WANTED: Adult Novice Team Athletes!

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This co-ed, coached program focuses on increasing fitness and technical skills, equipment handling and water safety. Basic rowing skills are taught and technical development is encouraged. Boat handling skills on land and on the water are taught, along with water safety, general fitness, flexibility, strength training and injury prevention. Learning to scull and cox will be included at this level. Competitive racing is available in the Spring and Summer. Following a year in on the Novice team, athletes move to the Intermediate team.

Start Date: October 1st @ 6:45am

See our Adult Novice Team Welcome Letter with more information from Coach Felix!


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Hey, Alumni!

We want to stay connected with our past athletes. Did you row for the MRA?


Marin Rowing Junior Novice Team Tryouts!

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Men's Novice Team tryouts will begin at 4pm on Monday, August 22.

Women's Novice Team tryouts will begin at 4pm on Tuesday, September 6.

Open to athletes 13 years-old and above, the boys and girls novice rowing teams are for anyone in their first year of rowing. The ideal rower size is 5'6" or taller for girls and 5'10" or taller for boys. The goal for coxswains is to be 110lbs or less for girls and under 120lbs for boys. Tryouts are held each year at the beginning of the fall school semester and last about 2 weeks. Once athletes have made the team, they will learn the fundamentals of rowing technique and racing to prepare them to advance to the varsity team the following year. The novice teams practice 5 days/week throughout the fall and 6 days/week in the spring. Weekday practices are 4-6:30pm. Saturday morning practices are 9-11:30am. The season runs August-May. Novice athletes may play a fall sport!

You do not need to pre-register for tryouts. Just bring the forms below to your first day!

Novice Team Tryout Registration