Competitive Youth

CRI Youth Competitive Rowing sets an unparalleled standard for personal and physical development. Rowers learn the art of rowing while developing life-long skills of accountability,  leadership and teamwork.

Youth Competitive Novice Rowing

All rowers wtih no competitive racing experience begin with the Novice Competitive Program. The Novice team 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.
Prerequisite: None
 

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. Rowers will challenge themselves physically and mentally within a strong team environment. 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 information and forms. This handbook was created to help inform our parent community and create better communication and opportunities for CRI parents to connect.
 
 
  Parent Meeting Dates:  All Parent meetings begin at 6:45. 

Novice Boys: September 9

Varsity Boys: September 10

Novice Girls: September 11

Varsity Girls: September 12

 
 
 Competitive Youth 2019 Fall Race Schedule and Notable Dates:
 
Date Event Squad
Aug 19-30 Pre-fall program (separate registration) Boys, Girls
Sept 3-7 Varsity Fall Tryouts VB, VG
Sept 5-7 Novice Fall Tryouts NB, NG
Sept 9 First Fall Practice All squads
Sept 9 Novice Boys Parent Info Meeting, 6:45pm NB
Sept 10 Varsity Boys Parent Info Meeting, 6:45pm VB
Sept 11 Novice Girls Parent Info Meeting, 6:45pm NG
Sept 12 Varsity Girls Parent Info Meeting, 6:45pm VG
Sept 21 CRI Fall Classic @CRI Varsity, possibly select Novice
Oct 6 Textile Regatta @Lowell, MA NG
Oct 13 New England Jr/HS Regional Champs @Worcester, MA All squads
Oct 18-19 Head of the Charles Regatta @Boston, MA Select Varsity
Oct 26-27 Head of the Fish @Saratoga, NY All squads
 
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