Youth Rowing Programs

Rockland Rowing recruits athletes from middle and high schools in Rockland, northern Bergen and Westchester counties. We welcome all athletes interested in the sport of rowing - whether your goals are to row in college, try something new, or get in the best shape of your life.

The goal of all youth programs is to offer a safe, fun and inclusive experience and continue our legacy of developing highly skilled and competitive rowers through training in the sport of rowing.

Rowers begin with Learn to Row before progressing to the Development team and Competitive team. We have four seasons winter, spring, summer and fall. The winter season involves indoor training on rowing machines, along with weights, cross-training and occasional use of rowing tanks. All other seasons are outdoors with practices held at Rockland Lake. Rowers can choose to row all year long or to pick those seasons that fit their schedules. Those rowers seeking to row in college will typically row most or all year long by their sophomore year in high school.



For those just starting out. Programs for youth aged 12 and up. We have learn to row programs offered regularly throughout the year. If you don't see what you're looking for, contact us as programs are always being added.


youth development team

Typically for youth in 7th to 9th graders, or for older youth not able to commit to the demands of our Competitive Team, this program focuses on teaching excellent rowing mechanics while providing a fun and friendly atmosphere.



Caters to those athletes wishing to compete in the sport and to row against other programs. Competitions range from local regattas to national championships. Most graduates of our competitive team have gone on to row for colleges around the country, including: Cornell, UCLA, University of Wisconsin, Tufts, University of North Carolina, Columbia, Boston College, USC, to name a few.

“Rowing has been an unbelievable experience for my daughter. It has taught her to be a competitor, a friend, a leader and most of all to be disciplined and responsible. It also has helped her pursue her dreams of going to UCLA and becoming a D1 athlete.”
-Dana Frank