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High School Varsity

Varsity Rowing

Once an athlete has gone through their novice year, they are considered Varsity, irrespective of age or ability.

The Men’s and Women’s Varsity teams are the most challenging programs at Norcal, and offer a culmination of the skills our athletes learn in previous seasons with the novice squads and middle school programs. The Varsity teams train with the goal of being competitive in the SW Region across a wide variety of boat classes. The strongest athletes on each team work to compete and win at the Junior National Championship Regatta.

Although the varsity team’s training is centered around competition, the true value of the team is in honing our athlete’s skills in responsibility, leadership, and teamwork, as well as giving them the knowledge to live healthy well-balanced lives when they move on to college. Athletes take the foundational rowing, strength, fitness, and mobility skills that they’ve learned over the previous seasons and expand on them to continue challenging themselves on a daily basis.

Practice Schedule, Winter/Spring 2019:

Winter/Spring Semester: Monday, January 1st to Saturday, May 10th.
Varsity Women:
Mon: 5-7am
Tue, Wed, Thur: 4:10-6:40 pm
Fri: 5-7am
Saturday: 7:00-10:30am

Varsity Men:
Tue: 5-7am
Mon, Wed, Thur: 4:10-6:40 pm
Fri: 5-7am
Saturday: 7:30-11:00am


The cost of the fall and spring competitive seasons are $1750 per season. Financial assistance is available.


Gym clothes and running shoes/socks. Recommended: hat, sunscreen, reusable water bottle, sunglasses, windbreaker, and water-resistant sweats in cold weather.

Forms & Documents

Norcal Crew Athlete Forms (572k)
Please download, fill out, and bring these forms to the first day of Norcal Recreational or Competitive programs.

Competitive/Rec Team Financial Application (53k)
Application to apply for financial aid towards the dues of the Competitive and Rec teams.

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