Welcome to the 2023-2024 Season

NAC Junior Rowing

NAC Junior Rowing Team is a 9-month program following the typical school year, starting in early September and running through May, when Southwest Junior Rowing Championships are held. The program is comprised of three racing teams:

  • Men’s Youth Rowing
  • Women’s Youth Rowing
  • Middle School Rowing

Program Goals


Our rowing program provides a challenging and rewarding opportunity for high school student/athletes that incorporates a high level of team work and physical conditioning. Although the program is highly structured and competitive, there is a strong emphasis placed on character. A wonderful chance to build friendships, rowing brings together boys and girls of all backgrounds for a common goal.


2023-2024 Practice Schedule

Returning Men: Monday – Friday: 3:45-6:30pm & Saturday

Returning Women: Monday – Friday: 3:45pm – 6:30pm & Sunday 6:30 – 9:00am

Novice Men: Monday – Friday: 3:45pm – 6:30pm & Saturday

Novice Women: Monday – Friday: 3:45pm – 6:30pm & Sunday 6:30 – 9:00 am

Frequently Asked Questions


I have a specific question regarding my jr athlete, practice, event or race

Please contact the coach directly for all things jr rowing related. Call the NAC office to get the contact information for the designated coach.

I am currently on the Jr. Rowing team and I am interested in P.E. credit.

Once the team roster is set, athletes from schools OUTSIDE of the Newport-Mesa School District may speak to their school administrative office to receive the proper paper work for the NAC office to fill out.

Athletes from the Newport-Mesa School District are not guaranteed P.E. credit. NHHS and CDMHS limit the amount of students who can receive P.E. credit from an outside source. Due to this restriction, NAC athletes are selected randomly based on their year rowing and their academic year (i.e. Sophomores on Varsity, or Freshman on Novice, etc.)

The NAC has no control over this restrictions and appreciates your cooperation.

At what age can I start in the Jr Rowing Program?

The NAC Jr Rowing program is for athletes who are currently enrolled in High School. We do offer a non-competitive middle school program for athletes enrolled in 7th & 8th grade. Unfortunately, for athletes younger than middle school will need to wait until they reach the appropriate age in order to join an NAC team.

I am interested in learning to row on the Jr. Rowing Program, how do I get started?

Never rowed before:

Step 1: enroll in our Learn to Row summer camp (see website for details)

Step 2: after completion of the Learn to Row camp, enroll in the Intro to Competitive rowing camp to further perfect technique

Step 3: think about private lessons with a coach

Step 4: try out for the team in the beginning of August

Have some rowing experience:

Step 1: enroll in our Intro to Competitive Rowing summer camp

Step 2: consider taking a private rowing lesson

Step 3: try out for the team in the beginning of August

How do I join the Jr. Rowing Program once the season has started?

Depending on your skill level, coaches may accept athletes onto the team once the team has already been set in the end of August. Please contact the NAC to get in touch with a coach.