We are committed to the long-term health and well-being of our athletes. We push them to reach their potential and to prepare them for life beyond high school and outside of rowing.

A summary of how we approach training and development is below. This is in alignment with the FHS Athletic Department Policies.

  1. Novice = Learn to Row

  2. Junior Varsity = Row to Compete

  3. Varsity = Compete to Win


  • Common Goal: Strong teams have a common focus. Everyone has to embrace the goal and direction the team is moving in to have success.

  • Commitment: "Buy-In" to our mission and make it your own. Take ownership of your choices and understand how they affect the team. Give your best effort at all times.

  • Complimentary Roles: Each person plays an important role on the team, no matter where they sit in the boat. Everyone belongs.

  • Clear Communication: Keep a positive, open dialogue with one another.

  • Constructive Conflict: Handle confrontations maturely and don't let it interfere with the bigger picture.

  • Cohesion: Respect your teammates, coaches, and yourself. Keep each other accountable. Support and encourage your teammates to be the best versions of themselves.

  • Credible Coaching: Coaches will guide the team to reach its goals in a positive, constructive way.

For more information on team selection and performance expectations, see "Girls Crew Selection Criteria" document below.


Preparing athletes for collegiate rowing is not the primary goal of our program. However, athletes who commit to our program through their senior year are typically prepared to successfully try out for a college team. This level of preparation is the result of mental and physical development that our athletes undergo as we support them in reaching their potential.

Collegiate rowing can be a rich and rewarding experience. If you want to learn more about it, please talk to your coaches.