NSC is a club rowing team for high school girls in Chicago’s northern suburbs. We offer a winter/spring Junior Competitive Rowing Program. The team is devoted to developing competitive rowers in a collegial and challenging environment. We also offer a one-week summer Learn to Row program for rising freshman and other high school girls who are interested in trying crew. NSC offers a learn to row camp for rising freshmen and other high school girls interested in trying rowing.


North Suburban Crew Mission Statement:

North Suburban Crew (NSC) was established in 1995 as a non-profit 501(c)3 rowing club to serve high school women of the North Shore of Chicago.  NSC hopes to inspire in our team a lifelong love of rowing and fitness, to provide opportunities for rowers to successfully compete in the sport, to teach respect for oneself and others, and to impart a drive to achieve on the water and in future endeavors. 

Our vision is to emphasize good sportsmanship, encourage teamwork, and build strength of character in each oarswoman.

Our Values:
1 - Our number one concern and moral obligation is for the safety of our crew.
2 - We believe that our girls are most successful when they love what they do, and that fun is a crucial component of winning.
3 - We support rowers of all levels, and seek to improve their art of rowing, through teaching proper technique, and learning about the beauty, the traditions and the history of our sport.
4 - We strive to become the best oarswomen, who work hard to maintain healthy bodies and minds.
5 - We are never boastful, but we are always confident.
6 - We are always gracious, whether in victory or in defeat.
7 - We strongly emphasize respect for our rowing shells, oars, and other NSC equipment.
8 - We always work to the best of our ability and in every race we give one hundred percent.
9 - We strive to create strong bonds between team members.
10 - We believe in our coaches, who help our athletes to focus on our Values, thereby creating winning teams.
11 - We believe in parental involvement and support for our team, as this brings forth the feeling of community, love for our rowers, and passion for the sport. 

NSC has included girls from:




Lake Forest

Lake Bluff



Vernon Hills



...and more!




While a club team, independent from our partner schools, we hold each of our girls to IHSA (Illinois Highschool Sports Association) standards.  We also work with the academic administrations of our partner schools in ensuring that each of our athletes are within academic standards in order to participate with North Suburban Crew.