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HHSRC Registration for the 24/25 Seasons will open closer to August 2024

Open to all Hillsborough High School students, as well as high school virtual and homeschool students, and middle school students who reside in Hillsborough County. No experience needed!  Learn to row by attending daily practices as well as fall and spring regattas.

First Day of Practice: August 10th, 2023, 4 PM.

Last Day of Practice: End of April 2024, after Sweep State Championships

Weekday Practice Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday immediately after school until 6:15 p.m.

Weekend Practice Days: Saturday mornings from 7:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. during race seasons.

Practice Location:  Tampa River Center Boathouse at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park

 

Cost for the Fall/Spring Seasons:

When you register in the fall for rowing, you are registering for the entire school year, which runs from August 10th to the end of April (after our last state championship regatta). National competitions are at the end of May, and if we qualify and attend, the cost of that trip is not covered by the club.

The Fall Season is all about preparing to race in the Spring Season. If you want to join HHS Rowing Club, we strongly recommend joining in the fall so that your student-athlete receives all the necessary training and practice before heading to State Championships in the spring.

Fees: Includes all coaching fees, regatta fees and November's Head of the Hooch hotel rooms for the overnight trip to Tennessee.  Here's a breakdown:

  • A $35 registration fee plus:
  • Either a one-time payment of $2060 upon registration or 8 equal payments of $270/month (September to April, totaling $2160)
  • Installment dates for the 2023-2024 Seasons are: September 1, October 6, November 3, December 1, January 5, February 2, March 1, and April 5.

If you are joining the Spring '24 season, the total is $1,080 plus the $35 registration fee. The installment dates of for Spring '24 are: January 5, February 2, March 1, and April 5. Please see information below regarding the cost of the uniform.

 

Note: Your credit or debit card, depending on how you decide to pay, will be automatically debited or drafted on the above dates.  Paying by Installment plan using ACH is not supported. Members agree to pay dues according to the fee schedule, prior to fee deadlines. If a payment is not received on the due date, the member or financially responsible party has 72 hours to arrange payment with the club treasurer. After 72 hours, the student-athlete will be considered inactive and not be allowed to participate in practice or competitions. A $25 assessment will be made on all fees received after the due date. Student-athletes cannot register for the following season until the previous season is paid in full. In order to allow for a trial period, refunds of club dues will be given to new members during the first two weeks of practice. If a student leaves the club during the season, the student-athlete and their family agree to pay all fees for the entire season including the pro-rated buy-out amount for uncompleted volunteer hours.

Scholarship - Scholarships may be considered on a case-by-case basis. However, all the initial fees to start on the team will not be covered by a scholarship. Contact hhsrowingclub@gmail.com for information before the end of the registration period.  Only choose the Scholarship payment plan if you have been awarded a Scholarship by the HHSRC Board of Directors.  If you choose this option and you have not been awarded a scholarship, you will be required to re-register.

Two Week Trial

If you are unsure about crew and want to try it for two weeks!  Click this Two Week Trial link for details.

Multi-student-athlete Discount

We offer a discount for multiple student-athletes in the same family.  For every additional student-athlete, we will discount the total fee by $200.  In order to receive this discount in the on-line registration form automatically, you must register all student-athletes in the same registration form.

Out of State/Overnight Regattas

Our team will travel to Chattanooga, TN, for the Head of the Hooch Regatta in early November.

The above crew fees cover:

  • Hotel for student-athletes
  • Head of the Hooch Regatta fees
  • Some meals are included for student-athletes, not all meals
  • Shell and equipment transportation
  • Coaches' travel expenses, and other miscellaneous costs associated with a travel regatta.

What is not covered:

  • Student-athlete transportation costs
  • Parents travel and accommodations are the responsibility of each family.

We require all student-athletes to room at one hotel for logistical reasons and to promote team unity.  We reserve extra rooms for parents who wish to stay at the same hotel.  We also fundraise to arrange student-athlete travel in a coach bus with a few parent volunteer chaperones, and possibly an assistant coach. If the fundraising goal for transportation is not met, parents will be required to pay for their student-athlete's transportation to the Head of the Hooch that is provided by the club. Student-athletes must travel on the coach bus as a team to and from Head of the Hooch.  If you have connections with bus companies,  hotels, or restaurants that could help drive down costs, we would appreciate your support!

In State/Long Distance Regattas

Travel costs for regular regattas, those that are a bit farther away but still in state, are not included in the rowing fees.  We attend a few regattas in Orlando and Sarasota.  If parents and student-athletes wish to travel the day before and stay at a hotel, they are free to do so at their own expense.  It is possible to drive early on Saturday mornings and get there on time, but we strongly recommend that student-athletes NOT make this trip on their own.

Uniforms

Uniforms are purchased at the beginning of the Fall Season.  Returning student-athletes have the option of using the previous year's uniform.  The cost of the unisuit depends on the amount ordered at the beginning of the fall season. For the 22/23 year, student-athletes paid $105. Orders after the fall order submission will cost $150 plus shipping. Student-athletes are required to wear uniforms in order to race at any sanctioned rowing event.

USRowing Membership

USRowing Basic Membership is required of all student-athletes. Please visit the US Rowing Membership web page and join as a basic member or renew your basic membership if you are already a member.  This waiver is valid for one year ending every December 31st. The cost of the Basic Membership is under $30.

 

Scholastic National Championships

Student-athletes qualifying for SRAA Rowing National Championships will have the opportunity to travel to that regatta at the end of the the Spring Season.  Only student-athletes qualifying for and participating in National Championships need to pay this fee.  That fee will be determined at that time, but is typically $300.

Hospitality

At every regatta, we set up a Hospitality Tent where both student-athletes and parents can relax between events.  We bring a our hospitality trailer, grill, and everything to make the day a fun buffet-picnic outing.  This is an entirely parent-driven activity, one that requires your support in terms of volunteering to help with setup in the morning, prepare food, and breakdown at the end of the day.  The rowing fees do not cover the cost of the food, and a payment link will be sent out prior to the regatta to pay per person. Our Hospitality Chairman is a chef and always has delicious hot meals for breakfast and lunch. Hospitality food is for everyone: student-athletes, parents, and spectators of HHSRC.  Bring your entire family!  Help us make it a great day!

Volunteering

This club cannot operate without you volunteering!  The County nor the School provides any funding for rowing.  It is 100% funded and supported by you the parent.  Please see our volunteering page for details on how you can do your part.

Fundraising

Members are expected to support fundraising events by participating, planning, and leading these efforts. Members understand the club dues only cover a portion of the operating expenses, and the club depends on fundraising throughout the year to cover regattas and operating expenses. Therefore, club fundraisers supplement operating funds. Each HHSRC member family is responsible for raising at least $400 per year for the club. There will be numerous opportunities each season to achieve this goal, planned by our fundraising team, such as our annual Erg-A-Thon, bingo night(s), wine tasting social, among other exciting events. Stay tuned for emails and opportunities to step forward with your commitment when events are announced. We are also always interested in what amazing talents your family can bring to the HHSRC.

Corporate sponsorships and corporate donations secured for HHSRC do not preclude the family's annual fundraising goal of $400 per year.  Likewise, these corporate sponsorships and corporate donations, which are vital to our organization’s budget and are appreciated, are not linked to any one student-athlete on HHSRC or general family membership and do not give special privileges or benefits to any general member or student-athlete. 

We have monthly spirit nights on our calendar so that families have an opportunity to socialize and get to know one another, with a small portion coming back to the club.  The club considers these spirit nights essential for team cohesiveness. However, as the fundraising portion of this activity is hard to track by family, spirit nights do not count towards the fundraising annual goal of $400 per family per year. 

The HHS Rowing Club is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and all contributions are tax-deductible.

Registration Forms

All student-athletes are expected to have the FHSAA Physical Evaluation Form (EL2), the City of Tampa Waiver, SafeSport Certification, and USRowing membership/waiver completed.  These are not required in order complete the TeamSnap registration process, but they do need to be submitted before the first day of practice.

The Physical Evaluation form EL2 may be turned in to the head coach at the boathouse or scanned to PDF and emailed to hhsrowingclub@gmail.com.

The original signed City of Tampa General Waiver & Release must be turned in to the head coach at the boathouse.

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Must be signed by a physician.  This can be your primary care provider or any clinic or pharmacy that has physician services.

The City requires everyone who rows at Tampa River Center Boathouse at Julian B Lane Riverfront Park to fill out this waiver and release (2 pages).  Please print on one sheet of paper, front and back, to avoid pages becoming separated.  Student-athletes 18 and over can sign their own form while any student-athlete under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign.  The original signed document must be turned in to the head coach at the boathouse.  Use the begin and end dates of the school year on the form.

Hillsborough High School Rowing team requires all student-athletes to take a free, online SafeSport course SafeSport for Youth Athletes. This course will take approximately 20 minutes.

Upon a student-athlete's 18th birthday, there is an additional required SafeSport training to be completed. It is a 30-minute course, Adult Athlete.

Registration Waivers

Registration also requires that you electronically sign the following organizations waivers: USRowing waiver, NOARA waiver and TBCRC waiver.  USRowing does charge a $25.00 administration fee, membership rates may increase over time due to eligibility and/or Increases to dues.

About TeamSnap Registration

IMPORTANT: Please use a parent or guardian's TeamSnap account to complete the registration process. Please do not use the student-athlete's email. You can add the student-athlete later into your account. This will ensure that everyone is on our communications list. Please also complete the TeamSnap registration on a laptop or desktop.

When clicking on the [Register] button below, you will be prompted to either sign-in to TeamSnap or to sign-up and create a new TeamSnap account.  We use TeamSnap for all our registration forms, payments and communications.  The TeamSnap account that is signed into or created during registration is the one that will be responsible for making payments.

If you find that you cannot finish the registration all in one session, you may close your browser window (after clicking "save and continue") and come back later to complete it.

BEFORE YOU START THE REGISTRATION PROCESS, Please complete the following required items. You will be asked to upload the items during the registration process. Please contact the club if you encounter any issues.

  1. Please download the City of Tampa Waiver. Complete the waiver, scan and name in the following format: lastname.firstname.COT. This parent signed policy is required when registering. se the begin and end dates of the Learn To Row Session you are participating in. You will asked to upload this document during the registration process.
  2. Please download and complete the 23/24 Participation Policy. Please name this document in the following format: lastname.firstname.2324Policy. This signed policy, by parent and student-athlete, is required when registering. You will asked to upload this document during the registration process.
  3. Please download and complete the Watersport Waiver. Please name this document in the following format: lastname.firstname.Water. This signed policy, by parent and student-athlete, is required when registering. You will asked to upload this document during the registration process.

 

GO BIG RED!
If you have any questions, please contact any board member by email at hhsrowingclub@gmail.com.  We welcome your input!

HHSRC is a non-profit 501(C)(3) tax-exempt organization.

Donations to the Club are tax-deductible under the IRS Code.