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Registration

Please click one of the links below to start registering:

Our teams are filled on a first come first serve basis - by registering, you will hold a spot for your athlete in the upcoming season.

Can't start in August? We understand - please register for the appropriate program, and we can arrange an alternate start date!

  • For boys and girls, grade 8 to 12

  • For anybody new to OARS - both new rowers and rowers with experience

  • Click here to learn more, sign up to try rowing with OARS!

  • For boys and girls, grade 8 to 12

  • New to rowing

  • Click here to learn more

  • Season begins on August 23rd and concludes in early May

  • For boys and girls, grade 9 to 12

  • rowed for more than 1 season

  • Click here to learn more

  • Season begins on August 19th and concludes in early May

Upon registration, you will receive a welcome email within 48 hours detailing key contacts and logistical information to help you get ready for day 1.

Payment Options:​

Our goal is to make this sport accessible to anyone who wants to try it out. Our payment options are designed to allow for flexibility while providing a top notch experience for your rower and family.

Installment plan:  To assist families OARS collects an initial $650 initial club fee and then charges prorated payments per month paid by credit card or pre-dated checks for the balance of the season, depending on start date. Payments are due before the end of the month and are calculated so the full season cost is paid in full by April 30th, 2020.

Free trial: Try it out for 2 weeks, no obligation. Offer eligible from August to February 2020. Please formally register 48 hours after your free trial concludes to continue with the team.

Based on documented evidence of financial need, OARS provides a limited amount of financial aid to partially offset club fees. Please see our registration documents or email us at info@oarsociety.org for detailed information on what aid is available and the documentation that is  required to formally request financial aid. OARS does not provide financial aid for uniforms, regatta and travel fees. All rowers must either be formally registered or be participating in a two week free trial to participate in the OARS program.

Frequently asked questions:​

I'm busy for part of the season. Can I join late?

Yes! We understand that some athletes play other sports, or have other commitments during the season. Please register for the program you're interested in, and our coaches will reach out to arrange an appropriate start date. ​

Do you offer refunds?

Due to the nature of our sport, we do not offer refunds if an athlete voluntarily leaves the team. Under extraordinary circumstances (i.e. season-ending injury, family relocation, death in family), please reach out to info@oarsociety.org.

I'm not sure which team I should join. Can you help?

Don't worry! Please register for the team that fits best - upon registration, we will reach out if you haven't signed up for the right team.

Is there any special registration instructions for coxswains?​

Since coxswains can cox boats of either gender, you're welcome to join either the men's or women's team. If you need a reminder what a coxswain is, look here!

What do dues cover?

Our dues cover coaching, facilities use, equipment, and some events (i.e. college information night)

What do dues NOT cover?

Dues do not cover race-day uniforms, athlete attire, regattas & trips​, and some events (i.e. end of season banquet). 

Do you offer financial aid?

Our mission is to broaden the reach of rowing. OARS provides a limited amount of financial aid to partially offset club fees. If you're interested in rowing, and want to learn more about financial aid please see our registration documents or email us at shelley@oarsociety.org for detailed information on what aid is available and the documentation that we require to formally request financial aid. OARS does not provide financial aid for uniforms, regatta and travel fees. 

Do our athletes have holidays off?

Yes! Major holidays include Thanksgiving and the Winter Holiday. Because of the variable spring break schedules each school district has and the late April timing of the Southwest Junior Regional Championships, OARS does not take Spring Break off. Rather we often celebrate it as each district goes out - with twice a day practices! 

How many races are there?

We will be entering a minimum of 6 major races per season, and will have smaller scrimmages throughout - please reach out to info@oarsociety.org learn more.