Novice, Intermediate and
Advanced Youth

To register for Youth Programs, visit RegattaCentral, Program & Classes section, and follow the registration instructions. All participants must successfully complete a swim test  – download form here: NRR Swim Test Form

Youth learn to row sessions begin in either our 8th Grade Intro to Rowing or our high school Novice Youth Program during the Summer. We also offer Intermediate and Advanced Summer programs.

Spring and Fall Youth Competitive Programs are offered by coach invitation. 

Our alumni have gone on to row at many colleges and universities including:

Bucknell University, Fairfield University, Georgetown University, Penn State University, Rutgers University, St. Joseph’s University, United States Coast Guard Academy, United States Naval Academy, University of Virginia , Villanova University, and Wellesley College.

8th Grade Intro to Rowing

An introductory course for rising 8th grade boys and girls, with both land and water sessions and an emphasis on fun and learning – not high performance workouts or competition. Using a hands-on approach, the program covers the basics of the rowing stroke, rowing terminology, boat handling, and

care of the equipment. Prerequisites: Must be entering the 8th grade in the Fall. Must be at least 5’ tall and strong enough to lift their share of a 4-person boat (with 6-8 carrying).

Novice Youth Program

Two-week (5 days/week) beginner course for boys and girls ages 14-18 who have not rowed before. This is where every youth who is new to rowing begins. Novice rowers are introduced to sculling and the basics of handling and safely operating rowing equipment both on and off the water. They learn the fundamentals of blade work, body positioning and control to lay the foundation for a solid sculling stroke.

Intermediate Youth Program

Two-week (5 days/week) program for boys and girls, 14-18, who have completed a beginner rowing program with at least 6 sessions on the water (including same season NRR Novice program). Some sculling experience necessary. Discounts available for multiple sessions. Discounts are applied during checkout. No need to sign-up for multiple sessions now, you can add more sessions later, but be careful they may fill up.

Advanced Youth Program

A high performance training program for boys and girls between the ages of 14 and 18 who have the strength and skills needed for competitive sculling plus a high level of motivation and commitment. Prerequisites: Must have sculling experience and be recommended by the instructor.

Spring and Fall Youth Competitive Program

Competitive training and racing, by recommendation of the instructor.