Varsity & Novice teams

COmpetitive Development

The Competitive Development Team is open to  athletes who, based on the recommendation of the coaching staff would benefit from a training schedule focused on improving fitness and technique. This is an excellent option for high school aged athletes who are new to the sport and would like to try out rowing OR for eight grade athletes who would like to increase their exposure and rowing time. If you are currently participating in one of our other programs please talk to your coach about whether or not this is the right program for you. If you are not currently enrolled in any of our programs or have questions please contact Scott Branscomb for more details. In the fall and spring the team trains 3 days a week with a combined program of on the water workouts geared toward fitness and technique, and dry-land workouts to increase fitness and strength. In the winter athletes train indoors 4 days a week with a combination of workouts on the rowing machine, calisthenics, strength training, flexibility and injury prevention.  While the competitive team does not race the goal is to prepare athletes to be ready to train and compete with the High School Program in future seasons.
Winter 2018-2019 Schedule:

  • November 26th- February 8th
  • Monday-Thursday
  • 6:15-7:30 PM

Spring 2019 Schedule:

  • March 18th-June 3rd
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • 5:30-7:30 PM
    • Race Weekend
    • USRowing B/C Championships
      • May 31st-June 2nd

The Varsity and Novice Programs includes all high school athletes (9th,10th, 11th & 12th grade) who meet the standards outlined by the coaching staff for the current season. This includes athletes who have not yet rowed and/or raced (Novice) but are interested in, excited and capable of handling the learning curve and demands of the program.The fall and spring programs focus on teaching proper rowing technique, necessary skills for improving boat speed on the water along with dry-land training focusing on strength, fitness, flexibility and injury prevention. This is a competitive program where athletes have the opportunity to race in several regional regattas each season. If you have any questions please contact Robert Montague (Men's Team) or Heidi Hunsberger (Women's Team).

In the fall we also offer an evaluation period for athletes who are new to the sport and the team. This is an opportunity to learn what the upcoming season will be like and to get a valuable introduction to our team and the physical demands of the sport of rowing. After the evaluation period athletes will be asked to meet with our coaches to discuss individual goals and our coaches recommendations. Coaches will recommend participation in Varsity/ Novice program or Competitive Development program (see description below).

Athletes will need to have their registration and high school physical forms on file to participate in pre-season/ evaluation period. Upon completion of the evaluation period, athletes who are new to Greenwich Crew will be assigned to the appropriate program.

Scholarships are available, please check here.

  • Novice  (athletes who have not competed in a regatta, who have not competed for a full calendar year or athletes with no prior experience) will be asked to participate in an evaluation period

Winter 2018-2019 Season:

  • Dates: November 26th - February 8th (No practice December 24th-January 1st)
    • ​Women's Team:
      • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 4:00-6:00 PM
      • Wednesday 5:45-7:15AM
      • Saturday 7-10AM
    • ​​​Men's Team
      • ​Monday-Friday 4:00-6:00 PM
      • Saturday 7-10AM

Spring 2019 Season:

  • Dates: February 27th-May 20th**
    • ​Athletes who qualify for Youth Nationals will extend their season through June 9th
  • Men, Women and Novice Team Athletes:
    • ​​Monday-Friday 4:00-6:30 PM
    • Saturday 6:45-9:45AM
      • ​Race Schedule:
        • Scrimmage April 6th (Men's Team)
        • Scrimmage April 14th (Women's Team)
        • Mercer Sprints April 19th-20th
        • Saratoga Invite April 27th-28th
        • Hustle on the Hilltop May 5th
        • Northeast Regional Championship May 18th-19th
        • B/C National Championsips June 2nd-3rd
        • Youth Nationals (Pending Qualification) June 7th-9th