Junior Development (non-racing)

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

We are excited to finally have information and details for our summer programs. Thank you all for being so patient with us as we worked to come up with a plan to give each athlete the best opportunity this summer. If you are interested in joining us this summer, please use the form below. As a reminder, we no longer offer summer housing accommodations. If you are interested in joining us from out of town it is your responsibility to organize your own accommodations. After filling out the form, if you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Skye Elliot (U19 Girls) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Tori Hetman (U17 Girls) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Will Congram (U19 Boys) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Dave Mottola (U17 Boys) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Application Information & Registration Links

Form for Girls Summer Program
Form for Boys U17 Summer Program
Form for Boys U19 Summer Program

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.

2021 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.

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.

2021 Program Schedule

Each session of the Development Program will run for 4 weeks, with one session running at the beginning of the summer, and the second running in the late summer in the lead-up to fall. In both sessions, athletes will practice on the water 5 days per week, with two practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Afternoon practices will be 2.5 hours, and the two morning practices will be 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.

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

$1650/4-week session

T/Th 11-1

M-F 4-6:30pm


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 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