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 www.powertenrowing.org 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. Sincerely, 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: Fall: 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 information. 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 Discounts 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 Chaperones 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 Obligations 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 water. 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. 13. BE A SPARTAN. 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 rules. 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 Ten. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 407-616-4908 Chris Thorne Vice President ThorneV@VMCMail.com 407-448-2400 Gail Frese Treasurer email@example.com 321-439-3851 Mary Klein Recording Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org 321-287-3357 Tony Isaacs Corresponding email@example.com 407-756-5941 Secretary Patty Blake Member at Large firstname.lastname@example.org 407-497-2862 Michael Member at Large Mpg157@gmail.com 407-701-2347 Graham Ann Larson Member at Large email@example.com 407-415-1246 John Shubert Member at Large John.firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Athletics: Tony Isaacs – VP Athletics – Men and Women Coaches 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, www.powertenrowing.org. 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 changes. 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 Responsibilities Power Ten Rowing Club d/b/a North Orlando Rowing PO Box 608281 - 0821 Orlando, FL 32860 www.powertenrowing.org 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: ______________________________________ Date Acknowledgement of Parent/Guardian Responsibilities and Financial Obligations Power Ten Rowing Club d/b/a North Orlando Rowing PO Box 608281 - 0821 Orlando, FL 32860 www.powertenrowing.org 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: ______________________________________ Date Authorization for Medical Treatment of Rower Power Ten Rowing Club d/b/a North Orlando Rowing PO Box 608281 - 0821 Orlando, FL 32860 www.powertenrowing.org 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: ______________________________________ Date Release from Liability for Running Power Ten Rowing Club d/b/a North Orlando Rowing PO Box 608281 - 0821 Orlando, FL 32860 www.powertenrowing.org 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: ______________________________________ Date Swim Test Completion Form Power Ten Rowing Club d/b/a North Orlando Rowing PO Box 608281 - 0821 Orlando, FL 32860 www.powertenrowing.org 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: _______________________________________ (or) 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: ____________________________________________ STATE OF FLORIDA, COUNTY OF ORANGE 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 Activity. 2. FULLY UNDERSTAND that: (a.); ROWING ACTIVITIES INVOLVE RISKS AND DANGERS of serious 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 FULLY ACCEPT AND ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS AND ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSSES, 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 effect. 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 www.powertenrowing.org 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 (optional):_____________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________. 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: _______________________ Date Travel Exemption Form Power Ten Rowing Club d/b/a North Orlando Rowing PO Box 608281 - 0821 Orlando, FL 32860 www.powertenrowing.org 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.