Norcal is looking for the

next generation of champions


Register for the Novice Trial Period

A life changing experience- Rowing is the ultimate sport, providing full body/non-impact training in a team-oriented positive competitive environment.  

Rowing develops skills that can be applied to life on and off the water, building determination, self-confidence, and discipline that last a lifetime.  As a sport dedicated to to teamwork and co-reliance, rowers learn to trust, and to live up to the trust of others as the team comes together as a group to move the boat to it's greatest speed.  

For over 15 years, Norcal Rowing has developed high school athletes on the SF Peninsula, preparing them for competition on the race course, and the challenges of life.  These efforts have led to national championships, numerous athletes being recruiting to D1 collegiate programs, and over 750 young athletes taking to the water for a priceless experience.

Norcal is preparing to launch our 2017/2018 novice class, and we want you to become a part of the team!  No experience necessary, but enthusiasm is a must.  The fall season runs from August 28th through the December holidays, and starts with a two week trial period from August 28th through September 8th.

*Practices are 4:00 - 6:30 PM on weekdays, and Saturday mornings (Thurs off for Novice men, Wed off for Novice women), and are held at Norcal Crew's boathouse in Redwood City.

*Space is limited to 45 athletes on each novice squad.  We work hard to try to provide rowing for every athlete who wants to participate, however interest has grown tremendously in recent years, and there are limits to how many athletes we can safely and effectively handle at our facility.  The two week trial is promarily a chance for athletes to try rowing for the first time and decide if they want to continue before comitting to the full term, however if necessary we will use this time to evaluate long term potential for both rowers and coxns and trim the group to 45 athletes if necessary.

*Email the novice coaches at with any questions:
Novice Women:
Novice Men: