NEPONSET ROWING

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Fall 2017 NRC VARSITY Registration

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Information night at the Milton Yacht Club on Wharf Street August 17th from 7:00 – 7:30 PM. Come learn about the program and ask any questions you might have.

The fall season is the time of year for head races where boats start at timed intervals and compete against the clock in order to determine the winner. Races range from 4,000 to 6,000 meters. Neponset Rowing teams compete in head races throughout New England. The most prominent is the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta held on the 3rd weekend in October, where Neponset Rowing crews compete against teams from all over the world. Not every athlete will make a boat for the Head of the Charles, but all will have the opportunity to race in other regattas such as the Textile River Regatta, the New Hampshire Championships, the Head of Merrimack, and Massachusetts State Championships.

Our State ranked and award-winning Varsity team is an ideal fit for athletes who have completed the Novice Rowing program and are dedicated to improving their rowing skills and competing at a high level. Within a strong team environment, rowers will challenge themselves physically and mentally. Rowers practice six times per week and attend several weekend regattas each season. The varsity program is for returning athletes who rowed more than 2 seasons with Friends of Milton Crew.

The program runs from August 28th – October 31st

Prerequisite: Novice Program

Practice schedule: M, T, W, Th, F, S — Time: M-F 3:30 – 5:30PM; S 8:00 – 11AM from August 28th – October 31st

Cost: $800

Coaches: Bill Hamel and Jessica Burbridge

Regattas: Head of the Merrimack – Sat, 9/23; Textile River Regatta – Sun, 10/1; Massachusetts State Championships – Sat, 10/7; New Hampshire State Championships – Sat, 10/15; 53rd Head of the Charles – Sat, 10/21

Please carefully READ and COMPLETE the following. Failure to do so may put your participation in the program and racing in any regattas at risk. ATHLETES CANNOT PRACTICE UNTIL ALL PAPERWORK HAS BEEN RECEIVED.

Step 1 – Sign the online US Rowing Waiver

This is required for athlete participation in regattas. Please follow these instructions:

  • Go to https://membership.usrowing.org/
  • Click the “Join” button under Individual Members. You will be prompted to enter you name and other personal info to determine if you are a already member
  • Follow the steps to register. There is a nominal $7.75 fee.
  • After registering, electronically sign the waiver found here: https://membership.usrowing.org/individual/login?action=waiver
  • When prompted, enter NTH43 for “Club Code”
  • Complete the profile information and check the box to sign the waiver. You will land on a confirmation page when this has been completed. An email will be sent to the email address that you provided as confirmation.

Step 2 – Fill out the online enrollment form found HERE.

This includes personal registration info, emergency contacts, volunteer opportunities, and payment plans.

Step 3 – Complete the concussion test. It can be accessed HERE.

Please print out a copy of confirmation page when finished.

Step 4 – Provide a report from a recent physical examination.

Submit a physician’s report of a physical exam conducted within the past 13 months.

Step 5 – Mail the materials. 

Mail the completed medical release form, swim test confirmation, physical exam report, concussion test confirmation and signature page from the NRC Code of Conduct along with payment (make all checks payable to The Friends of Milton Crew) corresponding to payment option you chose on enrollment form to:

Friends of Milton Crew, Inc.
P.O. Box 221
Milton, MA 02186

Also please review the following important information.

Cancellation of practice
We practice in all weather except active lightning storms or other extreme conditions. Because our weather changes rapidly, rowers should assume practice will be held regardless of the weather and dress appropriately, unless they are told by a member of the coaching staff that practice has been cancelled.

Registration limits
Team size may be limited by our equipment and coaching resources, and safety consideration.

The first two weeks of practice in each season will serve as a try-out period. Any participant who is unable to continue in the program due to these restrictions after the try-out period will be refunded.

Evaluation criteria include, among other things, a positive attitude, full participation in workouts, and the ability to pick up the fundamentals of the rowing stroke.

Neponset Rowing Club participation fee
The Neponset Rowing Club fee is $800. Our fees cover only our operating costs including coaches’ salaries, regatta fees, gas for coaches’ launches, and local travel expenses.

REFUND POLICY
Refunds will be given within the first two weeks due to injury, membership limits, or if a student decides the sport is not for him/her.

As a 501 (3) © organization, your contribution to Friends of Milton Crew is tax-deductible.

Questions or curious about how you can help? Contact Mary Beth Callahan at callahanmarybeth@gmail.com.