Junior Development

June 15 to August 7, 2020. (4- and 8-week options available). The CRI Summer Development team aims to prepare high-school aged athletes (rising freshmen and above) for varsity tryouts and more competitive rowing endeavors.

Program Description

The focus of the program is to improve technical foundation, aerobic fitness, strength, stability and flexibility.  Athletes should be comfortable training multiple times per day, which includes the ability to focus in practice and recover properly outside of practice. Sessions will be a mix of land-based fitness and mobility and on-water rowing. At the conclusion of the Summer Development Team the athlete will:

  • Be better prepared for his/her own team’s varsity rowing team tryouts
  • Demonstrate improved performances in technique, fitness, stability, and mobility
  • Articulate greater understanding of rowing concepts and specifics of more effective rowing and athleticism
  • Recognize & acknowledge his/her greatest strengths and weaknesses

This program is for high school aged athletes, who have completed at least one season of competitive rowing. Intermediate and recreational rowers may be allowed in the program, at the discretion of the program Head Coach. In these cases, please contact the Head Coach prior to registration to discuss the athlete’s eligibility.

Candidates without competitive team experience, or who are younger than the minimum age described above are encouraged to enroll in CRI’s 2-week Summer Skills camps.

Practice Schedule

Session I: June 15-July 10*

Session II: July 13-August 7

AM Practices Tues-Fri 7-9am

PM Practices Mon-Thurs 4:30-7pm 

Athletes participating in the full 8-week program may have the opportunity to race at Providence Sweeps & Sculls in Providence, RI on Saturday July 25.

* During the first week of Session I, athletes not attending school will be expected to attend both the morning and evening practices.  Athletes still in school will be expected to attend the evening sessions.

Program Cost

4-week program (Session I or Session II): $2000

8-week program (Session I & II): $3800

Financial Aid Information:

  • Financial assistance is supported by gifts to the CRI annual fund and are available on a limited basis
  • It will only be awarded when a rower has been accepted, admitted 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 2020 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


Summer Program Health Form:

Athletes registered for the Summer Competitive programs need to fill out the CRI Summer Program Health Form, which is kept confidential and used by our health services staff (or emergency medical personnel) in case of emergency. You can scan and email the form to Nonna Giunta, or bring it to her in the admin office at CRI on the first day.

Application and Registration Links

Links can be found in the registration box on this page. If you have additional questions in the meantime, please reach out to the Priority Coach for your gender and age group.