Mercer Varsity Warehouse Waiver

Hello!

The varsity will not be going to CrossFit in Hamilton. Instead, the varsity will be utilizing space in a warehouse off of Alexander Road. The address is 741 Alexander Road, Unit 3. The schedule for each team is as follows:

Varsity Girls, Nov 26-Mar 2: Tuesday and Thursday at Alexander Rd from 4-6:15 p.m.
Varsity Boys, (Nov 26-Mar 2): Wednesday and Friday at Alexander Rd from 4-6:15 p.m.

This waiver must be signed before participating in any workouts at the warehouse. Please bring signed waiver to practice on Monday November 26th.  Please click HERE for waiver.

Please remember to use the back entrance to the warehouse. The front will not be opened.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

GO MERCER!

 

 

Head of the Schuylkill 2018

Hello!

This weekend the Mercer Juniors and Mercer Masters will be competing at the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta! This will be a very busy weekend as we will be racing in 15 different events.

The weather looks to be…. BAD. Please dress for the weather. Please bring extra clothes. Rain gear. Cold gear. More gear than you think!

LINEUPS: Please click HERE for the TENTATIVE racing lineups for this weekend. The novice girl lineups will be posted after practice tonight.

REGISTRATION: Juniors- Please click HERE to register / Masters- Please click HERE to register.

PARKING: Please click HERE to learn more about the drop off zones and parking for this weekend.

RESULTS: Please click HERE for the results.

If you have any questions, please reach out to your respective teams coach!

GO MERCER!!

 

 

Mercer Practices

Hello!

All junior practices (novices and varsity) on Friday October 19th and Sunday October 21 have been cancelled.

Varsity please check with your captains for alternative workouts that must be completed.

Masters practice on Friday morning is still on!!!!

GO MERCER!

 

 

Head of the Charles Regatta 2018

Hello!

We are looking forward to the second regatta of the season.  The Head of the Charles (www.hocr.org) is a Varsity/Masters-only regatta scheduled for October 20-October 21 in Boston, MA.  This regatta is by invitation only, and this year we are sending the Boys V8, the Girls V8 and 2V8, and a Women’s Masters 8+.   The current tentative schedule is as follows:

Saturday:
10:09am Women’s Masters 8+  Bow# 35

Sunday:
10:19am Women’s Youth 8+ (both entries) Bow# 4 and Bow# 12
12:57pm Men’s Youth 8+ Bow# 19

Travel Plans:
We are departing from the boathouse at 5:30 am Friday, October 19.  Athletes should arrive at the boathouse 15 minutes early, packed and ready to leave.  They should also bring snacks and water, but the plan is to have lunch on the road.  We will drive directly to the course so the athletes can rig the boats and get in a practice row.  We will be returning to the boathouse on Sunday, October 21, some time in the evening.

We will be traveling in 3 vans. There will be a chaperone assigned to each boat competing at the event.

The cost for this regatta is higher than it is for most other regattas.  This is in large part due to the costs associated with traveling to Boston this weekend; the Head of the Charles is a prestigious regatta that hosts clubs and teams at all levels from all over the world.  

The registration link for the Head of the Charles is here.  Please register as soon as possible!

We will provide updates on ETA’s, as well as results, on Facebook.  We will do what we can to post on the blog as well, but please use Facebook as your primary source of information.  If you are watching from home, results will also be posted on www.RegattaCentral.com.  You can also follow via livestream from the event website www.hocr.org.  

Hotel Details:

PNRA has secured rooms at the Boston Marriott Newton, 2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA  02466 for athletes and coaches. Phone number: (617-969-1000)

Meals:

The following meals will be provided:

Lunch Friday, October 19
Dinner Friday, October 19 (choice by boat)
Breakfast Saturday, October 20 (full breakfast at the Hotel)
Lunch Saturday, October 20 (Money will be provided to each rower to purchase food at course)
Dinner Saturday, October 20
Breakfast Sunday, October 21 (full breakfast at the Hotel)
Lunch Sunday, October 21 (at the course)
Dinner on Sunday will be by boat on the way home.  Athletes will purchase their own.
*****  Please have your athlete bring cash for snacks, meals, and event gear.  *****

A huge thank you again to everyone who has offered to help.  We look forward to another successful regatta.

Go, Mercer!

Head of the Housatonic Regatta Information

Hello!

Below you will find information regarding the Head of the Housatonic Regatta.

We will be leaving the Caspersen Rowing Center at 4:00pm on Friday October 5th. Please bring dinner for the ride up and any other snacks you may want to eat!

HOTEL INFORMATION: Hampton Inn Danbury, 81 Newtown Rd, Danbury, CT 06810, tel: 203-748-6677

REGATTA SITE AND DIRECTIONS: Please click HERE

PARKING is $15 dollars this year and you will have to take a shuttle down to the race course. Please allow at least 30 minutes for transport from the parking site to the regatta venue.

SATURDAY LUNCH: Will be provided on Saturday.

SATURDAY DINNER: Please bring money for the ride home as we will be stopping to get food.

WIRELESS SERVICE – Cell phone reception at Indian Well State Park is spotty. Do not count on being able to phone or text from your device while you are at the park.

Please check the parents Facebook page for any details regarding arrival at the BH on Saturday night. The parent coordinators will do their best to keep that updated throughout the day depending on service at the race site.

LINEUPS: Please click HERE

GO MERCER!!!

Head of the Housatonic Travel Roster

Hello!

Please click Here for the junior travel rosters for Head of the Housatonic on Saturday October 6th.

The registration link is up for the regatta. Click here. Please be registered by October 21st so no late fee is incurred!

Master’s registration link can be found here.

Tentative lineups will be posted by Tuesday October 2nd.

GO MERCER!!

Varsity Girls Optional Morning Workouts

Good Evening,

This year, the varsity girls program has added some optional injury prevention and strength training sessions in the mornings. These workouts are meant to help prevent injuries throughout the season and gain strength/endurance. These are totally optional. I repeat these are optional. No attendance will be taken.  Attendance at these practices WILL NOT affect boat placement.

These will begin at 5:45am, and end by 7:00am. If someone has to leave early, they can just leave early. If you cannot make it, please do not worry. These are optional.

The girls will be lifting at the boathouse some days, and meeting at the Princeton stadium to run stairs and hills the other days.

The schedule is below. Again, these are optional.

9/6/2018: Boathouse
9/10/2018: Princeton Stadium
9/12/2018: Boathouse
9/14/2018: Boathouse
9/17/2018: Princeton Stadium
9/19/2018: Boathouse
9/21/2018: Boathouse
9/25/2018: Boathouse
9/27/2018: Boathouse
10/2/2018: Boathouse
10/4/2018: Boathouse
10/8/2018: Princeton Stadium
10/10/2018: Boathouse
10/12/2018: Boathouse
10/24/2018: Boathouse
10/26/2018: Boathouse
10/31/2018: Boathouse
11/2/2018: Boathouse

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Coach Matt