Juniors Season Details and Registration Fall 2023


Maine Coast Rowing Association offers year-round rowing training and racing opportunities to students in the 7th – 12th grade. We are excited to begin the Fall 2023 season to continue building our momentum and community from the Maine Coast 2023 season into Fall 2023 as we look ahead to the upcoming year and defend our 2023 Maine State Team Championship title. Please join us for Fall 2023. Both new and experienced rowers are welcome.

During the first part of our season at Maine Coast, we will focus on improving and teaching technique as we begin base-level distance training to prepare for the Fall 3-mile “Head Races”. From there as we will continue to build our rowers' speed and strength on the water, with supplemental ergometer training, bodywork, and running to build aerobic resilience, explosive power, and mental fortitude.  Utilizing concepts of mobility and mindfulness, we want to focus on preparing for the competitive racing part of the fall season and beyond while creating a strong 5k background for all rowers, especially those on the collegiate track with plans to row at the college or university level.

Additionally, our athletes will receive personal training plans tailored to their goals with specific strength and fitness markers in addition to the daily training support and supervision of guided exercise form development.  On the ergometer, we will work on maintaining and improving form fundamentals with a disciplined rowing base technique that is critical to maintaining good form in the boat.


Wednesday, August 30th to Friday, November 10th

**Parents Meeting:  Thursday, August 31st at 6:00 pm, Pinette's Landing, Brunswick



5 days/week

Tuesday to Friday 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Saturdays 8:00 am to 11:00 am

See Regatta Information Page for more information on the regatta schedule.


Additional Information and Expectations:

Fees include all race fees, excluding the Head of Charles boats.

Parents are expected to attend the Parents Meeting at the beginning of the season.

Fees include an end-of-season banquet to be held during the last week of the season.

Fundraising participation is required and includes the Cow Island Regatta (Saturday, September 16th) and the Fall Pie Sale to assist in equipment development, scholarship money, and to supplement Juniors operational expenditures.

All parents are part of the Parents Boosters and are expected to assist during the season with food donations, transportation, and fundraising.

Regular attendance and communication of absences are expected.


Seasoned Rowers:  $900

First Season Rowers / Full-time Coxswains / Managers:  $600



Early Bird Discount of $50/participant if paid in full by September 1

Multi-Child Discount of $50/second child and $100/third child

MCRA is fully committed to ensuring that all who want to row can take part in our program.  Limited financial aid is available each season to help those with the greatest need.  If you anticipate that you will apply for financial aid, please reach out to MCRA Director and Head Coach, David Spraker, as soon as possible to discuss the process.  All discussions are private and confidential with our scholarship review team.


Payment Plan:

Fees may be paid in two equal installments due September 1 and October 1.

Juniors Schedule


Prior to completing the registration link, you must have an active USRowing membership.

A current USRowing number and the expiration date will be required to complete the registration.  If you do not have a current USRowing membership, follow the link below. The MCRA Club Code is F6VF3.

USRowing Membership