
In the summer of 2011, Teti enjoyed more success at the international level. He coached the U.S. men's eight that claimed first in a record-setting time (5:24.31) at the 2011 U23 World Championships in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. One of Teti's former standout rowers, Chris Yeager, participated on that record-setting boat.
Teti led Cal's varsity eight to a fourth-place finish in the 2012 IRA National Championships in New Jersey and a second-place finish at the Pac-12 Championships in Lake Natoma. Three Golden Bears were selected to the 2012 All-Pac-12 squad in Cameron Klotz, Ivan Ostojic and Chris Yeager.
Teti guided Cal's varsity eight to a third-place finish at the IRA national championships and second place at the Pac-10 championships in 2011. Under the tutelage of Teti, Samuel Walker was named the 2011 Pac-10 Athlete of the Year, while Dane Oatman garnered Newcomer of the Year honors. It was the second straight season that a Cal rower was named the Athlete of the Year (Nareg Guregian - 2010).
In the 2010 collegiate campaign, Teti helped Cal's varsity eight to the 2010 IRA Championship and a second-place finish at the Pac-10 Championships. It was Cal's 16th IRA national title in the varsity eight. This past summer, Teti and current assistant coach Luke Agnini assisted the U.S. to a silver medal in the eight at the U23 World Rowing Championships. The eight boat featured four Cal rowers from 2010.
In December of 2008, Teti received the USRowing Medal, the highest honor that the rowing governing body can bestow.
In March of 2010, Teti was inducted into the National Rowing Hall of Fame as the coach of the gold medal-winning men¹s eight at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. Teti was the first person to be inducted into the Hall of Fame as both a coach and an athlete.
In his first season at the helm for the Golden Bears, Teti led Cal to a Pac-10 Championship and a second-place finish at the 2009 IRA Regatta. Also, under his guidance, seven members of the team competed in the 2009 Under 23 World Rowing Championships. James Long-Lerno and Nareg Guregian won a silver medal with the men's four for the United States at the international event.
Teti served on the U.S. coaching staff at the World Championships and Olympic Games regularly since 1996. He coached the U.S. men's eight to nine world championship medals during that time period including four gold medals in 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2005. At the Olympics in Athens 2004, he directed the men's eight to a world record in its heat and an eventual gold medal, marking the first time the United States captured the men's eight since 1964.
U.S. national team crews produced 28 total medals under Teti's guidance.
Teti was named the U.S. head men's sweep coach after the 1996 Olympics and head men's coach following the 2000 Games. At the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, all of his sweep boats qualified for the finals, with the men's pair capturing the silver medal.
Teti is the coach of the only men's eight in U.S. history to win three consecutive world championship titles (1997-99), a feat that earned him three consecutive USRowing National Coach of the Year honors. He was also selected the Developmental Coach of the Year title in 1996.
At the 2003 World Championships, Teti coached the men's eight to a silver medal and the men's four with coxswain to a gold. The men's eight also won a bronze medal at the 2002 World Championships. In addition, he led the U.S. men to four gold medals at the 1999 Worlds and to three medals at the 1998 Worlds.
Teti started his coaching career in 1982 at Temple University, leading his crews to six titles in seven years at the Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia. In 1989, he began a stint as freshman coach at Princeton, where his freshman eights won IRA titles five times.
As a rower, Teti was a 12-time national team member and three-time Olympian. From 1977-93, he won 24 national titles, a silver medal at the 1979 Pan American Games in the four, and a bronze and a gold in the eight at the World Championships (1985 and `87). He was also a bronze medal-winner in the eight at the 1988 Olympics. In 1987, Teti was named USRowing's Male Athlete of the Year after rowing bow on the world champion U.S. eight.
Born in Upper Darby, Pa., Teti rowed at St. Joseph's University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in 1978. He is a member of the St. Joseph's and USRowing Halls of Fame. Teti is married to Kay Worthington, an outstanding rower in her own right who won gold medals in the women's four and eight for Canada at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.
regular_coach Scott Frandsen
A three-time Olympian, Scott Frandsen has been an assistant coach on the California men's rowing staff since 2012. An accomplished rower with more than a decade of experience, Frandsen...View Scott Frandsen's Bio ⟩
A three-time Olympian, Scott Frandsen has been an assistant coach on the California men's rowing staff since 2012. An accomplished rower with more than a decade of experience, Frandsen works with Teti in all aspects of the program.
A native of Kelowna British Columbia, Canada, Frandsen is one of Canada's most highly-regarded Olympians. He competed in his third Olympic games in 2012 in London, rowing in the coxless pair with teammate Dave Calder. He and Calder earned a Silver Medal in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Frandsen also competed in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, where he helped the men's eight to a fifth-place finish.
Frandsen has also excelled as a competitor in various boats at six World Championships between 2002 and 2012. In numerous World Cup Regattas from 2004 to 2012, he captured three Gold Medals, two Silver Medal and two Bronze Medals and recorded four other top-five finishes. Frandsen also took home a Gold Medal in 2001 and a Silver Medal in 2002 at the Under-23 World Championships in Austria and Geneva, respectively. While completing his Masters degree at Oxford University, Frandsen was in the Blue Boat that won the tightly contested 2003 Oxford/Cambridge Boat Race.
Frandsen was a standout at California where he was part of three-straight Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) championship men's eight boats from 2000-02. The Golden Bear captain also guided Cal to the three-straight Pac-10 titles in the men's eight and was honored as a First Team All-Pac-10 selection as a senior in 2002.
While at Cal, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at the highly-regarded Haas School of Business in 2002, before earning his Masters at Oxford in 2003.
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Racing Camp: June 12th-15th
Check-In: Monday at 12:00 PM at the Boathouse
Check-Out: Thursday at 4:30 PM at the Boathouse
Daily Camp Hours: MON 12PM-4:30PM, TUES-THURS 8:30AM-4:30PM
Elite High Performance Camp: July 24th-27th
Check-In: Monday 12:00 PM at the Boathouse
Check-Out: Thursday at 4:30PM at the Boathouse
Daily Camp Hours: MON 12PM-4:30PM, TUES-THURS 8:30AM-4:30PM
On the last day, campers will head to the boathouse for a row, head back to the dorm for lunch/check out, and bring bags back to boathouse in the afternoon.
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Ages: Entering grades 9-12
Suggested skill level: 3-10, out of 10
This camp is suggested for rowers of all experience and all rowers and athletes are welcome. Camp focus on racing and fundamentals and will give athletes a sense of what it is like to train and race at a top Division I university. Camp will also feature seat-racing, race strategy, starts, and sprinting. Coxswains will be given individual feedback and the opportunity to review recordings of their race calls.
Elite High Performance Camp
Ages: Entering grades 9-12
Suggested skill level: 5-10, out of 10
This camp is geared towards experienced rowers with at least one season of racing who want to get a feel for what it is like to row at an elite Division I university. There will be in depth education and discussion of the rowing stroke, training regimens, and racing tactics. Conditioning, strength training, and video analysis will take place, as well as exposing camp athletes to the collegiate recruitment process. Coxswains will be given individual feedback and the opportunity to review recordings of their calls.
Both camps will focus on sweep rowing.
HOUSING & ROOMMATES
If you have a roommate request and have not already given it to us, please do so as soon as possible. Roommate requests are not guaranteed, if you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age.
Linens: Not provided
Room Key Deposit: No
Suggested Spending Money: $30
Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol, and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
Due to University and NCAA Policies, we are not allowed to offer any transportation to and from camps. The airport closest to the Berkeley campus is Oakland International Airport; San Francisco International Airport is also within a reasonable distance. There are several options that we suggest. There are a few shuttle services that offer transportation to and from Oakland & San Francisco International Airports. Reservations must be made at least a few days in advance, you can make reservations over the phone or online (see below).
Phone: 1-877-467-1800 (Local, Bay Area) 1-415-467-1800 (Long Distance, Outside Bay Area)
For those traveling in from out of town and need a place to stay near camp, see the recommended list below.
- Hotel Durant (Please call 510-845-8981 to reserve your room)
- Hotel Shattuck Plaza (Please call 510-845-7300 to reserve your room)
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Berkeley (Please call 510-548-1700 to reserve your room)
- Double Tree by Hilton Berkeley Marina (Please call 510-548-7920 to reserve your room)
- Berkeley City Club (Please call 510-848-7800 to reserve your room)
A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact numbers, and a checklist of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the spring. The US Sports Camps health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp. Campers must bring their health and release forms with them to check-in on the first day of camp.
We cannot offer scholarships due to NCAA regulations. Our affiliation with NCAA coaches and schools puts us in a position where any scholarship money can be seen as an inducement to a future collegiate athlete. This puts our coaches and our host universities in jeopardy of damaging their status with the NCAA and incurring penalties at the hands of their organizing body.
If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $20 discount. If 10 or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $40 discount. Teams can register online or via mail/fax.
To register your team online: Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.
*Please note, this information is subject to change.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00 AM Breakfast
- 8:00 AM Depart for first workout
- 11:30 AM Return from workout
- 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Lunch
- 2:00 PM Depart for second workout, lecture, and row
- 5:30 PM Return from workout
- 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Dinner
- 9:00 PM Evening activities with counselors
- 10:00 PM Lights out
The T. Gary Rogers Rowing Center, the Bears home since 1924 and steeped in over 75 years of tradition, is a virtual Olympic museum. In fact, the Boathouse is believed to be home to more Olympic gold medalists than any other facility in the world. No fewer than 27 Olympic gold and nine World Championship gold medals have been won by Cal oarsmen who trained at the T. Gary Rogers Rowing Center.
Located at 2999 Glascock Street in Oakland , the T. Gary Rogers Rowing Center lies between the Park Street and Fruitvale Avenue bridges.
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Strong and legitimate technical instruction.
Solid instruction, good group of rowers and coaches. Strong and legitimate technical instruction as well as relative elaboration on college admissions process. Nice boats, comfy beds, good food. All of the sightseeing and the campus tour were pleasurable and memorable.
— Bryce P. Camper
My son really enjoyed working with Cal's coaches and rowers.
My son really enjoyed working with Cal's coaches and rowers (a highlight) and the fact that they changed up the camp based on the needs and interests of the camp attendees. Coaches, Cal Rowers, level of intensity increased for the needs of the rowers that attended. Boat house was great. Camp leaders were fun, interesting and took the campers around to great places.
— Lorraine C. Parent
Excellent coaches and nice small group.
— Avery H. Camper
The Cal Men's Rowing staff was tough yet encouraging.
My son had an awesome time at camp this year! The Cal Men's Rowing staff was tough yet encouraging and extremely helpful in working on my son's fundamentals and knowledge of the sport. He felt challenged and pushed beyond his limits. He made a few friends with the other rowers and developed a great rapport with the coxswains he worked with. Looking forward to next year!
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