Shrewsbury High School Crew

Fall 2019 Massachusetts Public School Rowing Association Champions

Fall 2019 Tryout and Preliminary Race Season Information


Tryouts will take place on:

Boys’ Team – Thursday, August 22, Friday, August 23, and Monday, August 26 from 2:30 pm to 5:45 pm at the DRC.

Girls’ Team – Monday, August 26, Tuesday, August 27, and Wednesday, August 28 from 2:30 pm to 5:45 pm at the DRC.

On Thursday, Friday, & Monday, drop off will be at the large parking lot of the state boat ramp adjacent to the DRC.  Pick-up at the end of each day of tryouts will take place in the same parking lot.  Please do not come onto the DRC property for drop off or pick up. On Tuesday & Wednesday, students should meet at the end of the school day in the SHS Commons to carpool with other students to the DRC.  Tryouts will happen outside, rain or shine, so please dress accordingly.  Workout clothes, including running sneakers, must be worn.  All student-athletes should eat well and stay hydrated.

Pre-registration for tryouts can be done through the parents’ account of PowerSchool, when “activated,” under the tab of “Sports and Activities.”  All physical exam forms must be up to date with SHS in order to tryout (no exceptions). Physical exams must have been administered within 13 months of the start of tryouts.

Everyone must use the following link ( to complete the electronic versions of the:

* Swim Aptitude
* SHS Alcohol & Substance Abuse Contract
* Emergency Contact Form

These electronic forms must be completed BEFORE the first day of tryouts. These forms need to be completed by a combination of the Parent/Guardian and the Student-Athlete.

Additionally, all student-athletes are required to register with USRowing. We ask that AFTER THE FINAL ROSTER IS MADE, you take a look at the “USRowing Waiver Form Instructions” on the same page as the other forms, and follow the directions listed on the document.

For those who make the final roster, Mr. Jay Costa will have a Parent/Athlete meeting on Thursday, August 29 at 6:30 pm in the SHS Auditorium, followed immediately by a Crew-specific meeting at SHS, where in-depth details of the season will be given. Parents and students must attend Mr. Costa’s meeting, but if time at home to compete homework will be more beneficial, we are not requiring the students to stay for the Crew-specific meeting. Parent attendance, alone, will suffice for the Crew-specific meeting.

For those who make the final roster, student-athletes will be required to attend the following events:

Saturday, September 7 – Gold Card Blitz Day, SHS, 9 am – 12 pm
Sunday, September 29 – Spirit of Shrewsbury Parade, 12:15 pm – 2 pm
Sunday, October 6 – Head of the Riverfront Regatta @ Hartford, CT
Sunday, October 13 – New England Jr./HS Regional Championship Regatta, Home
Sunday, October 20 – Head of the Charles @ Boston, MA (Boys & Girls 1V only)
Sunday, October 27 – MPSRA Fall Championship @ Lowell, MA

Updated: July 26, 2019 — 9:35 am
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