Compare Youth Rowing Programs

CRI offers a wide variety of programs for youth ages 12 and up.

 

Which Program is Right for Me?

What We Offer  Learn to Row & Crew League  Intermediate Youth Rowing  Competitive Youth - Novice 
Program Type Recreational Development for Competitive Competitive
Ages/Grade  Ages 12+ Grades 8-11* Grades 8+
Rowing Experience Required No Yes** No^
Tryouts No Yes***  Yes
Rain or Shine Yes Yes Yes
Strength, Conditioning & Mobility No Yes Yes
Sculling No Yes Yes
Racing No No Yes
Attendance Flexible Strongly Recommended Mandatory
Coaching Ratio 1:12 1:10 1:10
Practices per Week 2 or 3 4 6
Program Intervals 6 weeks 8 weeks Varies by season
Program Duration 4 seasons 4 seasons 4 seasons
Weekend Practices Optional Yes Yes
Practice Length 90 minutes 90-120 minutes 150-180 minutes

*8th graders may be accepted with coach approval

**The Intermediate program is a developmental program for athletes who have learned to row through our recreational or competitive programs.

***Placement in the Intermediate program is determined at Competitive Novice or Varsity tryouts.

^Young people interested in competing may try out for the team and start their rowing career on the competitive youth team

 

If you have further questions about which program is the best fit, please contact the following coaches:
Dave Mottola [Boys Novice Coach]: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tori Hetman [Girls Novice Coach]: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.