Helpful Information for our Rowers & Families

This section of the site contains helpful information and reference materials for current rowers and their families.

  • Registration - general information and requirements for high school and middle school
  • USRowing info - membership and training requirements for high school rowers
  • Uniform requirements for high school and middle school
  • Regatta info - what to bring when we attend a regatta
  • Ways to Volunteer

Communication - Team Snap

We use Team Snap as our main communication vehicle throughout the season and is where our scheduled activities (practices, events, meetings) are posted.  When you register for the first, you will be added to the Team Snap roster and will receive an invitation to join. If you would like to add other family members to the distribution of our updates and reminders, simply log in to your own Team Snap account and invite them to join.

Parent Meetings

We hold parent meetings once per season, which are typically in the LGI room at the high school.  Meeting dates are posted in Team Snap.



When is Registration Open?

High School Varsity & Novice

FALL: Our fall season runs from mid-August through mid-November.  Practices are held at Montour Marina Monday-Thursday after school as well as Saturday mornings. Bus transportation is provided on weekdays. Registration opens in July.

WINTER/SPRING: Our combined winter/spring season runs from December through May. During winter conditioning (December through mid-March), practices are at the high school stadium.  Spring practices are held at Montour Marina Monday-Thursday after school as well as Saturday mornings. Bus transportation is provided on weekdays. High school rowers must participate in both winter and spring practices. Registration opens in October.

Middle School Development Team

FALL: Our fall season runs from mid-August through mid-November.  Practices are held at Montour Marina Mondays and Wednesdays. Bus transportation is provided. Registration opens in July.

WINTER: Our winter conditioning season runs from December through mid-March. Practices are held at the high school stadium. Registration opens in October.

SPRING: Our spring season runs from mid-March through May. Practices are held at Montour Marina Mondays and Wednesdays. Bus transportation is provided. Registration opens in February.

How Do I Register?

Crew is a club sport, not one that is run by the Pine-Richland School District, so our registration requirements are somewhat different than the traditional sports.  To register, you must register here on the PR Crew website AND within the PR Healthy Roster app. All required documents must be complete in the Healthy Roster app AND the crew-specific waivers must be received before any rower can participate in practice.

Registering on the PR Crew Website:

When registration is open, a Register Online button will be available on the home page. Register for the appropriate team (high school or middle school).

If you are a NEW rower, you will also need to complete a Swim Test / Swim Waiver (see more information below) AND Registration Packet.  These can be emailed to or mailed to Pine Richland Crew, Attn: Registration, PO Box 170, Gibsonia, PA 15044.  Paperwork should not be given to coaches.

If you have questions about registration, please contact the Student Director at

PRSD Healthy Roster App:

Complete your athlete’s profile and upload all required documents to the Healthy Roster app for PRSD.  This is where all of the medical information, physicals and other waivers are being kept.  Information here:  

If you have questions about the Healthy Roster app, they should be directed to one of the PRSD Licensed Athletic Trainers. You can contact them by sending a message via the Healthy Roster app once your account is set up OR by calling the athletic training office at 724-625-4444 ext 6825. *Please allow 1-3 business days for responses.

Swim Tests vs. Swim Waivers

In the sport of crew, participants are in rowing shells on either rivers or reservoirs.  It is very important that all participants can swim, in the event that their shell flips.  The club organizes a "swim test" prior to each fall season, during which a certified lifeguard will observe and testify whether or not participants can pass the test of treading water in sweatpants and a sweatshirt, swim laps, and put on a life vest while in the water.

If a rower has access to a certified lifeguard, they may have the test administered independently by completing this form.

If a rower is not able to attend a swim test, or joins the team after the fall season, their parent/guardian can sign a swim waiver.


There are many opportunities to volunteer throughout the year:

  • Serve in a board position
  • Chair a fundraiser committee
  • Organize fundraising activities
  • Pull the boat trailer or serve as grub master for a regatta (see all supporting opportunities here)
  • Donate a gift basket ($75+) for raffle at a fundraiser
  • And many other opportunities throughout the year!


Pine-Richland Crew operates under the direction of the USRowing.  Click here for the USRowing website. Our Club Code is YXP33.

USRowing Membership

All rowers must have a USRowing Individual Basic membership in order to participate in any regattas or other competitions.  You can join or renew your membership HERE.  Search for Pine-Richland Crew, and then enter our club code (YXP33) when prompted.

  • You will need an INDIVIDUAL BASIC membership
  • USRowing Website:
  • Our club code: YXP33

SafeSport Training Requirements

Effective January 1, 2022, US Rowing now requires all participants 18 years of age or older to take SafeSport training.  It is free, and available via the US Rowing website.  Rowers are not allowed to participate in regattas until this training is complete - so please ensure that you login and review in a timely manner.  Complete information on the new requirements is available here: SafeSport:  Scroll to the Education and Training section of the page for specifics on the training requirements and how to login. 



Practice Apparel & Equipment

For practices, all rowers should wear compression shorts, t-shirts (hoodies for colder weather), slides and running shoes. Rowers should bring a filled, re-usable water bottle to all practices.

High School Rower Uniforms

Varsity Rowers


  • Boathouse Pinnacle II Unisuit (purchased from team)
  • Headsweats Race Visor or Hat (purchased from team)
  • Practice Shirts (included in registration)
  • Khaki pants to wear with team shirt when traveling (purchased on own)


  • Boathouse Gortex Varsity Jacket (purchased from team ONLY by eligible varsity rowers) 

Novice Rowers (first-year rowers on high school team)


  • PR Crew Tank Top (purchased from team) 
  • Headsweats Race Visor or Hat (purchased from team)
  • Practice Shirts (included in registration)
  • Black compression shorts (purchased on own)

Middle School Rowers

Middle school rowers do not have any uniform requirements.