Junior Competitive Program 

Spring 2024 Varsity Registration

Jan. 3rd, 2024 – May 9th, 2024

The Junior Varsity Competitive team is open to athletes who have at least one semester of racing experience and have received coach approval.

 

Program Fee

The overall spring season cost is $2,400 per rower. This includes:
– All coaching and equipment fees
– All projected regatta and travel costs for Erg Rodeo, Carson Smith Memorial Regatta, Heart of Texas, Texas Rowing Championships, Regionals, and banquet costs for the athlete. 

Both payment plans and scholarship info are available. Click the registration form link to view payment plan options and to request scholarship info.

Practice Schedule

Monday – Friday:  5:30pm to 7:30pm

Saturday:  9:00am – 12:00pm.

Attendance is expected for at least 3 practices per week – 2 weekdays and Saturday

PE Credit is available for AISD and most surrounding districts.

Registration for our spring season has closed, check out our summer camps or stay tuned for our Fall 2024 registration! Email juniors@austinrowing.org with any questions.

Spring 2024 Novice Registration

Jan. 3rd, 2024 – May 9th, 2024

This is a great chance to try a new sport, meet other rowers from all over Austin, get in shape, and challenge yourself. The novice team is designed for athletes in their first year of competition. Novice athletes will compete at local regattas alongside our varsity rowers. 

The novice team is open to 8th-12th graders. No prior rowing experience is necessary.

Program Fee

The fall season cost is $2,400 for racing novices. This includes:
– All coaching and equipment fees
– Gear costs
– All projected regatta and travel costs for Erg Rodeo, Carson Smith Memorial Regatta, Heart of Texas, Texas Rowing Championships, Regionals, and banquet costs for the athlete. 

Both payment plans and scholarship info are available. Click the registration form link to view payment plan options and to request scholarship info.

Practice Schedule

Monday – Thursday:  5:30pm – 7:30pm 

Saturday:  9:00am – 12:00pm

All novice rowers are expected to attend 3 practices a week – 2 weekdays and Saturday. 

Registration for our spring season has closed, check out our summer camps or stay tuned for our Fall 2024 registration! Email juniors@austinrowing.org with any questions.

Spring 2024 Non-Racer Registration

Jan. 3rd 2024 – May 9th, 2024

This is a great chance to try a new sport, meet other rowers from all over Austin, get in shape, and challenge yourself. The non-racing novice team is designed for younger rowers.

The non-racing novice team is open to 6th & 7th graders – Coaches permission required.  No prior rowing experience is necessary.

Program Fee

The spring season cost is $1000 for non-racing novices. This includes:

– all coaching and equipment fees
– food and t-shirt cost at Heart of Texas regatta

Both payment plans and scholarship info are available. Click the registration form link to view payment plan options and to request scholarship info.

Practice Schedule

Monday &  Wednesday:  5:30pm – 7:30pm 

Saturday:  9:00am – 12:00pm

Rowers are encouraged, but not required to attend 3 practices a week. 

Registration for our spring season has closed, check out our summer camps or stay tuned for our Fall 2024 registration! Email juniors@austinrowing.org with any questions.

Competitive Teams

Austin Rowing Club’s Junior Team was founded in 1989, making it the longest-running youth rowing program in Austin. Over the last 30 years Austin Rowing Club’s competitive junior team has performed at the national level, attended races across the country, sent rowers on to top college programs, and sparked lifelong love of the sport.  Austin Rowing Club hosts two official USRowing regattas a year in Austin, Texas. These regattas include: The Head of the Colorado and The Heart of Texas.

The Austin Rowing Club Juniors Competitive Program is a co-ed program for athletes that are interested in learning to row or advancing their current rowing skills in a competitive environment. ARC competes regionally and nationally with individualized coaching and training. ARC’s coach-to-athlete ratio ensures all athletes receive great coaching. ARC has a dedicated indoor training facility for erging and lifting in addition to an outdoor training area to ensure every practice is productive, rain or shine! ARC provides programming for athletes young in their career – allowing ARC to always be a place where kids can work hard and also have lots of fun! The junior’s competitive program includes both Novice and Varsity Programs. 

The Novice squads are for athletes interested in learning how to row! Novice rowing is reserved for new athletes to compete against other new athletes in the sport. Rowers are considered novice for their first full year of rowing. After their first year, rowers compete as varsity rowers. US Rowing also provides age categories for varsity athletes. This allows rowers to compete against athletes of the same age. 

  • Youth/Varsity: A Competitor who in the current calendar year does not attain the age of 19; or, in some cases, who is 19 and has been continuously enrolled as a full-time student. 
  • U17: A Competitor may compete in the U17 category until December 31 of the year of his or her 16th birthday.
  • U16: A Competitor may compete in the U16 category until December 31 of the year of his or her 15th birthday.
  • U15: A Competitor may compete in the U15 category until December 31 of the year of his or her 14th birthday.

 

Schedule & Attendance Requirements

Schedule

Non-Racer Squads practice Monday & Wednesday 5:30PM-7:30PM, and Saturday 9:00AM-12:00PM.

Novice Squads practice Monday – Thursday 5:30pm – 7:30pm and Saturday 9:00am – 12:00pm. 

Varsity Squads practice Monday – Friday 5:30pm – 7:30pm and Saturday 9:00am – 12:00pm.

Attendance Requirements

The ARC Competitive program requires athletes to attend a minimum of 3 practices per week. Attendance is key to progressing the technique and fitness base needed. Rowers are expected to communicate absences to their coach with reasonable notice.

Coaches plan boating and lineups for athletes each day to ensure that each athlete has a spot in a boat, so an unplanned absence has a large effect on coaches’ planning and the team’s boating and workout for the day.

Coaches are open to working with athletes to create a schedule that works for them in regards to school work if needed. 

2023 – 2024 Racing Schedule

ARC loves to travel! The following regattas are scheduled for the upcoming year. 

Fall 2023

VARSITY

Head of the Oklahoma (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)

Head of the Charles (Boston, MA) *Select athletes only

Head of the Colorado (Austin, TX)

Head of the Brazos (Waco, TX)

 

NOVICE

Head of the Colorado (Austin, TX)

Head of the Brazos (Waco, TX)

Spring 2024

NOVICE & VARSITY

Erg Rodeo (Austin, TX)

Heart of Texas (Austin, TX)

San Diego Crew Classic (San Diego, CA) *Select athletes only

Texas State Championships (Waco)

Regionals (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)

Nationals* (Sarasota, FL) *Select athletes only

2022-2023 Racing Results

Check out results from the 2022-2023 season below! 

2022 Head of the Charles in Boston, MA
  • Women’s Youth 8+: 53rd out of 89
  • Women’s U17 4+: 2nd place
2022 Head of the Oklahoma in Oklahoma, OK.
  • Men’s U16 4x+: 1st
  • Mens U17 8+: 4th
  • Mens Varsity 4x: 6th, 9th, & 12th
  • Women’s U17 4+: 1st
  • Women’s Youth 8+: 1st, 2nd, 6th, & 10th
  • Women’s U17 8+: 1st & 2nd
  • Women’s Youth 4+: 2nd, 5th, & 9th
  • Women’s Youth 8+ night sprints: 2nd & 3rd
  • Women’s Youth 2-: 2nd & 5th
  • Mixed Youth 8+: 2nd & 5th

2022 Racing Results

Check out results from the 2022 Spring season below!

2022 Nationals in Sarasota, FL
  • Womens U16 8+ 6th in Country
  • Mens U15 4x+ 9th in Country
  • Womens U17 8+ 13th in Country
  • Womens Youth 2- 22nd in Country
  • Womens Youth 4- 23rd in Country
  • Mens U17 1x 30th in Country
2022 Regionals in Oklahoma City, OK
  • Women’s Pair: 1st, 4th 
  • Women’s Youth Single: 8th 
  • Men’s U17 Single: 4th
  • Women’s U17 Single: 6th, 10th
  • Men’s Youth Double: 7th
  • Women’s Novice Quad: 8th
  • Women’s Novice Four: 1st, 4th,
  • Women’s 2v Four: 2nd
  • Women’s U17 Double: 6th
  • Women’s U17 Eight: 1st
  • Men’s U15 Coxed Quad: 1st
  • Women’s Coxless Four: 3rd
  • Men’s 2v Quad: 5th, 8th
  • Men’s U16 Coxed Quad: 2nd
  • Women’s U16 Eight: 2nd
  • Men’s Novice Four: 4th
  • Women’s Novice Eight: 7th
  • Women’s U17 Four: 5th
  • Women’s Youth Four: 5th
  • Men’s Youth Quad: 5th
2022 State Championships in Dallas, TX
  • Womens Youth Coxless Four: 2nd
  • Womens Youth 2v Four: 4th
  • Mens Novice Four: 1st
  • Womens Novice Four: 2nd, 5th
  • Mens U17 1x: 3rd, 5th
  • Womens U17 1x: 3rd, 6th
  • Mens Novice Quad:
  • Womens Novice Quad: 8th
  • Mens 2v Quad: 3rd, 6th
  • Womens 2x: 9th
  • Womens U17 2x: 2nd
  • Womens Youth Four: 3rd
  • Mens Youth Four: 2nd
  • Mens U17 Four: 5th
  • Mens Novice Quad: 5th
  • Mens 2v Quad: 3rd, 6th
  • Womens 8+ (U17 8+ Racing up): 4th
  • Mens Youth Quad: 3rd
  • Womens U16 8+: 2nd
  • Mens Novice 8+: 4th
  • Womens Novice 8+: 1st

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