Getting Started

Please read through all of the information on this page. There are specific requirements that must be satisfied for Loudoun County Public Schools, US Rowing and the crew team.

Dues for 2024 season are $1500 per athlete. The first installment of $750 is due February 26th and the final installment of $750 is due March 15th. No refunds will be issued after March 15th.

What’s included in the dues

Cost includes use of equipment, regatta entry fees, and the hospitality tent at races (food for athletes and families) as well as transportation for local regattas held at Sandy Run Park (Occoquan). It DOES NOT include the cost of winter training (below) or uniforms (information on purchasing uniforms will be provided) or US Rowing membership (below).

In addition each rower’s parent(s) must volunteer with the club in some form. We need parents to drive carpool to practices and regattas, contribute to the hospitality tent at races, as well as assist the head coach. No coaching or rowing experience is necessary to help out! A complete list of the volunteer opportunities will be published on this website shortly.

If you have questions about the program or any of these steps you can contact us using the online form. 

Sign up for winter training
Our winter training program will take place at the new Maverick Rowing Center in Lansdowne. We’re excited that this year’s program will offer athletes both tank and erg training sessions! All athletes should register for winter training at the Maverick Rowing website
Important Program Details:
  • Training starts January 8 and runs for (8 weeks) ending on February 15th.
  • Monday through Thursday before and/or after school training sessions offered
  • Athletes may sign up for a max of two training sessions per day
  • Advance sign up required for all training sessions
  • Pricing information is available on the Maverick website
Complete all LCPS requirements

Required forms must be submitted to LCPS for all athletes. Detailed instructions are available online.

  1. Register the student with LCPS for Crew – Registrations are online
  2. Submit completed LCPS sports physicals Please scan and email the physical to the Riverside Athletic Director.
  3. Any athlete who wishes to tryout for the team must have all Loudoun County Public School requirements completed and turned in prior to February 19th.
  4. NO ATHLETIC FEE is payable to the school for Crew participants.
Sign up for tryouts

Tryouts will be held on February 19, 20 and 21 after school starting at 4:30pm each of the three days. You MUST attend all 3 days of tryouts. 

The team roster will be announced during school on Thursday, February 22.

Sign up for tryouts online.

Go to the registration page and submit your information. The cost per student to row is $1030 or $818 for each sibling.

Pass a basic swimming proficiency test

Basic swimming proficiency is required for all athletes. This is a requirement from US Rowing. If you are new to the team and have never had a swim test for crew you must sign up to take a test. The test will be scheduled on two days, Saturday, February 24th and Sunday, February 25th at the Lansdowne Potomac Club indoor pool. Please sign up for either day or contact us to schedule an alternate day/time if you are unable to attend either day.

Join US Rowing's basic membership

am will register and pay the initial $25.00 fee for US Rowing Membership for new athletes. If you are an existing member with US Rowing, either from your participation in a previous season or on another crew team you must login to your US Rowing account and make sure that:

  1. Your dues are paid in full.
  2. Any outstanding USRowing requirements are completed including Safesport training for anyone over 18yrs of age.

*The USRowing club code for Riverside Crew  is 7UL8W.

Sign Up for Notifications

Stay up to date on all news and information by joining the Facebook group and join the Remind class (class code @rvhscrew).

Parent & Athlete Manual

Coaches have put together a complete manual for athletes and parents. Information about the sport as well as our team is documented for your reference.