Attendance and Participation
Attendance and participation in land and water days are vital to the success of your team. Your attendance is the first step to becoming a better rower and better teammate. Team practices provide a solid foundation for success in any sport. However, rowing practices are uniquely tied to attendance of your full team. If just one member of a boat does not attend practice, the other athletes in that boat are unable to practice. Therefore, all athletes are expected to attend all scheduled practices (land and water days) and come dressed prepared for fluctuations in planned training provided based on the coach’s determination to allow for weather changes and staffing.
Not attending practice has the following effects: 1. The absent athlete does not gain skills and experience. 2. Other athletes are unable to practice.
Not attending practice may or may not have the following effects: 1. The absent athlete is removed from a boat and replaced by another athlete for practice. 2. The absent athlete is removed from a boat and replaced by another athlete for a race.
Absences (defined as non-emergency and no prior coach notification) are never acceptable at the Novice and Varsity levels. Absences are, however, inevitable and sometimes necessary. Click here to complete the attendance form to report an absence, late arrival, or the need to leave practice early 24 hours in advance. In case of a last-minute emergency, contact the club by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This attendance and participation agreement applies to all rowers on the team, including scholarship recipients.