Girls/Boys Novice Pre-Season program

BLS Crew hopes to launch its Spring Pre-Season the week of February 8th. However, we are still waiting for needed information from BLS/BPS to be able to confirm details like practice and start timing. To start the registration process, all returning Novice rowers planning to participate should complete the registration form linked below by Saturday, February 12th, and submit the required forms to the extent possible as described. We will share additional information as soon as we possibly can.

New Novices are strongly encouraged to start indoor training as of Monday, February 8. Registration dead-line is Friday February 19th.

Answers to many initial questions can be found on the New to BLS Crew webpage.

Who Should Register for Varsity vs Novice

  • If you started in Fall 2019 or earlier, and you are currently in 9th grade or above, you should register for Varsity.

  • If you participated in BLS Crew before, and participated in  Fall 2019, you should register for Varsity.

  • If you are currently in 7th or 8th grade, and are new to BLS Crew, you should register for Novice.

  • In all other cases, please check with your coaches


Practice Times and Locations (Same for Girls and Boys Novice)


Practice Start Date: Monday 02/08/2021

We hope to get permission to practice on ergs at Boston Latin School in the parking lot after school hours. This would allow kids practice 1-2 per week at the school. Remainder of practice times will be at home.

Registration and Payment Deadlines for Returning Novices

  • Registration Close Date: Friday 02/12/2021

  • Forms Due Date: Friday 02/12/2021

  • Payment Due Date: Friday 02/12/2021

Registration and Payment Deadlines for New Novices

  • Registration Close Date: Friday 02/19/2021

  • Forms Due Date:02/19/2021 or, if joining the team later, at least two days prior to their first day of practice.

  • Payment Due Date: Friday 02/19/2021

Required Forms

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

(1) For ALL Spring 2021 rowers: A physician's school/camp form completed within the past 13 months.

(2) For Spring 2021 rowers who did NOT row in Fall 2020: A concussion training certificate, obtained by doing the video training at

(3) For Spring 2021 rowers who did NOT row in Fall 2020: A signed Sports Safety Pledge. You can download the form from here

(4) For new Novices only, a completed swim test form (note: the swim test does not need to be completed until early March), available at

Fees and Financial Aid

  • Rower Fees:  $100.00

  • Payment Options: See Spring Payment

  • 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 Friday, 02/12/2021 for returning Novices and by 02/19/2021 for New Novices, unless a financial aid or payment plan arrangement has been made.


To start registration, please fill out this form: