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Juniors Spring Season 2024

Season Overview

The Juniors team at CBRC is built around the core values of teamwork, sportsmanship, hard work, and accountability. At the heart of our program is the singular goal to give youth in the Greater Tacoma, Federal Way, and south Sound area the very best opportunities to not only excel at an athletic endeavor but to grow into healthy, capable adults and citizens.

The Juniors team at CBRC is open to a wide breadth of ages: from rising 8th graders, anyone who previously qualified as a novice, and youth up to and including seniors in high school.

rower carrying a single scull

Novice and Varsity Programs

Our program is split into two categories: 

1. Novice: Your first competitive year of rowing is considered your novice season. This is your time to learn the ins-and-outs of the sport. After racing in a USRowing-sanctioned regatta (Northwest Regional Championships), you are no longer a novice and officially become a varsity rower. Novice seasons are fun and where many people begin to strengthen relationships with their teammates!

2. Varsity: This is where the competition really gets ramped up. Expectations are higher, attendance becomes even more crucial, and the races become a lot tighter. While there is always an element of learning, your varsity seasons are where that learning really starts to pay off.

quad rowing on American Lake

Practice Calendar

All practices will be held at the CBRC boathouse or on the water at Harry Todd Park and American Lake in Tillicum, WA. 

  • Start: February 12, 2024
  • End: May 19, 2024
  • Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 
  • Time: 3:45 - 5:45 p.m.

Spring Regatta Schedule

  • March 17 - Burton Beach Invitational - Vashon Island, WA
  • TBD (Late March or early April) - Home Scrimmage - American Lake, Lakewood, WA
  • April 13-14* - Covered Bridge - Eugene, OR
  • April 20 - Lake Stevens Sprints - Lake Stevens, WA
  • May 4 - Opening Day - Montlake Cut, Seattle, WA
  • May 17-19* - Youth Regionals - Vancouver Lake, WA
* These regattas require travel and lodging. The fees for each are TBD.

Fees and Requirements

The participation fee for Junior Spring Season is $800.

* Please see "Registration and Payment" below for full member participation requirements and fee details. Full and partial scholarships are available to those who qualify.


Please don’t hesitate to reach out to [email protected] or [email protected] for further inquiries (please include in your subject line: Attention Juniors Rowing Coach)

Registration and Payment

General Participation Requirements

Registration is required for all athletes participating in rowing at CBRC.

  1. Each rower is required to register online before participating in each rowing season.
  2. Athletes must also hold a current USRowing membership, have their member number available, and sign a USRowing online waiver.
  3. Finally, please sign and submit the Declaration of Swimming ability waiver found at the end of the Spring Season guide. If you are not certain your swimming skills, we will help arrange swimming lessons. For more information contact our juniors head coach at [email protected].

Spring Season Registration and Fees


  • Registration will open on December 17, 2023
  • Please complete your registration by Friday, March 15, 2023
  • New to CBRC? Create an account by clicking "Register" at the top of this page
  • Returning rowers: click "Login" at the top of this page
  • You may choose the "Pay by Check" option to make payment arrangements or pay the total by check

Spring Season Fee - $800

The season fee covers club operating costs, including practice costs, coaching, payroll taxes, launch gas, repair costs, regatta registration fees, insurance, etc.

Additional Fees

The season fee does not include the following:

  • US Rowing Membership ($55.00)
  • CBRC Annual dues ($50.00)
  • Team Clothing Fees (variable)*
  • Regatta Travel Fees and Costs (variable)* CBRC is committed to continually fund raise to help lower the cost of travel, food and lodging for overnight regattas. CBRC with the help of our parent volunteers, arranges team travel, housing and most meals 

* For guidance only: 2023 team clothing: (cold weather top and bottoms) $150; Covered Bridge $310, NW Regionals $350.

USRowing Membership

A USRowing membership is required for participation in rowing at CBRC.

To obtain a USRowing member number, please visit USRowing Membership.

  • Champ membership costs $55.00 is required to participate in US Rowing sanctioned regattas, and regional and national championships
  • US Rowing memberships are good for one year from the date of purchase

CBRC Membership

Annual CBRC membership dues are $50.

Payment is due upon registration for Spring season unless you have already paid with winter season registration or with rack rental, (This applies to youth who store their shell in the Masters Bay at the Boathouse).

Parent Volunteer Commitment

Volunteering is essential to the success of all of our programs at CBRC. We rely heavily on our parents to keep our Juniors program running well.

  • Parents are in charge of running the team tent at regattas, fundraising, and coordinating travel. All parents are expected to volunteer to help keep the team operating smoothly

  •  Parents are expected to help with at least one CBRC event or committee, for example: manning the food tent at regattas


Optional Equipment Replacement or Program Support Donation

 When you register, you can choose to donate $50 or $100 to support CBRC equipment and programs. 

  • Yes, please accept my donation of _____; or No, thank you.

Need-Based Scholarships

At CBRC we are deeply committed to providing a rowing experience to all area youth. Scholarship applications are confidentially accepted and welcomed on a need basis.

Please see our Youth Rowing Scholarship page for more information.

Support CBRC by donating here.

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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 99512
Lakewood, WA 98496

Boathouse Address:
8928 N Thorne Lane SW
Lakewood, WA 98498

Contact Us


PO Box 99512 
Lakewood, Washington 98496

Email: [email protected]


PO Box 99512 
Lakewood, Washington 98496

Email: [email protected]
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