Competitive Youth

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.

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 as a group five to six days per week, working toward individual and team goals throughout the year. They build on the skills developed in Learn to Row and Crew League and gain racing experience at fall and spring regattas. Athletes interested in becoming coxswains, who steer the boat and learn to motivate the rowers, are also encouraged to sign up. The Novice program runs in the fall and spring, with an opportunity to train with the Varsity during the winter.
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 six times per week and attend several weekend regattas each season.
Prerequisite: Youth Competitive Novice

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 Parent Meeting Dates:  All Parent meetings begin at 6:45. 
September 12:  Novice Boys.  Weight Room.
September 13:  Varsity Boys.  Classrom.
September 14:  Varsity Girls.  Weight Room.
September 20:  Novice Girls.  Community Room.
Competitive Youth Practice Schedule:
 Competitive Youth Race Schedule:
  • 9/15: CRI Fall Classic (home race): Varsity Boys, Varsity Girls
  • 9/30: Textile Regatta (Lowell, MA): Novice Girls
  • 10/7: New England Jr/HS Regional Champs (Worcester, MA): Varsity Boys, Varsity Girls, Novice Boys, Novice Girls
  • 10/13: TENTATIVE:   home scrimmage: Varsity Boys, Novice Boys
  • 10/21: Head of the Charles (home race): select varsity crews
  • 10/27-10/28: Head of the Fish (Saratoga Springs, NY): Varsity Boys, Varsity Girls, Novice Boys, Novice Girls
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