2023-2024 High School Registration

The team competes at regattas across the state, region, and nationally. Program runs for the full academic year (Fall and Spring). We have both a Varsity squad for experienced rowers and a Novice squad for first year rowers. We strongly encourage our High School athletes to commit to the full academic year to get the most benefit of the progressive training program. We understand not everyone is able to make that commitment and do have options for participating in just the fall or spring seasons.

Varsity rows weekdays from 3:30-6:00 pm and Saturdays from 8:00-10:30 am, starting Monday, August 14th. Freshman and Novice practice weekdays from 4:00-6:30 pm and Saturday from 8:00-10:30,  starting Monday, August 21st.

Needs-based scholarships are available for anyone to participate. Please submit scholarship applications as soon as possible. Turn around time for applications is usually within 5 days. Families requesting 90% assistance are not eligible for installment payments. All financial aid recipients intending to forgo the installment option and pay the entire fee up front should await confirmation of aid approval before entering a payment method on file. You will receive instructions at that time with steps to take to have your aid credited to your account.

Click here to apply for assistance.

2023-2024 Fees

$2,100 - Full Year (full payment at registration)

$2, 200 - Full Year (8 monthly installments)

$950 - Fall Only

$1,350 - Spring Only

Fee covers equipment use, coaching, regatta entry fees (except post-season championships and the optional Head of the Charles regattas), and weekly strength training at our boathouse. Fee does not include athlete travel to and accommodations at away regattas. Fees posted do not include credit card and ACH transaction charges. All fees are non-refundable.

VBR is a non-profit organization that relies heavily on the contributions of its member volunteers to be successful. High School families are required to complete a minimum of 20 volunteer hours over the course of the academic year.

We offer a free two week trial period for rowers who are new to our program. Please email our Boathouse Manager to arrange for this option. New rowers should wait until the end of the trial period before following the registration process outlined below. 

Registration Steps

VBR is using Boathouse Connect (BHC) to manage registration for our programs. If your child is new to Boathouse Connect, please follow the steps outlined below to create an account and register with the High School team.

Rowers that already have an account with Boathouse Connect

If your rower already has a Boathouse Connect account, skip the steps below. Log into your child's Boathouse Connect account, navigate to Groups > My Groups and select either the High School - Full Year, or High School Spring option, and then click on the Join Group button to the right. A 'Fee Required' notice will pop up. This is where you may choose to enroll in the payment plan ($2,200 over 8 months), or to pay the one-time join fee ($2,100) immediately. If you want to utilize the payment plan but do not see that option, click the cancel button and contact our Boathouse Manager for assistance. Entering a payment method on file is required to participate in the payment plan option (except financial aid recipients who should skip this step until notified of grant approval). Please do not make any additional payments at registration. Your payment method will be charged automatically.

Rowers new to Boathouse Connect

Each child will need to establish their own BHC accounts using a unique email. Please do not use parent/guardian emails to register child accounts.  Fees will be charged on your child's account. If your child does not have an email address, or you prefer not to use it, please email our Boathouse Manager for additional instructions.

  1. USRowing membership is required prior to registering on BHC. Use the same email to register with both USRowing and BHC. Click here to register athlete with USRowing.
  2. Click here to register for the FULL YEAR option. Families requesting 90% assistance should are not eligible for installment payments. After entering all of your child's information, a 'Fee Required' notice will pop up. This is where you must choose to enroll in the payment plan ($2,200 over 8 months), or to pay the one-time join fee immediately. If you want to utilize the payment plan but do not see that option, click the cancel button and contact our boathouse manager for assistance. Entering a payment method on file is required to participate in the payment plan option (except financial aid recipients who should skip this step until notified of grant approval). Please do not make any additional payments at registration. Your payment method will be charged automatically.
  3. Click here to register for the SPRING SEASON ONLY option ($950) - a payment method must be left on file for every participant. The only exception is for those paying the fee by check (due by 8/21/23). Please do not make any additional payments at registration. The payment method on file will be charged on 8/28/23.
  4. Repeat these steps if you have more than one child to register. Each child needs their own account and  payment methods must be left on file for every participant. The only exception is for those paying the fee by check (due by 8/21/23).

At least one parent or guardian must setup their own BHC account that VBR can use to communicate with parents and guardians as a group. Fees are not be charged to parent accounts. No payment method needs to be added . Click here to create a parent account. Parents who already have an account on Boathouse Connect should log into their account, navigate to Groups > My Groups, select Middle School Parents and click the JOIN button to the right.