Explore the Boathouse District

Newsfeed

$45M Whitewater Center Grand Opening Set for May 7-8 

RIVERSPORT Rapids, Oklahoma City’s new $45.2 million whitewater rafting and kayaking center, will hold a grand opening celebration May 7-8, 2016. The whitewater center was built in the city’s Boathouse District as part of MAPS 3, ... Read More

OKC RIVERSPORT Junior Crew Wins Overall Trophy at USRowing Central Youth Championships

The OKC RIVERSPORT Junior Crew competed in the 2015 USRowing Central Youth Championships on May 2-3. Twenty crews from around the region gathered in the Boathouse District to compete in several qualifiers for the 2015 ... Read More

Newsfeed

City Leaders Sign RIVERSPORT Rapids Steel Beam

Members of the MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board, the MAPS 3 Oklahoma River Improvement Subcommittee and City Council met on April 9 to sign a steel beam that will be used in the construction of ... Read More

MAPS 3 Whitewater Construction Update

February 20, 2015 - MAPS 3 Program Manager David Todd provides a construction update on the Oklahoma River Improvements project. Jeffrey Gustin, senior project manager with whitewater consultant S2O Design discusses upcoming project milestones and ... Read More

Newsfeed

OKCBF Hires New High Performance Training Center Coach

OKLAHOMA CITY – The USRowing National High Performance Center at the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation has named Reilly Dampeer as the new head coach. Dampeer will work in collaboration with USRowing in providing coaching and training ... Read More

RIVERSPORT Rapids in the News

Looking forward to the RIVERSPORT Rapids Grand Opening on May 7-8? Read the latest national news stories that mention RIVERSPORT Rapids and share in the excitement! Learn more about RIVERSPORT Rapids or buy your All Access Annual Pass ... Read More

Newsfeed

OKCBF Hires New High Performance Training Center Coach

OKLAHOMA CITY – The USRowing National High Performance Center at the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation has named Reilly Dampeer as the new head coach. Dampeer will work in collaboration with USRowing in providing coaching and training ... Read More

RIVERSPORT Rapids in the News

Looking forward to the RIVERSPORT Rapids Grand Opening on May 7-8? Read the latest national news stories that mention RIVERSPORT Rapids and share in the excitement! Learn more about RIVERSPORT Rapids or buy your All Access Annual Pass ... Read More

You are here: Home » FAQs » OKC RIVERSPORT Junior Crew FAQ’s

OKC RIVERSPORT Junior Crew FAQ’s

Curious about OKC RIVERSPORT Junior Crew? These FAQ’s will get you started!

Q: How many days a week does the competitive team practice?
A: The competitive team practices 6 days a week Monday-Friday 4-6pm and Saturday 9-11:30am.

Q: How many days a week does the development team practice?
A: The development team practices two days a week on Monday and Thursday from 4-6pm

Q: What is the cost?
A: The development team is $100 per month, and practices 3 months in the fall and 3 months in the spring. The competitive team is $175 per month for 12 months, with a 20% discount if paid all at one time.

Q: Does the team travel?
A: Yes, we travel around the region and make annual trips to Boston and San Diego.

Q: What is the difference between Novice and Varsity?
A: Novice is for first year rowers. The Varsity team is for second year rowers. Neither is dependent on age.

Q: How long is the season?
A: The Spring Season starts in January and runs through the first weekend in May and the fall season runs from the third weekend in August through the first weekend of December.

Q: Where do you practice?
A: We practice out of the Chesapeake Boathouse on the Oklahoma River in downtown Oklahoma City.

Q: What should my athlete wear to practice? Does he/she need to bring anything?
A: Your athlete should wear athletic clothing and be prepared to workout outside, if the weather permits. Make sure to bring sunscreen and a water bottle!

Q: Are there college scholarship opportunities available?
A: Yes, there are. Most scholarships are in women’s rowing, but there some for men’s rowing as well. Additionally, rowing can help your athlete get into college…colleges love rowers!

Q: Are there carpools set up?
A: Yes! We have many different carpools set up and we have athletes at the following schools:

Bethany HS, Bishop McGuinness HS, Casady HS, Central MS, Cimmaron MS, Classen SAS, Community Christian, Crossings Christian HS, Deer Creek MS, Deer Creek HS, Edmond Memorial HS, Edmond North HS, Edmond Public MS, Edmond Sante Fe HS, Harding Charter Prep HS, Harding Fine Arts HS, Heritage Hall HS, Highland East, ICMS, Midwest City HS, Moore HS, Mount St. Mary’s HS, Norman HS, Norman North HS, Oakdale MS, Virtual Academy, Piedmont HS, Sante Fe South HS, Sequoya MS, South Moore HS, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Eugene Catholic School, Summit MS, The Academy Classical Christian Studies, Westminster MS, Whittier MS, Yukon HS

Q: What if I want to be on the competitive team but can’t come to practice 6 days a week?
A: That’s totally fine! Our coaches are happy to accommodate different schedules, and will work with you individually to create a schedule that fits everyone’s needs.

Q: How do I sign up for the team?
A: To sign up, please email Brian Ebke, our Director of Junior Rowing.

 

Check out Rowing Terms and this Rowing 101 primer.