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Junior Team & Junior Learn to Row 

Thank you for your interest in the MRC Junior Team! Check out the Juniors Flyer

We welcome high school students from around the Twin Cities metro entering their 9th grade year through those who have just completed their senior year. Our team is open to all, from new rowers to experienced rowers. We also offer learn to row camps for all ages and recreational focused programming for middle school students. All programming is under the oversight of the Juniors Head Coach, Vicki Larson, and Juniors Coordinator, Jill Cooper.

As part of the Minneapolis Rowing Club's commitment to the safe and healthy development of youth rowers, our coaches, board members, staff and designated volunteers complete SafeSport training annually in accordance with
the U.S. Center for SafeSport Code of the U.S. and Paralympic Movement.For more information, please refer to the USRowing SafeSport Manual.   

We seek to to create a supportive and inclusive environment for all participants. MRC maintains a broad definition of gender that spans the spectrum of identities, including cis-gender, transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people. At regattas, youth rowers participate in the gender category that aligns with their identity. For more information, please see the USRowing Gender Identity Policy.

Juniors Learn To Row (LTR)

Ready to learn about our favorite sport?  We'll bring you up to speed so you can join our team, even if you've never rowed before. Just choose a class that fits your schedule, and register by clicking below. The Learn to Row class is a 2.5 hour session. Cost is $90/$50 and includes a MRC t-shirt. Scholarships are also available.

Junior Learn To Row 2024
These classes are for athletes interested in joining the Junior Team for the summer or fall seasons 2024 and have no prior rowing experience. There is no obligation to join the Junior Team upon completion of a Learn To Row class.  Click the desired date to register.

MRC Junior Team

Schedule & Team Fees

In order to row with the MRC Junior Team, there are two separate fees. Club membership dues are paid annually. In addition to membership, there is a seasonal program fee due for each season a rower participates. The Junior Team has three rowing seasons, spring, summer, and fall. Program fees do not automatically renew as there is no obligation for continued participation.

Season program fees may either be paid in full or upon request, an installment plan option to pay over time may be established.

The 2024 program fee for all Junior rowers was $475 per season with a sliding scale available. Junior rowers new to the program will also be assessed a one time uniform fee of $40. This ensures all team members have an official MRC racing tank. Additional optional MRC gear may be available for purchase as well.
  • MRC Juniors 2024 annual membership dues are $250
  • Juniors Novice (first year, no prior rowing experience) 2024 membership dues are $195 
Become a Member Here!
Spring Season 2024: March 19 - June 7 
Practices Monday - Friday 4:00 - 6:00pm
Cost: $475

Summer Season 2024: June 11 - August 21
Practices Monday - Friday 7:15 - 9:30am
Cost: $475

Fall Season 2024: August 29 - November 1
Practices Monday - Friday 4:00-6:00pm
Cost: $475

Once you become a MRC member, your confirmation email will include a registration link for iCrew. Please create an iCrew account. Junior Team members will use iCrew to indicate practice attendance and view workouts, line-ups, and equipment assignments.  

Log on to iCrew

Additional Information

  • Team program fees are seasonal
  • Base program fee is $475 for each season  
  • Official MRC racing tanks which cost $40 will be the only uniform item required to compete at regattas
  • On an as needed basis, MRC will offers a program fee installment plan and a sliding scale - contact

  • The program fee must be paid in full or the first payment of the installment plan must be made the first week of attending practices

  • Regatta and travel fees are additional
  • Refund Policy: There are generally no refunds after the season begins except for documented medical reasons.

Scholarship funds are available. For consideration, please complete the online Scholarship Application. Contact Jen Sowins with any questions.   

Team Member Expectations

  • Meet minimum standards for participation. Junior Team members are expected to make most practices. If an athlete needs to miss sessions on a regular basis, please consult the Junior Team Head Coach before joining the team.
  • MRC is a volunteer led organization. Members, including Juniors, are expected to volunteer at boathouse work days, middle school rowing camps, and at regattas.
  • Keep financial status with MRC current by paying regatta (and other) fees promptly.
  • The Junior Team is a competition focused team and athletes are expected to attend most regattas. Additional regatta and travel fees will be assessed prior to each regatta.

2024 Junior Team Regatta Calendar
The Minneapolis Rowing Club Junior Team typically attends the following regattas. Additional opportunities for competition may be added. Attendance at all regattas is not required, but Junior rowers are very strongly encouraged to set competition goals and race with their teammates. Regatta expenses are additional and billed separately from membership and program fees.

April TBA Camp Randall Invitational, Madison, WI
May 18-19 Midwest Junior Rowing Championship, Bethel, OH
June 6-9  USRowing Youth National Championships, Sarasota, FL 
June 15  Minneapolis Sprints, Lake Nokomis, Minneapolis, MN
June 29  Thunder Bay Sprints, Thunder Bay, ON
July 13  Duluth International Regatta, Duluth, MN
July 27  Tops and Bottoms, Kenora, ON
August 16-17   NWIRA Championship Regatta, Kenora, ON
September TBA  Pike Island Challenge St. Paul, MN
September 28  Head of the Des Moines, Des Moines, IA
October 5  Head of the Mississippi, Minneapolis, MN
October 13 Head of the Rock, Rockford, IL (SUNDAY) 
October 18-20  Head of the Charles, Boston, MA 

We are proud of the development of our rowers, both on and off the water. Many have continued rowing in college, including at the following schools: Bates, Boston University, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Drake, Drexel, Hamilton, Holy Cross, Marist, MIT, Oregon State University, Radcliffe, Stanford, Temple, University of California - Berkeley, University of Delaware, University of Minnesota, University of Puget Sound, University of St. Thomas, University of Virginia, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Williams.

See you on the Water!

Physical Address (not mailing)
2968 West River Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Mailing Address
PO Box 583102
Minneapolis, MN 55458
Club Administrator
Jen Sowins
(612) 469-7999
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 On site phone for emergencies only:
 (612) 729-1541

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