All About Practice
Please check with the Coaching Staff to verify your practice times and requirements.
Practices are held at the SCC Boathouse at Oars & Paddles Park, in Indian Harbour Beach, RAIN or SHINE! --- unless you hear something otherwise directly from your Coach!
Always bring plenty of water and wear appropriate clothing and footwear
SCC Practice Guidelines for Attendance:
Practice is the foundation of success in any sport. Rowing is unique with regards to practice - if just one member of a boat does not attend, the eight other athletes in that boat are unable to practice. Therefore, all athletes are expected to attend all scheduled practices.
While athletes are expected to attend all scheduled practices, the coaching staff recognizes that legitimate conflicts arise and perfect attendance is unrealistic. When at all possible, athletes and parents or guardians should notify coaches in advance of an impending absence. Such notification helps mitigate all the negative effects of missing practice. Our goal is a more than 90% practice participation rate with every team member.
Not attending practice may have the following effects:
- The absent athlete does not develop
- Teammates are unable to practice
- Another athlete practices in absent athlete's boat
- Absent athlete is removed from a boat and replaced by another athlete
Early dismissal from school, full days off from school, and holidays:
On an early dismissal from school day, practice continues on the normal practice schedule. In the case of a full day off from school (except major holidays), practice will follow the normal schedule unless you hear otherwise from your Coach. Major holidays are observed with no practice.