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Fall Competitive Season
Fall Season Dates: August 25 – October 23 (No practice on 9/6)
Novice & Varsity Practice Schedule:
Mon -Fri 4:15-6:15 pm and Saturday 7:00- 9:00 am (except Regatta weekends)
Note to returning rowers: In order to be guaranteed a place on the team for the fall season, you MUST register by midnight, August 18th. After that date, new rowers will be registered, and it is possible that you may be placed on a waiting list if the program is filled to capacity before you get registered.
Note to new rowers: You will be placed on a waiting list if you register prior to August 15, so that all returning rowers can be accommodated. After August 16, you will be confirmed from the waiting list onto the team in the order that you registered. This is designed to prevent the program from getting filled beyond our capacity to best serve our athletes.
It’s time to FALL IN LOVE WITH CREW! If you enjoy being on the water when the air is crisp, the leaves are full of color, and the competition is fierce, Fall Season is for you! Fall season is by and far the team’s favorite racing season. The bedrock of our speed and success is our functional fitness, and the 3-mile distance of the fall races really allow us to showcase that on the water. Not only that, starting out in high school with our team ensures that you will have fast friends not only at your school, but across the entire Twin Cities metro area (we have rowers from over 20 different schools!)
Fall regattas are not just junior-specific, so there will be college teams from across the country racing on the same water. This is a great time to see what college rowing looks like, and for college coaches to take a look at YOU!
Success in rowing is achieved by combining technical instruction, skills improvement, and functional fitness. Our practices address all three components in a fast-paced, fun environment where a premium is placed on effort and accountability.
Our workouts consist of:
- Instruction in rowing technique and racing skills
- Cardiovascular work on Concept2 rowing machines
- Core-specific strength and stability regimen
*Regattas (optional but highly encouraged)
- Milwaukee River Challenge: VARSITY ONLY Saturday, 9/18
- Head of the Mississippi: Saturday, 10/2
- Head of the Rock: Sunday, October, 10/10
- Head of the Charles: Saturday & Sunday, October 23 & 24 in Boston, MA SELECT VARSITY ONLY
*Separate registration and additional fee will be required for regatta participation.
To register for the competitive team, you must have completed 8th grade, or you will be 14 years old by the end of this calendar year.
If you have not participated in a previous 2021 competitive season, you must register for the 2021 Annual Membership ($75) AND the 2021 Competitive Program ($600) Please click on our Code of Conduct to review the team’s expectations and review the Billing Policy BEFORE you register for the team.
Billing Policy: Membership dues and regatta fees are non-refundable. All other program fees (e.g. the seasonal youth competitive team, adult programming, and youth camps) are refundable up to two weeks in advance of the start of the program, less all applicable transaction and processing fees (approx. 8-10%).