We hope that you all stayed safe throughout the storm and are ready to get back to the river tomorrow.
Camden County has officially opened the boathouse for October 31st. Practice will resume as usual at 3:15pm on Wednesday October 31st. Please come prepared to rig the boats and erg or run. The conditions are being monitored closely to ensure that we can get back on the water as soon as possible. The temperatures have dropped so please dress appropriately.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Coach Annie or Coach Gregg.
Rest up and we will see you Wednesday October 31st at 3:15 at the boathouse.
Congratulations to everyone on another great day on the Schuylkill. In case you haven't seen the results, here are a few highlights from racing:
Rachel started off the day with the team's first medal. In only her second race as a member of the HTCC Rachel won GOLD in the u17 gig race! Congrats on a fantastic performance!
Alex, Jim, Nick, and Duff led our second flight of races with a strong performance in the u19 quad, missing out on a bronze medal by only 1.49 seconds! We are definitely looking forward to watching our varsity guys continue to progress as the season moves forward!
Emily, Nicole, Sara, and Cassidy capped off our second flight with a bronze in the u19 quad, only 12 seconds off of first place!
To finish the day, Lauren and Maddie brought home another bronze in a strong performance in the u17 double! Don't worry girls, your medals will come in the mail this week!
Special thanks to all of the parents for running the food tent and supporting the team in so many other ways. Also, a very special thanks to Mike Reece for traveling to Philly three times today to drive the boat trailer! It was definitely a huge help and was greatly appreciated!
Lastly, the announcement I'm sure all the kids have been waiting for..........
Practice is suspended until further notice. We are unable to use the erg room or the boathouse until at least Wednesday. I will keep you posted on when we will resume training. In the meantime, I would definitely not be opposed to some improvised on-your-own workouts over the next few days!
Due to the possibility of the perfect storm in the next few days, we are forced to unload the trailer on Sunday after racing. The time will be announced during the race Sunday, but please be prepared to meet at the boathouse after the regatta.
Hello everyone. Amazingly a regatta has put the schedule out more than a day in advance!! I will talk to everyone at practice this week about the agenda for Sunday, but I will give a brief explanation here.
Rowers will be required to arrive 2 hours before race time unless they are in the first races of the day. The earliest anyone will have to arrive is 6:30 a.m. DO NOT BE LATE! The Head of the Schuylkill is a very large regatta, so EXPECT TRAFFIC!!
Upon arrival, each lineup with get together and begin unloading the trailer and rigging their boat.
-all nuts and bolts are accounted for and tight
-all seats are in place
-the bow number is attached
You should begin warming up at least 20 minutes before it is time to shove. Once you are warmed up, make sure that your oars are taken down to the dock.
This is a fun regatta so get excited!!
Congratulations to all on a successful season opener at Navy Day!
The hard work and focus put in throughout the past several weeks was demonstrated yesterday in all events. We are pleased with each athlete's racing performance. A few notable performances deserve some special recognition:
Emily and Nicole finished well ahead of the field, capturing the Gold in the Junior Women's 2x event. Close behind were Selena and Cassidy missing second place by mere seconds to finish third in the competitive field. Maddie and Lauren launched from Boathouse Row and rowed a solid race, finishing 6th out of the 16 boat field. All boats rowed exceptional pieces, carrying on the strong HT tradition in this event at Navy Day.
Sara finished in the middle of the pack in the Woman's 1x event, despite being brought to a complete stop by an inexperienced competitor. Sara's time was impressive, even with the minute penalty she was unfortunately assigned for her competitor's mistake. Good work Sara, not only on your race, but on maintaining a positive attitude despite the frustrating circumstances.
Nick was the only HT athlete to row in two consecutive races yesterday. He competed in the Jr. Men's 1x finishing 5th out of a field of 17. Nick then hopped into the Men's 4x to help Tyler, Keaton, and Dan to a successful finish. Good work too all!
Alex, Jim, Eric, and Alec finished an impressive 6th out of 18 entries in the Jr. Men's 4x event. The guys finish is indicative of the intensity and aggression they have shown at each practice this Fall. The Varsity guys are hungry this year, and we expect to see more good results in the months to come!
The biggest honors of the weekend go to the novice rowers. Not only did they exceed all expectations in results, they kept calm and focused in very intimidating circumstances.
As some of you many know, there are not novice events at the Navy Day regatta. We felt that our novices were ready to compete and so registered them in the same events as our Varsity and JV athletes. A few highlights are below.
Rachel navigated the course solo, competing in the Jr. Women's 1x event. Rowing 4k on unfamiliar water is no small feat, let alone doing so under stressful race day conditions. Rachel did beautifully, keeping a great course and finishing with a smile on her face. Good Work Rachel!
Gia and Angela followed suit, competing in the Woman's 2x event that their team mates championed. Gia and Angela were cool and calm from the start. They rowed a perfect course and finished 12th of 16 in a varsity event. All three novice girls show strong promise in continuing the solid HT Women's reputation.
Similarly the novice boys put together a solid race in the Jr. Men's 4x event. Under JV rower Noah's leadership Joe, Kevin, and Brian successfully completed the race with a respectable time.
To race for the first time against experienced competition, on a new river is certainly a challenge. The Fall 2012 Novices did so with ease. We look forward to seeing how the stack up against other Novice athletes later on in the season.
Of course a special thanks is owed to the Parents and Families for braving the cold to cheer on our athletes. Your support and enthusiasm is essential to making race day a success.
Good work to all!
Full results can be found here
Kennedy vs. Reagan debate: Performed by John Kendall, 97 minute movie. November 30, 2012, Paul Gilligan Media Center, 7:30 pm. More info under Fundraising.
Dine and Donate 10/22/12: Emil's previously known as Pat's, on calendar and under Fundraising.
History: 2 documents and pictures provided to Annette from Rich Mahoney, past HT Crew President.
Bark T's: under fundraising, the holiday's are coming and this business has some great T's!
I hope we did great in the races today!
All athletes will be required to report to the trailer 2 hours before his or her race. Please account for traffic when planning your schedule for the day. See below for report times, launch times, and race times:
Gregg & Annie
New on website! 2 new pages: Photos and HT Crew Gear, I also added directions to Schuylklll Regattas on the page with the schedule. Please email me any pictures you would like on the website as the season progresses. If anyone has different directions they
Also, all rowers are invited to the pasta party at the Howley's, Friday night, 10/12/12, approximately 6pm, I will send an email tomorrow night with a firm time, undecided at this time due to other events the rowers are involved in and we want to schedule it so it is best for all.
Here are some questions to help you when talking to college coaches.
Thank you to Mrs. Rogers for finding this list.
Questions to Make Sure You Ask
1. What division are they? DI, DII/III, club? How long have they had that status?
2. If it’s a club team, what is the organizational structure? What role do the athletes play in running the team? What department oversees the team- i.e. recreational sports, athletic?
3. Where do incoming freshman with experience fit into the team? Do they row as novice, varsity, switch back and forth, or is it evaluated on a case-by-case basis?
4. Are there any cuts?
5. How many athletes are on the team? Varsity vs. novice? How many novices start in the fall vs. how many finish out the year vs. how many return as varsity rowers?
6. What is the average erg score for recruits? The novice class? For the varsity team?
7. Do they have lightweights or just heavyweights? Frosh lights?
8. What other teams does the school have- i.e. men’s, women’s, lightweight, club?
9. How many coaches are there and how are they divided up? How long have they been there? What is their employment status: full-time, part-time, volunteer? What is their past/other experience?
10. Does it cost anything to row? Are there dues? Are uniforms included or is the athlete responsible for paying for unis, jackets, sweats, etc.? Are athletes responsible for any travel expenses?
11. How much and what kinds of fundraising is done? What are the athletes responsible for?
Racing & Training
12. When are practices typically held? (AM or PM or both?)
13. How many practices per week? Additional? “Optional”? Lifting?
14. What races are typically on the schedule?
15. How much school is missed for races?
16. What is their major race of the year (championship race)?
17. What kind of racing results has the team experienced in the past 4 years?
18. Do you have to return early in September or January for training?
19. Does the team go on any away trips for either training or racing? If so, does the whole team go or just the varsity?
20. What is winter training like?
21. What kind of regular testing is done? Erg, lifting, run, body composition?
22. What are the boathouse facilities like? What body of water do they row on and what other teams are there?
23. What are the land training facilities like? Ergs, tanks, weight room, track, stadiums, etc? Are these facilities on campus? If not how far away?
24. How do the athletes get to practice?
25. What kind of equipment do they have and how often is it turned over?
26. What services are available to athletes- i.e. free tutoring, nutritionists, lifting coaches, counselors, mandatory study hall, trainers?
27. Is academic progress monitored by anyone? A coach or athletic academic advisor?
28. Do athletes get additional help with housing, car on campus, etc.?
29. How is class scheduling handled? Do rowers get preferential scheduling to avoid conflicts with practice?
30. What percent of athletes graduate in four years? 4.5 years? 5 years?
Recruit Opportunities/Admissions/Financial Aid
31. What information does the coach need? Do they have a questionnaire for you to fill out?
32. Can you come for a visit and stay with an athlete (official or unofficial NCAA visit for girls)?
33. If you can’t stay for a weekend visit, can you attend practice and visit the facilities?
34. Are there any races close to where you live or that you will be at that you can meet with a coach?
35. Do they have specific weekends that are better for recruits to come?
36. Are any athletic scholarships available? If so, are they given for four years or re-evaluated each year?
37. What academic scholarships are available and what requirements do they have?
38. Can the coach work with the financial aid dept to improve a financial aid package? Is work-study an option?
39. Can the coach get you an early read on your financial aid?
40. Are admissions standards lower for athletes? If so, what are they?
41. What are the academic requirements to maintain eligibility? (To compete? To practice?)
Other Random Questions
42. Are many of the rowers involved in other extra-curricular activities, i.e. fraternities, sororities, clubs, community service?
43. Are there any non-athletic team commitments that the rowers have- i.e. team community service, awareness seminars, attending athletic functions, etc.
44. What goals does the coach have for the team for this season? What goals do the athletes have for the team?
Questions YOU Need to Consider
45. “Broken Back” Rule: if you were unable to row, would you still be happy at this school?
46. How are you REALISTICALLY going to fit into the program athletically?
47. How are you going to fit into the program socially?
48. Would your goals for rowing be met by the program?
49. Do you enjoy the team dynamics when you watch them together?
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