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Spring 2016 Registration – MHS Crew Team

miltoncrewPlease note all registration forms must be completed by March 9, 2016. Rowers with incomplete registration forms may not be able to row until forms are completed. There will be an Information Night Wednesday February 24th @ 6:30 pm at Milton Library.

We encourage you to use the online version of forms where possible (see link below) as it guarantees your child’s place in the program, and reduces our administrative costs. If you are unable to register online, please print a paper registration form (see link below) and mail the completed packet, including payment to:

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

To register you need to complete the following:

Sign the online US Rowing Waiver

This is required for athlete participation in regattas. For those of you who have signed the waiver in the past, please note that US Rowing have changed their process. They now require membership in U.S. Rowing. Please do the following:

  • 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 $5.75 fee.
  • After registering, electronically sign the waiver found here: https://membership.usrowing.org/individual/login?action=waiver
  • When prompted, enter VUGYM 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.

Fill out the online enrollment form


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

Print out, complete and mail the following paper forms along with payment


Along with payment (see payment options on enrollment form) to Friends of Milton Crew, Inc., P.O. Box 221, Milton, MA 02186:

Obtain an athletics clearance card from Milton High School

Rowers will need an official athletics clearance card from the Athletics Department at Milton High. Information Rowers should bring their clearance card to the first day of practice. Information on registering for Spring athletics can be found on the Milton High athletics web site HERE.

Please review the following important information.

Cancellation of practice
We practice in all weather conditions except active lightning storms or other extreme weather. 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 considerations.

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.

Milton High School Crew Team participation fee
The Neponset Rowing Club fee is $650. 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.

Donations
All of the equipment in use has been purchased with the funds provided by the Friends of Milton Rowing through fundraising and generous donations. When the equipment (boats, oars, launch, gas, motors, trailer etc.) needs to be repaired or purchased the money comes from the Friends’ account. The continued success and longevity of the FOMC is reliant on our fundraising.
As a 501 (3) © organization, your contribution to Friends of Milton Crew is tax-deductible.

Volunteers
We welcome your ideas and participation!

The Friends of Milton Crew is an all-volunteer organization, and we need your help to make this team a success. Crew only works because of what you do, from organizing fundraisers to ordering uniforms to chaperoning buses to running the food tent on race day, and on and on.

There are so many different ways to help, and it is a fun way to meet other parents and learn more about your rower’s new passion.

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

Work party participation
Athletes, the success of your team depends on more than just showing up to practice. Your volunteered time and help with the maintenance and care of our equipment, rowing location, and our home course are essential.

Communication
We use email extensively for communication. We create lists for parents and rowers for each squad, for all rowers, and for all parents.

These lists will only be used only for crew-related information and will never be sold. Hotmail users (and other email clients) may need to turn off junk mail detection.