Fall Varsity Information

Hello, Varsity Mercer Athletes and Parents,

The Fall Varsity Season starts on Monday, August 28 at 3:45 at the Boathouse.  Please be on time to practice, and bring running shoes, a water bottle, hat, and sunscreen.  Athletes should be prepared for hot weather.

Practice Times are as follows:

Monday-Friday 3:45 – 6:15pm, Sunday 7:00 – 9:30am.  

There will be no practice on Labor Day, Monday, September 4.

Varsity Team Tryouts:

The first two weeks of practice (including Sundays), August 28 – September 8, will be the try-out period for athletes.  Athletes will be evaluated on running, erging, and general fitness.  Please see the Blog for a more detailed description.  The Fall Roster will be posted after the completion of the try-out period.  Please register for the tryouts.  Once the roster has been released, athletes will be able to register for the fall season.

Mandatory Varsity Parent Meeting:

Saturday, September 9, 9:30am at the Boathouse

SAT, ACT, College Recruitment Visits:

These are the days athletes may schedule tests and college visits.  Athletes must follow the Absentee Protocol for any additional missed practice days.

SAT:  August 26, December 2, March 10

ACT:  September 9, December 9, February 10

College Visits:  August until the 28th, Sept 9-10, September 16-17, Thanksgiving through Presidents Day weekends.

Fall Varsity Regattas:

Head of the Housatonic, October 6-7, 2017.  Shelton, CT.

Head of the Charles, October 20-22.  Boston, MA.

Head of the Halloween, October 28.  Mercer Lake.

Frostbite and Bill Braxton, November 11-12.  Mercer Lake.

Mercer Challenge, TBD, Mercer Lake.

Please see the Blog for more detailed descriptions of these regattas, costs, travel plans, and who will attend.

Coaches Justin Ochal and Matt Carlsen