Youth Rowing/Competitive Youth
CRI Youth Competitive Rowing sets an unparalleled standard for youth development. Rowers learn the art of rowing at the highest level while developing life-long leadership and team-building skills. At CRI, we believe that rowing offers good health and fresh air, but in its best and highest expression, our sport builds essential relationships between people from all walks of life that would not be possible without the shared discipline of shells, oars, and water.
Our coaching staff includes award-winning coaches with decades of experience. Athletes will train and race in CRI’s new fleet of seventy-five 2015 HUDSON shells. In addition to the expertise of our incredible coaching staff (with a 12/1 rower to coach ratio).
Youth Competitive Novice Rowing
The girls novice team Florida training trip, February 2015
The Novice Competitive Program 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.
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. Within a strong team environment, rowers will challenge themselves physically and mentally. 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 alike, updated information and forms. This handbook was created by parents of competitive athletes to help inform our parent community and create better communication and opportunities for CRI parents to connect.
BELOW ARE IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE CURRENT PROGRAMS. WE WILL BE UPDATING THIS PAGE WITH LINKS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IN THE COMING DAYS/WEEKS. (LAST UPDATE: FEBRUARY 20)
Novice Boys Tryouts: March 23 - March 28, 2018
Friday, March 23: 3:45pm-5:45pm
Saturday, March 24: 8:30am-11:00am
Monday, March 26: 4:00pm-6:30pm
Tuesday, March 27: 4:00pm-6:30pm
Wednesday, March 28: 4:00pm-6:30pm
Tentative Spring 2018 Racing Schedule
Mercer vs. CRI vs. Greenwich.
When: Saturday April 7th
Where: In the Powerhouse stretch on the Charles River
Who: Top 3 Varsity eights as of now.
When: Saturday and Sunday April 27th/28th. Departing Friday afternoon, returning late Sunday night.
Where: Lee's Park, Saratoga Springs, NY.
Who: Varsity and Novice squads
CRI vs. Greenwich.
When: May 5th.
Where: Greenwich, CT. Early Sat AM departure, late Sat PM return.
Who: Top 5 Varsity eights.
When: May 5th.
Who: Novice Girls plan to attend, Novice Boys may attend
Northeast Regional Championship
When: Friday thru Sunday May 18th, 19th and 20th.
Where: Regatta Point Park, Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, MA.
Who: Varsity and Novice
Youth National Championship
When: Depart Monday June 4th. Racing Friday 6/8 - Sunday 6/10. Unload and re-rig Sunday 6/12.
Where: Lake Natoma in Sacramento, CA.
Who: Qualified Varsity Crews Only.