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We’re so excited to see everyone back on the water for our 2020 Fall season. [Register Here]

While our plans for the fall aren’t solidified yet, we are working very hard to optimize our fall season for our athletes. In order to set a schedule we must know the school schedules and the plans they are making. We also need to know what size boats we can use this fall and that also plays a huge determination in our scheduling, etc. This fall there will be no big racing, but we are hoping to host some small races on our home water to give the race experience to all.

Due to COVID-19, at the present time it is not possible to provide rowing in the traditional structure. The safety and well-being of the athletes is Norcal’s highest priority.  Norcal intends to provide our rowers with a modified schedule in full compliance with San Mateo County Health guidelines. 

Some things to know as we move into the fall. Due to COVID 19:

  • Rowers will be placed into groups with a maximum of 12-15.
  • Rowers will practice only within their own group.
  • Coaches will be given training on how to facilitate social distancing on land
  • Athletes who join Norcal cannot participate in any other camp, team or organized group that meets in-person (unless and until guidelines change).
  • Norcal Group formations will prioritize time requests due to school commitments. 
  • With no competitions in the foreseeable future, groups will be formed to enable learning and growth in the sport of rowing. 
  • If County health guidelines change, we will move quickly to modify the structure of the team.

Tuition and Fees

We’ve made changes to our tuition model in response to parent feedback.  In the past, Norcal charged base tuition in the Fall and Spring. In addition to base tuition, families were asked to pay for other required expenses on an ad hoc basis for things like uniforms, all-team trips, etc.  The constant requests for payment were draining to our parent community and were an administrative burden for our coaching staff.

In 2021/21, your tuition will include all of the following expenses:

  • Coaching fees
  • Boathouse operating costs
  • All-team regattas*
  • Banquet for athletes
  • Required uniforms
  • Training trip
  • Busses to specific local regattas

*Exceptions: To make the fees fair to all, the fees for the select-boats regattas are not covered by general tuition. Southwest Championships are also not covered in our base fee. This regatta can cost between $350 and $450 for each rower to attend.  This is our last big race of the year.

While you will see a bump in our fees for the increased cost of coach salaries, boathouse operating expenses and regattas, the cost for each season of rowing ($2,600 plus credit card fees) is commensurate with prior fees, when all payments are considered.  Norcal Crew’s total program fees remain competitive with other regional programs.

Please contact director@norcalcrew.org if the fees are not attainable for your family.  Full and partial scholarships are confidentially available.

Tuition covers the costs to run the Norcal program, but all equipment purchases and infrastructure improvements are made possible through our fundraisers. The ability to purchase new equipment and improve club infrastructure allows Norcal to compete at the highest levels in the nation. Every family will be requested to participate in fundraising efforts.  

Thank you for supporting Norcal and your rower.  The impact that rowing has on our high schoolers’ lives is both incredible and indelible: from the obvious benefits of daily workouts to their physical wellbeing to the phenomenal impact on focus, determination, tenacity and leadership.  We look forward to working with all of our athletes as they realize these benefits now and as they move into college and their professional lives.

REGISTER HERE for Fall 2020