Annapolis Jr. Rowing is a nationally recognized competitive rowing club for 8-12th graders. The team generally consists of 85-100 members.
Location: Woodlands Girl Scout Camp, 2744 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401
Times: 4:00 – 6:30 pm | There will be some Friday and/or Sunday practices.
Spring Season Dues ($1075*)
What Dues Cover:
- Spring pre-season training for returning or experienced rowers
- Coaching (10-15 hours per week)
- Use of AJR equipment and Woodlands water access
- Entry fees to regattas**
- Light breakfast and lunch in the AJR regatta tent
- Chartered bus transportation to “away” races (some Regattas will require parent carpools).
- Hotel for those racing when overnight stays are necessary (not many in the Fall)
What Dues Do Not Cover:
- US Rowing Membership
- Transportation to/from practices
- Uniforms, Spirit Wear, and Swag (Estimated uniform costs for Novice Rowers: $100 JV/Varsity: $130 see http://annapolisjuniorrowing.com/uniform-requirements for more information.)
- Meals, other than food at regatta tent
- Travel to Head of the Hooch (Chattanooga, TN – there will be a team bus that rowers will have to pay for)
Spring Season Trial Period:
For brand new rowers who were not able to attend a summer Learn to Row Session, there can be a two-week trial period at the beginning of Fall before you have to pay the full dues of ($1110*).
Rower Novice Classification**
Novice** = “a rower or coxswain whose initial competition has been in the previous 12 months of the date of the Regatta” (U.S. Rowing). Athletes progress from 8th/Novice to Varsity with time and effort, some faster than others. A coxswain’s or rower’s first race “triggers” a clock that impacts status and race eligibility. Coaches are strategic about when to start racing athletes to maximize readiness and results and the overall high school rowing experience, particularly for 8th graders. This may result in a full season of a younger, less competitive rower not rowing in a formal Regatta. We will do our best to schedule some scrimmages so novices get some racing but practices are just as valuable.
- Players are expected to attend all practices. Attendance is a big factor in whether or not rowers get boated.
* $1075 (by 2/15 by check + processing fees if you use a Credit Card + $35 after 2/15)
** Not all rowers attend all Regattas. Some Novice rowers will not attend any Regattas if they aren’t qualified to start their Novice clock. Also, there are a limited number of boats in races, so coaches will boat the most qualified rowers.
*** We have registered boats but need to be accepted in the lottery to participate.