High School Novice

2019 & 2020 CCR High School Novice Program



Students in their first year of high school rowing no matter what grade, age or prior middle school experience are classified as novices.  

Based on performance, novices may be moved to the varsity program during the fall.

All novices are eligible for any varsity boats after the completion of their fall season.

Novices are welcomed to join CCR anytime up to Spring Break 2020.


  • Beginning rowers will start a Monday/Wednesday, Tuesday/Thursday rotation mirroring the varsity squads based on gender starting on Tuesday, September 3.
  • Friday practice is optional until November 8th and will be held at Lake Hall. 
  • Novice Women: Meridian Park on Monday/Wednesday; Lake Hall on Tuesday/Thursday.
  • Novice Men: Lake Hall on Monday/Wednesday; Meridian Park on Tuesday/Thursday.
  • Practices run 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Program Description

  • To introduce high school students to the sport of rowing
  • To develop skills and technique progressively
  • To prepare new rowers for the physical demands of the spring racing schedule
  • Build positive self-esteem through discipline and structure
  • Foster patience, strength, and the value of commitment to self and others
  • Emphasize academics, college planning, and personal growth.



Dues and Fees:

Novice High School Rowers: 

  • A one-time yearly registration fee of $199 
  • Monthly Dues are $299, billed on the 1st of each month, for 9 months. (August-April).    
  • Dues include everything- Equipment use, regatta transportation, regatta lodging, coaches salary, entry fees and more.       


Practice Location:

Water Practices are held at Maclay Gardens State Park on beautiful Lake Hall. 

3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309

Land Practices are held at Meridian Park Sports Complex.

4488 N. Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida 32312
Located in between The Farm and ForestMeadows
When you enter, follow the fence line around the soccer and 
baseball fields. The erg home is located toward the exit of the park.


Receipt of the signed Maclay Gardens Use of Facilities Agreement & a current Annual Physical Form signed by a physician is required to complete registration.

Park passes will be issued to all registered rowers.


Required Forms: 

There are 5 waivers included in the registration that will be signed electronically.  

Additionally, there are 2 forms that you MUST print and return to complete your registration (see below).

These forms can either be scanned and emailed to or mailed to 1400 Village Square, #3-310, Tallahassee, FL 32312.


Remind Me Text Alerts:

Stay up to date on news, updates and practice location changes through our text alert system.

Text: "@ccrhsm" to 81010 for Men's Team

Text: "@ccrhsw" to 81010 for Women's Team

Text: "@ccrmsf" to 81010 for Middle School