The SRA Junior Program is a nationally-competitive team that strives to develop exceptional and balanced student-athletes. Recent success includes more than 20 regional championship crews and four crews placing in the top ten at the USRowing Youth National Championship Regatta since 2014. SRA alumni have been recruited to row at NCAA Division I, II and III collegiate programs including Brown, Columbia, Gonzaga, MIT, Navy, Michigan, Northeastern, Oregon State, Stanford, Syracuse, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. Multiple SRA alumni have competed on the United States National Team at various levels, including Olympians Rob Munn and Hans Struzyna.
We invest heavily in our coaches so that our juniors can get the best coaching possible. SRA recently partnered with the Positive Coaching Alliance to deliver training and support to athletes, parents, and coaches that will give Sammamish rowers a competitive advantage in boat, in the classroom, and beyond. To learn more about our recent partnership, click the button below.
We offer several options for juniors wanting to get involved in rowing. In the summer we host our extremely popular Row for a Day (RFAD) program as well as a summer program. In the Fall and Spring we offer middle school and high school teams. Click on the buttons below to learn about each team.
Junior Program Purpose – A unifying cause that connects and guides every coach
The purpose of the SRA junior program is to positively influence the formation of each athlete, functioning at their highest level.
Junior Program Values – Shared attributes that embody and sustain the SRA culture
Respect, Accountability, Embrace Adversity, Invest In Each Other, Celebrate The Process, Determined To Achieve Ambitious Goals
Junior Program Performance Goal – A collective team effort that includes every rower
Every rower has the opportunity to contribute to team success, culminating with the specific team goal to sweep regionals.
Prerequisites (for high school programs): No experience required, grade 9+, ability to attend practice 5-6 days a week.
If you are in your first year of competitive rowing, you must register for the Novice Team. All other rowers must register for the Experienced Team.