Nereid’s Varsity program is for both High School Boys and Girls. This program is Nereid’s most competitive program. Athletes on Varsity will compete at local and national regattas.
Spring Schedule: March 1st-May 29th
Practices will be held Monday-Saturday (M-F 3:45-6, Sat 10-12)
Spring Cost: $1375
(Just as a reminder, our program costs reflect purchasing and updating equipment such as boats, ergs, sliders, oars etc. as well as paying our coaches competitively over the course of each season. All race entry fees continue to be covered by the club for the season. The Spring season has an additional three weeks versus the Fall season.)
Potential Race Schedule:
All races are TBD until confirmed during the Spring, all athletes are not guaranteed to race, a coach will determine which athletes are eligible!
April 10th: Port/Ridgewood Scrimmage (Home)
April 17th: Overpeck Scrimmage Round 1 (Overpeck NJ)
April 24th: Niskayuna Scrimmage (TBD)
May 1st: Overpeck Scrimmage Round 2 (Overpeck NJ)
May 8th-9th Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships (West Windsor NJ)
June 10th-13th: Youth National Championships (Sarasota FL) (for select crews)
In order to be placed on Varsity, the athlete must have completed a Novice season, either with Nereid or another team. The athlete must be evaluated by the Nereid coaches to ensure they are prepared for Varsity athletics. This can be done during pre-season in August, or if an athlete is joining from another team, during a two week period during the Winter.
Coaches are evaluating an athletes work ethic, attitude and enthusiasm. Once the tryout period is completed, coaches will inform the athletes who have earned a spot on the Varsity Team!
If an athlete completes tryouts and is not ready for Varsity athletics they will be invited to join the Middle School or Recreational team.
Once on the Varsity Team, athletes will be expected to attend all practices. Athletes are allowed three excused absences and must communicate with the Head Coach prior to the absence. Athletes that miss practice without an excuse, or go over the allowed three absences, put themselves at risk of not being allowed to compete at races. This policy does not apply to recruiting visits for athletes in the Fall of their Senior year. Time management and communication are essential to being a successful student athlete!
Athletes on Varsity will be learning skills like discipline, time management, worth ethic and an enthusiasm for the sport of rowing. These skills will help them throughout their lives!
You can register for this using the online checkout tool below.
You must complete a swim test ( click here) and complete the USRowing waiver ( http://nereidbc.org/wp-content/uploads/USRowing_Waiver_2020.pdf) prior to participation.
Please contact our Head of Programs (firstname.lastname@example.org) or our Head Coach (email@example.com) with any questions about the program or your eligibility!