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COMMENCEMENT BAY ROWING CLUB

Community Rowing in Lakewood, Washington

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Juniors Spring Season 2023

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 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: anyone who previously qualified as a novice, rising 8th graders, and youth up to and including seniors in high school.



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.


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 21, 2023
  • End: May 21, 2023
  • Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 
  • Time: 3:45 - 5:45 p.m.*

*The practice time listed above will be in effect until the end of daylight savings time (March 12, 2023).


Spring Regatta Schedule

  • March 19 - Burton Beach Invite, Vashon Island, WA
  • April 1 - Scrimmage with Olympia Area Rowing - Location TBD
  • April 15-16* - Covered Bridge Eugene, OR
  • April 22 - Lake Stevens Sprints Lake Stevens, WA
  • May 19-21* - 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 $715.

This fee reflects no change from the 2022 Spring Season.

* Please see "Registration and Payment" below for full member participation requirements and fee details.



Questions?

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.


Spring Season Registration and Fees

Registration

  • Registration will open on February 8, 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 - $715

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

Additional Fees

The season fee does not include the following:

  • US Rowing Membership ($50.00)
  • CBRC Annual dues ($50.00)
  • Team Clothing Fees (variable)
  • Regatta Travel Costs (variable)

USRowing Membership

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

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

  • Basic plus Regatta membership costs $40.00 is required to participate in US Rowing sanctioned regattas
  • 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.

  • Parents are expected to help with at least one CBRC event or committee, for example: manning the food tent at regattas.
  • The minimum expected contribution is 3 or more hours per season.

 


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.


Support CBRC by donating here.

Contact Us

Email: commencementbayrowingclub@gmail.com

Facebook: @combayrow

Instagram: @commencementbayrowingclub

Twitter: @combayrow


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

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

Contact Us

CBRC

PO Box 99512 
Lakewood, Washington 98496

Email: [email protected]

CBRC

PO Box 99512 
Lakewood, Washington 98496

Email: [email protected]
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