UNDER-17/19 JUNIOR RACING TEAM OVERVIEW
The Newport Sea Base Rowing Under-17 and Under-19 Junior Program is a year-round, high-performance racing team for experienced high school-aged athletes. The team focus is on training in preparation for competition at the Youth National Championships, which will take place June 5-11, 2023 in Sarasota, FL.
All athletes interested in the Junior Racing programs will be asked to register for an initial assessment period consisting of the first four weeks of the season. During this assessment period we will collect some physical data: height, weight, arm span, etc. We will conduct tests of basic strength, fitness and athleticism and ask general questions designed to elicit each athlete's reasons for rowing on the team. Athletes will be evaluated on their rowing, running, coxing, erging, general fitness, attendance, motivation, coachability and sportsmanship. After the assessment period, the coaches will determine which athletes will be invited to join the team for the remainder of the Fall season.
Returning athlete try-outs
Returning athletes will participate in try-outs August 18th & 19th. Athletes should come prepared to complete a fitness assessment. The assessment will include a 3 mile run and 30' erg test. If you cannot make it or have any questions please email Lacey. Shelton@scouting.org
The NSBR Junior Racing Program is open to athletes by completing at least one season of first-year rowing, or by demonstrating the necessary maturity, skillset, strength, fitness to move up to the Under-19 Team
All participants must register in our online marketplace, submitting initial required documents including the medical forms and the parental release form. Program participation fees are due before commencing participation in the
More detailed information can be found in the Junior Information Packet -