Youth

Youth programs are for all Middle School and High School students ages 12 to 18.

Youth Intro (Spring, Summer, Fall)

Learning to row is as simple as 1, 2, 3. Our beginner-level programs are designed to get youth on the water quickly and prepare them for the next step, either the fitness-focused CrewFit or the competitive Racing Team. Sessions will include instruction on the fundamentals of rowing, taught at an age-appropriate pace. RowAmerica’s coaching staff fosters a fun, energetic, and enthusiastic atmosphere for all levels of fitness and ability.

Youth CrewFit (Spring,Summer, Fall)

Make fitness a blast! This high-energy program is designed for youth looking to improve their fitness and rowing skills, or to better prepare themselves for the Racing Team. Program sessions will focus on getting a full-body cardio and strength workout in a fun, challenging environment.

Youth Winter Training (Winter)

Enjoy the benefits of rowing while staying indoors during the winter months with our CardioRow program. Sessions will include indoor training using rowing machines, body weight and resistance exercises designed to build strength and stamina. For all youth interested in trying out for the spring Racing Team or those who just want to stay fit for the winter! All sessions will be held at the area’s top-rated fitness center, the Little Rock Athletic Club.

Youth Racing Team (year-round)

Enter the challenging and competitive world of youth racing! RowAmerica’s goal for Racing Team athletes is to prepare each rower for local, regional, and national competition. Athletes will expand their mental and physical toughness by participating in daily practices designed to develop self-discipline and the ability to achieve the highest level of fitness in sport. RowAmerica’s youth programs have been nationally recognized as exceptional programs for youth development.

Athletes entering their first year of competition should register for the Novice Racing Team and experienced rowers should register for the Racing Team. Teams will travel to both spring and fall regattas which may be local, regional or national (for those boats that qualify). In addition to the stated practice times, athletes will be expected to be available to load/unload the boat trailer both before and after regatta days.

All Racing Team athletes are strongly encouraged to participate in year-round programming to maintain fitness and continually improve technique, speed and skill. Those wishing to pursue other sports during the winter or summer (non-racing) seasons should speak with the Head Coach directly.

Youth Summer Programs

RowAmerica’s summer sessions are a fun, yet intensive, introduction to small-boat rowing. Offered on consecutive days, sessions can be combined for a great summer experience to work on technique and maintain fitness. Both experienced youth and those new to the sport of rowing will benefit from the extended practice sessions and additional time on the water. Challenge your fitness with endurance and interval training and gain the experience needed to qualify for the fall Racing Team, or just come join us for a great summer activity!

About RowAmerica Boat Clubs

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We are passionate about rowing. We’re energized about growing and nurturing our sport, from the bottom up. We’ve seen first-hand the positive transformation it’s had on thousands of young individuals and our goal is to amplify that impact. RowAmerica is driven by a desire to support, promote, and expand the sport of rowing.

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