NEPONSET ROWING

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2019 Milton High School Rowing

The Spring Season requires no previous rowing experience. Rowers will learn the rowing stroke while developing leadership skills and teamwork. Rowers will challenge themselves physically and mentally within a strong team environment. Rowers practice five or six times per week and attend several weekend regattas.

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.

In order to register for the Spring Season, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Sign up here on Family ID
  2. Upload a completed swim test found hereNew rowers only.
  3. Complete and upload NFHS Concussion Course Certificate found here. 
  4. Upload copy of a current physical (within 13 months) 
  5. Watch the USRowing Safety Video, found here.
  6. Sign the USRowing Waiver found here
  7. Agree to the Friends of Milton Crew Code of Conduct found here
  8. Sign the SafeSport Policy found here
  9. Sign the Medical Release
  10. Pay $700.00 though Family ID

Please note all registration forms must be completed by March 18, 2018 in order to participate at practice. These items are required to ensure safety and compliance with governing associations. Thank you for your cooperation.

The season starts on March 18th and finishes May 31st. Practice will usually be held after school from 3:30 to 5:30pm. This may change based on the coach’s schedule, the tide or weather. Your coach will communicate practice information at the start of the season. Practice locations include Milton High School (balcony & weight room), Milton Yacht Club (88 Wharf St.) and Union Boat Club in Cambridge, MA. Practice for varsity rowers will take place on the Charles River until the docks are in the water at The Milton Yacht Club. Novices may go to UBC on Saturdays once they are familiar with the rowing stroke.

First day of practice: 

Monday, March 18th– Meet at the MHS Erg Balcony at 3:30pm

Tentative Regatta Schedule: (Mark your calendars now!)

04/20/2019 – Bancroft/Worcester/WA/Medford

04/27/2019 – Pingree, Vermont Academy, Duxbury, MHS

05/05/2019 – Founders Day Regatta (Overnight)

05/11/2019 – 14th annual Lowell Invitational

05/12/2019 – 14th annual Lowell Invitational Cont.

05/18/2019 – Mayor’s Cup

05/19/2019 – Moose on the Malden

05/25/2019 – NEIRA

05/26/2019 – MPSRA

06/08/2019 – MHS Can Drive

Cancellation of practice

We practice outdoors 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.

Additional Information

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.

The Friends of Milton Crew Fall season participation fee is $700. Our fees cover only our operating costs including coaches’ salaries, regatta fees, gas for coaches’ launches, and local travel expenses.

Please visit our website for more information: Neponsetrowing.org

Questions? Email the Program Director, Jessica Burbridge at Burbridge_jessica@hotmail.com