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 wtih 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.
Prerequisite: None
Practice schedule:
Novice Girls: M-F 4:00 - 6:30pm, Sat 10:00 - 1:00pm
Novice Boys: M-F 4:00 - 6:30pm, Sat 9:00 - 12:00pm

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. Rowers practice will practice 3 times per week at CRI, with additional training prescribed to do on their own. Racing opportunities will be limited as a result of the pandemic.
Some athletes may be placed into a Development program which includes 2 on-water sessions per week, and is more focused on developing fitness, flexibility and athleticism.
Prerequisite: Youth Competitive Novice or equivalent
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.

Fall 2021 Important Dates

 Date  Event Notes 
Sept. 9-11   Novice tryouts (Boys & Girls) from 4:00-6:30pm on Thursday/Friday, and 9:00-12:00 (boys) and 10:00-1:00pm (girls) on Saturday.   Contact Tori Hetman for girls novice questions or Dave Mottola for boys novice questions.

 Competitive Youth Rowing to other Youth Rowing Programs at CRI.