MCYR Middle School Program

Manatee County Youth Rowing for Middle School students is for anyone interested in learning more about rowing. You will be part of a team and focus on learning the best techniques for rowing both on land and in the water. The Middle School program is less intense than the High School program but the focus is on developing the individual through teamwork, leadership, athletic conditioning, good nutrition, and community service. The Middle School Program is open to any middle school student who is in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

Are you ready to work hard but have fun doing it?

  1. Complete Online Registration by clicking on “Enroll Now” below.
  2. Download and complete Athlete Medical History Form.  A hard copy must be turned into MCYR Coaches.
  3. Join US Rowing as an Individual Championship Member (

Payment Options for Fall and Spring Assessments

Single Payment in Fall and
Single Payment in Spring

$1000 due in August for Fall Season Assessment (Sibling $900)
$1100 due in January for Spring Season Assessment (Sibling $1000)

4 Monthly Automatic
Payments per Season

$250 (Aug – Nov) for Fall Season Assessment (Sibling $225)
$275 (Jan – Apr) for Spring Season Assessment (Sibling $250)


Athlete Type

Middle School Fall 2023 Payment Plan – Single Athlete
 Number of payments: 4
Start payment/s: at checkout


At checkout
Every 4 weeks (x 3)


$250 USD
$250 USD
$1000 USD

* We calculate payments from the date of checkout.
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Middle School Fall 2023 Payment Plan – Second/Sibling Athlete
Number of payments: 4
Start payments: at checkout


At checkout
Every 4 weeks (x 3)


$225 USD
$225 USD
$900 USD

* We calculate payments from the date of checkout.
Sign up for

Practice Schedule:

Middle School: Monday and Thursday from 4:45-6:00 and Saturdays from 8:00-10:00.
Additional practices may be added if deemed necessary by the coaches

  • Middle School Fall 2023 Season August 28th – December 16th
  • Middle School Spring 2024 Season January 8th – April 25th


Practice Site:
Fort Hamer Boat Ramp, 1605 Fort Hamer Rd. Parrish, FL 34219

Practice Pick Up:
Parents need to be at the facility 10 minutes before the end of practice. THERE WILL BE A $1 PER MINUTE FEE IMPOSED for athletes that are picked up after end time (i.e. 10 minutes late, $10). The late pick-up fee should be given to the coach who waited for the parent to come for the child.

What Athletes Should Bring To Practice:

  • Flip flops or water shoes
  • Running shoes with dry socks
  • Towel
  • Two (2) 7/16”, two (2) 10 mm, and one (1) adjustable wrench
  • Change of dry clothes
  • WATER! Each rower is responsible to bring his or her own water each day. For health reasons, drinking from another rower’s water bottle with or without permission is prohibited.
  • Practice clothing must include spandex shorts and a sports shirt (no loose-fitting clothing in the boats)

Commitment and Volunteering:

Both athletes and parents should commit to practice, race day regattas, and volunteering. MCYR relies on parent volunteers. There are many ways to volunteer, when there is a need the MCYR Board will reach out to those parents not volunteering on their own. Please step up before being asked.

Conditions of Membership

  1. Payment of Fees: Non-payment of fees can result in forfeiture of  MCYR privileges
  2.  Adherence to: MCYR policies and safety rules set forth in the handbook
  3. Volunteering: Volunteers are the basis of a successful program. Every parent is expected to volunteer
  4. US Rowing Member: Every athlete must be in good standing with a signed waiver