Juniors Program

HRRA Juniors Program

Our Junior programs are designed to address three philosophies.

  1. By creating composite teams, we can match the best athletes from varied programs and put together top-rated teams that represent the best the Hudson Valley has to offer.
  2. Melding traditional rivals during the scholastic seasons into composite boats, we create a sense of regional rowing pride.
  3. Providing extensive access to expanded coaching ideas and experiences makes our regional scholastic teams stronger and prepares them for success at the collegiate level.

We address each of these philosophies by providing Learn-to-Row and Novice teams, skill building and water time for intermediate athletes, and intensive training and technique work for advanced rowers. Each HRRA athlete shares their experience with teammates and coaches of other teams and creates new experiences to take back to their scholastic teams, tightening that connection and helping to create our rowing community.

Junior Spring Rowing Program:

Our Junior Spring Rowing program is open to athletes in grades 9-12 who do not have a scholastic rowing program available through their high school, or those who are home schooled. Athletes learn safety, technique, how to handle boats, steer boats, and basic race skills. Beginner and experienced rowers are welcome.

Dates: March 11th – June 2nd, 2024

Practice Time: Monday – Friday 5:30-7:30pm

Rower Fee: $500 – Register here

Coxswain Fee: $35 – Register here

Coach: TBD

Location: HRRA Boathouse, 720 North Water St., Poughkeepsie, NY

*A minimum of 8 participants are required for this program to run. Please register, if we do not make the numbers you will be reimbursed in full.

Please email Lucy Carr at hrraoffice@gmail.com with any questions.

Participants are invited to attend:

* Miles of Hope Regatta – Poughkeepsie, NY – Sunday, June 2nd

* There is an additional $10 (per event) donation to Miles of Hope Regatta if you choose to race.

All athletes must have a Basic USRowing Membership ($25) and an online waiver completed.  If you have already paid the membership under a different club name you must log in to the USRowing portal and add Hudson River Rowing Association to your club affiliations by the first day of practice. 

  • The HRRA code is H9RR4 and the online waiver link is HERE.

HRRA Program and race fees do not include uniform, hotel, traveling expenses, or USRowing membership (when applicable). Athletes are responsible for these additional expenses.  HRRA does not provide adult chaperones for unaccompanied minors.