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SDRC Junior Teams

Are you athletic and looking for a new sport?  Check out rowing!
New to the area but rowed before? Come check us out on Mission Bay!

  • No experience is necessary, we’ll teach you
  • 7th-12th grade welcome
  • Athletes practice three to six days per week
  • Athletes travel around the region to compete

Pre-Season Rowing Opportunities

2018 Varsity Fall Pre-Season 
Tryouts for Varsity - Monday-Friday Aug 20th - Aug 31st (4-6pm) $100
For experienced athletes on the SDRC Novice team last year and/or a Novice or Varsity team Elsewhere.
Payment can be brought on first day, check preferred made out to SDRC.
Fall Season Training Starts for Varsity - Tuesday, Sept 4th (4-6:30pm)

2018 Middle School (7th and 8th grade) & Novice Fall Pre-Season
'Try-it' week - Aug 27th - Aug 31st (4-6pm) $75
For athletes looking to possibly joining the program but want a little more practice before committing to it. A great way to meet your potential teammates, continue to learn from summer camps or start from scratch, and to see if you get hooked on rowing.
Payment can be brought on first day, check preferred made out to SDRC.
Middle School Fall Season Starts Wednesday, Sept 5th (4-6:00pm). M,W,TH
Novice Fall Season Starts Tuesday, Sept 4th (4-6:30pm) M-F

High School Program (9th - 12th Grades)

Rowing Season – September – May
The Men's and Women's teams are each split into Varsity and Novice squads. 

Novice squad (new to rowing) races against other Novice teams. Athletes may enter the sport from grades 9 - 12, provided it is their first year of racing. 
•Varsity squad (at least one year of racing experience) athletes may be returning from a previous year as a novice or varsity rower at SDRC or from any other competitive rowing program

Lightweight rowing 
Most races include lightweight categories to give opportunities for those athletes at or under weight to race against athletes their own size, while still having the ability to race against everyone else.
•Mens lightweight cut-off – 150 lbs
•Womens lightweight cut-off - 130 lbs

A coxswain is an athlete who sits in the stern in the boat, smaller in stature, who coaches and directs the rest of the crew. A cox must weigh at least 110 lbs (womens' races) or 120 lbs (mens' races) but can carry additional weights in the boat to make up the difference. What exactly is a coxswain?

Coaching and practices
Each squad has one or more dedicated coaches. Athletes participate in every workout or practice training session. Practices are held five to six days a week including Saturday mornings. Races are scheduled at weekends. In rowing it is particularly important that all athletes show up for every training session as boats cannot go out with even one person short.  

Middle School Program (7th and 8th Grade)

Rowing Season – September – May
Middle school rowers learn to row and practice rowing three days a week, in preparation for entering as high school novice rowers. The focus of this program is skill development while having fun. This group does not race competitively. The middle school program is limited to approximately 20 athletes. Athletes in 8th grade will have priority before accepting 7th graders as space is available.

For more information or to join the program contact Patrick Hurley, Program Director, or call 858-488-1893

Rowers who participate in the Junior or Middle School rowing programs must be members of the SDRCJR program before they can register for a season.
Parents and summer campers are not eligible for membership. 

Boathouse: 1220 El Carmel Place, San Diego, CA 92109 | Mailing address: SDRC Juniors, PO Box 99856, San Diego, CA 92169 | Boathouse Telephone: (858) 488-1893
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