Intermediate Development Rowing

This program aims to be the "bridge" between recreational and competitive rowing for high school athletes with rowing experience. The coaching staff will challenge and foster the growth in these athletes.  We will build and refine their technical skills, increase overall fitness and mobility, and advance their ambitions in the sport.  

Pre-requisites: You must be in grades 9-12 (note: this is not a program for middle school athletes).  The athlete must have more than 8 weeks of rowing experience from one or more of the following programs: Fall / Spring Learn to Row and / or Crew League, Summer Skills Development, and / or competitive varsity or novice team experience.  
This is the perfect rowing experience for those athletes who were not selected to our varsity teams or have advanced beyond the parameters of Crew League.  These athletes may wish to have additional training and development with the intention of trying out for the comp teams.  Moreover, the Intermediate program is excellent for those competitive persons who wish to maintain commitments to other extra-curricular activities and want to row at a higher level. 
Intermediate Development Summer
The CRI Summer Development team aims to prepare high-school aged athletes (rising freshmen and above) for varsity tryouts and more competitive rowing endeavors.  

The focus of the program is to improve technical foundation, aerobic fitness, strength, stability and flexibility.  Athletes should be comfortable training multiple times per day, which includes the ability to focus in practice and recover properly outside of practice. At the conclusion of the Summer Development Team the athlete will:

  • Be better prepared for his/her own team’s varsity rowing team tryouts
  • Demonstrate improved performances in technique, fitness, stability, and mobility
  • Articulate greater understanding of rowing concepts and specifics of more effective rowing and athleticism 
  • Recognize & acknowledge his/her greatest strengths and weaknesses

Athletes will get opportunities to demonstrate their skills and improved performance in a summer rowing event. 

This program is for high school aged athletes, who have completed at least one season of competitive rowing.  Intermediate and recreational rowers may be allowed in the program, at the discretion of the program Head Coach. In these cases, please contact the Head Coach prior to registration to discuss the athlete’s eligibility.

Candidates without competitive team experience, or who are younger than the minimum age described above are encouraged to enroll in CRI’s 2-week Summer Skills camps.

COMPARE this program to CRI's other youth program offerings. 

For BOYS contact Coach Andy Sayles at
For GIRLS contact Coach Tori Hetman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.