Competitive Youth Rowing

Spring 2021:   Introductory Practice for NEW Rowers!


WHEN:  Saturday, February 20.  Rain or shine!

         Boys’ session: 2:00PM – 3:15PM             Girls’ Session: 3:45PM – 5:00PM

WHO:  Boys and Girls ages 13-17 and parents are welcome!

WHERE:  The SLRC boathouse at Creve Coeur Lake.  13777 Marine Ave, 63043.

What to Wear:  Clothes you can exercise in and sneakers.  Please bring extra layers in case it’s cold!  

Tryouts:  The Spring 2021 tryouts for our Boys’ and Girls’ Competitive Novice teams will take place over the 2 weeks following the 2/20 Intro Practice.  More details will be given on 2/20 and posted here soon.    

COST?:  The 2 week tryouts are FREE!  If you make the team and decide to join, you’ll need to pay spring dues to continue.  Need-based financial aid is available.  

Covid Info:  Intro Practice will be held outside.  Masks required and please stay distanced.  

Pre-Registration:  Please use the link below to pre-register.  This is NOT a commitment to join the team or in any other way… just a time saver for both you and us.  Thanks!

Pre-Register here:   Link coming soon!  

Coaches Contact:  If you can’t make it on Feb 20 or you have any other questions, please contact one of our coaches…  Novice Girls:  or  Novice Boys:



The SLRC Competitive Youth Rowing Program is made up of boys and girls from the Greater St. Louis area. The goals of the program are to:

  • Provide a competitive, fun, and safe rowing opportunity for St. Louis area youth ages 13-18.
  • Compete at a high level in regional and national rowing events, such as the Midwest Junior Championships and Youth Nationals.
  • Foster a life-long interest in rowing with those who participate.

Rowing is a year-round sport consisting of fall, spring and summer seasons. Year-round participation is encouraged.

Fall Season: Held Late August through January for varsity team members and fall try-outs through January for novice rowers. Practices are held indoors and on-the-water through late November. Indoor (erg only) practices are held beginning in late November.

Spring Season: Held from February through May/June for varsity and returning novice team members. Indoor (erg only) practice sessions are held during the month of February followed by practices indoors and on-the-water through late May or June (for members selected to compete at Junior Nationals). For new novice juniors joining in the spring, the season begins immediately following spring tryouts.

Coached Summer Program: Held from June to early July (after Nationals). Both current varsity and experienced novice team members are eligible to participate this optional summer rowing program. This season typically concludes after a mid-summer regatta.

Tryouts for our youth competitive novice teams are held in both the fall and spring (typically late September and late February) and are two-week sessions offered to potential rowers and coxswains (ages 13-16).  Tryouts are focused on evaluating potential rowers and coxswains for invitation to join the novice Juniors competitive team.  The session includes instruction on basic technique.  No experience is required.    

Summer youth learn-to-row camps are for youth as early as age 10 and are offered in June, July and August of each year.  Summer camps are introductory two-week sessions of 10 classes designed to teach basic technique and rowing skills. While not a required prerequisite for novice Juniors tryouts, participation in these camps can help provide the experience and skills necessary for increased likelihood of success during tryouts. To register or for more information on our summer camps visit HERE.

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