Junior Competitive Program 

Spring 2023 Varsity Registration

Jan. 3rd, 2023 – May 10th, 2023

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

Questions? Email info@austinrowing.org

 

Program Fee

The overall spring season cost is $2,400 per rower. This includes:
– All coaching and equipment fees
– Racing uni, tank, and ARC backpack
– All projected costs for Erg Rodeo competition
– All projected regatta costs for Heart of Texas regatta
– All projected regatta and travel costs for Texas Rowing Championships
– All projected regatta and travel costs for Regional Championships

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:  5:15pm to 7:15pm

Saturday:  9:00am – 12:00pm.

Attendance is expected for at least 3 practices per week.

PE Credit is available for AISD and most surrounding districts.

Spring 2023 Novice Registration

Jan. 3rd, 2023 – May 10th, 2023

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. Most novice athletes will compete at regattas alongside our varsity rowers, but for younger novice rowers a non-racing option is available.

The novice team is open to 7th-11th graders. No prior rowing experience is necessary.

Questions? Email info@austinrowing.org

Program Fee

The spring season cost is $2,400 for racing novices. This includes:
– All coaching and equipment fees
– Racing uni, tank, and ARC backpack
– All projected costs for Erg Rodeo competition
– All projected regatta costs for Heart of Texas regatta
– All projected regatta and travel costs for Texas Rowing Championships
– All projected regatta and travel costs for Regional Championships

The spring season cost is $900 for non-racing novices. This includes:
– All coaching and equipment fees
– Food and tshirt cost at Heart of Texas regatta if they choose to
spectate and/or volunteer that weekend

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:  5:15pm – 7:15pm 

Saturday:  9:00am – 12:00pm

All novice rowers are expected to attend at least 3 practices per week.

** General novice spring registration will end on Jan 31st. After Jan 31st, interested athletes will need to complete a practice ride-along and talk with novice squad coaches before joining the team. Please email info@austinrowing.org to schedule a ride-along.

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

Novice Squads practice Monday – Thursday 5:15pm – 7:15pm and Saturday 9:00am – 12:00pm. 

Varsity Squads practice Monday – Friday 5:15pm – 7:15pm and Saturday 9:00am – 12:00pm. 

*Novices rowing up will be expected to attend Friday practices with the Varsity squad. 

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. 

2022 – 2023 Racing Schedule

ARC loves to travel! The following regattas are scheduled for the upcoming year. Regattas with a * are regattas that are not included in the registration cost and are for select athletes.

Fall 2022

VARSITY

Head of the Oklahoma (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)

Head of the Charles* (Boston, MA)

Head of the Colorado (Austin, TX)

Head of the Hooch* (Chattanooga, TN)

 

NOVICE

Head of the Colorado (Austin, TX)

Head of the Brazos (Waco, TX)

Head of the Hooch* (Chattanooga, TN)

Spring 2023

NOVICE & VARSITY

Heart of Texas (Austin, TX)

San Diego Crew Classic* (San Diego, CA)

Texas State Championships (Austin or Dallas, TX)

Regionals (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)

Nationals* (Sarasota, FL)

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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