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  • TCC ROWING

    MANUAL

    2012

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    1. ROWING@TCC

    OVERVIEW

    In 2012, rowing at The Cathedral College will enter just its second year of competition. After a

    very successful 2011 season; rowers, coaches and parents are eager to commence training and

    preparations for the year. Last year saw the College purchase five training sculls and a new

    coaching speed boat; these additions have been invaluable to our students and to a degree

    credited to their success. These purchases were made possible by a number of fundraising

    activities, the College and the P&F Association.

    Last season a squad of thirty-two students represented the College at various regattas across the

    State. This year we are planning to attend similar regattas in Townsville, Lake Kawana,

    Bundaberg and locally here in Rockhampton. During term four 2011, thirty new Year 8 and 9

    students successfully completed the learn-to-row program. In 2012, we anticipate our fledgling

    squad to exceed fifty students. TCC Rowing is affiliated with Rowing Queensland Inc. (RQI) and

    the Rockhampton Fitzroy Rowing Club Inc. (RFRC). Rowing Queensland controls and

    administers the sport of rowing in Queensland. Our College rowing program operates in

    accordance with the rules and regulations imposed by Rowing Queensland and the Rockhampton

    Fitzroy Rowing Club.

    STAFFING

    TCC Rowing Coordinator: Mr Dane Stevenson

    TCC Rowing Manager: Miss Emily Vanderpal

    Regatta Coordinator: Mrs Karen Bartlem

    Regatta Coordinator: Ms Debbie Clark

    Our senior students have also taken a significant leadership role this year, offering their

    assistance, time and experience to coach crews from the junior school. The College also

    acknowledges the assistance provided by club coaches. Decisions relating to the administration

    and coaching of rowing at TCC are made through consultations with; rowing staff, the College

    Principal and the Director of Sport; however, is ultimately that of the Rowing Coordinator. The

    Rowing Coordinator will have the final say over the selection and nomination of a student/ crew.

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    ROWING CAPTAINS

    2012 Season: Amelia Bartlem and Andrew Bryan

    Role of rowing captains

    Provide leadership for the rowing group and foster team spirit

    Lead by example in areas such as sportsmanship, uniform and behaviour

    Assist rowing staff as necessary

    Organise articles and photos for the newsletter and assembly reports

    Assist with preparation for regattas including boat loading and unloading

    ROWING COLOURS

    TCC Rowing colours are; navy blue, green and white. The College zootsuit is registered with

    both Rowing Queensland and Rowing Australia and must be worn during competition and at

    training.

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    2. MEMBERSHIP

    STUDENT DETAILS

    For the safety of students and for ease of administration, it is imperative that TCC Rowing holds

    up-to-date contact details, medical information and record of membership of its rowers. Please

    ensure ALL appropriate forms are completed prior to returning them to the College Office. In the

    event that details change throughout the year, rowing staff must be notified with any updates.

    When commencing, rowing students will receive an information pack containing the following

    documents:

    Welcome to Rowing@TCC letter

    TCC Student Detail form

    TCC Code of Conduct and Media Consent form

    RFRC Membership Form

    Member records are held by the Rowing Coordinator; a copy of membership details is sent to the

    Rockhampton Fitzroy Rowing Club.

    FEE STRUCTURE

    Students rowing for the College in 2012 can be categorised into two groups; School Rowers

    and New School Rowers. School rowers are those students that participated and competed in

    2011. New school rowers are classified as those students that completed the learn-to-row course

    in term four, 2011.

    School rowers (school season: February-September) TOTAL: $260.00

    Includes: RFRC membership, boat maintenance fee

    NEW School rowers (completed LTR in term 4 2011) TOTAL: $370.00

    Includes: RFRC membership, boat maintenance fee, rowing cap, zootsuit

    Please note: the rowing cap and zootsuit are compulsory uniform items and therefore must be

    purchased at the commencement of the season.

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    BOAT MAINTENANCE FEE

    Included in the above prices is a boat maintenance fee. This fee goes towards the cost of general

    boat maintenance and further rowing purchases. All students participating in rowing at The

    Cathedral College will be charged a boat maintenance fee.

    ALL FORMS AND MONIES SHOULD BE RETURNED

    THROUGH THE COLLEGE FRONT OFFICE

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    3. UNIFORMS

    TRAINING

    Students rowing for the College must wear their full TCC Sports Uniform

    and/ or rowing zootsuit with the TCC Rowing Cap or TCC Sports Cap

    whilst training. Students are not permitted to wear their House shirts,

    Confraternity shirts or other College sporting uniforms. If students choose

    to ignore these requirements, they will not train. During the 2012 season,

    rowing staff will be investigating other rowing attire which can be

    purchased by members for the squad. An order for both rowing caps and

    zootsuits will be made at the commencement of the season, students are

    asked to be prompt with the return of sizes.

    REGATTAS

    As students are representing their College at local and state events, the College uniform policy

    must be adhered to. Normal College rules and expectations will apply at all events. Whilst at

    regattas students must wear their:

    TCC zootsuit with a plain, white t-shirt worn underneath to enhance sun protection. A

    decision must be made by the crew whether ALL members will wear the plain, white t-shirt

    when competing.

    Rowing cap (white), this will be issued to students upon payment of registration at the start

    of the season. The hat is to be worn at all times, this includes

    during racing.

    TCC Sports Uniform, in the cooler months students are permitted

    to wear the College jumper or spray jacket. Other jackets should

    not be worn.

    Thongs are permitted and are suitable for students to wear

    between race events.

    When travelling (away regattas) to and from regattas, students are

    to wear their TCC Sports shirt and jeans with shoes and socks.

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    4. EXPECTATIONS

    The Cathedral College is a respected College locally and across Queensland. For this to continue

    it is important that all stakeholders uphold the teachings and expectations of the College.

    ROWERS

    Rowing is a team sport; therefore each participant is expected to show commitment to his or her

    crew and coach.

    This commitment includes:

    Training

    Successful rowing is dependent on regular training. Training timetables are set at the

    commencement of the season. In the event training session times need to be altered,

    students and parents will be advised by the coach. If rowers are unable to attend a

    training session, it is imperative that contact be made with the coach as soon as practical.

    A commitment to training is an expectation; failure to attend regular training sessions

    may hinder the students eligibility for crew selections.

    Crew Focus

    Unlike many other sports, non-attendance to training sessions and regattas may create a

    situation where the remainder of the crew is unable to participate. Regular training as a

    crew creates a bond and builds a team; it is difficult to incorporate a replacement crew

    member at short notice. Crew boats will be the main focus of all training, while it is

    recognised some students will excel in single sculls. The programs main objectives are

    participation and teamwork.

    Regattas

    Students are expected to participate in all regattas attended by the TCC Rowing squad. It

    will be an assumption that all students will be available to attend regattas throughout the

    season unless previously advised.

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    PARENTS AND SUPPORTERS

    Parents and supporters are an integral component of any volunteer sports program. Without this

    support our program could not operate. There are many ways parents and supporters can assist

    including:

    Assist younger crews get on and off the water at training sessions

    Drive tinnies for younger coaches

    Assist with fundraising activities

    De-rig / re-rig boats and load / unload boats for regattas

    Transport the rowing trailer to and from regattas

    Attend regattas as part of the squad, supporting and assisting where necessary

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    BOAT HANDLING

    All rowers and assistants must observe safe boat handling practices with all rowing equipment at

    all times. Beginner crews are taught safe boat handling procedures by coaches. This will be

    explicitly taught to all students during the learn-to-row program. It is an expectation that

    experienced rowers practice the correct boat handling techniques at all times.

    Examples of