2023-2024 Middle School Registration

Our Middle School Rowing program is open to all 7th and 8th grade students from our area. The goal of this program is for participants to have fun learning the fundamentals of rowing.

The team practices Monday-Thursday, from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. Our first MS practice is Monday, August 28th.

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.  Click here to apply for assistance.

2023-2024 Fees

$475 - Fall

$500 - Spring

Fee covers equipment use, coaching, and regatta entry fees.  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. Middle School families are required to help out at least one Regatta during the Fall Season.

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. Please follow the steps outlined below to create an account and register with the Middle School team.

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 MS FALL SEASON ($475) - 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.
  3. 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.