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.

For the fall of 2020, all rowing will take place in singles in order to maximize safety and social distancing during the covid-19 pandemic. The page below has been updated accordingly.

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 in small pods of singles 3 times per week, 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

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

Fall Schedules

For the fall of 2020, practices will take place in multiple sessions:
Varsity/Novice Girls: M/W/F, 3:30-5:30 or 5:30-7:30
Varsity/Novice Boys: T/Th/Sa 3:30-5:30 or 5:30-7:30 (8:30-10:30, 10:30-12:30 Sat)
Dev Boys/Girls: Tues, Weds, or Thurs, plus Sunday. Weekday practices are 5:30-7:30; Sundays are 10:30-12:30 or 12:30-2:30.
Athletes will be given off-water workouts as well for days that the team is not meeting at CRI.
Rower: $720
Coxswain: $240
Development: $480

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 Important Dates

 Date  Event Squad  Notes 
 Aug 11 Novice Team Info Meeting via Zoom    
 Sept 2, 3, 8, 9 Varsity tryouts, 3:30-5:30 and 5:30-7:30   Contact Skye Elliot for girls varsity questions, Will Congram for boys varsity questions
 Sept 10, 11, 12 Novice tryouts, 3:30-5:30 and 5:30-7:30 (8 and 10 on Saturday)   Contact Tori Hetman for girls novice questions, Dave Mottola for boys novice questions


Compare Competitive Youth Rowing to other Youth Rowing Programs at CRI