Dallas United Crew

2023 Spring Youth Competitive Team

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2023 SPRING YOUTH COMPETITIVE TEAM REGISTRATION

Athlete Dues

Returning Rowers born in 2008 or earlier (U19, U17) $2099

Returning Rowers born in 2009 or later $1840

Beginner Rowers (all ages) $1840

Beginner Rowing starts with a free 1-week trial!   For information and to register, please click here.

 

Dues Include:

  • Instruction on proper rowing technique and necessary skills for improving boat speed on the water. 
  • Land training focused on strength, fitness, flexibility and injury prevention.
  • Races and scrimmages on White Rock Lake. 
  • Visibility to college teams, whose coaches regularly observe our practices.  
  • Post season practice starting May 9 for crews that qualify for USRowing Youth National Championships in Sarasota FL June 8-11.
  • Dues do NOT include travel expenses.

SEASON DATES

MONDAY JANUARY 9 - SUNDAY MAY 8, 2023


Practice DAYS & timeS 

Beginners/U17/U16/U15 MONDAY - FRIDAY 5:00 - 7:00 PM
U19 MONDAY - FRIDAY

5:00 - 7:00 AM

Starting 1/16/23, choice of morning 5-7am or afternoon 5-7pm practice

U19/U17 SATURDAY 6:00 - 9:00 AM

(practice times may vary dependent on weather conditions and outside factors.)

 

   

 

 

 

*Saturday morning practice times may slightly vary per crew

 

All participation fees are non-refundable.

 

Insurance may be purchased through RegSaver Registration Insurance in the event your athlete withdraws from participation early for various reasons. More information available at the end of registration, prior to payment.

 

SERVICE HOURS
Monthly on Saturdays, 9 - 10am
  • Required volunteer hours for all DUC members. For The Love Of The Lake shoreline cleanup runs approximately 1 hour post-practice on the second Saturday of each month. 
  • If the FTLOTL event is in conflict with a regatta, inclement weather, etc. your coach will notify you of a group makeup date OR make other individual arrangement.
  • Schools often require volunteer hours in specific areas: please contact coach for the various other volunteer service options.

Attendance

Critical to our team’s success is your commitment to practice.  Attendance, plus good technical skills, erg scores and coach's intuition are all taken into consideration when making lineups.  If you face an unavoidable absence, you must notify your coach or coxswain as early as possible. Missed practices can definitely impact boatings.

 

 

In completing this registration you will provide:

  • Athlete Information
  • Parent/Guardian Information
  • Medical and Emergency Contact Information
  • Read and Accept all Waivers
  • Pre-participation Physical Form: EMAIL TO CoachNanMiller@gmail.com
  • Complete payment 

PROPOSED SPRING 2023 REGATTA CALENDAR

DATE EVENT TEAM LOCATION ANTICIPATED COST
2/04/2023 SWEAT Indoor U19, U17, U15 Jesuit Prep, Dallas $25
2/12/2023 Carson Memorial Scrimmage U19, U17, U15 Austin $55
2/25/2023 Heart of Texas U19, U17, U15 Austin, TX $55
TBD (1st part of spring break) OKC Invite U19, U17, U15 Oklahoma City $350
One of the Following: U19, U17 $1050
3/25/2023* Husky Open Seattle, WA
3/31/2023* San Diego Crew Classic San Diego, CA
4/08/2023* Southern CA League Cal Cup Long Beach, CA
4/22-23/2023 Texas Rowing Championships U19, U17, U15 WRL or Waco $55
5/06-07/2023 USRowing Central Youth Championships U19, U17, U15 Oklahoma City, OK $535
6/08-11/2023 USRowing Youth Nationals (qualifying boats) U19, U17, U15 Sarasota FL $1650

*We are currently narrowing down our options for Spring 2023 travel regattas.  Please keep these dates open until we announce our final schedule.


DALLAS UNITED CREW Youth Athlete Code of Conduct

The Dallas United Crew Youth Team operates on the philosophy that all rowers and coxswains have the right to learn the sport of rowing. To do so, each athlete needs a climate that is satisfying and productive and is not filled with disruptive behavior by other athletes. This document presents guidelines for maintaining such an atmosphere during practices, regattas, and other team sponsored events.

 

1. Behavior: All rowers must demonstrate good sportsmanship at all times. Respect for other participants, coaches, officials, chaperones and spectators are essential for fair competition and is expected at all times. An athlete with a negative impact on the team will not be allowed to continue attending team functions. This includes, but is not limited to: fighting/physical harassment, use of racial slurs, sexual harassment, promiscuous behavior, indecent gestures, disruptive conduct, profanity, and disobedience to authority - including coaches, race officials, regatta staff, and chaperones. This includes any team sponsored activity at the Boathouse, on buses, in hotels, at restaurants, and at the regatta site.
 

2. Attendance: Rowing is a team sport – participants depend on each other. When a rower or coxswain does not come to practice it upsets the entire boat. Actions and in‐actions affect everyone on the team.  Consider this and act accordingly. Unavoidable absences must be emailed and communicated directly from the athlete to the coaching staff as early as possible. Missed practice will impact boatings.
 

3. Driving: Rowers who drive a car to practice are required to drive safely at the practice site. No rower is allowed to drive
themselves to any away regatta. Prior to leaving regatta site using alternate transportation, rowers must provide coach and chaperone with an email or written permission, signed by parent.

 

4. Controlled Substances: Possession or use of controlled substances (drugs, chemicals, steroids, alcohol, tobacco, or weapons) is strictly prohibited.
 

5. Theft: Rowers will be respectful of others' possessions and understand that they are financially responsible for any damage that they may cause. Theft of private property reflects negatively on the team and will not be tolerated. Destruction or vandalism of the Boathouse property as well as unauthorized access in unauthorized areas will not be tolerated. Individuals (and parents) will be held responsible for any damage to any equipment, rooms, buses, etc.
 

6. Travel: During travel with crew, rowers will stay with the group at all times and understand that they must follow the instructions of their Chaperone. No mixing of boys and girls in any hotel rooms/floors at any time unless the coaches are present for a meeting. Rowers may not enter other athletes’ rooms. Rowers are not to leave their designated room after curfew.


7.  Hazing, Harassment and Bullying Policy: Any form of abusive behavior, harassment, bullying or cyberbullying committed against another will not be tolerated and may be subject to team suspension or worse, dismissal. At the same time, if you are the one being mistreated, harassed or bullied, you will immediately report it to the Coaching Staff.


ENFORCEMENT: Failure to abide by the rules expressly written here, or given verbally by a Coach or Chaperone, may result in one or all of the following: removal from the line-up, immediate suspension from events or dismissal from the DUC Youth Team. In each case, the Coach will consult all parties involved, notify parents and Director and take the following course of action:


1. Warning - for minor violations. Coach will give warning to rower. If repeated warnings are necessary, parents will receive phone call from coach to discuss violations and possible solutions.


2. Removal from line-up - for more serious violations or repeated warnings.


3. Immediate suspension from events - for very serious violations. Meeting will be held with parents and Director to discuss violations, length of suspension, and possible solutions. Parents may be required to retrieve a suspended or dismissed rower from a trip at their own expense.


4. Dismissal from team - for most serious violations or repeated violations after attempting to solve issues with steps 1-3. Prior to dismissal.


SPORTSENGINE APP: TEAM COMMUNICATIONS AND ATTENDANCE 

  • DOWNLOAD the SportsEngine App for Guardians and Athlete's phones. *Double check if you chose to register as "yourself/owner" or "for someone else" to help determine if you are the "Guardian" account or "Athlete" sub-account.* 
  • Once Coach POPULATES the participant onto the TEAM ROSTER, Guardian and Athlete will be able to RSVP for practices, use Team Chat, and see Video. 
  • Open ACCOUNT SETTINGS --> NOTIFICATION SETTINGS and make sure to TURN ON for email and text. This is the best way to receive practice cancellation, URGENT, & EMERGENCY communications. 
  • Check out FAQ about making Guardian and Athlete SportsEngine accounts and how to connect them.

Questions

Please direct questions to:

Nan Miller

Program Director

Phone: 214-535-3592