The Junior Competitive program is designed to introduce junior athletes to high-performance training and prepare them for competitive racing. Junior Competitive athletes participate in a combination of on-water, ergometer, and strength and conditioning sessions year-round. Participation in off-season/winter training is mandatory for athletes in this program. This program follows “Learn to Compete” and “Train to Compete” long-term athlete development, and athletes will therefore be expected to compete in 2000 m racing, head races, ergometer testing, and race simulations within training (e.g., seat racing).

Age: 15-18 years 

Practices: 3-5 sessions per week + 1-3 strength and conditioning (variable depending on the time of year)

Previous experience required: Athletes must have completed Learn to Row and at least one season of Junior Development or have other significant rowing experience (e.g., at another school or club, fixed-seat rowing, etc.). Athletes who do not meet the requirements may still be eligible pending an assessment, conducted by coaching staff, on a case-by-case basis to determine appropriate program placement.

Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in joining this program.

Registration is now open for the Spring 2023 season!

Program fee
  • (May to October)
  • *Payment plans available upon request
RCA/RNL membership fee (annual)