Manatee County Youth Rowing is introducing a new competitive rowing program for middle schoolers this year. The difference between the regular middle school program and the competitive program is:
The competitive middle school sqaud will practice and train with the novice squad.
A tryout is required to make the middle school competitive squad
Participation in all regattas attended by the novice squad
One additional day of practice (Monday)
The Middle School Competitive Program is open to any middle school student who is in the 6th, 7th ,8th grade that is chosen after tryouts. The Middle School competitive program rows under the combined team Manatee County Youth Rowing. Rowing families are an integral part of the program’s success. We expect each family to volunteer at regattas and fundraising events in both the fall and spring seasons. Are you ready to work hard but have fun doing it?
4 Monthly Payments for Fall Session and 4 Monthly Payments for Spring Session
MSComp Rowing Fall Installment MSComp Rowing Fall Installment Discounted for Multiple Rowers Practice Schedule: Middle School: Monday and Wednesday from 4:00-6:00 and Saturdays from 7:30 to 10:30 Additional practices may be added if deemed necessary by the coaches Practice Site: Fort Hamer Boat Ramp, 1605 Fort Hamer Rd. Parrish, FL 34219 Practice Pick Up: Parents need to be at the facility 10 minutes before the end of practice. THERE WILL BE A $1 PER MINUTE FEE IMPOSED for athletes that are picked up after end time (i.e. 10 minutes late, $10). This is due at the time of late pick up, parent to give to coach waiting with athlete. What Athletes Should Bring To Practice:
Flip flops or water shoes
Running shoes with dry socks
Two (2) 7/16”, two (2) 10 mm and one (1) adjustable wrench
Change of dry clothes
WATER! Each rower is responsible to bring his or her own water each day. For health reasons, drinking from another rower’s water bottle with or without permission is prohibited.
Practice clothing must include spandex shorts and sports shirt (no loose fitting clothing in the boats)
Commitment and Volunteering: Both athletes and parents should commit to practice, race day regattas and volunteering. MCYR relies on parent volunteers. There are many ways to volunteer, when there is a need the MCYR Board will reach out to those parents not volunteering on their own. Please step up before being asked. Conditions of Membership
Payment of Fees: Non-payment of fees can result in forfeiture of MCYR privileges
Adherence to: MCYR policies and safety rules set forth in the handbook
Volunteering: Volunteers are the basis of a successful program. Every parent is expected to volunteer
US Rowing Member: Every athlete must be in good standing with a signed waiver