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PREVIEW FALL 2022 
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WHO WE ARE

BAB Rowing is a public school rowing program, long-standing member of the Massachusetts Public School Rowing Association and a USRowing member organization. The Middle School and High School Programs are known as Bromfield Acton-Boxborough (BAB) Rowing. Eighth graders and above are eligible for these two programs. A Learn to Row program is offered to eligible 6th and 7th grade students. Our rowing programs operate under the umbrella of Bare Hill Rowing Association, Inc., a 501(c) (3) non-profit educational organization. 

Rowing is not a MIAA sport. Though we are an independent club, we maintain ties to each of the schools and follow MIAA academic and conduct rules. Financially, the program operates from fundraising and participation fees, we do not receive any financial support from outside sources.

WHO MAY JOIN? 

Our members must be full-time students at the Bromfield School, Acton-Boxborough Regional High School or R.J. Grey Junior High School. Harvard residents who attend a publicly funded charter, technical or vocational school are also eligible to join the program. 

Athletes for our scholastic rowing programs must meet these eligibility requirements:

  • Competitive High School Team (5-6 days a week): 
    • Age: Athletes in Grades 9 -12 
    • Experience: No previous experience necessary. Depending upon age and experience, athletes are divided into Varsity and Novice teams. New athletes typically compete as Novices for at least one season and no more than two (fall/spring or spring/fall). 
    • School or Residence: Bromfield School, Acton Boxborough Regional High School and Harvard resident students in Grades 9-12 attending a publicly funded charter, technical or vocational school are eligible to join the program.
  • Middle School Sculling (3 days a week): 
    • Age: Athletes in Grade 8
    • Experience: No previous experience necessary 
    • School or Residence: Bromfield School, RJ Grey Junior High School and Harvard resident students in 8th grade attending a publicly funded charter, technical or vocational school are eligible to join the program.
  •  Learn to Row (Saturdays): 
    • Age: Athletes in Grades 6 and 7 
    • Experience: No previous experience necessary
    • School or Residence: a publicly funded charter, technical or vocational school are eligible to join the program. Bromfield School or Harvard residents in Grades 6 and 7 attending 

EXPECTATIONS

Rowing development is a progression based on the age and social and physical maturity of the athlete. It is designed to promote wellness and longevity in the sport. Members must be willing to commit to:

  • High School: 5+ days a week  including afternoon practices and weekend dates
  • Middle School: 3 days a week 
  • Grades 6-7: 1 day a week (Learn to Row)

If you’d like to receive a notice when Fall Registration opens (usually the early August) please add your name and email to this LIST.