Realizing their individual contribution to a larger team, youth build self-esteem and self-identity.
Trained rowing coaches provide guidance an support at a time when they need it most
Out of Doors
Youth rowers typically spend 10+ hours a week outside and unplugged from technology.
Everyone has a seat in the boat; no one is "on the sidelines."
At a typical rowing practice, youth are active for over an hour, exceeding national guidelines for daily physical activity.
Leadership and life skills developed through rowing help youth thrive in the classroom and workplace.
Youth learn resilience, tenacity, and how to set smart goals.
Youth who play sports are 15% more likely to graduate high school and attend college.
Men's and Women's rowing is a growing sport with a long history of strongly competitive races between college teams. College recruiters watch our rowers. As OPRA grows and provides more resources to youth rowers, we hope to see more youth earn scholarships and places on Division 1 rowing teams.
Collegiate Rowing Opportunities