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					North Orlando Rowing Handbook

     2010 – 2011 Season

    Power Ten Rowing Club, Inc.
    d/b/a/ North Orlando Rowing
        PO Box 608281-0821
         Orlando, FL 32860
              Wecome to the 2010-2011 Racing Season

Dear Parents, Friends and Spartans,

Our rowing program now approaches the decade and a half mark. What started out as a
team with borrowed equipment, volunteer coaches and roughly 20 rowers from Bishop
Moore Catholic High School has evolved into one of the top programs in the state. The
club now pulls from Trinity Preparatory School, Lake Highland Preparatory School and
Orangewood Christian School in addition to Bishop Moore, and boasts a large fleet of
top of the line racing hulls and equipment, with nearly 30 returning rowers. The most
recent evolution in the program took place this summer when the Board of Directors
voted unanimously to change the team name from Power Ten to North Orlando Rowing.

Last year’s campaign saw many great highlights such as five medals between the
Florida State Championships and the South East Regional Championships, both held in
Sarasota, Florida. Furthermore, the women’s pair qualified for and competed at the
USRowing Youth National Championships in Cincinnati, Ohio. The team also saw the
addition of a Vespoli pair/double mix to the fleet which has been used extensively as a
training vessel as well as a competitive shell.

This year, North Orlando Rowing looks to build upon last year’s results. We aim to
become even larger, with roughly 50 to 60 student-athletes. The team is also looking to
become more competitive in the more distinguished events in the state of Florida, such
as the men’s and women’s Varsity Eights. The program is also working to obtain a new
home for its rowing shells, oars, and equipment.

We look forward to a fun and fast year.


Coach Joe and Coach Mike
                           General Information
                                 Rowing Season
North Orlando Rowing’s season runs from August through May and follows the following
                                practice schedule:


Novice: Monday through Friday, 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. starting August 23.
Varsity: Monday through Friday, 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. starting August 30.

Winter Training: November 22, 2010 through January 17, 2011 (see holiday break
schedule below)

Novice and Varsity: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.; Saturday,
6:30 to 9:30 a.m.
[week of November 29 will be Monday through Friday to allow coaches to participate in
the US Rowing Annual Convention in Tampa on Saturday, December 4]

Mini-Camp/Retreat: January 14-17, 2011 (location TBD)

Spring :

Novice and Varsity: Monday through Friday, 4:00 to 6:30 p.m., Saturday 6:30 to 9:30
a.m., starting week of January 17, 2011.

Rowers will not practice on the following days:

Thanksgiving break: November 24, 25 26, 27, 2010
December Christmas/Holiday break: December 22, 2010 through January 8, 2011

[Please note: North Orlando Rowing does not recognize any particular
    spring break during the spring racing season. Any unexcused
              absence will be addressed in boat lineups.]

Please see the calendar on the website for the most up-to-date scheduling
                          Team Name, Colors and Motto

Team name:           Spartans
Team colors:         royal blue, black and white
Team motto:          “Be a Spartan’

                                   Practice Location

Coaches conduct practices on Lake Fairview. This is a City of Orlando park located at
the intersection of Lee Road and Orange Blossom Trail. North Orlando Rowing shares
the boathouse with Orlando Rowing Club (ORC), a rowing club for adults. North
Orlando Rowing currently has a reciprocal arrangement with ORC to share boats, erg
machines and other equipment in their boathouse.

North Orlando Rowing has plans to build its own boathouse. The monthly Board of
Directors meetings and minutes will provide status and timeline updates throughout the
season. Please see the “Sponsorship” section for information about contributions to the
Boathouse Fund and equipment needs.

Practices and the boathouse are generally closed to all but rowers and coaches.
Parents who wish to visit the boathouse or observe a practice can arrange to do so
through the North Orlando Rowing VPs of Athletics or the coaching staff.

                               Team Communications

North Orlando Rowing parents and coaches rely on email to communicate regarding
schedules, volunteer activities, regatta details, etc. It is expected that parents will check
email on a regular basis, especially before a regatta, and can keep current on needed
details. During regattas (home and away), cell phones are used for coordination and to
ensure rower safety. It is the parents’ responsibility to ensure the Board President has
the correct email address, cell phone numbers and any other pertinent contact
information on a timely basis.
         Parent Responsibilities and Financial Obligations

                        Registration and Dues Payments
It is the responsibility of the rower’s parent to submit dues payments by the dates
specified in the schedule below. Payments, made payable to Power Ten Rowing Club,
Inc., should be mailed to:
                                  Power Ten Rowing Club, Inc.
                                        PO Box 608281
                                      Orlando, FL 32860

This is the general Power Ten mailbox and will ensure payments reach the Treasurer.
Do not send payment with rowers to practice or give payment to the Coaches. Also,
please designate on each check what the payment is for, i.e., registration fee, dues, etc.
Monthly dues not received by the 7th of the month are considered late.

All rowers are expected to pay monthly invoices for dues and fees upon receipt. Failure
to remain current on all dues and fees may result in a rower being ineligible to
participate in regattas. Effective with the 2010-2011 school year, a rower must be
current on all dues and fees by December 31, 2010, or the rower will not be allowed to
participate in any spring 2011 events or races until all outstanding amounts are paid.
Similarly, a rower must be current on all dues and fees by May 1, 2011, or the rower
will not be allowed to participate in or attend US Rowing Southeast Regionals. A rower
must be current on all dues and fees by May 31, 2011 or the rower will not be allowed
to participate in or attend US Rowing Youth Nationals. A rower must have all invoices
paid by June 30, 2011 in order to return to the team for the Fall 2011 season.

Any current member of the club who, on September 1, 2010, has an outstanding
balance from the 2009-2010 season has until October 15, 2010, to pay the outstanding
balance, after such time the rower will not be allowed to participate in any events or
races until the 2009-2010 balance is paid.

This financial responsibility policy is in addition to the requirements imposed by the
Regatta Travel Expenses policy.
                      Fees and Dues Payment Schedule

                      Payment Date                   Payment
                        August 28             $100.00 Registration Fee

                        August 28                      $175.00
                        October 1                      $175.00
                       November 1                      $175.00
                       December 1                      $175.00
                        January 1                      $175.00
                        February 1                     $175.00
                          March 1                      $175.00
                          April 1                      $175.00
                           May 1                       $175.00
                    Total Annual Dues                 $1,575.00


Annual: 5% discount off dues: $ 1496.25 due August 28

Semi-Annual: 2.5% discount off dues: $767.81 due August 28 and $767.81.00 due
     January 1

Multiple Rower Discounts
           Families with multiple rowers receive a 5% discount.
           Families with multiple rowers paying annually receive a 10% discount.

                                   Spartan Fund

North Orlando Rowing has a “Spartan Fund” which can provide funds for rowers whose
family financial constraints would otherwise keep them from rowing. Requests for
assistance are strictly confidential and should be directed to the club president. The
request and all supporting documentation will be reviewed by a committee comprised of
the president, treasurer and corresponding secretary. As a general guideline, the family
income of a rower receiving assistance from the Spartan Fund would qualify that family
for school lunch assistance.
The Spartan Fund can only assist to the extent it is funded. Accordingly, donations to
the Spartan Fund are appreciated and encouraged. Power Ten Rowing Club, Inc. d/b/a
North Orlando Rowing is a 501(c)3 charitable corporation. Please consult your tax
advisor regarding any tax deductions associated with your donation.
                             Fundraising Requirement

Each rower* is responsible for raising or contributing $300 per school year for North
Orlando Rowing’s general operating revenue. This amount is in addition to the
registration/membership fee, monthly dues, and other incidental fees for travel,
merchandise, etc. The first $300 raised by a rower shall be credited to the club’s
general operating account. The $300 must be raised or contributed by April 1 of the
current school year, or this amount will be added to the rower’s next monthly statement.

Except as noted below, any additional funds raised shall be credited to the rower’s
individual account to offset monthly dues in the following manner: 40 % of funds raised
go to the club’s general operating account and 60% of funds raised go to the rower’s
individual account.**

Fundraising activities earned through arena concessions and staffing an election
precinct shall be credited 100% to the rower’s individual account.

*For the purpose of the $300 fundraising requirement, the term “rower” includes rowers
and coxswains and also includes all fundraising participation by a rower’s parents or
family member.

**In the event a rower satisfies both the $300 fundraising obligation, as well as raises
enough funds to fully offset monthly dues for the year, any additional funds will be
credited to the rower’s travel expenses.
                             Regatta Travel Expenses

Rowers participate in 12 – 14 regattas each school year, depending on the schedule
determined by the Coaches and approved by the Board of Directors. Five or six of
these will be “away” regattas, requiring bus or air transportation and/or an overnight stay
for the rowers. Estimated expenses for each of these “away” regattas range from $60 to
$500, depending upon location, length of stay and mode of travel. The cost of these
regattas is in addition to registration, dues and fundraising requirements.

Regatta travel expenses for each regatta will be invoiced and must be paid no later than
the Monday prior to the regatta. In the event a rower’s travel fees are not paid in
accordance with this policy, said rower may not participate in any regatta until the travel
fees are paid and current. If the coaches determine that it is not possible to substitute a
rower and, therefore, the entire boat cannot race, the rower whose fees are unpaid shall
row that week but will not be allowed to row in subsequent regattas until all travel fees
are paid and current.

                         Team Apparel and Merchandise

All official team uniforms and related apparel must be purchased through the North
Orlando Rowing team store at Boathouse Sports. Information on the team store, how
and when to order, as well as the list of required apparel will be provided at the fall
registration meeting. North Orlando Rowing has an inventory of general team
merchandise for rowers and parents available for purchase.

                                 Parent Volunteers

North Orlando Rowing is a parent-run, volunteer organization. All rowers are expected
to have at least one parent that is actively participating in the organization during the
season. Parent volunteer opportunities will be explained at the fall registration meeting
and open house. Whether a parent has many hours or just a few, there are many
opportunities to participate to fulfill this requirement and support North Orlando Rowing
student athletes.
                                     Regatta Food

Each family is required to provide food for the team at a regatta in accordance with
guidelines developed by the Food Coordinator. Depending upon the size of the team
and the duration of the regatta, two to six families may be responsible for food at a
particular regatta. A recommended shopping list will be provided as a guideline.
Particularly at away regattas, the racing schedule and logistics sometimes require that
prepared food be purchased from local restaurants. Under either circumstance, the
families responsible for purchasing food for the particular regatta are also responsible to
set up and serve the food, keep items stocked throughout the day, and clean up at the
end of the regatta.

In the event a family has such significant time constraints that it would be impossible
to shop for food items in advance of the regatta and handle responsibilities the day of
the regatta, a family may pay $400 for its food commitment after consultation with the
Food Coordinator. The family who steps in and volunteers to provide food will receive
$100 credited to its club account.

                                 Regatta Assistance
At least one parent or family member is expected to attend and assist with each local
regatta. Committees plan and execute most duties, but there are many small tasks that
need to be done to make regattas go smoothly such as serving the food, setting up and
breaking down the tents, etc. Most important, however, Power Ten rowers need family
support during regattas in recognition of their hard work and training.

                               Regatta Transportation
Rowers are not allowed to drive themselves to a regatta. It is the parents’ responsibility
to transport their rower to all local regattas and assist in carpools with other parents for
local or shorter distance “away” regattas. All rowers will travel together, either by van,
bus or air, to “away” regattas


Parents are needed to chaperone all regattas, both home and away. It is expected that
a parent from each family will chaperone at least one regatta during the season. This is
an excellent opportunity to get to know rowers and other parents while watching your
rower compete. Background checks of chaperones may be required.

       Parent Acknowledgement of Responsibilities and Financial
Parents must sign the Acknowledgement Form in this handbook, signifying to North
Orlando Rowing that the parents have read and understand and agree with the rules,
responsibilities and financial obligations.
                    Rower Rules and Responsibilities

General Rules
1. Parents and rowers must turn in all required forms and have receipt acknowledged
   by North Orlando Rowing before the rower will be permitted to practice. Forms are
   provided in the last section of this handbook.
2. All rowers are to be at practice on time or at such time approved by the coach. Any
   prearranged absence should be made a week prior to the day that will be missed.
   Athletes are expected to attend scheduled practices, including land training, unless
   their coach has approved their absence. Unexcused absences the week of a
   regatta may result in the rower sitting out the next race. If an athlete has an illness
   or other planned/unplanned event which requires their absence from practice, the
   athlete must call his or her coach and notify the coach of the reason for the absence.
3. Each rower is expected to maintain a 2.5 GPA and must turn in their progress
   reports and report cards to their coaches. Student report cards are due one week
   after they are sent home.
4. For safety reasons, iPods or headphones will not be worn during erging or on the
5. Rowers and parents will obey all driving laws at the Lake Fairview parking lot,
   including the 10 mph speed limit. Speeding or unsafe driving in the parking lot
   endangers rowers and others and will not be tolerated.
6. Student athletes will respond to every Coach employed by North Orlando Rowing in
   the same respectful manner.
7. All forms of alcohol, tobacco and/or illegal drugs are strictly forbidden.
8. All rowers are required to participate in team fundraising activities such as monthly
   car washes.

Regatta Rules - Home and Away

1. All athletes are expected to attend all regattas unless an absence is approved by the
   Coach prior to the regatta.
2. No student athlete, under ANY circumstances, will drive him/herself to any regatta.
   The team will be transported to and from regattas by North Orlando Rowing parents
   unless a team bus or other transportation is pre-arranged by North Orlando Rowing.
   When traveling by car or van, all rowers will be assigned to a specific vehicle. Once
   assigned to a vehicle, the rower must return with that same vehicle unless other
   arrangements are made and approved by the Coach prior to the regatta.
3. There will be no throwing of objects from any vehicle or bus.
4. All athletes are to remain with the team at all regattas. Athletes will remain for the
   last event in which North Orlando Rowing has an entry and assist with de-rigging
   and loading boats and equipment unless otherwise approved by the coach.
5. The North Orlando Rowing tent is for the use of North Orlando Rowing team
   members only. No siblings or other friends are allowed under the rowers’ tent, but
   are welcome if a separate tent is set up for parents.
6. Rowers are to refrain from public displays of affection to include kissing, petting and
   inappropriate touching.
7. Foul language is unacceptable. If used at a regatta, it could result in the
    disqualification of North Orlando Rowing.
8. No horseplay will be tolerated that compromises the safety of the rowers or their
    parents or interferes with regatta activities.
9. Rowers will keep noise within normal range during regattas.
10. Rowers will pick up all trash in the bus, cars and /or regatta site used by North
    Orlando Rowing, even if the trash was not deposited by the rower
11. Commercial videos may be brought on the bus/vehicle but must be approved by the
    chaperones prior to being played.
12. Chaperones, bus drivers and coaches are to be treated with respect at all times.

Regatta Rules – Away Overnight
1. Rowers will be assigned a chaperone, who will be in charge of the rower when not
    under the supervision of the coaches. Rowers must listen, obey and respect their
    chaperone at all times.
2. If regatta transportation is via parent cars, rowers will be assigned a vehicle and
    driver. Rowers will remain with that vehicle for the trip to the regatta and back, as
    well as any trips for meals, etc. Rowers will not ask or be allowed to switch vehicles.
3. No loud noise at the hotel. There should be no rough play, running in halls, etc. Be
    respectful of other hotel guests. No destruction of hotel property will be tolerated.
4. Be in your room at the designated time (to be announced upon arrival at the hotel).
5. No rower shall leave his/her room after curfew. In the event of emergencies, rowers
    should call their chaperones’ rooms or cell phones.
6. There will be no changes in room assignments unless approved by coaches and the
    regatta chairperson.
7. Rowers shall not make long distance calls from the hotel rooms unless using calling
    cards or calling collect.
8. Rowers shall not leave the hotel premises for any reason.
9. Bed checks will be conducted by chaperones and coaches.
10. Rowers shall return all room keys at checkout, usually the morning of the regatta.
11. Any misbehavior at any time during travel may result in athletes not racing at the
    current regatta or future regattas.
12. No male or female rower may be in a room with the opposite sex unless in the
    presence of a chaperone or coach for a team meeting.

WARNING: If a coach determines that a rower has violated any of these rules and, in
doing so, the rower’s conduct has jeopardized the team or in any way tarnished the
team’s reputation or standing, the coach may take such disciplinary action as he/she
determines is appropriate. Such disciplinary action may include anything from non-
participatory attendance at practice to a loss of seat at a regatta to a request to
withdraw from the team.

Rowers are required to read the rules above and sign the Rower’s Code of Conduct
provided in a later section of the Handbook. The rower will submit the signed Code of
Conduct to North Orlando Rowing as acknowledgement that the rower will follow the

                 North Orlando Rowing Code of Conduct
Every student athlete participating in North Orlando Rowing is expected to engage only
in those activities that will promote the reputation, character, health and welfare of the
individual, other student athletes, the team, the North Orlando Rowing organization and
the community. Therefore, every student athlete, as a condition of membership in North
Orlando Rowing, must agree to comply with the following by reading this Rower Code of
Conduct and signing the form in the last section of this handbook, returning it to Power

As a North Orlando Rowing team member, I promise and commit that:

I.      I accept and acknowledge that membership and participation in North Orlando
        Rowing is a privilege, not a right, and as such, membership and participation are
        dependent upon my adherence to these promises and commitments;
II.     I will be fully and personally responsible for keeping these promises and
        commitments, and will endeavor to persuade other North Orlando Rowing
        student athletes to do the same;
III.    I will abstain from the use of alcohol, tobacco, illegal substances and/or
        weapons, whether or not on North Orlando Rowing property or at North Orlando
        Rowing related events;
IV.     I will not use abusive, disrespectful, offensive or otherwise inappropriate
        language while (i) on North Orlando Rowing property, (ii) representing North
        Orlando Rowing in the community, or (iii) participating in any event as a student
        athlete for North Orlando Rowing;
V.      I will not use or demonstrate abusive, disrespectful, offensive or otherwise
        inappropriate behavior (including, but not limited to, kissing or inappropriate
        touching) while (i) on North Orlando Rowing property, (ii) representing North
        Orlando Rowing in the community, or (iii) participating in any event as a student
        athlete for North Orlando Rowing;
VI.     I will pay attention to, listen to, and demonstrate respect for, North Orlando
        Rowing coaches, parents and board members;
VII.    I will give all due and proper respect and assistance (when requested) to other
        teams, their coaches and regatta officials;
VIII.   I will give all due and proper respect to (including the protection of privacy), and
        assist my teammates, on and off the water;
IX.     I will be considerate and careful when using North Orlando Rowing property and
        never cause deliberate damage to North Orlando Rowing equipment or property;
X.      I will be punctual for practice, regattas and other rowing functions;
XI.     I will take responsibility for learning, and then abide by, any and all policies and
        rules established by the coaches and/or Board of Directors;
XII.    I will abide by and follow the North Orlando Rowing Rules and Responsibilities,
        which are set forth above and made a part of this code, and which I have read
        and fully understand and accept; and
I understand, accept and acknowledge that a violation of the Code of Conduct, or the
attached Rules, may result in disciplinary action as determined by the coaches or the
Board of Directors. The Code of Conduct pledge that all rowers and their
parents/guardians sign is of paramount importance and critical to the proper functioning
of North Orlando Rowing. Adherence to, and enforcement of, the Code is for the benefit
of all members of the club and central to the club’s vision of excellence in character and
excellence in rowing. As such, it is understood and accepted that this Code of Conduct
is not meant to mirror any public school or private school conduct of conduct and may
contain difference provisions and reflect different standards, expectations and
consequences. Coaches or others who learn about a violation will consider the severity
of the violation in the context of its impact to the team or safety of individuals. A
violation discovered by someone other than a coach shall initially be reported to a coach
unless it would be inappropriate to do so. The coach will discuss the violation with the
rower, unless it would be inappropriate to do so. At the coach’s discretion, and based
on the severity of the case, the coach will report the cases to the North Orlando Rowing
Board of Directors and to the rower’s parents. The North Orlando Rowing Board of
Directors will review the case and, if they find the rower to be in violation of the code,
the Board of Directors will take appropriate action. In this context, appropriate action
may include, but shall not be limited to, verbal warnings, written warnings, probation,
suspension from the team and/or dismissal from the team. Parents shall be kept
apprised of the status of the matter, including the decision of the Board of Directors. In
the case of dismissal, no refund or dues or fees that were previously paid will be
granted. Parents/guardians may appeal any such disciplinary decision, and said appeal
shall be in writing sent to the North Orlando Rowing Board of Directors. The Board’s
decision is then considered final. These procedures are set forth to remind rowers and
parents/guardians that adherence to the Code of Conduct is imperative for the future of
North Orlando Rowing. This Code of Conduct supersedes any previously executed
form of the Code of Conduct.

All North Orlando Rowing rowers must sign and return the form in
this handbook acknowledging the Code of Conduct has been read,
has been understood and will be adhered to.

                                 Rower Withdrawal

If a rower leaves North Orlando Rowing for any reason, including illness or injury, the
rower’s parent must complete and mail the Rower Withdrawal Form found in this
handbook to North Orlando Rowing Treasurer, Post Office Box 608281,Orlando, FL
32860. Until that form is received, parents are still responsible for all financial
obligations of the rower.
                  North Orlando Rowing Board of Directors

North Orlando Rowing is led by a nine-member Board of Directors comprised of parents
of returning rowers. Elections are held each May. The following Board Members will
serve from June 1, 2010 through May 31, 2011.

     Name                  Role                      Email                 Cell phone
Lea Ann Banks     President                    407-616-4908
Chris Thorne      Vice President             407-448-2400
Gail Frese        Treasurer              321-439-3851
Mary Klein        Recording Secretary             321-287-3357
Tony Isaacs       Corresponding                  407-756-5941
Patty Blake       Member at Large             407-497-2862
Michael           Member at Large               407-701-2347
Ann Larson        Member at Large           407-415-1246
John Shubert      Member at Large         321-287-3439

During the rowing season and especially during regattas, North Orlando Rowing
coaches are focused on training and competition. Therefore, North Orlando Rowing
has a Board Member who also serves as Vice President of Athletics and should be the
first point of contact for any parent or rower with any questions, comments or concerns
about day-to-day operations or policies regarding the rowers. For the 2010 – 2011
season, the following Board member is also operating in the role of Vice President of

                    Tony Isaacs – VP Athletics – Men and Women

                           Men’s Coach – Joe McMullin
Coach Joe returns for his second year as Men’s Team Coach. Coach Joe
started rowing at Woodbridge Senior High School in Northern Virginia and won
numerous medals throughout his high school career. He was invited to row on the
junior national team in 2004 and stroked the men's eight. Coach Joe was recruited by
the University of Wisconsin and rowed three years in the varsity eight. During his senior
year, Joe was in the undefeated national champion varsity eight and later that
year made the men's coxed 4 for the U-23 US national team. Since then, Joe has been
a volunteer coach with the freshman team at Wisconsin, which went on to take 5th
place at the national championships.

                         Women’s Coach – Michael Dorff

Michael Dorff began rowing in 1999 for Edgewater High School where he stroked the
varsity eight for two seasons and was named team captain . He most recently coached
for UCF Women’s Division I NCAA program, and now looks forward to coaching for
North Orlando Rowing. In the 2009- 2010 season with the Knights, he guided the varsity
four to a gold medal at the inaugural Conference USA Championships as well as
season victories over Indiana, 19th ranked Iowa, The United States Naval Academy,
Kansas State, Oklahoma, and Boston University. In the 2008-2009 season with the
Knights, he guided the varsity four to multiple wins including a victory over 3rd ranked
Stanford at the Lake Natoma Invite and a third place finish in the varsity four Petite Final
at the South/Central Regional Championships. As an undergraduate at Georgetown
University, Coach Mike was a varsity letterman and rowed for the nationally ranked
Georgetown Lightweights. He competed in the Eastern Sprints League and represented
Georgetown at the IRA National Championships. Michael graduated from Georgetown
in spring 2007 with a bachelor's degree in History.

                     Novice Coach – Caitlyn Shaughnessy
                          2010-2011 Regatta Schedule
The regatta schedule can be found on the team website,

                                 Pre-Race Dinners
The evening before each regatta, there are pot-luck dinners for rowers and coaches.
These are held at a rower’s home, hosted by a parent or team of parents. Team
families who are centrally located and whose homes can accommodate the team are
encouraged to sign up to host a pre-race dinner when the race schedule is finalized for
the Fall and Spring seasons.

All rowers are required to attend unless their absence is approved in advance by the
coach. Rowers are expected to bring a pot-luck dish which will serve 6 – 8 rowers and
to assist with clean-up.

The time and location of these dinners will be announced via email.
                        Regatta Checklist – What to Bring

For Rowers
   Unisuit or rowing tank/trou
   Jacket or sweatshirt
   Team polo or other designated team apparel
   Hat or visor
   Extra socks
   Change of clothes
   Pillow and blanket or sleeping bag for resting between races
   Sunscreen, insect repellent and hand sanitizer
   iPod or CDs – with headphones
   Reading material
   Games or cards
   HOMEWORK!! (grades have to stay up to keep rowing)
   Money for regatta tee-shirt or souvenirs (optional)

For Parents
   Folding chair for each adult
   Sunscreen and insect repellent
   Sweatshirt or jacket
   Hat or visor and sunglasses
   Umbrella or rain poncho
   Camera
   Binoculars
   Hearty voice to cheer the rowers on!
                          North Orlando Rowing Forms

The following forms must be signed and returned to North Orlando Rowing prior to a
rower beginning practice or competing:

      Rower and Parent/Guardian Information Form
      Acknowledgement of Rower Code of Conduct and Rules and Responsibilities
      Acknowledgement of Parent/Guardian Responsibilities and Obligations
      Authorization for Medical Treatment of Rower
      Release from Liability for Running
      Swim Test Completion Form
      Medical Physical Form (FHSAA form or form from any doctor or medical facility
       physical form can be used)
      USRowing Release of Liability (needed for competition in any regatta)

Parents are responsible for updating the forms if any information or the rower’s situation

These forms will be filed by the North Orlando Rowing Administrative Compliance
Manager. Release of Liability forms, required for each rower for each regatta, will be
copied and sent by the Administrative Compliance Manager for all rowers.

If a rower decides to leave North Orlando Rowing, the following form is needed:
     Rower Withdraw Form

If , due to special circumstances, a rower has been excused from traveling with the
team to a particular regatta, the following form is needed:
      Travel Exemption Form
                     Rower and Parent Information Summary
Date:      _____________________         New info form: _____ Updated info form: _______

Rower Information

Name:        ________________________________________________                   Sex: ___________
Date of Birth:    ___________      Age: ____ Grade: ____ Weight: _____ Height: ______
Allergies:        _______________________________________________________________
Medical Conditions: ___________________________________________________________
Home Address: _______________________________________________________________
Home Phone:        _____________________ Rower cell phone: _________________________
Rower E-mail:          ___________________________________________________________
Rower school:          ___________________________________________________________

Parent/Guardian Information
Name: ______________________________              Name: _________________________________
Relation to rower: ____________________           Relation to rower: ________________________
Occupation:      ________________________        Occupation: _____________________________
Employer:        ________________________        Employer: ______________________________
Home address: ________________________ Home address: ___________________________
____________________________________              _______________________________________
Home Ph: ___________________________              Home Ph: _____________________________
Work Ph: ____________________________ Work Ph: _______________________________
Cell Ph:     ____________________________         Cell Ph: _______________________________
Email:       ____________________________         Email:    ________________________________

Emergency Contact – other than parent
Name: ______________________________              Relation to rower: ________________
Home Ph: ___________________________              Work Phone: ____________________________
Cell Ph:     ____________________________         Email:    ________________________________

The information on this form is for North Orlando Rowing use only and will not be used for commercial
purposes or distributed to anyone except North Orlando rowers and parents. Name, address and parent
email may be provided to US Rowing as required by membership rules.
Acknowledgement of Rower Code of Conduct and Rower Rules and
                              Power Ten Rowing Club
                            d/b/a North Orlando Rowing
                               PO Box 608281 - 0821
                                 Orlando, FL 32860

Rowing Season: August 2010 through June 2011

By signing, I certify that I have read the North Orlando Rowing Code of Conduct and Rules
and Responsibilities in this handbook. I agree to abide by the Code and Rules as long as I
row for North Orlando Rowing.

Promised and Committed by:

Rower’s Name (Print)

Rower’s Signature                                  Date

Parent or Legal Guardian Signature                 Date

Received by North Orlando Rowing:

Acknowledgement of Parent/Guardian Responsibilities and Financial
                                          Power Ten Rowing Club
                                        d/b/a North Orlando Rowing
                                           PO Box 608281 - 0821
                                             Orlando, FL 32860

Rowing Season:             August 2010 to June 2011

As a parent of a North Orlando Rowing team member, I have read and agree to accept the
responsibilities and financial obligations as set forth in this handbook.

Rower’s Name

Parent/Guardian Name

Parent/Guardian Signature                                         Date


Received by North Orlando Rowing:

                 Authorization for Medical Treatment of Rower
                                    Power Ten Rowing Club
                                  d/b/a North Orlando Rowing
                                     PO Box 608281 - 0821
                                       Orlando, FL 32860

I am the parent/person having legal custody of or am the legal guardian of _____________
____________________________, a minor rowing for North Orlando Rowing. In case of
emergency, I understand in the event I cannot be reached, I, do hereby authorize the officers,
board members, coaches or other representative of North Orlando Rowing, as agents for the
undersigned, to consent to any x-ray examination, and the anesthetic, medical or surgical
diagnosis or treatment and hospital care which is deemed advisable, and is to be rendered under
general or special supervision of any physician and surgeon licensed under the provision of the
Medical Practice Act on the medical staff of any hospital, whether such diagnosis or treatment is
rendered at the office of said physician or in said hospital.

It is understood that this authorization is given in advance of any specific diagnosis, treatment or
hospital care being required, but is given to provide authority or power on the part of our
aforesaid agent(s) to give specific consent to any and all such diagnosis, treatment or hospital
care which a physician, meeting the requirements of this authorization, may, in the exercise of
his/her best judgment, deem advisable.

I hereby authorize any hospital which provides treatment to the above named minor to surrender
physical custody of such minor to my above-named agent(s) upon completion of treatment.
These authorizations will remain in effect for one (1) year from the date notarized unless revoked
in writing and delivered to said agent(s).

Parent/Guardian name

Parent/Guardian signature                                            Date

Rowing season:         August 2010 through June 2011

Received by North Orlando Rowing:

                        Release from Liability for Running
                                  Power Ten Rowing Club
                                d/b/a North Orlando Rowing
                                   PO Box 608281 - 0821
                                     Orlando, FL 32860

North Orlando Rowing athletes participate in running as a form of land training. Most running
will be done in the Lake Fairview parking lot, but longer runs may involve running on
surrounding roads. By signing below, I agree to allow my child to run on surrounding roads,
such as Lee Road and Edgewater Drive.
Rowing season:        August 2010 through June 2011

Rower Name

Parent/Guardian Name

Parent/Guardian Signature                                   Date

Received by North Orlando Rowing:

                                   Swim Test Completion Form
                                       Power Ten Rowing Club
                                     d/b/a North Orlando Rowing
                                        PO Box 608281 - 0821
                                          Orlando, FL 32860

Rowing is a water related activity. Because rowing is a water related activity, it is critical that each rower
have certain basic swimming skills. In order for any student athlete to participate in any water related
activity with North Orlando Rowing, the parent or parents of each rower shall either (1) certify that their
son or daughter is a competent swimmer, or (2) if unable to make this certification without conducting a
swim test, shall conduct the swim test set forth below and must complete this Certification and provide it
to North Orlando Rowing.

The Swim Test is comprised of the following in the order shown without rest intervals:
   1) Jump feet first into water over the head in depth, level off, and begin swimming.
   2) Then swim 100’ using any stroke. The 100’ feet must be completed in one swim without stops
       and include at least one 180-degree turn.
   3) Then tread water or stay afloat for 5 minutes without touching bottom or using any floatation
       device or other support.
   4) Complete all form spaces below and submit to Administrator officer.

Complete one of the following:

I, the undersigned parent of ___________________ (Rower’s name) hereby attest and certify that my son
or daughter is a competent swimmer and is deemed skilled enough to participate in water related activities
with North Orlando Rowing.
Parent Name: (print)____________________________________
Parent Signature: _______________________________________


I, the undersigned parent of _______________________________________ (Rower’s Name) hereby
attest and certify that my son or daughter has taken and passed the Swim Test and request Power Ten to
allow them to participate in water related activities:
Parent Name: (print)____________________________________
Parent Signature: _______________________________________
Test date: ____________________________________________

The foregoing instrument was verified, sworn to and acknowledged before me this ____ day of
_________, 2010, by ____________________, as parent of _________________ (Rower’s Name), who
is personally known to me or who presented _____________________ as identification and who did take
an oath.
                                                     (Name: Printed, Typed or Stamped)
                                                     Notary public, State of Florida
                                                     My Commission Expires:
                            Rower Medical Physical Form

Each rower MUST turn in a completed Medical Physical Form prior to beginning practice.
Physicals can be done by the rower’s own physician or at a medical walk in clinic. North
Orlando Rowing recognizes the FHSAA medical form, as well as any Medical Physical Forms
signed by an authorized physician.
                USRowing Waiver of Liability for Competition in Regattas
IN CONSIDERATION of being given the opportunity to participate in ___________________________________,
I, for myself, my personal representatives, assigns, heirs, and next of kin:
1. ACKNOWLEDGE, agree and represent that I understand the nature of Rowing Activities, both on water and
     land based, and that I am qualified, in good health, and in proper physical condition to participate in such
     bodily injury, including permanent disability, paralysis and death ("Risks"); (b.) these Risks and dangers may be
     caused by my own actions, or inactions, the actions or inactions of others participating in the Activity, the
     condition in which the Activity takes palace, or the negligence of the Releases names below; (c.); there may be
     other risks and social and economic losses either not known to me or not readily foreseeable at this time; and I
     COSTS, AND DAMAGES I incur as a result of my participation in the Activity.
3. AGREE AND WARRANT that I will examine and inspect each Activity in which I take part as a member of
     the Club and that, if I observe any condition which I consider to be unacceptably hazardous or dangerous, I will
     notify the proper authority in charge of the Activity and will refuse to take part in the Activity until the
     condition has bee corrected to my satisfaction.
4. HEREBY RELEASE, discharge, and covenant not to sue USRowing, the Club, their administrators, directors,
     agents, officers, volunteers and employees, other participating regatta organizers, any sponsors, advertisers, and
     if applicable, owners and lessors of premises, on which the Activity takes place, (each considered on of the
     Releasees herein) from all liability, claims, demands, losses or damages on my account caused or allege to be
     caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the Releasees or otherwise, including negligent rescue
     operations; and I further agree that if, despite this release and waiver of liability, assumption of risk, and
     indemnity agreement, I, or anyone on my behalf, makes a claim against any of the Releasees, I WILL
     INDEMNIFY< SAVE AND HOLD HARMLESS each of the Releasees, from any litigation’s expenses,
     attorney fees, loss, liability, damage, or cost which any may incur as a result of such claim.
I have read this agreement, fully understand its terms, understand that have given up substantial rights by
signing it and have signed it freely and without any inducement or assurance of any nature and intend it be a
complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law and agree that if any
portion of this agreement is held to be invalid, the balance, notwithstanding, shall continue in full force and
Printed Name of Participant: ________________________________________ Date:____________________
Address: ___________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________________

Signature (only if age 18 or over): ______________________________________________________________

PARENTAL CONSENT - (only if participant is under the age of 18):
AND I, the minor’s parent and/or legal guardian, understand the nature of rowing activities and the minor’s
experience and capabilities and believe the minor to be qualified to participate in such activity. I hereby release,
discharge, covenant not to sue, and AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND SAVE AND HOLD HARMLESS each of the
Releasees from all liability, claims, demands, losses, or damages on the minor’s account caused or alleged to be
caused in whole or part by the operations, and further agree that if, despite this release, I, the minor, or anyone on
the minor’s behalf makes a claim against any of the above Releasees, I WILL INDEMNIFY, SAVE, AND HOLD
HARMLESS each of the Releasees from any litigation expenses, attorney fees, loss liability, damage, or cost any
may incur as the result of any such claim.
Printed Name of Parent/Guardian:                                                                    Date:___________
Address: ____________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________ Phone:_______________________________________________

Parent/Guardian Signature _____________________________________________________________________
                                      Rower Withdrawal Form

                                          Power Ten Rowing Club
                                        d/b/a North Orlando Rowing
                                           PO Box 608281 - 0821
                                             Orlando, FL 32860

This form must be completed and mailed to the North Orlando Rowing president at the address
above to withdraw a rower from the active roster of North Orlando Rowing. This form is
required regardless of the reason of withdrawal and must be completed in case of injury if a
rower is unable to participate. Parents are still responsible for all dues and fees until this form is
received by North Orlando Rowing.

I, _________________________, parent or legal guardian of ____________________________,
officially withdraws the rower from North Orlando Rowing as of this ______ day of
________________, 20__.

Rower’s signature

Parent/guardian signature

Reason for withdrawal

Comments (optional):

Would you like to be contacted for an exit interview with the Board president?
____ Yes _____ No

If yes, phone number at which you would like to be contacted: ____________________


Received by North Orlando Rowing:

                               Travel Exemption Form

                                  Power Ten Rowing Club
                                d/b/a North Orlando Rowing
                                   PO Box 608281 - 0821
                                     Orlando, FL 32860

ALL North Orlando Rowing student athletes travel together as a team and stay for ALL races. If
extraordinary circumstances prevent a rower from doing so, a Travel Exemption Form with the
Coach's and Parent's approval must be submitted to the Administrative Compliance Manager as
soon as possible and no later than two weeks before the scheduled regatta.