Junior Racing

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

2021 Program Description

This year’s Junior Racing 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 Racing program will accept primarily CRI athletes. This provides an opportunity for our year-round athletes to focus on skill acquisition, aerobic fitness, flexibility and core strength. The teams will train in a variety of boat classes. 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.


2021 Program Schedule

Each session will run for 4 weeks, with one session running at the beginning of the summer in preparation for racing at Club Nationals, and the second running in the late summer in the lead-up to fall. In both sessions, athletes will practice on the water 6 days per week, with additional afternoon practices on select days (see schedule below). All practices will be 2.5 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.

Session 1: June 21-July 18
--Break: 3 weeks
Session 2: Aug 9-Sept 5 

U19 $2500/4 week session, plus racing costs for Club Nats* 

  • M-Sa 8-10:30am 
  • M, T, Th, F 1:30-4

U17 $2250/4 week session, plus racing costs for Club Nats*

  • M-Sa 8:30-11am T, W, Th, 2-4:30 

* Racing costs for Club Nats are estimated at $1000-1200. We'll know more once the regatta is confirmed in a few weeks.


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