Curious about OKC RIVERSPORT Junior Crew? These FAQ’s will get you started!
Q: How many days a week does the competitive team practice?
A: The competitive team practices 6 days a week Monday-Friday 4-6pm and Saturday 9-11:30am.
Q: How many days a week does the development team practice?
A: The development team practices two days a week on Monday and Thursday from 4-6pm
Q: What is the cost?
A: The development team is $100 per month, and practices 3 months in the fall and 3 months in the spring. The competitive team is $175 per month for 12 months, with a 20% discount if paid all at one time.
Q: Does the team travel?
A: Yes, we travel around the region and make annual trips to Boston and San Diego.
Q: What is the difference between Novice and Varsity?
A: Novice is for first year rowers. The Varsity team is for second year rowers. Neither is dependent on age.
Q: How long is the season?
A: The Spring Season starts in January and runs through the first weekend in May and the fall season runs from the third weekend in August through the first weekend of December.
Q: Where do you practice?
A: We practice out of the Chesapeake Boathouse on the Oklahoma River in downtown Oklahoma City.
Q: What should my athlete wear to practice? Does he/she need to bring anything?
A: Your athlete should wear athletic clothing and be prepared to workout outside, if the weather permits. Make sure to bring sunscreen and a water bottle!
Q: Are there college scholarship opportunities available?
A: Yes, there are. Most scholarships are in women’s rowing, but there some for men’s rowing as well. Additionally, rowing can help your athlete get into college…colleges love rowers!
Q: Are there carpools set up?
A: Yes! We have many different carpools set up and we have athletes at the following schools:
Bethany HS, Bishop McGuinness HS, Casady HS, Central MS, Cimmaron MS, Classen SAS, Community Christian, Crossings Christian HS, Deer Creek MS, Deer Creek HS, Edmond Memorial HS, Edmond North HS, Edmond Public MS, Edmond Sante Fe HS, Harding Charter Prep HS, Harding Fine Arts HS, Heritage Hall HS, Highland East, ICMS, Midwest City HS, Moore HS, Mount St. Mary’s HS, Norman HS, Norman North HS, Oakdale MS, Virtual Academy, Piedmont HS, Sante Fe South HS, Sequoya MS, South Moore HS, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Eugene Catholic School, Summit MS, The Academy Classical Christian Studies, Westminster MS, Whittier MS, Yukon HS
Q: What if I want to be on the competitive team but can’t come to practice 6 days a week?
A: That’s totally fine! Our coaches are happy to accommodate different schedules, and will work with you individually to create a schedule that fits everyone’s needs.
Q: How do I sign up for the team?
A: To sign up, please email Brian Ebke, our Director of Junior Rowing.