Welcome to River City Junior Rowing
Welcome to the RCRC Junior Team
Competitive RowinG for 8th - 12th grades
River City Juniors
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 late August through mid-May, competing against more than 35 other junior rowing programs in the Southwest District. RCRC competes in regional as well as national events including the USRowing Southwest Youth Championship, to qualify for USRowing Youth National Championship regatta.
Our squads - Varsity Men, Varsity Women, and Novice Men & Women - generally have 16 - 32 athletes each. We embrace the quality of our coaching and this athlete-coach ratio is conducive to the specific attention and coaching our team of coaches strives to give each athlete.
2019-2020 JUNIOR TEAM PRACTICE SCHEDULE
Varsity practice starts Sept 3
Novice practice starts Sept 4
Parent Meeting Sept 5, 6:00-7:15pm
Varsity Boys: MTWFSa - 5 days
Varsity Girls: TWThFSa - 5 days
Novice Boys & Girls: MTWTh
Varsity Boys: MTWThFSa
Varsity Girls: MTWThFSa
Novice Boys & Girls: MTWThF
September through February - Join the Junior Team
New rowers are welcome to begin on any Monday. 4:30-6:45pm. Use the link above to sign up for your first day. If you cannot start on a Monday email coach Arthur Ericsson, email@example.com to coordinate a first day of practice. Be sure to follow these directions to RCRC, NOT a mapping app.
Bring a completed RCRC waiver/medical form to your first day of practice. Rowers should wear comfortable, close fitting workout clothes and running shoes, and bring a water bottle.
After your first day, RCRC will send you a welcome email including basic Junior Team & registration details. At two weeks RCRC will provide you with instructions to officially register your athlete so they can keep rowing with their new team.
Try rowing with the RCRC Junior Team for free - no experience necessary! Review the three steps below and then sign up to try the team so our coaches know when to expect you at the boathouse. The RCRC competitive Junior Team encourages 9th-12th graders to come try a new sport.
8th graders are considered for the Junior Team based on maturity and athleticism. Those who are not yet ready for the competitive Junior Team are encouraged to join middle school rowing before joining the Junior Team as a 9th grader.
June through August - Learn to Row Classes
Starting rowing with a summer Junior Learn to Row Class. Summer 2020 schedules will be posted in February 2020, with Level 1 & Level 2 classes are offered. Learn the basics of a challenging, engaging and fun sport.
- One week of practices (MTWThF), introducing rowing technique in large 8 person sweep boats. Morning or afternoon sessions.
Join the Jr Team
Membership & Dues
RCRC strives to keep dues low, and ensure that all local high school students who are interested in rowing have the opportunity to participate, regardless of their financial situation. The fees cover the Junior Crew's projected costs for: regatta and league race entry fees, coaching instruction, USRowing membership, insurance, athlete food at regattas and maintenance and repair of equipment.
2019-2020 fees for varsity & novice: $1,850
Dues are prorated for athletes who join after September 30.
Novice athletes will need to purchase a racing uniform (approx. $78)
Travel expenses may incur for athletes attending 'earned' regattas, as follows:
Spring Travel regatta (select varsity): ~$350
Youth Nationals (select & qualifying varsity): ~$800 - $1,100
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Scholarships are based on family income, number of family members, and hardship.
Junior athletes and their families should be familiar with the information and policies provided in the Jr Team Handbook. Questions regarding Team policies may be directed to Arthur.