Youth recreational rowing programs are for youth aged 12-18 looking to row on the Charles River. We offer a fun and inclusive experience, beginning with our Learn to Row program, an introductory noncompetitive class in which participants have an opportunity to try rowing in a fun and safe environment. They will learn the basics of the sport, starting in our training barges and graduating into eight-person rowing shells as their skills develop. Rowers take turns in the coxswain seat to help their classmates navigate the river safely. Once rowers complete Learn to Row, they can continue recreational rowing in Youth Crew League or Summer Skills Development clinics, or they can give competitive rowing a try in our Novice Competitive programs.
Fall 2017 Information Meeting:
For those who'd like to know more about the sport of rowing, for those who have questions, and for those who want to know "what are the next steps?" for my young athlete, please JOIN US!
>> INFO MEETING DATES / TIMES <<
Please come to the Harry Parker Boathouse. Signs will be posted for the meeting location
Monday, August 21 > 6:15 - 7:45pm
Thursday, August 24 > 6:15 - 7:45pm
Coach Brent Bode and other coaches will be on hand to provide you with a snapshot of youth rowing at CRI and to answer any/all questions!
Below is information CRI's Youth Rowing Program Offerings:
Youth Learn to Row — introductory class for those new to rowing
Crew League — recreational rowing for those who have completed Youth Learn to Row
Competitive Youth — competitive programs for novice and varsity rowers
Summer Recreational — summer two-week rowing clinics
Summer Competitive — competitive summer for rowers on competitive teams