Since our parent meeting in December, we have made our final preparations for Spring Crew.
Here is an update of what is going on:
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact, Bonnie Buchan, PJ McGettigan or Amy Hoffman (609-839-4235).
Thank you so much to everyone – we have had great participation in the past 9 months with fundraising and team building. We hope that everyone feels ready and excited for a great season.
Changes to races or practices are subject to change.
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Fundraisers, Service Hours & Socials
March 11, 2017 Mass and Kick off Dinner St Elizabeth Ann Seton Church 5pm-9pm
May 12, 2017- (7-9pm) Celebrity Bartender McGettigan’s 19th Hole - Alumni Call Out
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
*Everyday directly after school at Viking Rowing Club
*Saturday at 8am at Viking Rowing Club
February 11, 2017 Center City Slam** - Drexel Armory - Indoor Race - Centercityslam.com
March 4, 2017 Greenhead Sprints - North School Gym in Brigantine - Regattacentral.com
March 26, 2017 - Manny Flick #2 - Philadelphia, PA - Phillyflicks.com
April 1, 2017 - Waldy Pell Cup - St Andrew’s School (Delaware) - standrews-de.org
April 2, 2017 - Manny Flick #3 - Philadelphia, PA - Phillyflicks.com
April 8, 2017 - Lenape Sprints - Mays Landing - SNJSRA.com
April 9, 2017 - Manny Flick #4 - Philadelphia, PA - Phillyflicks.com
EASTER BREAK: Friday, April 14th – Saturday April 22, 2017 - MORNING & AFTERNOON PRACTICES AT BOATHOUSE
(bring lunch, snacks, water, warm/ dry extra clothes)
April 23, 2017 - Manny Flick #5 - Philadelphia, PA - Phillyflicks.com
April 29, 2017 - Garden “States” Regatta - Cooper River (Nationals Qualifier) - SRAA.net
May 6 & 7, 2017 - PSRA “City Champs” - Philadelphia - Phillyflicks.com
May 14, 2017 - Atlantic “County Champs” - Mays Landing - SNJSRA.com
May 19 & 20, 2017 - Stotesbury Regatta - Philadelphia - Stotesburycupregatta.com
May 26 & 27, 2017 - SRAA “National” Champs - Cooper River - SRAA.net
June 6, 2017 - End of the Season Banquet - Angelo’s Fairmount Tavern - ACNJ
** Parent & Athlete must register for event
Center City Slam
Register early/ASAP! CHECK SITE FOR DEADLINES
Before you login into - Centercityslam.com
Have a credit card ready $10 fee due at registration.
Log into Centercityslam.com click “register” (it will take you to the site - roninregistration.com)
Pick a category and enter “1”Boys High School (Lightweight, Novice, Open)
Click “register without logging in”
Complete payment screen
Complete entry information
Complete the waiver form (be sure to “check” I agree)
Print invoice and confirmation
Registration due no later than March 1, 2017
NOTE: this registration is not yet open- we will advise you when it is to be completed.
Go to website regattacentral.com, click on regattas, scroll down to the scheduled date for “Greenhead Sprints”, click on Greenhead Sprints, click registration, complete.
$20.00 fee due at registration.
Waiver: try to use the electronic waiver, although it may not be available, print Hard copy of waiver, complete and give to coach.
US Rowing Membership
All athletes must be members of US ROWING!
Freshmen and New Rowers join and existing rowers, renew. Please Go to the website “USROWING.org”
Register for the Basic membership- it is $5.00 to join. This is done annually!
* If your athlete registered last year or this past fall, he will need to go to his profile and update the information
* Ask your rower to complete this step, as they will be asked a few safety questions.
ALL ROWERS MUST SIGN THE US Rowing Electronic WAIVER form.
They may log into “ waiver” with their member ID or use Holy Spirit’s Code - KEXNW
If this is updated or created NOW it will not be an issue when our season begins!
School Issued and Required Physical Forms
If this was not taken care of yet this year for other sports or fall crew. Please contact our school nurse prior to the start of first practice to see what forms are missing. If you have not done anything yet for this year - Go onto the school website (Athletics/Forms) and down load the physical, cardiac, steroid (etc) forms. There are 8 of them. They are REQUIRED for ALL NJ Athletes.
Dear Future Spartan Oarsman:
Holy Spirit Boys Crew is looking for a few good men. The Holy Spirit Crew team is a proud tradition known throughout the world as one of the top high school crew programs with County, State, National and World Champion titles.
Colleges and Universities recognize the Holy Spirit name. If you want to attend to any college with a crew program, they know Holy Spirit. They know they are getting a top notch student athlete. If you compare our crew athletes with any other sport, you will find our boys have a better chance of getting into the schools they want and receive significantly more in scholarships and financial aid. All sports are very competitive, but if you are looking for a sports program at Holy Spirit that offers you the best competitive edge in standing out amongst your peers, Holy Spirit Boys Crew will do that for you.
We are looking for boys who are willing to become a part of this tradition. We want boys who are willing to work hard (physically and mentally) to achieve their goals. Rowing experience is not necessary. You will have the opportunity to learn from proven, successful coaches who have decades of experience and have competed and won at the highest levels of rowing. Holy Spirit Boys Crew will provide you with the best opportunity to become confident in yourself, work as a team, and to become a leader.
To learn more about this great opportunity, feel free to ask any of the oarsmen at school or visit the Holy Spirit Boys Crew web site at www.holyspirithighschool.com (athletics section). You can also reach out to Coach Michael Giegerich via email or at the phone number below.
The Holy Spirit Boys Crew would like to recognize the 40th Anniversary of the Varsity Eight that won the Schools First Ever Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup at the Royal Henley Regatta in 1974 on the Henley-on-Thames in England. The Crew had previously won during the season the Philadelphia City Scholastic Championship, Stotesbury Championship and Scholastic Rowing Association of America Varsity Eight races.
This is the First Time any High School in the State of New Jersey ever won this prestigious rowing award that exemplifies a World Championship.
We would like to recognize our Alumni Rowers for that incredible accomplishment.
Congratulations to Our Home Town “Boys in the Boat” once again!!