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Junior Rowing - Grades 8-12

Join the NORC Junior Team! Open to Grades 8-12

  • Where:

    • Boathouse: Bayou St. John (5958 St. Bernard Ave, New Orleans, LA 70122)

    • Indoor Workouts: 5212 S. Claiborne Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115

  • What:

    • Fun, team environment

    • Rowing and strength training

    • Local and regional competitions

    • No experience necessary!

  • When:

    • Fall season: August through November​

    • Winter season: December through February

    • Spring season: February through May

    • Practice days/times each season vary. Typical schedule is evenings 2-4 nights per week and Saturday mornings. See seasonal updates below for details.

  • Our club includes Junior athletes from many different schools. Don't see your school in the list below? Join our team!​​

  • Bauhaus​

  • Ben Franklin

  • Country Day

  • De La Salle

  • Dominican

  • Harmony

  • Holy Cross

  • Home School

  • Lake Forest

  • McGehee

  • Mount Carmel

  • Newman


  • North Shore

  • Sacred Heart

  • Waldorf

  • Willow School

Summer 2024 Information:

The Summer is about cross training and skills development. There will be a weekly team work out, as well as camps to accelerate sculling abilities. Sign up below for the session. Sculling camps are booked based on order of payment, if we reach the limit, we will waitlist athletes as needed. 

SIGNUP: Here, and write in:

  • Youth Rowing

  • Athlete name, (example: Sarah the Rower)

  • Session (example: Advanced Camp #2)


Indoor Training

  • Goal: Conditioning and form work in a group setting

  • Location: Ergofit, 4304 Magazine St, NOLA, 70115

  • Times: Saturdays 3-5pm, Starting June 1st through August 10th

  • Cost: $100 per person for remaining sessions

Sculling Intro Camps

  • Goal: Learn the basics of sculling

  • Limit 10 Athletes to each session. 

  • For anyone who has completed at least one water season but has not been in a racing single. 

  • Location: Bayou St John

  • Intro Camp #1: ​​​June 14th, 15th, 16th - COMPLETED

    • Times: Friday 5-6:30pm, Saturday 9-10:30am, Sunday 5-6:30pm

  • Cost: $125 per person​

Sculling Advanced Camps

  • Goal: Advanced skills and high-speed comfort in a racing shell, video reviews

  • Limit 8 Athletes to each session. 

  • Requires coaches signoff in advance (Athletes can ask at practices or email)

  • Location: Bayou St John/Tulane & Ergofit

  • Advanced Camp #1 July 12th, 13th, 14th

    • @Tulane, Times TBD​

  • Advanced Camp #2​ July 26th, 27th, 28th

    • @BSJ​, Times: Friday 5-6:30pm, Saturday 9-10:30am & 5-6pm, Sunday 5-6:30pm

  • Advanced Camp #2​ August 16th, 17th, 18th

    • @BSJ​, Times: Friday 5-6:30pm, Saturday 9-10:30am & 5-6pm, Sunday 5-6:30pm

  • Cost: $175 per person

Fall 2024 Information:

Fall features longer training pieces and longer races (5000meters) and is the foundation for building technique and a strong base for spring season. We have Varsity and Junior Varsity teams to help athletes focus on the level of commitment and benefits they are looking for. 

Cost: TBD

Practices: Varsity - Four weekdays & Saturdays, Junior Varsity - Three weekdays & Saturdays. 

Varsity Requirements & Commitments:

No more than 5 absences for practice

- Be available to attend either/both of Chicago OR Head of the Charles, as well as Head of the Hooch

- Minimum erg score splits as seen below, starting July 1st, last day to qualify Sept 13thNo minimum for JV rowers

 - Men U19

        - 6K @ 2:00.0 OR

        - 5K @ 1:56.0

 - Women U19

        - 6K @ 2:15.0 OR

        - 5K @ 2:10.0

 - Men U17

        - 5K @ 2:00.0

 - Women U17

        - 5K @ 2:15.0


Late August: Start of Fall Season practices (ALL TEAM)

Sep 8th: Chicago Marathon, @ Chicago (Select Athletes)

Oct 6th: Pensacola Scrimmage, @Pensacola, FL (ALL TEAM)

Oct TBD: Bayou St. John Regatta @Home, (ALL TEAM)
Oct 18th-20th: Head of the Charles, @Boston, MA (Select Athletes)

Nov 1st-3rd: Head of the Hooch, @Chattanooga, TN (ALL TEAM)

Nov 5th: Last Practice of the Season

Winter 2024-25 Information:

Erg Sessions Indoors at the Erg Room. Five days a week of coached sessions in the evenings and weekends. Two hours long with a focus on form, function, and fitness. 

Cost: TBD

Practice times: TBD

Where: TBD


Dec 2nd - Start of Winter Training

Dec 15th - Santa Row

Feb 2nd - Indoor Rowing Championships (ALL TEAM, included in registration fee)

Feb 6th - End of Winter training

Spring 2025 Information:

The Spring Season focuses on Sprint racing from 1000-2000m distances. We have Varsity and Junior Varsity teams to help athletes focus on the level of commitment and benefits they are looking for.

Cost: TBD

Practice times: TBD

Where: TBD

Varsity Requirements & Commitments: (No minimum for JV rowers)

  • No more than 5 absences for practice

  • Be available to attend SE Regionals

  • Minimum erg score splits as seen below.

    • Men U19

      • 2K@1:53.0

    • Women U19

      • 2K @ 2:08.0

    • Men U17

      • 2K @ 1:56.0

    • Women U17

      • 2K @ 2:11.0


Feb 3rd - Start of Spring Training

Feb 22nd-23rd - Heart of Texas @ Austin, TX. (Select Athletes)

Feb 26th -Mar 5th - Mardi Gras Break

Mar TBD - State Championship @ Natchitoches, LA (ALL TEAM)

Apr TBD - BSJ Regatta @ Home (ALL TEAM)

Apr TBD - Pensacola Scrimmage @ Home (ALL TEAM)

Apr TBD - Travel Regatta (Select Athletes)

May 10th-11th - Southeast Regional Championship, @Gainesville, GA (Select Athletes)

May 17th - End of Spring training


Jun TBD: Nationals @ TBD

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