Available Programs

2022-2023 Junior Rowing Team

New and experienced rowers in 8th-12 grades
Add to My CalendarSep 10, 2022-May 08, 2023
Last Date to register: Tuesday, February 28th, 2023


Welcome to the

2022 - 2023 RCRC Junior Rowing Team



Please review all of the information below regarding joining the RCRC Junior Rowing Team.

If you have any questions reach out to Head Coach Arthur Ericsson at [email protected]



SAFETY REMINDER: drive COUNTERCLOCKWISE in the lower lot to drop off and pick up athletes. Do not stop and wait in the driveway; only wait in designated parking spaces. Additional parking is available in the upper parking lot. All Junior Team athletes must park in the upper lot. DRIVE SLOW FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR ATHLETES - 10MPH MAX ON THE ROAD AND SLOWER IN THE PARKING LOT.  Thank you.




2022-2023 Schedule


Pre-season meeting: Tuesday August 30, 2022 5:30 - 6:30pm RSVP Here


First day of practice: Tuesday September 6, 2022 Due to heat, the season will start on Saturday September 10, 2022


Practice and season schedule are posted on the RCRC website.





Registration Process

Novice athletes

If your athlete is new to RCRC, please complete the three items listed below and they will be ready to attend practice. New athletes should not complete online registration prior to trying out practices - come meet the team and try the sport!


1. Sign up for the 2 week trial


2. Attend pre-season meeting (see RSVP above). Meeting is designed for parents but athletes are welcome to attend.


3. Turn in a 2022-2023 Emergency Form/Medical Waiver. If you prefer to print a hardcopy, a PDF version is available on the website


As the 2 Week Trial concludes, new athletes will be invited to officially join the team and provided with instructions to complete online registration.


Varsity athletes

Returning athletes must complete 3 items before attending practice:


1. Register online for the 2022-2023 season: after reviewing the information on this page, click the green ‘register now’ button at the bottom of this page.


2. Turn in a 2022-2023 Emergency Form/Medical Waiver: a PDF version is available on the website.


3. Review the Junior Team Handbook: the handbook is also posted on the website. Online registration will require initialing that you and your athlete agree to abide by the handbook.


Please join the pre-season meeting. RSVP is above.




Junior Team Dues & Other Costs


1. 2022-2023 Junior Rowing Team dues: $1,950 for Varsity (returning) and Novice (first year) rowers and coxswains.


Mid-season registration: dues may be prorated for athletes who begin rowing after September 2022.


Sibling Credit: families with two or more athletes on the Junior Team may apply a 10% sibling credit to the second athlete's registration. Please email Holly prior to registering, [email protected]


Scholarships: Scholarships are available on a financial-need basis. For more information about scholarship support for participation in RCRC rowing, please contact RCRC Treasurer Robin Madsen at [email protected] Download an application here


Dues pay our coaches for the instruction and team coordination they provide; cover racing fees and transportation of equipment for local and regional races; contribute to equipment and facility maintenance and repairs; provide members with USRowing membership and insurance; and contribute to management of the Junior program and Club.


2. Racing uniform: ~ $80.00. Uniforms should last for several seasons. Other optional RCRC apparel will be available at an additional cost but only the racing uniform is required.


3. 2022-2023 Fundraising Commitment: $225 per athlete


Mid-season Fundraising Commitment: athletes who join RCRC after the Row-a-thon fundraiser in late fall 2022 are committed to raising $125.


Athletes who have not raised their commitment amount by April 21, 2023 will be asked to pay the difference.


Fundraising is what keeps our dues as affordable as possible. If we succeed as a team on our fundraisers we will first and foremost be able to cover our expenses and keep dues low, but hopefully be able to then help fund things that can further enhance the rowers’ experience such as equipment (boats, oars, ergs, etc), buses for away travel, attendance at more regattas, and a host of other opportunities as they arise.


We have been able to keep annual dues low and still purchase equipment, which our current rowers use, due to past fundraising efforts. Fundraising is an essential part of our program to support our current rowers and pass this support on to future rowers.


There will be several opportunities during the year to help accomplish this goal however the main opportunity for your athlete to reach their fundraising commitment is the annual Row-A-Thon in late fall. 


4. Select Regatta - athlete fee: expenses may incur for athletes attending a 'select' regatta. Regattas which all squads attend are included in membership dues. Approximate costs for 'select' regattas are:


Annual Travel Regatta (select varsity athletes): ~$700


USRowing Youth Nationals (select & qualifying athletes): ~$1,500 - $3,000 (depending on if location requires the team to fly)





Dues Policies


1. Membership dues are annual, non-refundable, and not prorated for athletes who leave the team before the end of the season.


2. Early season drop date: athletes who choose not to continue rowing beyond September 2022 must notify RCRC before October 2, 2022 to cancel their membership and the remaining dues installments. This means that athletes who drop before October 2 will have paid the initial deposit of $200 but are released from all future dues installments.





Standard Payment Schedules


When starting in September all dues payment schedules charge an initial installment of $200, which covers rowing through September 2022.


1. Two Installments:

$200 upon registration

$1,750 on 10/2/2022


2. Four Installments: 

$200 upon registration

$600 on 10/2/2022

$600 on 11/15/2022

$550 on 1/15/2023


Your credit card will be automatically charged on the installment dates listed above and you will be sent an email confirmation of payment.


Email Assistant Director Holly to inquire about an alternate installment plan.


Varsity Women: $1,950.00
Varsity Men: $1,950.00
Novice Women: $1,950.00
Novice Men: $1,950.00
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Facility Address:
RCRC Boathouse
2901 Industrial Blvd. (use 3035 Industrial Blvd. in mapping apps)
West Sacramento CA, 95691
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River City Rowing Club
PO Box 980401 (boathouse location: 2901 Industrial Blvd.)
West Sacramento, CA 95798

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 916-741-3709
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Download Forms

File Name: Description:
Download this Form Jr. Emergency and Medical Form 2020-2021.pdf RCRC Junior Crew Waiver/Emergency Form
Download this Form RCRC Waiver.pdf RCRC Basic Waiver
Download this Form RCRCRefundRegandPrivacyPolicy.pdf Refund, Registration, and Privacy Policy
Download this Form Boat Storage Contract - RCRC.pdf RCRC Boat Storage Contract
Download this Form RCRC Team Boats: High Contact Sport Informed Consent.pdf RCRC High Contact Sport/Team Boat form