Junior High Performance

Selected athletes will train through the summer, improving their rowing skills and fitness.

Covid-19 Update: For the safety of our community in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, CRI will only be offering sculling programming in single-person shells until further notice. 

To connect with a coach or pre-submit an application for 2021, please use the links below. More information coming soon!

2020 Program Description

This year’s Junior High Performance Program is designed for selected competitive CRI athletes to spend the Summer improving their rowing skills and fitness. In years past, the Competitive Youth Summer program has been open to applicants from any junior team with a focus on race preparation for two major regattas. This year, the High Performance program will accept primarily CRI athletes. This provides an opportunity for our year-round athletes to step away from race preparation and focus on skill acquisition, aerobic fitness, flexibility and core strength. The teams will train in single sculls. More information about the individual squads is available on the Boys Information and Girls Information pages.

Non-CRI athletes may apply with an understanding that admission will be granted only after all selected CRI athletes have confirmed their participation. Non-CRI athletes may also apply to the Junior Development program, as commensurate with their experience and goals.


U19 Boys Application

U19 Girls Application

U17 Boys Application

U17 Girls Application

2020 Program Schedule

Each session of the  High Performance Program will run for 4 weeks, beginning after Phase 2 of the Massachusetts Reopening Plan has begun. Athletes will practice on the water 4 days per week, with each session being 2 hours.

Coaches will also prescribe additional workouts to be completed by athletes outside of practice, away from the boathouse. 

In order to ensure the best experience for all, coaches will place athletes into different sessions based on previously observed skill and abilities, and using as much information as is available to make this determination. If the coaches later see that the experience could be improved for an athlete by moving them into a different group, they may ask the athlete to transfer to a group that is a better fit for their current skill and abilities.


Financial Aid Information

  • Financial assistance is supported by gifts to the CRI annual fund and are available on a limited basis
  • Awards in aid will be completed at the time when the rower has been accepted, confirmed and is then sent a registration email by CRI.  
  • Requests for financial assistance are not a determining factor for any athlete’s registration by CRI.   

Key CRI Staff Supporting the CYS Program

CRI teams are supported additionally by members of the admin staff. The staff members below can help with the listed areas of question: for all other questions, please reach out to the head coach of your program.

Tara Coleran - Controller (Accounts)

Dues / payments

Nonna Giunta - Director of Programming

Registration questions and process

Coaching Staff

Athlete Code of Conduct