Crew League - Spring/Fall/Winter

Youth Crew League is a recreational, noncompetitive, coed program for rowers who have completed Youth Learn to Row. Crew League builds upon and continues to develop and refine the basic skills acquired in Learn to Row.

Youth Crew League is for kids who have completed a learn to scull program or who have already rowed recreationally. In crew league sessions, rowers will continue to develop their knowledge of the fundamentals of sculling, building on their rowing technique. They will gain a deeper understanding of boat skills, safety rules of the river, navigation and balance. 

Winter Crew League will be operated as a hybrid program, with rowers participating in one virtual and one in-person session per week. The in-person session will meet at CRI on the weekends, and sessions will focus on rowing technique, developed on stationary rowing machines. Athletes should be prepared with a water bottle and clothes for both indoor and outdoor activity. For the virtual session, kids will dial in via Zoom to a group workout which is being run by a CRI coach. The group workout will emphasize building the strength, mobility, and flexibility that are critical to rowing (and a variety of other sports!)

Fall Crew League is offered in after-school and weekend sessions, and runs for 6 weeks. While classes only meet once per week, kids who are looking for more connection to the sport will be given bodyweight exercises, stretches and mobility exercises that they can complete at home each week, and which will contribute to improving their strength and flexibility on the water.

Crew League rowers who would like to continue rowing during the summer are eligible to sign up for our Summer Skills Development Clinics, in which they continue to build on rowing technique, boat skills, safety rules of the river, and fitness. 

Information for Boston Public Schools students

CRI youth programs are offered free of charge to students enrolled in Boston Public Schools. When registering, please use the "apply for financial aid" button to apply this discount to your program.

Bus to CRI

CRI provides a bus from Ruggles T station to the boathouse, which is free of charge for athletes enrolled in a CRI program. The bus is operated by First Student and picks up at 200 Forsyth St (Northeastern side of Ruggles T stop).

For spring 2022, the bus schedule is as follows:

Depart Ruggles 2:20pm, arrive CRI ~2:50pm
Depart Ruggles 3:15pm, arrive CRI ~3:45pm
Depart CRI 6pm, arrive Ruggles ~6:30pm

Depart Ruggles 10:30am, arrive CRI ~11:00am
Depart Ruggles 11:30am, arrive CRI ~12:00pm
Depart CRI 1:15pm, arrive Ruggles ~1:45pm
Depart CRI 2:15pm, arrive Ruggles ~2:45pm

Depart Ruggles 11:30am, arrive CRI ~12:00pm
Depart CRI 2:15pm, arrive Ruggles ~2:45pm

Compare Crew League to other Youth Rowing Programs at CRI

All participants are required to have a valid swim test on file to participate in on-water programming. Download the Swim Test Form here.

CRI programs are offered year round. If you don’t see a program listed, it may be a seasonal, so contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional information.