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BIR Juniors – Spring Season 2020

Welcome new and returning rowers and their families to our 2020 spring season! The BIR Spring Juniors Program focuses on short races and concludes with the USRowing Northwest Youth Championship regatta in Vancouver, WA. Rowers who qualify at this regional regatta may be invited to participate in USRowing’s Youth Nationals in June. Between now and June our goal is to have a fun, challenging, and fulfilling season both on the water and off.

Orientation

All rowers and parents must attend the Spring Orientation meeting. Important information is shared for both new and returning rowers. Rowing is a club sport not directly affiliated with Bainbridge High School and is open to all BHS students in grades 9-12, as well as athletes from other school districts. All rowers will get a T-shirt at the event.

  • Where: Woodward Middle School (WMS) Library
  • When: Wednesday, January 29, at 7:30 pm for all rowers

Rowers interested in lightweight rowing during the spring 2020 season are expected to attend an additional meeting. This will be an opportunity to hear from coaches about new USRowing rules and procedures for lightweight rowers and to ask questions. Parents are encourage to attend as well.

  • Where: TBD
  • When: Thursday, January 23, 7:30-8:30 pm

Fees

Annual Dues: BIR annual dues for 2020 will be $90 and will cover the entire calendar year.

Program Fees: $855 for all Junior rowers.

Regatta Fees: 2020 regatta fees are still to be determined, as we are considering hosting a local regatta in lieu of traveling to one of the regattas we normally attend each year. Regatta fees will fall between $900 and $945. Once determined, regatta fees will be paid separately from program fees, payable via iCrew on Friday, March 29. Regatta fees include the cost of meals for regatta participants and for food tent volunteers during their work shift. For all others, a $5/day meal payment is required.

USRowing Annual Fees: In addition to BIR annual dues, program fees, and regatta fees, all rowers must have paid the USRowing membership fee. See the Juniors General Information page for more information.

Payment Plans: As BIR is providing an 11 week lag between the payment of  program fees and regatta fees this year, no additional payment plans will be offered.

Fee Payment: See the Juniors Registration page for full information and guidance about how to pay fees each season.

Fee Refunds: BIR recognizes that most new rowers have never been in a rowing shell before, so they may not know if rowing is the right sport for them before registering. Therefore, we offer the opportunity to receive a full or partial refund of fees, in order to allow young athletes the chance to ‘try before they buy’:

Weeks 1-2: Full refund
Weeks 3-4: 50% refund
Weeks 5+: No refunds

Scholarships: Scholarships may be available to Junior rowers based on need and funding availability. Visit the Scholarships page for details.

Registration

Please visit the Juniors Registration page to review participation requirements and complete the registration steps.

Questions? Please email the Junior Registrar at registrar@bainbridgerowing.org.

Practice Schedule

Practices are held Monday through Friday at Waterfront Park.

VARSITY

This week (February 3-7): 

Varsity girls 3:30 – 5:00 every day.

Starting next week (February 10):

ALL coxswains at 3:00 Mondays (and Mondays only)

All varsity GIRLS at 3:00 Mondays as well for ERGing

All OTHER ROWERS (boys and novices) at 3:40 for short team meeting and rowing

Varsity Boys: Monday – Friday, 3:40 – 6:10

Varsity Girls: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 3:40 – 6:10; Wednesday, 3:40 – 4:45

NOVICE

Starting February 11:

Coxswains: Monday 3:00 – 3:30

Boys & Girls: Monday – Friday, 3:40 – 6:10

NOTE: There are no practices during Midwinter Break, 2/17 – 2/21 and Spring Break, 4/6 – 4/10.

Important note about parking: Drop-off and pick-up are not permitted on Brien Drive because of congestion problems. Please drop off rowers along Bjune Drive instead. As necessary, instruct rowers to wait near the Waterfront Park playground for pick-up along Bjune after practice.

Scrimmage & Regatta Schedule

BIR Juniors will participate in multiple scrimmages, single-day regattas, and multi-day regattas in the Spring 2020 season.

For this year’s current, updated event list, please head on over to the Juniors Regatta Schedule.

All, please not that all Junior rowers and parents must agree to the BIR Travel & SafeSport Policy before they can participate in out of town regattas.

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