Colorado Junior Crew

2021 Skills Development Summer Program



Colorado Junior Crew

Skill DevelopmenT

Information and Registration

CJC's new Skills Development program is designed for athletes who have on water rowing experience.  The weekly sessions focus middle and high school-age kids (13-18) to learn critical skills sets and advance far enough along to pass the "Captain's Test".

Sessions are offered four days each week during each program (Monday-Thursday) from 7:00 - 9:30 am at the Boulder Reservoir.  Holiday weeks will be three day sessions (Tuesday-Monday).


Enrollment is limited in each session.  CJC will require a minimum number of participants in order for the courses to be conducted.  


Single Sculling 101.  This course aims to empower athletes by teaching the basic fundamentals of rowing a single scull.  The  course will teach the essentials of the "Captain's Test" which is a requirement for rowing independently and/or racing in a single sculling event.  Athletes must have successfully completed the LTR courses or participated in 2021 CJC Spring Season.  The class size is limited to 4/session.


Captains Test Requirements:
Get boat in and out of rack with hitting anything
Demonstrate boat prep and ability to fix minor repair issues
Carry boat by yourself with full control
Correct launching/ docking procedures on the water and the dock. Must be able to do standing shove and from both sides of the dock.
Boat maneuevers- spinning in both directions/ backing with full slide/"empty stroke steering"/ docking- stern first
Steering- must be able to steer course "blind" for 2'
Rowing skills: 10 consecutive square blade rowing
Demonstrate post row procedure- clean the boat, fix minor repairs issues, strapping down the boat
Flip test- be able to get back into the shell
Emergency Evacuation procedure- What are the steps and why?


Pairs 101.   This small course is similar to SCULLING 101 in that it inspires growth and confidence in athletes by teaching the essential skill set of THE most challenging sweep boat:  the pair (two rowers each with one oar).  The class is limited to six participants.


2021 Skills Development Schedule 7:00 - 9:30 AM

Session Dates # Mtgs Fee Status
1 June 1-3 3 $190 Closed
2 June 7 - 10 4 $250 Closed
3 June 14 - 17 4 $250 Single Scull Closed
4 June 21 - 24 4 $250 Open
5 June 28 - July 1 4 $250 Open
6 July 6-8 3 $190 Open
7 July 12 - 15 4 $250 Open
8 July 19 - 22 4 $250 Open
9 July 26 - 29 4 $250 Open
10 Aug 2 - 5 4 $250 Open

Registrations after closing date may be accommodated on a space-available basis. An additional $50 per session fee may apply.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Effective June 7, 2021, all CJC staff and athletes must be fully vaccinated* to row.   Proof of vaccination must be sent to CJC prior the first day of practice.  Certain medical exemptions will be considered at the discretion of CJC Safety Officer, provided a doctor's note is given.   Unvaccinated person will row in singles, remain masked on land if not social distanced, and will not travel with team. Please note that unvaccinated athletes may be subject to additional restrictions if local COVID-19 rates increase, or if there is an update to local or CDC guidelines.

Boulder Reservoir Summer Access Fee

NEW FOR SUMMER 2021:  Boulder Parks and Recreation have instituted a new fee structure for Summer 2021 (May 28 - Sept 6).  "Fees will be collected for each person entering Boulder Reservoir including runners, walkers and cyclists."  CJC athletes participating over the summer must pay the access fee.  The reservoir access fee is not included in the CJC program fee.  You may read more about the entry fees here:

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