August 24- Interest Meeting, 6:00pm,
Location: Belmont Green Pavilion
42838 Chesterton Rd, Ashburn, VA 20147
September 5-All pprwrk due (USRowing number, Safety Video, physical, etc.)
September 9-NOVICE SWIM TEST, Claude Moore, Time TBD
September 13-Coxswain Meeting
September 14-First day of practice.*Novices must complete swim test
PRACTICE- Mon, Tue, Thurs., 4:45-7:00pm
Saturdays: Oct. 3, 17, 31- "mini-regatta"
*There are no regular Regattas currently scheduled due to COVID-19.
Registration is not limited for Fall MMC, but ONLY makes you ELIGIBLE to try-out for the team. Due to limited resources and safety we are restricted in the number of athletes we can accommodate. We make every effort to accommodate all interested youth. Registration is on a first come first servewd basis. If you have never rowed before we suggest you do the Learn-To-Row Program.
The MMC Fall program consists of weekly practices (usually 3x a week but up to 5x a week), with approximately 3 weekend regattas (some may require travel). Fall races are Head Races, unlike Spring. In this form of racing, rowers race against the clock where the crew or rower completing the course in the shortest time in their age, ability and boat-class category is deemed the winner.
Rowing is hard work. On the water and off the water, these kids must give 110%. From learning and honing their rowing technique, to carrying boats, carrying oars, maintaining equipment, site maintenance and learning the lingo, this will be the most intense sport they have ever participated in. They will develop a skill set that will be beneficial to them in all of their endeavors!
THINGS TO HAVE BEFORE REGISTRATION:
1. UPDATED ATHLETIC PHYSICAL. CLICK HERE IF YOU NEED AN UPDATED PHYSICAL FORM TO BRING TO YOUR DOCTOR. The physical must have been completed after May 1, 2020. **THIS FORM WILL BE GOOD THROUGH SPRING 2021**