Junior Competitive Program

No tryouts!  No experience is necessary—no matter what grade you are! 

  1. This program is open to youth, grades 9-12, who are eligible to participate in Souhegan High School sports (generally Amherst and Mont Vernon residents). They do not need to be attending Souhegan to be part of the youth program, but must be available during all practice times.

  2. During the fall racing season, all practices are mandatory:
    Practice is held after school 4 times per week, and on Saturday (Mo, Tu, We, Th, Sa). 

    While this is not a varsity sport at Souhegan High School, it has varsity-level demands and all land and water practices must be attended unless otherwise arranged with the coaches.

    Attendance is not mandatory during winter training, but is highly recommended if not doing another sport. The fitness gained during this training period affects the spring racing season.

    Please review the Practice & Racing Calendar.
  3. Swim Test:
    All rowers must pass a swim test before going on the water. This consists of swimming 100 yards, treading water 10 minutes, and putting on a life jacket while treading water.  We will arrange an opportunity for the swim test. (This must be passed only once for each member.)

    If there are concerns about swimming ability, please let us know. This will not preclude participation in crew.

  4. Fall 2017 Schedule:
    The fall season officially begins Tuesday, 9/05/17.

    We will hold pre-season fitness training from 8/21/17-9/01/17, Monday-Friday, 7:30-9:00 AM. While not strictly mandatory, it is highly recommended.

    Thereafter, practice will consist of two land and three water practices each week.

    The will be at least 3 regattas during the season, generally held on Sundays.

    Please review the Practice & Racing Calendar.
  6. Transportation:
    Rowers are responsible for their own transportation to water practices and races, though there are many carpooling opportunities.

  7. Fee (per racing season):
    Returning rowers: $400
    New Rowers: $400 + $37 for a racing jersey
    Winter Training: No charge

    A fundraising opportunity will be provided during the fall and spring racing seasons and all members are required to participate. 

    Souhegan students may join the Souhegan High School Crew Club for free and participate in land training only. In order to participate in water training and race as Souhegan Crew Club, they must become members of Baboosic Lake Rowing Club. If interested in participating in land sessions only, please contact us at contact@baboosiclakerowingclub.org and we will provide paperwork to be submitted.

    Several need-based membership grants are available each season. If interested, please contact us at contact@baboosiclakerowing.org for details.
  8. Souhegan Sports Cap:
    The Souhegan sports monetary cap does not apply to Crew. Souhegan Crew Club is not a varsity sport supported by the school budget, but is managed by Baboosic Lake Rowing Club.