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 2018 USRowing Youth National Championship, is home to two 2018 Florida State Champions, and has earned multiple other medals at States and races across the US and Canada… 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. 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 (also called “crew”) 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.
Other Forms - Print, Sign, and Bring
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, concluding with the Florida State Championships. Youth rowing’s post season -Southeast Regionals, and Nationals – occur through June. Weekday practices are from 4:45-6;30pm. Saturday practices run from 7:30am to 9:30am.
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
Complete your registration using the following steps:
Click on the registration button above, fill in your information, and submit payment. 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.
Join Team App using the link on this page, search for North Palm Beach Rowing Club, and request access to our Juniors and Parents group. This is the primary way that our team communicates. Next, go to the “Documents” tab under Team App. Download / read our Youth Program Handbook and ensure you understand what is required of rowers and parents throughout the season. Sign the Statement of Understanding, which lays out our Code of Conduct, and bring this to your first practice.
Unfortunately, waivers are a part of modern sport. You will sign 3 waivers: NPBRC’s, the NOARA waiver, and USRowing waiver. Links to each are above. Because we race at championships and USRowing regattas frequently, here in Florida and nationally, all three are needed to cover you for the full rowing year. If you are not already a USRowing member, please join now. This will save headaches later this season when it is required. Our USRowing club code is 3UUCF.
Download, print, and sign our medical release and the FSRA acknowledgement. Bring both to practice.
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 plus a non-refundable $200 equipment fee each semester. 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 uniforms or travel/ lodging costs at regattas. When registering, you do have the option to pay for the full academic year at once ($2000)
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.