Rowing is like no other experience you’ve had in any other sport. It will challenge your mind and body equally; it will teach you to tap into potential you never knew you had; it will forge friendships that last a lifetime. Rowing will change your life for the better, and rowing with the North Palm Beach Rowing Club is the best there is.
Results speak for themselves. NPBRC’s Youth Team is, simply put, the best in south Florida. With world-class coaching and mentorship from across our club, our team hit the national stage year with consistent success at regattas around the country. NPBRC qualified for the 2017 USRowing Youth National Championship, won gold and multiple other medals at the 2017 USRowing Southeast Regional Championship, and won countless other races… all with a team of kids who had never picked up an oar before. That tells you all you need to know about the magic at play at NPBRC. The strength of North Palm Beach Rowing is in the culture and ethic we instill in one another – a culture of integrity, perseverance, teamwork, and commitment.
Our team is open to any area student, age 12-18. As of 2017, we have students from multiple schools together on a single team, a format that breaks down barriers and forges truly lifelong bonds. NPBRC is also unique in that our adults, or “masters”, are actively engaged in training, developing, and mentoring our team. Many masters have raced and won at the national, international, or elite levels, experience that sets an invaluable example for our young rowers.
No prior rowing experience is necessary. If you’ve tried other sports but haven’t found one that fits, give rowing (also called “crew”) a try and join us for a practice. You’ll never know what you’re missing until you do.
Meet Our Team
We offer practice six days per week, Monday through Saturday. However, we know kids have to balance school demands with rowing, so allow kids and parents to choose whether they attend all six days. The Fall season runs from August through November, and Spring runs from January through April. Post season – States, Regionals, and Nationals – occur through June. Weekday practices are from 4:15-6pm. Saturday practices are held in the mornings at a time set by the coaches at the start of each season.
Our coach will set the regatta schedule within the first two weeks of practice with input from parents and rowers. Typically, new rowers race twice in the fall and several more times in the spring. Returning rowers who are fit and ready for competition should plan for up to eight regattas over the academic year.
How to Join
Registration for the 2017-2018 season is now open. Spots on our team for new rowers are limited! We are a fun-loving, hard-working, and competitive crew! If you are thinking of trying it out, contact us to learn more.
Complete the registration forms and waivers via this site, and submit payment. Our program fee covers all regular season coaching for the given academic semester (fall or spring), equipment fees, and regatta entry fees. Payment must be received before we can complete your registration and get you started on the water. We do not offer refunds after the first week of practice.
Very important! Sign up to receive important updates from our coaches via Team App, under North Palm Beach Rowing Club, directly to your smartphone. This is the primary way that our team communicates. Be sure to select “receive push notifications” so you are alerted each time information is posted to the App. If you have questions, contact us.
Read our Youth Program Handbook, located on the App, and ensure you understand what is required of rowers throughout the season. All rowers and parents must sign the Statement of Understanding, which lays out our Code of Conduct, and bring this to their first practice.
Show up to our info meeting or to your first practice and meet your teammates. Don’t worry if you have no experience – we will teach you everything you need to know to succeed. Parents, you are welcome to swing by one of the first few practices to see what this is all about.
Get involved with the team! We have an outstanding parent committee who support the kids at races and other events throughout the year. You’ll see more info on Team App regarding how to get involved.
FAQ's about NPBRC's Youth Rowing Team
A. Program fees are $800 per semester with a $200 equipment fee. These fees covers the coaching and equipment cost for between 13 and 16 weeks of rowing under the instruction of top-notch coaches, up to six days per week. The program fee does not include lodging costs at away regattas.
NPBRC does not offer refunds past the first week of practice each season.