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Junior Team & Junior Learn to Row 

Thank you for your interest in the MRC Junior Team!  Learn more by 
checking out our flyer!

We welcome high school students entering their 9th grade year through those who have just completed their senior year.
Our team is open to all from new rowers who have completed one of our learn to row camps to experienced rowers.
All programming is under the oversight of our club Lead Coach and Juniors Head Coach, Vicki Larson, and our Juniors Coordinator, Jill Cooper.

Minneapolis Rowing Club is part of the U.S. Olympic Committee's Safe Sport program which seeks to create a healthy, supportive, and inclusive environment for all participants.

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 camp that fits your schedule, and register by clicking below. The Learn to Row camp is a 2.5 hour session. Cost is $80 and includes a MRC t-shirt. 

LTR Registration

Junior Learn To Row Camp - 2023 dates TBA

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.

Rowers, both Novice and experienced, who are joining MRC for the very first time may pay a higher program fee. The higher cost includes a MRC racing tank which is required to compete at regattas. This higher cost program fee is ONLY for the first season in which they row. This higher program fee is currently suspended until regatta competition resumes. The program fee for all rowers is currently $475 per season. 

  • MRC Juniors annual membership dues are $230
  • Juniors Novice (first year, no prior rowing experience) membership dues are $175 
Become a Member Here!
Summer Season 2022: Monday, March 21 - Friday, June 3
Practices Monday - Friday 4:00 - 6:00pm
Cost: $475

Summer Season 2022: Tuesday, June 14 - Friday, August 19
Practices Monday - Friday 7:30 - 9:30am
Cost: $475

Minneapolis Public Schools Families: If your athlete is not available to begin practice until the week of June 27, please email Jen Sowins for a discount code for your summer program fee.

Fall Season 2022: Tuesday, September 6 - Friday, October 28
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 $35 will be the only uniform item required to compete at regattas
  • On an as needed basis, MRC will offers a program fee installment plan - 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, however some proration may be possible in the event of significant program cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic or other unforeseen circumstances

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 are expected to volunteer at boathouse work days and or middle school rowing camps.
  • 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.

2022 Junior Team Regatta Calendar TENTATIVE

April 30 Camp Randall Scrimmage, Madison, WI
May 21-22 Midwest Junior Rowing Championship, Bethel, OH
June 9-12 USRowing Youth National Championships, Sarasota, FL 
June 18 Minneapolis Sprints, Lake Nokomis, Minneapolis, MN
June 25 Thunder Bay Sprints, Thunder Bay, ON
July 9 Duluth International Regatta, Duluth, MN 
July 22-23 NWIRA Championship Regatta, Kenora, ON 
July 30 Iowa Games, Des Moines, IA
August 13 Tops and Bottoms, Kenora, ON
September 10 Pike Island Challenge St. Paul, MN
September 24 Head of the Des Moines, Des Moines, IA
October 1 Head of the Mississippi, Minneapolis, MN 
October 9 Head of the Rock, Rockford, IL
October 22-23  Head of the Charles, Boston, MA 

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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