High School

  • Grades: 8th through 12th (8th graders are allowed to try the high school program for a probationary period)
  • Fall Season 2023 August 14th - December 16th
  • Spring Season 2024 January 8th - May 12th
  • Program location: 150 Bayview Lane, Osprey, FL 34229 *Spring season note: January-March practices take place in Osprey. April and May practices take place at Nathan Benderson Park.
  • Cost: $1,750 per season (includes coaching, programming, equipment and facility use). Tuition is due in the first week after practice has started. New rowers are welcome to try a few practices first. Seasonal race fees are charged separately from tuition.
    • Rowers that are new to the program get 1 race uni and 1 travel polo included. 
  • Fall Season 2023 Race Fees (charged separately from tuition) TBA and will cover the following races:
    • Halloween Regatta, Tampa, FL, October 28th
    • Benderson Chase, Nathan Benderson Park, November 18-19th
    • Tampa Fall Sprints, Tampa, FL, December 9th
    • Sarasota Crew Intrasquad Regatta, Nathan Benderson Park, December 16th
    • *Fall race fees do not include the Head of the Charles in Boston, MA (October 20-22). We will have a boys 8+ and girls 8+ that are qualified to be selected. Those selected for these boats will pay separately once the lineups are determined.
  • Spring Season 2024 Race Fees (charged separately from tuition): TBD and will cover all races except for AYC 2 & Sculling States. Only a portion of the team attends those races and will be charged accordingly. Spring race dates and locations are tentative and subject to change.
    • Matt Abel Speed Fiesta, Nathan Benderson Park, January 20
    • American Youth Cup (AYC) I, Nathan Benderson Park, February 17-18
    • OARS Regatta, Orlando, FL, March 9
    • American Youth Cup (AYC) 2, March 30, Location TBD
    • FSRA West Districts, TBD in Tampa, April 6
    • *FSRA Sculling State Championships, Nathan Benderson Park, April 13-14 (charged separately only for rowers who are attending)
    • *FSRA Sweep State Championships, Nathan Benderson Park, April 27-28
    • *USRowing Southeast Regional Championships, Nathan Benderson Park, May 11-12
      • *Schedule Note: Rowers are expected to be at NBP on Friday at noon for Sculling & Sweep State Championships and Southeast Regionals
      • Southeast Regionals marks the end of the regular season. Boats and athletes that qualify for Youth Nationals will be invited to participate in an extended post season that concludes with racing at Youth Nationals. The post season will be charged separately.
    • End of the Year Banquet, May 19 (evening) All program participants and their families are invited! 
    • USRowing Youth National Championships, Nathan Benderson Park, June 6-9 (charged separately only for rowers who qualify)
  • Bus: Currently we can only provide a bus from Pine View due to the expense. We can help figure out carpools so please reach out to us if you need help. To sign up for the bus you simply register under the Join Us -Youth Rowing -Transportation tab.
  • Click here for Scholarship Application 
Freshmen vs. Novice vs Varsity: For the Fall Season (Aug-Dec) we offer a novice program to all who are new to rowing on a competitive team. This includes anyone in grades 8-12. Anyone who has rowed a spring season on a competitive high school team, rows with our varsity squad for our fall season (if you have questions of where you fit, please ask). In January, for our Spring Season, we shift to a Freshman squad and a Varsity squad. Our Frosh squads (boys and girls) have 8th and 9th graders on them and our Varsity are 10-12th graders. After State Championships there is some shifting around as we finalize boats for Regionals and Nationals. So if you are a new rower in the 10th grade, you would start with our novice squad in August and shift to our varisty squad in January. If you join in January, we would get you worked into the varsity squad as quickly as possible.
Freshman/Novice Practice Schedule

Fall: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
        Thursdays (before and after regatta weekends) 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
        Saturday 7:00am to 10:30 am

Spring: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
             Tuesdays (before and after regatta weekends) 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
             Saturday 7:00am to 10:30 am
Varsity Practice Schedule

Fall: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
        Wednesday (before and after regattas) 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
        Saturday: 7:00 am to 10:30 am

Spring: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
             Saturday: 7:00 am to 10:30 am
8th Grade Athletes

8th-grade athletes interested in rowing on the Freshman Novice Team can start the Fall Session with the Freshman Novice squad.  Athletes and parents must have the understanding that this is a probationary period, and after a meeting in September with the Head Coach, parents, and rower, the most appropriate decision on placement will be made.