Junior Development

The CRI Summer Development team aims to prepare high-school aged athletes (rising freshmen and above) for varsity tryouts and more competitive rowing endeavors.

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. 

Program Description

The focus of the program is to improve technical foundation, aerobic fitness, stability and flexibility.  Additional off-water workouts will be prescribed by coaches for athletes to complete on their own outside of practice times.

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, and stability
  • 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 rising high school aged athletes, who have completed at least one season of competitive rowing (including CRI's Virtual Novice Spring). Intermediate and recreational rowers may be allowed in the program, at the discretion of the program Head Coach. In these cases, please fill out the program application below, or 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 Summer Skills camps.

Program Schedule

Each session of the Development Program will run for 4 weeks, beginning after Phase 2 of the Massachusetts Reopening Plan has begun. Athletes will practice on the water 3 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. The content of these workouts will account for equipment that athletes may or may not already have at home, in order to ensure they are completable by all.

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.

Application and Registration Links

In order to provide rowing opportunities in a safe, COVID-compliant manner, we will be running multiple sessions of this program in small-group formats. To ensure that you are a good fit for this program, and that you are placed into an appropriate session, this program requires an application. If you have additional questions in the meantime, please reach out to the Priority Coach for your gender and age group.

Girls Summer Development

Boys Summer Development

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