Junior Fall 2021 Competitive Team

Program: Varsity and Novice Junior Competitive Teams

Description: Our Novice Competitive Team is the first step into competitive rowing on the regional level. Athletes in grades 9 through 12 can start on the Novice Competitive Team without any prior rowing experience, and middle school athletes can be invited to join the team. This team is for new rowers who want to compete. Rowers on the Competitive Novice Team will transition to the Varsity Team after one year. Competitive sweep rowing (one oar per person) and sculling (two oars per person) is a sport that cultivates hardworking, dedicated athletes. We build on our values of grit, excellence, and team to create a positive team environment and a group of athletes that are team focused and like to win. Competitive novice rowers practice 5 days a week in the fall and spring and Varsity rowers practice 6 days a week. All competitive rowers compete in USRowing-sanctioned events held at local, regional, and national regattas.

Season: Fall 2021

Ages: 9th - 12th grade (7th and 8th graders by invitation only)

Length: 11 weeks

Dates: August 23rd - November 8th

Practice Times:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 4:30 - 6:30 pm,

Saturdays 7 - 9 am

Wednesdays 4:30-6:30 pm at Brebeuf (Novice Optional)

Regattas:

  • October 2: Head of the Eagle (Indianapolis, IN)
  • October 9: Music City Head Race (Nashville, TN)
  • October 30: Blake Haxton Fall Regatta (Columbus, OH)
  • November 6 & 8: Head of the Hooch (Chattanooga, TN)

Level: Competitive

Experience: No experience necessary for novice; one year of competitive rowing for Varsity

Location: Indianapolis Rowing Center: 7350 Eagle Beach Drive, Indianapolis IN 46254 (Eagle Creek Park Pass or daily park fee required for park admission)

Fee: $575 for coached practices (travel and regatta fees not included)

Payments: Nonrefundable sign up fee of $75 plus 1 payment of $500 or 2 payments of $250

Financial Aid: Available, click here for more info.

TRY IT OUT!: 2-week trial period for $75 for new novice rowers