We are so excited to get the Fall Season underway and cannot wait to see our rowers back out on the water and welcoming new rowers to our SA family. This season we hope to return to many of our standard practices. Modifications have been made to the season for both parents and athletes, so please read carefully.
*** Returning Parents: Please be sure to log in with your existing account to registering to avoid email and communication issues this season. Do not create a new account.
This registration session will allow you to complete roster information, to sign up for participation, and to submit payment. You may return at a later time to upload the required forms. Please read through each page carefully.
Please have your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or ACH Bank Account information available.
Fall Season Novice & Varsity Squads - 6 days per week $1650
These programs are for those interested in improving existing rowing skills as well as rigorous conditioning and training for competition in the Fall. Eligible athletes are 9th–12th grade with some exceptions being made for 8th graders. These squads are for both new (no experience necessary for any High School student) and returning SARC athletes.
Novice and Varsity squads will begin practice on Monday, August 23rd with practice scheduled as follows:
Regatta Expenses: We are constantly monitoring the COVID situation. For this season, the club has returned to Team Travel and has confirmed 3 head races for the season. Current fees include travel accommodations to the following regattas:
Music City Head Race - Nashville, TN (10/09)
1 day Race, departing via team bus Friday afternoon 10/08, racing on the Cumberland River. Returning Saturday evening 10/09.
Head of the Hooch - Chattanooga, TN (11/06-11/07)
2 day Race, departing via team bus Friday afternoon 11/05, racing on the Tennessee River Saturday and Sunday. Returning Sunday evening 11/07.
Head of the South - Augusta, Ga (11/13/21) *TENTATIVE
1 day Race, departing via team bus Friday afternoon 11/12, racing on the Savannah River. Returning Saturday evening 11/13/21. * Please note that this regatta is tentative. We are looking for the best option available to race a 3rd time this season.
Cancellation Policy: Our competitive squad roster will be finalized two weeks into the season. No refunds will be available after Sept 6th.
Foundations - 3 days per week $450
This program is for individuals age 12yrs and older who are interested in learning to row or interested in improving existing rowing skills with practice on the water 3 days a week. Our Foundations program will focus on general conditioning, and teaching the basics of safety and rowing techniques. The goal of this program is to develop athletes that are interested in joining our competitive squads in the future. This program is offered on a first come bases, and is limited to 20 participants. Our top priority will be to maximize time on the water for these athletes.
Foundations squads will practice from Sept 8th thru Nov. 20th with practice schedule as follows:
* Please note that some Saturday Practices may be cancelled due to team travel schedules. Parents will be notified in advance and the Fall Season has been extended a few weeks to make up for those days.
Mandatory Parent Meeting: We have our Fall Season Parent Meeting tentatively scheduled for the morning of Saturday, Sept 11th and are looking forward to getting everyone back together. This meeting will cover important details for the season and hopefully reintroduce a lot of our families to a regular rowing season. Save the day - we are confirming with the church now and plan to follow our meeting with onsite "Meet the Coaches" and "Parent Learn to Row" (space is limited and signups will go out in advance).
Fall Fundraising: We will kick off our annual fundraising at the beginning of the season, funds raised will be used for capital investments and new equipment. All families have a required fundraising goal of $250 to remain in good standing. At the end of our Annual Fundraiser, families not meeting the goal will be invoiced the remainder of the balance.
Parent Volunteers: This year we will return to our standard practice of Parent Volunteers requirements. We will be asking each family to contribute a minimum of 16hrs per season through their work efforts, food donations, or by participating on a committee. As a non-profit, it is essential for us to have parent participation to maintain our pricing structure and avoid paying for costly outside services. We will be creating a SUG for the Season and allowing families to sign up ahead of time on recurring roles and activities. Lastly, we will be adding Tent City and food donations as we get closer to the events. We ask that you not wait until the last minute as every family will be seeking opportunities. Volunteering for a committee is an easy way to get your assignments ahead of time and work on your own schedule. Any family not meeting their minimum commitments will be invoiced $250 for the season.
FALL 2021 FALL COVID PROCEDURES are currently under development. We are constantly monitoring the local trends and evaluating the needed precautions to protect the health of our rowing community. If your child is vaccinated for COVID, please have an image of your card ready to upload during registration. If your child is not vaccinated, we will communicate our new Fall COVID Protocols as we get closer to the season. We will review CDC guideline, USRowing requirements, and all State and local government mandate. Along with considering our organizational objectives, we plan to communicate new COVID guidelines by the start and the season and will continue update guidelines as local conditions/recommendations change.
IMPORTANT FOR NEW PARENTS: Please take a minute to create a SportsEngine Account. This registration will walk you through the process. You will first be prompted to create your Parent Account. Please include your valid contact information during the initial registration. We use SportsEngine for all club communications.
After creating your Parent Account, this registration will automatically continue and you will be asked to indicate "Who you are Registering". Please enter your Child's information and a Child Profile will be created for your account and used by the Coaches to communicate with the rowers.
Select an option to continue with the registration.