Junior Boating

Lincoln Park Boat Club offers a comprehensive set of junior programs to introduce rowing and paddling to youth and children, as well as programs designed to continue to build skills through competitive training.

Not sure what program is best for you or your child? Email us to schedule a visit or to ask us any questions.

LPBC’s Junior Boating program is designed to teach the young novice the basics of the sports of rowing and paddling, or to help the experienced junior sculler hone technique and racing ability. These programs are intended for different age groups between 9 and 17 years old.

The Junior Boating calendar is split in to four seasons. Sign up for each season on Regatta Central

  • Spring: early March to early June
  • Summer: mid-June to August 31
  • Fall: September to mid-November
  • Winter: Thanksgiving to early March

For questions on youth programming, please email: coaches@lpboatclub.org

Junior boating programs

Three levels are offered, based on age group. Introductory courses develop an understanding of boating fundamentals, while intermediate courses for high school-aged youth are focused on physical and technical development, and preparation for collegiate rowing:

  • Competitive Junior Rowing: Ages 15-18
  • Youth Sculling: Ages 13-14
  • Youth Boating: Ages 9-12

Junior Competitive Rowing: Ages 15 – 18

Lincoln Park Boat Club offers programs designed for the competitive high school rower who plans to continue with rowing in college. These programs emphasize physiological development and training for injury-free competitive success. The athlete’s focus in these programs are competition and preparation for collegiate rowing.

Youth Sculling: Ages 13 – 14

At this developmental stage, the young athlete begins to focus more on the sport of rowing, while still spending some practices cross-training in SUP or kayaking. The focus remains on overall physical fitness while emphasizing technical development.

Youth Boating: Ages 9 – 12

In this program, young athletes develop overall boating competence and become proficient and skilled in sculling, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding. The Junior Boater will develop an understanding of how boats move and balance, as well as the impact of wind and waves on the watercraft. The aim is to improve a young athlete’s confidence and intuition on the water as well as their athletic skill and overall boating competence.

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For questions on the classes, you can email: coaches@lpboatclub.org