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Youth Rowing

YOUTH ROWING spring, 2024 registration is open. 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

ALL youth program participants, coaches, and parent volunteers must be members of USRowing. To learn about USRowing membership options and to join or renew with USRowing, please click here. This is the first step to joining our youth program. When you are done, please proceed with NPBRC’s registration using the button below.

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 program is led by a world-class coaching staff comprised of former Olympians, national team members, and college champions. We’re the best and most fun crew you’ll find in South Florida. With top-notch equipment and miles of flat water, our team is consistently atop the medal stands at regattas around the country. NPBRC has produced multiple National Champions and Florida State Champions, and has earned medals at races across the US and Canada. We develop young athletes who have never picked up an oar before into highly successful rowers.

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.

PARENTS & ROWERS: We use Team App to communicate important updates on practices, races, and other events. After signing up on their site, search for North Palm Beach Rowing Club and request access to the “juniors and parents” group.

For the USRowing membership and waiver (link below), our club code is 3UUCF.

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.

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Meet Our Team

Practices

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.

Regattas

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

Q. What is the Youth Rowing Team fee and what does it include?

A. Program fees are currently $1500 for high school and $800 for middle school. These are collected on the first day of practice. 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. NPBRC accepts Check, Credit Card, or Zelle.

The Fall season starts in August and typically ends in early December. The regular Spring season begins in January and ends at the State championships in April. Training that occurs after this time, for example for those who wish to train for regional or national championships in May and June, will incur an additional fee.

Q. My child has never rowed before. How can I get my child started with NPBRC’s Youth Team?

A. We offer two options for introducing your kids to rowing (also called “crew”):
1) Sign up now for our team:  Due to demand and our commitment to giving each rower personalized attention. We recommend reserving your spot as soon as possible. We will run a waiting list once we hit our maximum capacity.
2) Try one of our 3-session Learn to Row classes or private lessons with one of our coaches.  The classes posted on this site’s “Classes and Camps” page are open to students ages 12-18. They’re even more fun when parents join their kids on the water as participants! View our LTR page for the latest times and dates for upcoming classes.

Q. Does NPBRC offer refunds if my child quits the team?

NPBRC does not offer refunds past the first week of practice each season.

How much do uniforms cost?

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.

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