Saint Ignatius Winter Rowing:
What is Saint Ignatius Winter Rowing Practice?
Although the crew team competes in both Fall and Spring, the Spring season is the most competitive season that culminates in the Midwest Scholastic Championship in May. When outdoor rowing resumes in the Spring, the athletes will need to be ready for the tough physical demands prior to getting into a boat. That is what Winter Rowing Season is all about: A time for intense physical conditioning and improving the nuances of a rower’s form work.
Traditionally there are also indoor erging competitions during winter season with other Chicago teams. Information on these local events will be forthcoming .
Winter training is optional, but students that participate improve their individual chances for a competitive spring season. Most of the participants from Fall rowing plan continue on with rowing in the Spring and will participate in winter training. There are also some athletes that switch to a different sport in the winter or spring and return to rowing the following season and do not participate in winter training.
Novice practices will be held 3x week Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday. Although the plan is to continue to have winter training after school, depending on the number of athletes and coaching staff resources, this may change.
Novice rowers/athletes will practice after school or in the mornings depending upon coaches decision at the Eleanor Boathouse located at 2828 S. Eleanor Street, Chicago.
Because the facilities are off-site and the activity is a “Club sport”, there are several pages of paperwork required by the Club and additional ones by the school. NO additional paperwork is required for Rowers from last Fall.
Fees help cover cost of machines, coaches, maintenance, rent, etc.
Winter fees were included as part of the Fall fees (assuming the athlete participated this past fall). For new athletes, Winter fees are $250 for all of winter season. For new athletes that continue on into the Spring season, the amount of Winter Fees will be deducted from the Spring season fees (basically a $250 credit toward Spring Season).
1 - Attached are the forms that will be need to be complete if you are a Freshman (If you are not a freshman, the school will requires several additional forms)
2 – We will need a printed copy of the front and back of your medical insurance card.
3 – When you have completed the paperwork please turn them into your coach. They will include the following 5 items ( Doc # 1, Doc #3, Doc #4, insurance card, Emergency Contact info)