Girls/Boys Varsity Program

This program is designed for athletes who want to race competitively in the Fall season, have an opportunity to represent BLS at the Head of the Charles Regatta, and be ready for Winter/Spring 2020.

Practice Times and Locations

  • Optional preseason practice will occur August 26 - 30. This is optional and is an opportunity for athletes to shake off the rust from the summer if needed. We will practice in mixed lineups and do 5k prep work.

  • Official start date is Tuesday, September 3rd.

  • Girls practice schedule: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 5:00-7:30 pm, and Saturdays 8:00-11:00 a.m.

  • Boys practice schedule: Mondays-Fridays, 5:00-7:30 pm.

  • All Fall practices take place at the BLS Boathouse.

Registration and Payment Deadlines

  • Registration Open Date: Monday 05/06/2019

  • Registration Close Date: Friday 07/19/2019

  • Forms Due Date: Monday 08/12/2019

  • Payment Due Date: Monday 08/12/2019

Required Forms

All Varsity rowers must submit the required forms as PDF email attachments to before the BLS winter break starts. Forms can easily be scanned and emailed as PDFs using a free smartphone scanner app ("Tiny Scanner" works well). 

  • BLS Sports Clearance Form:  It is strongly recommended that athletes obtain the Sports Clearance Form before the end of school in June. A physician's school/camp form completed within the past 13 months must be on file with the school nurses' office to get the Sports Clearance Form. If necessary, it can also  be obtained from the nurses’ office during the weeks of August 12-16 and August 19-23, from 8 am to noon.

  • Concussion Training Certificate: Obtained by doing the video training at All Varsity rowers must re-take the concussion training program for Fall 2019, even if they completed it during the 2018-2019 school year.

  • Safety Pledge. Download form here. Sign it and return it.

Fees and Financial Aid

  • Rowers Fees:  $500.00

  • Payment Options here.

  • Friends of BLS Crew is committed to ensuring that crew is affordable for all students and families in the BLS community. If you would like to request financial assistance for the crew program, please send an email to

  • Payment is due Monday August 12th, 2019 unless a financial aid or payment plan arrangement has been made.


Registration for Fall 2019 is currently closed

For any questions regarding registration, please contact