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Spring 2018 Rowing

Open for Returning Members

2/15/18 - 3/16/18

Open for New Members

2/15/18 - 3/16/18

Niskayuna Rowing

Spring Registration Information 2018

Welcome to the 2018 Spring Season for Niskayuna Rowing!
Below is all the information you need to register for our Spring Season.

Registration open 2/15/18-3/16/18


Spring High School Team                                                               Dates: 3/05/18– 5/14/2018

Coaches:  Stacey Apfelbaum, Burt Apfelbaum, Sabrina Skotarczak, Pat Grasso
Fee: $595 (Discounted rate of $575 if paid by electronic check)

The High School program consists of the Freshmen/Novice and Varsity teams for boys and girls and is open to all Niskayuna School District students in grades 9-12.  Novice rowers are those in grades 9-12 who have had no previous rowing experience.

Practice begins indoors on Monday, March 5, at the High School and schedule is as follows:
High School Boys:  Morning Weight Room Mon & Wed 6-7am;   *Afternoon practice Mon-Fri  3:15-4:45pm

High School Girls:  Morning Weight Room Tues & Thu  6-7am;   *Afternoon practice Mon-Fri  3:15-4:45pm

*When weather permits, afternoon practices will move to the boathouse on Aqueduct Road. All athletes will practice from 3:30-5:45.

The regular high school season runs through May 14, 2018.  After that point, events become more selective and we will limit the number of athletes we travel with.

Spring Modified Team                                                  Dates: 3/12 – 6/4/2018

Coaches: Julia Mason, Scott Meade, Kate Meade, Hannah Sive
8th Grade Fee: $425 (discounted rate of $410 if paid by electronic check)
7th Grade Fee: $395 (discounted rate of $380 if paid by  electronic check)

The Modified Program is open to all Niskayuna School District Students in grades 7 & 8.

Practice begins indoors on Monday, March 12, at the High School.  Middle school athletes will be bussed to the High School for practice on days when school is in session. 

Indoor practice schedule is as follows:    *Monday-Thursday 3:45-5:30 pm. 
*When weather permits, practice will move to the boathouse on Aqueduct Road and will run Monday-Friday from 3:45-6:00 pm.

There will be practice during  Spring Break.  High School athletes are expected to attend. High school athletes will have double sessions, Modified athletes will row in the afternoons only.  Exact practice times TBA.


Before registering, please read the following important requirements and information:

GRAY CARDS and PHYSICALS REQUIREMENTS:    Niskayuna CSD requires a current physical be on file and Gray Card be submitted and approved by the school nurse. We recommend students submit a Gray Card to their school nurse no later than one week before the start of the season.    No student will be allowed to practice nor participate with any team without the required physical examination and completed forms. There are no exceptions.
NSCD requirements can be found here:  
Gray Cards:

REQUIRED SWIM TEST:  All new rowers  must pass a swim test.  Swim test consists of a 150 yard swim (clothed for the first 50 yards, 100 yards with swimsuit), followed by 10 minute tread (with swimsuit), followed by donning of a life jacket while still treading water  Bring a t-shirt and shorts to wear over the swimsuit for the clothed portion of the test.  Swim Test dates/times TBA.

PAYMENT INFORMATION:   Niskayuna Rowing strives to minimize the cost of participation for all members.  We offer 2 online payment options to assure your rower is able to participate without disruption.   A discounted rate is offered to those opting to pay by electronic check.  Credit card payment options are still available for those who prefer to pay by that method.  Payment is due in full prior to the start of the season, or your rower’s first practice.    Additional information is available during the registration process. 

MULTI-ROWER DISCOUNT:   Offered to families registering more than one rower. This discount is $70 off  for each additional sibling. Please register ALL rowers in one transaction

TRANSPORATION:  Bussing from the Middle School to the High School for indoor practice will be available on days when school is in session .  When practice moves outside, bussing of all athletes to the Boathouse will be provided on days when school is in session.  Please make alternate arrangements for transportation as needed. Carpooling is encouraged to minimize traffic congestion at the Boathouse at drop-off and pick-up. 

Tentative Racing Schedule (subject to change)
April 22                    Manny Flick III                 Philadelphia, PA             Most high school rowers
April 28, 29             Saratoga Invitational       Saratoga, NY                   All high school rowers, select Mods
May 6                       Sectionals                            Mohawk River                Most high school rowers, select Mods
May 12, 13                NYS Champs                      Saratoga, NY                  Most high school rowers
May 18, 19              *Stotesbury Cup                  Philadelphia, PA           Select high school rowers
May 25,26               *SRAA                                   Camden, NJ                   Qualifying high school rowers
June 2                       Mod Champs                       TBA                                 All Mods


*Requires overnight travel, students will be dismissed from school the Thursday before.

Questions regarding program? Please contact Program Director, Stacey Apfelbaum
Questions regarding registration? Please contact Registrar, Ranya Palmer

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