Parents and Guardians

  • Parents at Regatta

Welcome to the Row New York Parents and Guardians Portal.

Below is some information on the Spring 2013 regatta schedule.

Our student athletes, coaches, and staff are always appreciative of parental support and involvement!  Row New York has a new system of parent chaperones, so please sign up if you are interested (more information below). If you find it difficult to attend the races, we are always looking for food donations, volunteers here in the city, and more.

FALL 2013 SCHEDULE:

HEAD OF THE PASSAIC RIVER – OCTOBER 12
Nereid Boat Club, P.O. Box 1678, Rutherford, NJ 07070
More Information and Directions Here: http://www.hopr.org/directions/

HEAD OF THE CHARLES RIVER – OCTOBER 19-20
Boston, MA
Limited varsity boats.
More Information Here: http://hocr.org/the-regatta/

HEAD OF THE SCHUYLKILL REGATTA – OCTOBER 27
Philadelphia, PA
More Information Here:  http://www.hosr.org/

BILL BRAXTON MEMORIAL REGATTA – NOVEMBER 10
Philadelphia, PA
College visits to St. Joseph’s and Bryn Mawr.
For those athletes who did not attend the HOCR.
More Information Here:  http://braxtonregatta.org/

What to Expect at Races:

• Your athletes to be focused, busy, and competitive.
• Rowing is a difficult spectator sport.  You will likely see about 500 meters, or 2 minutes of the entire race.
• All hands on deck:  please take charge of set up and break down of the food tables and tent under the discretion of the head coach.
• Fast competition – Row New York competes with very fast teams from all over the Northeast.
• A long day!  Athletes should plan on staying around to watch their teammates compete and take care of their responsibilities with the trailer, boats, and other equipment.

What to Bring:

• Warm clothing.  It can get chilly near the water.
• Food to share.  Click here for suggestions from our coaches.
• Chairs or blankets to sit on.

What to Send with your Rower:

• Clean uniform, socks, all weather gear and layers.
• Change of clothes.
• Snacks and water bottle.
• Medications and toiletries.
• Meal money.
• Homework for the bus and other downtime.

Conduct for Races:

• Your athlete should stay for all their teammates races and travel to and from races with the team.
• Coaches and parents should be good models for good sportsmanship and therefore treat opponents, fellow coaches and parents, athletes, and officials with respect.
• Get to know each other!  Races are a great time to meet other parents, Row New York staff, and athletes.  Please be aware that coaches are working, and may not be able to chat too long.

Contact our Parent Volunteers to Contribute to Races:
Manhattan: Brooke Thomas, brookeethomas@gmail.com, 646-457-0982

Or Contact our Row New York Staff:
Manhattan Varsity: Tom Eichler, tom@rownewyork.org
Manhattan Novice: Sasha Bailey, sasha@rownewyork.org
Queens Varsity: Michael Eichler, mike@rownewyork.org
Queens Novice:  Breanne Fitzsimmons, breanne@rownewyork.org
Director of Programs and Operations: Jennie Trayes, jennie@rownewyork.org
Row New York Office: 718-433-3075

Chaperone Job Description:

Starting in the Spring 2013, Row New York will require chaperones for traveling.  Chaperones are the adult supervisors for Row New York athletes attending away regattas with overnight stays in hotels.  The purpose is to ensure safety of the athletes and rest for athletes and coaches.  All volunteers must complete a background check prior to engagement as a chaperone.

Responsibilities:

• Between the hours of 10pm and 5:30am, ensure the safety of the Row New York athletes.
• Monitor hotel hallways, stairwells, lobby area to ensure Row New York athletes are representing RNY well (not too loud, not running the halls, no profanity).
• Ensure athletes are not in mixed-gender hotel rooms. Mixed-gender groups are allowed only in the common rooms or in chaperoned rooms at all times.
• Ensure athletes are in their own rooms by 10pm, lights off by 10:30pm or follow discretion of head coach.
• Communicate concerns of safety, discipline, and injury to the Varsity Program Director on the trip.

Chaperones will receive the option of traveling with the team to and from regattas and a hotel room  will be provided by Row New York. Please keep in mind that hotel rooms might be shared occupancy with other chaperones.