Competitive Youth - Fall/Winter/Spring

CRI Youth Competitive Rowing sets an unparalleled standard for personal and physical development. Rowers learn the art of rowing while developing life-long skills of accountability, leadership and teamwork. For information on our Competitive Youth Summer Programs, see Competitive Youth Summer Program.

Youth Competitive Novice Rowing

All rowers with no competitive racing experience begin with the Novice Competitive Program. The Novice team prepares athletes for the Varsity Competitive Program the following year. Novice athletes train and will work toward individual and team goals throughout the year. They build on the skills developed in Learn to Row and Crew League, and work to improve their fitness and athleticism.
 
Novice Boys Info Session
Thursday, March 3 @ 7:00pm - RSVP here
 
Prerequisite: None
 
Spring Practice schedule (3/28 - 5/23):
Novice Girls: M-F 4:30 - 7:00pm, Sat 10:00 - 1:00pm
Novice Boys: M-F 4:30 - 7:00pm, Sat 9:00 - 12:00pm
 
Tentative Spring Regattas:
Saratoga Invitational (Saratoga, NY): 4/29 - 5/1, overnight stay, travel by bus
Amber Zapatka Memorial Regatta (Lowell, MA): 5/14 - 5/15 [Novice Girls & Boys]
Northeast Regionals (TBD, MA): 5/21 - 5/22
Youth Nationals, U17 select group (Sarasota, FL): 6/9 - 6/12, travel from 6/7 - 6/13
 

Youth Competitive Varsity Rowing

Our nationally ranked and award-winning Competitive Varsity team is an ideal fit for athletes who have completed the Novice Rowing program and are dedicated to improving their rowing skills and competing at a high level. Rowers will challenge themselves physically and mentally within a strong team environment. 
 
Some athletes may be placed into a Development program which includes fewer on-water sessions per week, and is more focused on developing fitness, flexibility and athleticism.
 
Prerequisite: Youth Competitive Novice or equivalent
 
Varsity spring tryouts will take place during the final week of winter training. Athletes who did not participate in winter training, but are trying out for the spring team, should register for tryouts using the registration link on this page.
 
Spring Practice schedule: 
Varsity Girls: M-F 4:30 - 7:00pm, Sat 10:45 - 1:45pm
Varsity Boys: M-F 4:30 - 7:00pm, Sat 9:00 - 12:00pm
 
Tentative Spring Regattas:
Saratoga Invitational (Saratoga, NY): 4/29 - 5/1, overnight stay, travel by bus
Northeast Regionals (Lowell, MA): 5/21 - 5/22
Youth Nationals, select group (Sarasota, FL): 6/9 - 6/12, travel from 6/7 - 6/13
 
Which program should I join?
Per USRowing and CRI's policies, athletes participate in rowing activities with the team [Boys or Girls] that best matches their expressed gender identity, regardless of the gender listed on the athlete’s birth certificate or student records, and regardless of whether the athlete has undergone any medical treatment.
 
For further information about this policy, or if you have any questions, please contact Beatrice Sims.
 
Information for Parents of Competitive Youth Athletes:
The link below directs parents to the CRI Parent Handbook. This is a “living document” managed by our parent volunteers to provide parents of Novice and Varsity athletes information and forms. This handbook was created to help inform our parent community and create better communication and opportunities for CRI parents to connect.
 
 

Spring 2022 Important Dates

 Date  Event Notes 
March 19 @ 2pm Varsity Girls Parent Night  This will be a virtual meeting. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.
March 24-26 Novice Tryouts  Contact Tori Hetman for girls novice questions or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for boys novice questions.
March 29 Novice Girls Parent Night  Contact Tori Hetman with any questions.
March 31 Novice Boys Parent Night  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. 


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