YOUTH ROWING is underway with rolling admissions. Our youth program is broken into High School and Middle School teams, with slightly different practice schedules and rates.
- HS team: Monday – Friday afternoons, 4:45pm-6:30pm, plus Saturday AM 7:30-9:30am.
- MS Team: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoons, 430-6pm.
- Spring, 2023 program fees are $1500 for high school rowers and $800 for Middle School. This is for the regular season, Jan-April.
- We will offer a $300 post-season “add-on” for athletes that want to continue training after the regular season and/or to prepare for Regional and National Championships in late-May and early June.
There is a mandatory meeting at 9am on Saturday, January 7th at the NPBRC site for all athletes and parents. At this meeting:
- Payment will be taken and you will complete all forms needed for the season. This streamlines the process and gives us a chance to answer your questions.
- We will publish the spring regatta schedule.
- We will discuss Junior National Team opportunities.
- If you can’t make the 7 January info meeting/season kick-off, the only make-up session will be 14 January, 9am.
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. The North Palm Beach youth rowing (aka “crew”) program is the best and most fun rowing team you’ll find in South Florida. With world-class coaching and mentorship from across our club, our team succeeds on the national stage with consistent success at regattas around the country. NPBRC has produced multiple Florida State Championship medalists and has earned medals at races across the US and Canada, developing young athletes who had never picked up an oar before into scholarship-worthy rowers. 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, grades 6-12. We bring 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 hold USRowing coaching certifications and 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 a try and join us for a practice. You’ll never know what you’re missing until you do.
Waivers - Complete Online
USRowing offers two types of membership: Basic and Championship. Membership is required in order to participate in USRowing sanctioned regattas, which are frequent. We encourage all members to join now, and complete USRowing’s waiver, to save extra paperwork later in the season.
Meet Our Team
We offer practice up to six days per week for high school aged rowers, 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. Spring season runs from January through April, concluding with the Florida State Championships. Youth rowing’s post season -Southeast Regionals, and Nationals – occur through June.
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.
FAQ's about NPBRC's Youth Rowing Team
A. Program fees are currently $1500 for high school and $800 for middle school. The program fee does not include uniforms or travel/ lodging costs at regattas. If paying via credit card, a 2.75% processing fee will apply.
The regular Spring season ends at the State championships in April. For those who wish to train for regional or national championships in May and June, we offer a post-season training add-on for an additional $300.
NPBRC does not offer refunds past the first week of practice each season.
Uniforms (aka “unisuits”) usually cost approximately $80-$90. First year rowers are not required to purchase a unisuit; they can row in a club t-shirt ($20) and shorts. Production lead time is often up to 6 weeks, so we encourage everyone to purchase a uniform early so you are prepared if you are pulled up to row with more experienced athletes.