The Competitive Fall Season requires no previous rowing experience. Our 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 Competitive Fall Season, you must complete the following steps:
- Sign up here on Family ID
- Upload a completed swim test found here. New rowers only.
- Complete NFHS Concussion Course found here. Upload completed certificate.
- Upload copy of a current physical (within 13 months)
- Watch the USRowing Safety Video, found here.
- Sign the USRowing Waiver found here
- Agree to the Friends of Milton Crew Code of Conduct
- Sign the SafeSport Policy
- Sign the Medical Release
- Pay though Family ID
Please note all registration forms must be completed by September 4, 2018. Thanks for your cooperation. These items are required to ensure safety and be in compliance with governing associations.
The season starts on August 29th and finishes October 31st. Practice locations are Milton High School (balcony & weight room), and Milton Yacht Club (88 Wharf St.).
First day of practice:
Varsity Girls - Tuesday, August 28th at 3:30pm
Varsity Boys and Novice Boys & Girls (new athletes) - Wednesday August 29th at 3:30pm
Practice will usually be held after school from 3:30 to 5:30pm. This may change based on the coaches schedule and the tide or weather. Your coach will communicate practice information at the start of the season.
Tentative Regatta Schedule: (Mark your calendars now)
- 15th - CRI Classic
- 22nd - Head of the Merrimack
- 30th - Textile River Regatta
- 7th - NE Junior + HS Championship
- 14th - NH Championship
- 20th & 21st - Head if the Charles
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.
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.
The Friends of Milton Crew Fall season participation fee is $800. Our fees cover only our operating costs including coaches’ salaries, regatta fees, gas for coaches’ launches, and local travel expenses.
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 email@example.com.