Middle School Rowing Interest Form

The Middle School Jr Rowing Program for 7th and 8th graders provides a challenging and rewarding introduction to rowing that incorporates a high level of team work and physical conditioning.  This rowing program is recreational only, yet highly structured and prepares Middle School athletes for the High School Jr Rowing Competitive Team in the future.  There is a strong emphasis placed on character and a wonderful chance to build friendships where rowing brings together boys and girls of all backgrounds for a common goal.

Fall Season, Winter Season and Spring Season 2018-2019

The Middle School Jr Rowing Program is currently full.  Please call the Office to be put on the wait list if you are interested. 949-646-7725

MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM: 7th & 8th Grade Athletes

ENROLLMENT Limited enrollment to 30 athletes. First come first serve basis.
PRACTICES Tuesday and Thursday:  6:00PM – 7:30PM           Saturday:  9:30AM – 12:00PM
PREREQUISITE No Prerequisites

Full Season:   $2,520
Fall Season: September, October  $600
Winter Season: November, December, January, February $960
(since there will be more land days than water days due to the time change)

Spring Season: March, April, May $960

Payments can be made per Season or by Auto Debit.

(There is no pro-rating of fees for partial attendance due to absences or inclement weather.)

The JL Store is CLOSED.
The Jr Rowing Team has Required Gear for both Boys and Girls.  For The Middle School Rowing Program there is NO required Gear but you can purchase whatever you would like on the JL Team Gear Store site.

Changes and cancellations, can only be made while the store is open! For any questions, ask your coach.


Assistant Varsity Girl’s Coach and Middle School Jr Rowing Coach
Mijo Rudelj


Mijo started rowing back in Croatia for his hometown club when he was 11. During his rowing career in Croatia, he was a member of Junior and U23 Croatian National Team. In 2009 Mijo joined the University of Washington Men’s Crew team. During his collegiate career he was the 5 seat of the IRA and PAC 10 winning freshmen boat, a Sophomore 3 seat of the IRA and PAC 10 JV winning boat, and in his junior and senior years Mijo was the 5 seat of the Varsity IRA and PAC 12 winning boat. Mijo has also won Henley Royal Regatta’s Temple Cup in 2010 as a member of UW’s freshmen eight and placed 2nd at the same regatta but in the Grand Challenge Cup in 2013 as a member of UW’s Varsity eight. During his tenure at UW, Mijo was awarded All Pac 12’s Team Award in 2012 and 2013.  This is Mijo’s 4th year coaching at the NAC and he loves to see the reward that comes from all the dedication and hard work the boys put into their sport.

Assistant Novice Girls Coach and Middle School Jr Rowing Coach
Cody Silvester


Cody began his rowing career at Casitas as a High school freshman in 2008 and was one of the founding members of Casitas Rowing. After rowing through high school and continuing onto the masters team with 10 years of personal experience, Cody realized his passion and love for the sport and wanted to share it with others by moving into coaching. Always wanting  to learn as much as possible, he attained his level 2 U.S. rowing coaching certification, and started his career as the head middle school and novice masters coach. Cody worked for 4 years there, also adding the role of novice assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s high school squads, before finally moving into the position of head novice boy’s coach where he had success with his freshman earning a silver medal at the 2018 regional championships.

Cody is an avid Crossfitter, and a very accomplished outrigger paddler, having 7 State Championship titles to his credit as well as 2 World Championship team appearances, placing as high as 4th in Calgary Canada. In his free time Cody still trains and competes in paddling and rowing, taking out his single whenever possible. He is extremely excited to start his first year coaching at the NAC,and his hope is to use his all of his experiences to help junior rowers reach their full potential both on and off the water.

Assistant Varsity Girls Coach and Middle School Jr Rowing Coach
Dave Krueger