Spring Crew Info & Instructions

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2019 Spring Crew

What is Spring Crew?  Spring Crew is our team’s on-water, competitive season, which begins on Monday, February 18 and ends in May. We practice Monday thru Friday from 3PM – 6PM out of the Oxford Boathouse in Lake Ridge Park. On select Saturdays, we compete in various state-wide regattas. We encourage our rowers to row hard so their boats can qualify and compete in the Virginia State Championship regattas and the Scholastic Rowing Assn. of America National Championship regatta. Go Bruins!!

Rowers will need to complete Concussion Training prior to the start of Spring Season (February 19, 2019). Click  HERE  for a listing of dates/times.

When are Try-Outs? What are the criteria? Try-outs are February 11-15 at Forest Park High School. Specific information will be available at Spring Registration Day on Saturday, January 26 at Forest Park High School. In order to participate, you must have already turned in your blue card, VHSL physical form and completed concussion training. Contact the coaches if rowers have any concerns regarding try-outs.

Practice Start Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 (weather permitting). Monday thru Friday when school is in session, 3PM – 6PM at the Oxford Boathouse. Practices will run during Spring Break as well.

Practice Drop Off/Pick-Up Location: Lake Ridge Park, 12350 Cotton Mill Drive, Lake Ridge VA near the playground. No vehicles from rowers or families are allowed down at the boathouse.

Cost: $650.00 (Additional fees may apply if paying through PayPal)

Spring Crew Registration Day: Saturday, January 26, 2019, 9 AM – 1 PM. At least one adult from each family MUST attend this event. Rowers are also encouraged to attend; sizing will be available for UniSuits.

Boat Tip Test: Sunday, February 17th beginning at 5:30 PM at Chinn Aquatic Center. Download Boat Tip Permission Slip HERE.

**If you are not available during normal registration please contact us so that we may work with you directly.**

Spring Crew Registration Checklist

Prior to Saturday, January 26th:

1. Complete Online Insurance Waiver fee via US Rowing

2. Complete Online Registration (Regatta Central)

Bring completed forms to Registration on Saturday, January 26th:

3. FP Crew Handbook (Sign and turn in last page)

4. Blue Card (Pick up from outside AD Student Activities Office)

5. Virginia High School League (VHSL) physical form “Revised February 2017

6. Online or In-Person Concussion Training

7. Swim Test Form

8. Spring Crew Payment $650 (Check or Payment Plan for those enrolled)

9. Activity Bus Permission Slip (Only required for away Regattas, will be provided at a later date)

10. Boat Tip Permission Slip for the Boat Tip Test on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM at Chinn Aquatic

11. Order the uniform.

Prior to Saturday, January 26th complete Steps 1 & 2

1. Complete Online Insurance Waiver fee via US Rowing

For Spring Crew, every Rower must have a valid US Rowing waiver so they can compete in regattas.  US Rowing memberships are renewed and waivers are signed once every 12-month period.

All US Rowing membership activities will be completed through US Rowing Membership Portal. (www.membership.usrowing.org)

 

Membership/Waiver:  Athletes will work on the ‘Individuals’ side of the portal.  If this is your first US Rowing membership, select “JOIN”. You will need to set a password.  This membership must be in the rower’s name, not the parent’s name.

 

If you already have a US Rowing membership number and password, log in by clicking ‘Members’. Once you are logged in and paid the $9.75 basic membership fee, you will be able to sign your waiver.

 

If this is your first time in Forest Park Crew, you will need to enter the club code when prompted, XDJQP, so you appear on the coach’s roster for Forest Park Crew.

2. Complete Online Registration (Regatta Central)

This year, while registration for Spring Crew will be through the Regatta Central website, payment will be collected through Check on Registration Day (January 26, 2019) or by PayPal on this website (See #8 Payment).  

 

1. Go to the Regatta Central website at:  www.regattacentral.com.

2. Find Forest Park Crew under the Clubs section at the top of the page.

3. Choose “FPHS SPRING CREW.”

4. Click on the “Join/Renew” button for your selection.

  1. If you have registered on the Regatta Central website before, enter your rower’s username and password (use the Forgot your Username/Password links, if needed).
  2. If your rower will be a first time participant and you don’t have a Regatta Central account, fill in the New Users block on the right (with a parent’s email and name) and register as indicated.  The parent email address that you enter here is the email address that your registration receipt will be sent to.

5. Select your rower’s name from the “Participant” pull down on the top left of the registration site you will be taken to.  For first time participants, please click the “New Participant” link in blue then enter the requested information.

6. Click Next, when you are done adding participant.  Proceed through your account holder information screen. Click NEXT to get to payment page.

 

***ON REGATTA CENTRAL, please mark “Pay by Check.”***

 

7. Once you have completed that registration, please return to this page to complete your payment using the button below, or pay by check at Spring Registration Day on January 26th.. 

Bring to Spring Registration Day on Saturday, January 26th:

3. FP Crew Handbook

Download the Forest Park Crew Handbook here. Sign the final page and bring it to Spring Registration Day.

4. BLUE CARD

Please complete an emergency contact “Blue Card;” it is available outside door of AD/Student Activities office.  Complete front & back by both the athlete and the Parent/Guardian. Write FP Crew on top corner of Blue Card. A new Blue Card must be completed for Spring Crew, regardless of if the rower participated in Winter Conditioning.

5. VIRGINIA HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE (VHSL) PHYSICAL FORM, “Revised February 2017”

For rowers who did not participate in PWC school sport this school year or did not provide us with a current Virginia High School League physical form.  This is the only form that will be accepted and must bear your medical provider’s signature and dated after May 1, 2018 to be valid.  Keep a copy for your future reference.

6. Online or In-Person CONCUSSION TRAINING

Rowers will need to complete Concussion Training prior to the start of Spring Season (February 18, 2019). Click  HERE  for a listing of dates/times.

7. Swim Test Form

All Rowers need to have a completed Swim Test Form on file with FP Crew. Click below to download the Swim Test Form/Boat Tip Permission Slip.

8. PAYMENT

Option 1. Pay by Check. Checks will be collected at Spring Registration Day

Option 2. Pay Online. Use the links below to pay for Spring Crew.

Spring Crew Full Payment $650.00 (+PayPal fee)

9. Activity Bus Permission Slip

The bus permission slip is only required for away regattas and will be disseminated prior to those events to rowers who will be traveling.

10. Boat Tip Permission Slip

Prior to the Boat Tip Test on February 17th, rowers need to complete the Boat Tip Permission Slip. Click the link below to download the Swim Test Form/Boat Tip Permission Slip.

11. Order the Uniform

The uniform will be offered in either (a) Unitank with black compression shorts or (b) single piece Uni. Approximate cost for either option is $70. More details will be available during registration.