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Recreational Rowing

Recreational Rowing

Norcal is excited to offer recreational/developmental rowing for middle school athletes (7th and 8th grade)!

This program is designed for younger students (7th/8th graders) who aren’t ready for a full-time program but want to have fun learning about rowing and physical training at their own pace and perhaps compete occasionally in middle school events. 8th graders have the option of also joining the novice competitive team.

We learn…

On-water rowing technique, boat and oar handling and nomenclature, safety on the water, as well as indoor rowing technique and physical training. We mainly focus on sculling (rowing with one smaller oar in each hand) but also cover the basics of sweep rowing (each rower uses one bigger oar).

The Norcal Recreational Program is designed to help athletes improve in all aspects: fitness, strength, flexibility, mental toughness, and discipline and is tailored to fit middle school through high school students.

Recreational Rowing

Practice Schedule, Spring 2018:

Monday: 4-6pm
Friday: 4-6pm
Saturday: 11-1pm

Spring Semester: Monday, March 5th to Saturday, May 26th

No practice on March 24/25 and May 4/5

Due to restraints on our facility, the program is limited to 26 athletes.


The cost for the 3 month program is $950. Financial assistance is available.


Gym clothes and running shoes/socks. Recommended: hat, sunscreen, reusable water bottle, sunglasses, windbreaker, and water-resistant sweats in cold weather.


Coming soon!

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