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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

Start Rowing

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.

Junior Rowing Team: Two Week Trial

Our Two Week Trial is closed for the rest of the season.

Jump in a Junior Learn to Row (JLTR) class this summer! 

Want to be updated as soon as our trial is open?

Sign our Junior Team lnterest Form, and we'll let you know when registration opens!

September 5, 2023 - May 6, 2024

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

Spring 2024 Schedule

Varsity Girls: MTWThFSat
Varsity Boys: MTWThFSat
Novice Girls: MTWThSat
Novice Boys: MTWThSat

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 sports 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 and 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 team member.

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

Junior Team Registration

Registration for the 2024-2025 season opens in early August.

Varsity athletes must register and review the Junior Team Handbook before the first day of practice.

NEW for 2024: your US Rowing Waiver Agreement must be completed, or you will not be allowed to practice.

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 us at

Registration opens August 2024
Sign up for Junior Learn to Row (JLTR)

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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