MCYR High School Program

Manatee County Youth Rowing for High School students is a competitive sports program that focuses on developing an individual through teamwork, leadership, athletic conditioning, good nutrition, and community service. The program runs throughout the school year. During the summer, additional camps and training programs are available. No rowing experience is required.
In the fall, athletes row under the combined team Manatee County Youth Rowing. In the spring, athletes compete for their local high schools or the combined team. Team members are currently attending Palmetto High School, Braden River High School, Southeast High School, Manatee High School, Lakewood Ranch High School, and Parrish Community High School.
Rowing families are an integral part of the program’s success. We expect each family to volunteer at regattas and fundraising events in both the fall and spring seasons.

Are you up to the challenge?

  • Select this link to register.
  • If your athlete is new to the program this Spring, you should receive a DocuSign email within 48 hours. Please complete the DocuSign forms upon receipt.
  • Payment options (below) are a single payment (teal button) or 4 monthly installment payments (yellow button). A discount is available for a sibling/second athlete. Pay the full amount for the first athlete and then choose the discounted sibling payment for the second athlete. If this is the athlete’s first year rowing and/or moving up from the Middle School Program, choose the Novice payment options.
  • Provide a copy of the athlete’s latest physical exam (must be within the past year) and a copy of the athlete’s birth certificate.
  • Join US Rowing as an Individual Championship Member (www.usrowing.org).

Varsity/Novice Payment Options for Fall and Spring Assessments

One Payment in Fall and
One payment in Spring

$1045 due in August for Fall Season Assessment (Sibling $955)
$1045 due in January for Spring Season Assessment (Sibling $955)

4 Monthly Automatic
Payments per Season

$261.25 (Aug – Nov) for Fall Season Assessment (Sibling $238.75)
$261.25 (Jan – Apr) for Spring Season Assessment (Sibling $238.75)

PAY Varsity/Novice Spring ASSESSMENT - One Payment Option

Athlete Type

Varsity/Novice Spring 2022 Payment Plan 
Number of payments: 4
Start payment/s: at checkout

Due*

At checkout
Every 4 weeks (x 3)
Total

Amount

$261.25 USD
$261.25 USD
$1045.00 USD

* We calculate payments from the date of checkout.
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Varsity/Novice Spring 2022 Payment Plan 
Second/Sibling Athlete
Number of payments 4
Start payments At checkout

Due*

At checkout
Every 4 weeks (x 3)
Total

Amount

$238.75 USD
$238.75 USD
$955.00 USD

* We calculate payments from the date of checkout.
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Practice Schedule:

Fall Session
– Varsity and Novice: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 3:30-6:00 and Saturday from 7:00-10:00

Spring Session
– Varsity and Novice: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 3:30-6:00 and Saturday from 7:00-10:00

Additional practices may be added if deemed necessary by the coaches

Practice Site:
Fort Hamer Boat Ramp, 1605 Fort Hamer Rd. Parrish, FL 34219

Practice Pick Up:
Parents need to be at the facility 10 minutes before the end of practice. THERE WILL BE A $1 PER MINUTE FEE IMPOSED for athletes that are picked up after end time (i.e. 10 minutes late, $10). The late pick-up fee should be given to the coach who waited for the parent to come for the child.

What Athletes Should Bring To Practice:

  • Flip flops or water shoes
  • Running shoes with dry socks
  • Towel
  • Two (2) 7/16”, two (2) 10 mm, and one (1) adjustable wrench
  • Change of dry clothes
    WATER! Each rower is responsible to bring his or her own water each day. For health reasons, drinking from another rower’s water bottle with or without permission is prohibited.
  • Practice clothing must include spandex shorts and a sports shirt (no loose-fitting clothing in the boats)

Commitment and Volunteering:

Both athletes and parents should commit to practice, race day regattas, and volunteering. MCYR relies on parent volunteers. There are many ways to volunteer, when there is a need the MCYR Board will reach out to those parents not volunteering on their own. Please step up before being asked.

Conditions of Membership

  • Payment of Fees: Non-payment of fees can result in forfeiture of MCYR privileges
  • Adherence to: MCYR policies and safety rules set forth in the handbook
  • Volunteering: Volunteers are the basis of a successful program. Every parent is expected to volunteer
  • US Rowing Member: Every athlete must be in good standing with a signed waiver