Try Outs

Try outs for the respective team are as posted. If an athletes cannot attend the date and time, they must coordinate with a coach to make up the try out.

Varsity Boys: August 13th & 15th 3:00pm

Novice Boys: August 16th 3:00pm

Novice Girls: August 13th or 14th 3:00pm

Varsity Girls: rolling try outs August 1st – 18th (Athlete is responsible for submitting their own try out scores to coach)

Middle School: August 19th 3:30pm OR August 28th 3:30pm

Program Goals

Our rowing program provides a challenging and rewarding opportunity for high school student/athletes that incorporates a high level of team work and physical conditioning. Although the program is highly structured and competitive, there is a strong emphasis placed on character. A wonderful chance to build friendships, rowing brings together boys and girls of all backgrounds for a common goal.


September 3rd, 2019 is the first day of jr rowing practice for all teams.


3:30 – 6:00 pm M-F (90% attendance required to participate in racing)

Fall and Spring Tryouts: 

Tryouts for the Fall and Spring seasons of the Jr Rowing Program will include running, erging, and a general fitness test. Tryouts are held in August and January for both the Fall and Spring seasons. Participation in the Fall season is a pre-requisite to try out for the Spring season, unless special permission is granted by the head coach.  Please note that Fall participation does not guarantee admittance to the Spring season.

Criteria for making the team includes:

  • Weight adjusted erg score
  • General fitness and running
  • Attitude and Coachability
  • Rowing Ability
  • Coaches discretion

Absences: Communication for absences must be between the athletes and the coaches. We are happy to talk to the parents as well, but we must get communication from the athlete. We require 90% attendance to be eligible to race. DO NOT come to practice if you cannot row. Since we are on the water, there is no “bench” to sit on if you don’t feel well enough to work out. If you are sick and cannot make practice please contact your Coaches before 2PM.

Forms Due:

  • Program enrollment
  • Terms & Conditions & Liability Wavier
  • Authorization & Consent for Medical Treatment

All forms must be turned in the first day of practice.

Cost: The Jr Rowing Dues Breakdown:  The Season Tuition Fee includes NAC Facility Fees (9 months), Coaching Expenses, Race Fees, Travel, Accommodations, Hospitality, Coaches Travel & Accommodations, Repairs, Maintenance and Fuel, End of Season Banquet – Athlete Expense and Optional Donation to the Jr. Rowing Scholarship Fund.

Some Additional Fees:  US Rowing Membership to be paid to USRowing, Uniforms to be paid to JL and any additional races (ex: Nationals) to be paid to NAC. Parents and athletes will also be encouraged to participate in fundraising programs.

Practice Attire: Athletes should come everyday prepared for land and water workouts and changing weather. Bring running shoes and layers as well as visors and sunglasses.  Athletes must wear spandex with a minimum of 4” inseam. We will give all athletes 2 weeks to purchase appropriate spandex, and after that athletes will be asked to change, or leave practice. Coxswains should dress to workout, and bring layers to stay warm in the coxswain seat. Every coxswain needs to wear a watch that includes a timing function.

Uniforms: Uniforms will be available for purchase online directly from the manufacturer’s website, JL Racing. Ordering information and pricing will be provided by your coach. Note that uniform fees are separate from tuition. JL opens their online store at the beginning of each season for athletes/parents to purchase items at a discounted price. Check with your Coaches for times to receive these discounted prices. This will be the ONLY time frame to order to receive these prices, as well as ensure that your athlete has a uniform before his/her first race.  Note that required items are listed for Juniors with additional items available for purchase also.  Any questions on sizes and what is required please ask your coach.