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Welcome to River City Junior Rowing

Welcome to the
River City
Junior Rowing Team

Competitive RowinG for 8th* - 12th grades

*upon coaches' two-week evaluation

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Junior Rowing Team: Two Week Trial

New rowers and Junior Learn to Row participants: try rowing with the Junior Novice Team for two weeks - no experience necessary! Come learn alongside your potential teammates, and meet the coaches. New rowers can start the two week trial anytime this through February, but we encourage you to start as close to the beginning of the season (9/5/202) as you can.

Junior Learn to Row Program: June - August

Start rowing with a summer Junior Learn to Row Class, keep rowing with summer Junior Learn to Row TEAM sessions. RCRC’s Junior Learn to Row program is designed for teens in grades 8 through 12 with no rowing experience, introducing the fundamentals of rowing and steering a sculling boat. Learn the basics of a challenging, engaging and fun sport.

September 5, 2023 - May 6, 2024

(Varsity athletes who qualify for Youth Nationals train through early June)


Varsity Girls: Mo, Tu, We, Fr, Sa
Varsity Boys: Mo, Tu, We, Th, Sa
Novice Girls: Mo, Tu, Th, Sa
Novice Boys: Tu, We, Th, Sa


TBA - all teams will add one practice

Weekdays: 4:30-6:45pm
Saturdays - Varsity: 8:30-11:00am
Saturdays - Novice: 8:15 - 10:45am

TwoWeek Trial

Join the Jr Team

River City Rowing Junior Crew is a competitive program geared toward athletes looking for something that will challenge them both in sport and in life. RCRC offers teens (14-18yr) a safe environment in which fitness, self-discipline, teamwork and camaraderie are emphasized. RCRC trains from early September through early May, competing against more than 35 other junior rowing programs in the Southwest region. RCRC competes in regional as well as national events including the USRowing Southwest Youth Championship, to qualify for the USRowing Youth National Championship regatta.


Our squads - Varsity Men, Varsity Women, Novice Men, and Novice Women - generally have 16 - 32 athletes each. We take pride in the abilities of our professional coaches to provide a positive, challenging, inclusive and instructive environment for each member of their team.

Athletes new to rowing can start by joining the Junior Novice Team anytime September through February, or signing up for a Learn to Row Class in the summer.

2023-2024 Season Registration

Registration for the 2023-2024 season opens in early August.

Varsity athletes must be registered and review the Junior Team Handbook prior to the first day of practice. NEW for 2023: you do not need to submit a paper or electronic copy of the emergency form & medical waiver; this information will be collected in the new registration system to generate your form, which RCRC will store at the boathouse.

Novice athletes start with a Two Week Trial. After the trial period you will officially register for the team. To get started, review the Two Week Trial information above.

Additional directions and information, including dues, are available on the program registration page and in the Junior Team Handbook, both linked below

Questions? Email Head Coach Arthur Ericsson at

Junior Scholarships/Financial Aid

Scholarships are available on a financial-need basis. For more information about scholarship support for participation in RCRC rowing, please contact RCRC Treasurer Robin Madsen at Scholarships are based on family income, number of family members, and hardship.

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