Our fall season runs from the third week of August until the last week of October. Practice is every weekday from 4:00 pm until 6:45 pm as well as a practice session on Saturday mornings. Saturday morning practice times are determined by the coaching staff and will be communicated to our athletes and parents when the season begins (and are subject to change).
All novice, or new rowers, will be required to pass a swim test before you get out on the water. Arrangements for the swim test will be made during the first week of practice.
Regattas, where our athletes compete, usually start in mid September for the fall season. We compete most weekends during the fall. The schedule is available on the Regattas and Events link of this site. Traditionally, all competitions, except an overnight trip for competition in Saratoga Springs, NY, are within commuting distance to Concord NH. This year we will have a new addition to our schedule in CT that will also require an overnight stay.
This season the registration fee has increased to $520. This fee is payable to Concord Crew. It enables us to provide a quality rowing experience for our athletes and to defray our day to day expenses. These expenses include; launch registration, fuel, regatta registration fees, transportation reimbursements, coaching compensation as well as many other day to day expenses.
Seasonal Hospitality Fee
When you register your athlete for rowing with Concord Crew we also charge a $90 Hospitality fee. This value is calculated based on the number of meals needed at regattas and is the same per regatta as in the fall. This money allows our Hospitality Committee to purchase food to feed our hungry rowers and their families. This is per family not per rower. You will only be charged one fee for each season even if you have more than one rower registered (What is Hospitality?).
In order to simplify back-end accounting and cut down on confusion these two fees will be combined at registration into one fee. This also allows the family to spread out the total cost into installments if they wish as well. Installment payments can be made by check ONLY. Choose CHECK for payment method in Regatta Central if your family will be paying by installments. Payments, by check, should be mailed to Friends of Concord Crew and postmarked by the following dates:
Online registration is provisional. You cannot register for this season if you have outstanding fees from the previous one.
US Rowing is the National governing body for the sport of rowing in the United States. Each of our athletes need to be a US Rowing member in order to row with Concord Crew. US Rowing membership expires after one year. If you or your athlete has previously registered as a US Rowing member within the current year at the Championship level, you will not need to register when registering for fall rowing.
Concord Crew requires all rowers to register at the Championship level which is $45. Additional information about membership is available at US Rowing here: http://www.usrowing.org/join
|Registration opens||Monday, July 17th 2017|
|Registration closes and payment deadline||Monday, August, 28th 2017|
|Start date for varsity (experienced) rowers||Monday, August, 21st 2017|
|Start date for novice (new) rowers||Monday, August, 28th 2017|
Registration in Three Steps
- Review the Friends of Concord Crew Handbook
- Sign up for a US Rowing Waiver (mandatory)
- Go to US Rowing: https://membership.usrowing.org/individual/join
- Enter the athlete's last name and birth date. If US Rowing can't find your athlete, it will prompt you to create a new profile.
- Enter club name as Friends of Concord Crew
- When prompted for our club's code, enter our club code: FCKPY
- Complete the US Rowing Membership and Waiver at US Rowing.
- Complete registration and payment at Regatta Central, at Friends of Concord Crew. Payment and financial aid request instructions are online.
- Parents of returning athletes should login. Parents of new athletes should click the Join link to create a Regatta Central account.
- Click Programs and scroll down to Friends of Concord Crew
- Click on Fall season and register your athlete.
Novice (new) Athlete?
Once registered, please go to Concord Crew Group on facebook to get added to the crew Facebook page. Important dates and deadlines are posted there.
The deadline for registration and payment is August 28th. Registration includes all three steps above. Athletes who have not completed all three steps will be required to attend practice but will not get on the water until registration is complete.
For questions about crew, contact Head Coach Jay Printzlau firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions about registration contact our Registration committee at email@example.com.
The cost of crew is high, and we are constantly working to balance the requirements for equipment, operating expenses, and fees passed on to our rowers. The board has been working to respond to changes in the rowing world and in the needs of our members. Since our founding, we’ve offered need-based assistance to area families who are financially challenged to get their rower in a boat.
This year the program is being improved to serve our membership more equitably. If your family needs help paying registration fees you will have the opportunity to apply for aid at the time of registration. Based on the number of applicants, the available funds, and the level of need expressed, we will be awarding selected families a percentage of the registration fees. Unfortunately, there is no assistance available for US Rowing or Hospitality Fees.
In the past, we’ve struggled with how to fairly administer this program. We would like the plan to be self-regulating, with each family making the decision to apply or not, based on their own, unique situation.
If you apply, and are awarded a scholarship, you should expect to make a significant contribution to the success of the organization through volunteer participation in all crew events, both on the water and off. Families will be expected to complete a predetermined number of volunteer hours participating in activities such as helping set up and tear down after regattas, install and remove docks, upkeep at the boathouse, volunteering at fundraising events in addition to selling the required number of wreaths in the fall Wreath Campaign. This is not intended to be embarrassing, punitive, or to publicly name those who receive scholarship in any way. Scholarships will still be a confidential agreement between the scholarship committee and each family. The idea is to make sure that those who are awarded scholarships are fully engaged in the organization and contributing in some way other than financial. It’s hard work to keep this boat afloat.
Families interested in applying should review the plan guidelines and fill out the online form here after registration opens on July 17, 2017.
Over the last two seasons Concord Crew has asked it's athletes to participate in a daily fatigue survey. This survey consists of seven questions that prove predictive of the athlete's general fatigue level and help the coach adjust their day to day practice schedule with fatigue in mind. While the questions remain the same day to day the initial period of survey will form a baseline for the athlete with later responses being gauged against the baseline. We ask the varsity and novice athletes the same questions but due to their staggered start dates they each will respond on a separate survey link.
Varsity use this survey
Novice use this survey