RADCLIFFE CREW TRYOUTS

FIRST PRACTICE
 Monday, September 9, 2019, at 4:45pm
Weld Boathouse (971 Memorial Drive, Cambridge)


In order to participate at practice, please complete the following:

1.    Get a Sports Physical: Friday, August 30th at 1pm at Harvard University Health Services
-If you can’t get there right at 1pm, get there whenever you can! 

-Once you arrive, let them know that you are not yet “in the system.” They will add you to the system, and then you will then have forms to fill out through the HUHS portal (so bring your phone/laptop).

-Be prepared for the whole process to take some time.

*If you cannot attend the physical on Friday, please make an appointment for a “Sports Physical” through the HUHS portal.  You should be assigned forms to fill out through the portal once you make that appointment. 

*If you are an upperclassman who has previously played a Varsity sport at Harvard, you can do a returner’s physical through the training room.  

Email Sabrina Bohrer (sabrina_bohrer@fas.harvard.edu) to set this up.

2.    Do a Swim Test:
-You can do a swim test at any Harvard pool, any time the pool is open. Just let the lifeguard know that you need to do a swim test, and they will tell you what to do. http://recreation.gocrimson.com/recreation/hours

-If you pass, the lifeguard will give you a blue card. Bring that blue card to the first practice.

-If you do not pass, don’t worry! Let us know, and we can work with you on your options.

If you are unable to complete the physical and swim test before the first practice (September 9th), you should still attend practice; there will be an informational meeting at the beginning and it is a good opportunity to meet your coaches.

Questions? Contact Sabrina! sabrina_bohrer@fas.harvard.edu

After the first two weeks of novice rowing (September 23rd), please complete the following (and, you can always get a head start on this!):

1.    Attend the Eligibility Meeting: Monday, September 23rd at 4:45pm, Murr Squash Courts
-This will be part of your Monday practice. Please bring your Harvard ID and be on time!

2. Fill out Harvard’s Eligibility paperwork
-You will receive a link the week of September 23rd to do this.

3.  Get certified with the NCAA Eligibility Center

Register with the NCAA and send Sabrina (sabrina_bohrer@fas.harvard.edu) your 16-digit NCAA ID number
There is a one-time fee.  If you need assistance with this fee, let us know.
http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future/how-register

Send your SAT or ACT scores from the testing agency directly to the NCAA
http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future/test-scores

Have your high school send your transcripts and proof of graduation to the NCAA  
If you attended high school in the USA, your college counselor or guidance counselor should know how to do this.  If you attended high school outside of the USA, be in touch and we can help you with next steps.

Request Final Amateurism
http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/Student_Resources/How_to_Request_Final_Amateurism_Certification.pdf