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FINAL DAYS for Registration, Practice Bus, Winter Conditioning, Tag Days, and more

posted Nov 18, 2019, 7:15 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

Good morning,


In this email (details below):

  1. Final Registration Before Winter Conditioning

  2. Practice Bus Registration Begins 11/21

  3. Mandatory Tag Days — Signups Open

  4. Winter Conditioning

  5. Uniforms

  6. Giving Tuesday

  7. Key Dates


Thank you for participating in the first Tag Day and contributing to the Boathouse Workday Saturday. We had a great turnout for both, and we need to keep up the great participation in Tag Days. See below to sign up. 


1. REMINDER: REGISTER NOW — Winter Conditioning for returning rowers begins Thursday!! Remember, complete the first five steps of registration no later than this Wednesday November 20th to participate in Winter Conditioning and take advantage of last year’s rate. Rowers must complete the full registration process no later than February 20th to participate in on-the-water activities. Everything you need to know about registration and the Crew season — including exactly what forms need to be filled and where to deliver them as well as all the deadlines — are outlined on our website


If you have questions about this process, please contact the W.T. Woodson Crew Membership team at wtwcrewmembership@gmail.com.


2. NEW: PRACTICE BUS SIGN UP - Registration for the daily practice bus begins this Thursday, November 21, 2019. The Woodson Crew Boosters Association coordinates bus transportation between W.T. Woodson High School and Sandy Run Regional Park for on-the-water practices beginning in February. The fee for the bus is on top of regular dues. Last year, every seat on the bus was reserved, so seats are available through this registration process on a first-come, first served basis. Order of registration is based on the date of payment. Registrations are secured by the payment in full, due no later than January 21, 2020 via Paypal. The fee per crew member is $530 for the 2020 season.  The link for bus registration will be sent Thursday morning and will be live on the WTW Crew website.


3. REMINDER: Mandatory Tag Days: All rowers and coxswains — including novices — are required to participate in some part of Tag Days. Returning rowers need to attend four Tag Day shifts and novice rowers must attend three shifts. Walking neighborhoods together helps our athletes spread the word about Crew, raise funds for the season and bond as a team. Please sign up now to participate in at least Tag Days. The next Tag Day is this Saturday, November 23. The remaining dates are: December 7, January 11 and 25, and February 1 and 8. 


Please contact WTW Crew volunteer chair Susan Burger if you have questions about Tag Days at wtwcrewvolunteer@gmail.com  


3. NEW: Spirit Wear Store is Open: Whether you’re a parent cheering in the grandstand or an athlete walking the halls of Woodson, WTW Crew gear is always in style. The store closes 11/24 so order now to get some crew wear in your life by the holidays! Order here


And if you have questions about uniforms — or still want to pick up a uniform from last season, please get in touch with WTW Crew sportswear chair Monica Perry at wtwcrewsportswear@gmail.com to coordinate


4. REMINDER: Winter Conditioning: Returning rowers will start November 21st and new rowers will report for Winter Conditioning on December 3rd. See below a note from Coach Tylander on Winter Conditioning:


We often get questions about if winter conditioning is “really” optional, so I will answer this as plainly as I can.  

Crew is a cardiovascular fitness dominant sport. The demands placed on an athlete during a race are like running up the side of a mountain for a mile and half while chained to seven of your friends. 

While we do not have tryouts, boat selection during the spring is competitive. The level of fitness necessary for the sport cannot be built in the 4-6 weeks between the first day of practice and the meat of racing season when boat lineups must be set. The better the fitness of the athlete, the better chance they have of making a top boat.  

Winter conditioning is not the only way to get in shape; doing a winter sport or having a rigorous researched workout plan that you do are your own are also good options. We have had past captains and rowers who were members of the swim team, played basketball or ran track and were in top boats that medaled at state championships.  

I will not say that winter conditioning is better at getting you into “rowing shape” than playing a winter sport or working out on your own.  I will say that winter conditioning is far superior to doing nothing. The more athletes that work hard on their conditioning, the faster ALL our boats will be.

If you have questions about the more technical aspects of winter conditioning feel free to drop me an email, but be warned we are going to talk about energy pathways, lactate levels, HR zones, and muscle memory.

Here is the Weekly Winter Conditioning Schedule. Returning student-athletes have conditioning beginning on November 21st.  The whole team begins conditioning on Tuesday, December 3rd.


Mondays: 

Girls: 3:30-5:30 (2 hr) off ergs by 5:15

Boys: 5:00-7:00 (2 hr)


Tuesdays: 

Boys: 3:30-5:30 (2 hr) off ergs by 5:15

Girls: 5:00-7:00/weight room (2 hr)


Wednesdays: 

Girls: 3:30-5:30 (2 hr) off ergs by 5:15

Boys: 5:00-7:00 (2 hr)


Thursdays: 

Boys: 3:30-5:30 (2 hr) off ergs by 5:15

Girls: 5:00-7:00/weight room (2 hr)


Fridays:

Full Team 3:30 - 5:30  (2 hr)


5. REMINDER: #GivingTuesday. We are reaching out to Crew Alumni, Friends and Family to join us in a fundraising campaign for #GivingTuesday on December 3rd this year. If you know someone with a connection to crew as a sport or the Woodson Crew team, share our campaign with them


What is #GivingTuesday? We have Black Friday and Cyber Monday where we get lots of great deals. Why not have a holiday for giving back? #GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in countries around the world. Millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live. Learn more at givingtuesday.org

 

6. REMINDER: Other Key Dates:

  • November 20: Final Day to register at last year’s rate AND opt out of practice bus

  • November 21: Winter Conditioning begins for returning rowers

  • November 21: Practice bus registration opens

  • November 23: Tag Day

  • December 3: Winter Conditioning begins for new rowers

  • December 3: Giving Tuesday, WTW Crew Fundraiser at Noodles & Co.

  • December 4; Crew Board Meeting, 7 PM, C123, W.T. Woodson High School

  • December 7: Tag Day

  • January 11: Tag Day

  • January 25: Tag Day

  • February 1: Tag Day

  • February 6: Parent on-the-water meeting

  • February 8: Tag Day

  • February 24: On the water practice begins

Happy Veterans Day, Registration Discount Ending Soon, Tag Days, and more

posted Nov 11, 2019, 6:09 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

Good morning,


In this email (details below):

  1. Registration Is Open

  2. Fall Boathouse Workday

  3. Tag Days Signup Open 

  4. WTW Crew Fundraising Opportunities: AC Moore and Flippin’ Pizza

  5. Winter Conditioning

  6. Uniforms

  7. Giving Tuesday

  8. Key Dates


Happy Veterans Day. If someone in your life served, thank them today.


1. REMINDER: Registration is Open — Just ten days until Winter Conditioning! AND discounted registration ends on Nov. 20, so sign up now! Remember, complete the first five steps of registration no later than November 20th to participate in Winter Conditioning and take advantage of last year’s rate. Rowers must complete the full registration process no later than February 20th to participate in on-the-water activities. Everything you need to know about registration and the Crew season — including exactly what forms need to be filled and where to deliver them as well as all the deadlines — are outlined on our website


If you have questions about this process, please contact the W.T. Woodson Crew Membership team at wtwcrewmembership@gmail.com.


2. REMINDER: Tag Days Start This Saturday: All rowers and coxswains are required to participate in some part of Tag Days. Walking neighborhoods together helps our athletes spread the word about Crew, raise funds for the season and bond as a team. Please sign up now to participate in Tag Days. Again, the first Tag Day is this Saturday, November 16. The remaining dates are: November 23, December 7, January 11 and 25, and February 1 and 8. 


Please contact WTW Crew volunteer chair Susan Burger if you have questions about Tag Days at wtwcrewvolunteer@gmail.com  


3. REMINDER: Fall Boathouse Workday also this Saturday: We still need a few rowers to volunteer to make sure we’re prepared for a great start when we’re back on the water in February. Again, the fall boathouse workday is this Saturday, November 16th, from 9 to noon. Sign up here to volunteer. 


And if you still have a rental erg, please return it this Thursday, November 14, between 7 and 8 PM at the shed. Thank you!


4. NEW: Spirit Wear Store is Open: Whether you’re a parent cheering in the grandstand or an athlete walking the halls of Woodson, WTW Crew gear is always in style. The store closes 11/24 so order now to get some crew wear in your life by the holidays! Order here


And if you have questions about uniforms — or still want to pick up a uniform from last season — please get in touch with WTW Crew sportswear chair Monica Perry at wtwcrewsportswear@gmail.com to coordinate.


5. SAVE THE DATE: Winter Conditioning: Soon your athlete will be working out at the school weeknights in the afternoons/evenings through the fall and winter. Returning rowers will start November 21st and new rowers will report for Winter Conditioning on December 3rd. 


6. REMINDER: #GivingTuesday. We are reaching out to Crew Alumni, Friends and Family to join us in a fundraising campaign for #GivingTuesday on December 3rd this year. If you know someone with a connection to the sport of crew or the Woodson Crew team, share our campaign with them.


What is #GivingTuesday? We have Black Friday and Cyber Monday where we get lots of great deals. Why not have a holiday for giving back? #GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in countries around the world. Millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live. Learn more at givingtuesday.org

 

7. REMINDER: Other Key Dates:

  • November 14, Erg Rental at the Woodson Erg Shed, 7-8 PM

  • November 16, Boathouse Workday AND Tag Days begin

  • November 21, Winter Conditioning begins for returning rowers

  • November 23, Tag Day

  • December 3, Winter Conditioning begins for new rowers

  • December 3, Giving Tuesday, WTW Crew Fundraiser at Noodles & Co.

  • December 7, Tag Day

  • January 11, Tag Day

  • January 25, Tag Day

  • February 1, Tag Day

  • February 6, Parent on-the-water meeting

  • February 8, Tag Day

  • February 24, On the water practice begins

Craft show thank you, registration is open, Tag Days, fundraisers and more

posted Nov 5, 2019, 5:20 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

Hello,


In this email (details below):

  1. Craft Show Thank you

  2. Registration Is Open

  3. Fall Boathouse Workday

  4. Tag Days Signup Open 

  5. WTW Crew Fundraising Opportunities: AC Moore and Flippin’ Pizza

  6. Winter Conditioning

  7. Uniforms

  8. Giving Tuesday

  9. Key Dates




1. THANK YOU: Craft Show: A huge thank you to all the parent and athlete volunteers who helped make our Craft Show Saturday a success. It was a huge effort to coordinate scores of vendors along with the bake sale, concession stand and other logistics. Thanks to everyone who pitched in — and special thanks to Lesley Kowalski and Yelena Jones for overall coordination of the Craft Show and vendors.


We ask that anyone who left cake platters (and a really nice extension cord) come pick them up on Wednesday evening at 7pm as we gather for the Board Meeting. The items will be just outside the door of C-123 at Woodson. Thank you for letting us borrow them!


2. REMINDER: Registration is Open — Just over two weeks until Winter Conditioning! Dues increase on Nov. 20, so take advantage of last years rates! There are nine steps to registration and steps 1-5 must be completed no later than November 20th to participate in Winter Conditioning. Full registration must be completed no later than February 20th to participate in on-the-water activities. You can learn about registration and the Crew season from the Parent Season Kick-off presentation which is available on the website. Finally, the nine steps, links to register and to all the relevant forms, and all the deadlines are outlined on our website


If you have questions about this process, please contact the W.T. Woodson Crew Membership team at wtwcrewmembership@gmail.com.


3. REMINDER: Fall Boathouse Workday: We need rowers and some parents to volunteer to make sure we’re prepared for a great start when we’re back on the water in February. The fall boathouse workday will be from 9 to noon on November 16th. Sign up here to volunteer. 


4. REMINDER: Tag Days Sign-Up: This door-to-door fundraising outreach spreads the word about Woodson Crew, helps the athletes bond and provides valuable funds to support our team. All athletes are required to participate in some part of Tag Days. We will soon be opening sign-ups to participate and to seek parent hosts for each Tag Day. There is one remaining parent host slot available. If you are interested in hosting a Tag Day at your home, please contact Susan Burger at wtwcrewvolunteer@gmail.com  Please sign up now to participate in Tag Days. They happen Saturdays throughout the winter: November 16 and 23, December 7, January 11 and 25, and February 1 and 8.


5. REMINDER: Woodson Crew Fundraising at A.C. Moore AND Flippin’ Pizza: Help the Crew Team by shopping at A.C. Moore or eating pizza — or both! This Friday, November 8, bring this flyer with you to A.C. Moore all day and Woodson Crew receives a donation from your purchase. And the next day, Saturday, November 9, head over to Flippin’ Pizza with this flyer (and mention it on the phone if ordering ahead) and the team benefits as well. 


6. SAVE THE DATE: Winter Conditioning: Now that registration is open, athletes can focus on winter conditioning between now and when we can get back on the water in February. Athletes will workout at the school through the fall and winter beginning November 21st for returning rowers, and December 2nd for new rowers. 


7. REMINDER: Uniform Update: If you ordered a uniform or tech shirt last season from our old vendor, JL Racing, please get in touch with WTW Crew sportswear chair Monica Perry at wtwcrewsportswear@gmail.com to coordinate picking it up. As we mentioned last week, we’ve changed vendors and will be updating the uniforms for the women’s team this year. These new uniforms and replacement uniforms for men’s team members will be available in the online store in the spring.


8. NEW: #GivingTuesday. We are excited to share that we will again be participating in a fundraising campaign for #GivingTuesday on December 3rd this year.


#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in countries around the world. Millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live. You can learn more at givingtuesday.org. Look for updates in next week’s email and help us spread the word so we can make a big impact for Woodson Crew this year.

 

9. REMINDER: Other Key Dates:

  • November 4-5 End of first grading period, student holiday

  • November 6, WTW Crew Board Meeting, W.T. Woodson High School, room C-123, 7-9 PM.

  • November 8, WTW Crew Fundraiser: Shop all day at AC Moore

  • November 9, WTW Crew Fundraiser: Flippin’ Pizza

  • November 16, Boathouse Workday AND Tag Days begin

  • November 21, Winter Conditioning begins for returning rowers

  • November 23, Tag Day

  • December 2, Winter Conditioning begins for new rowers

  • December 3, Giving Tuesday, WTW Crew Fundraiser at Noodles & Co.

  • December 7, Tag Day

  • January 11, Tag Day

  • January 25, Tag Day

  • February 1, Tag Day

  • February 6, Parent on-the-water meeting

  • February 8, Tag Day

  • February 24, On the water practice begins

Craft show this Saturday, registration is open, erg rental return, boathouse workday, fundraising opportunities, Tag Days and more

posted Oct 28, 2019, 9:46 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

Good morning,


In this email (details below):

  1. Craft Show Volunteers Needed

  2. Registration Is Open

  3. Erg Rental Return

  4. Fall Boathouse Workday

  5. Tag Days Signup Open 

  6. WTW Crew Fundraising Opportunities: AC Moore and Flippin’ Pizza

  7. Winter Conditioning

  8. Uniforms

  9. Key Dates



1. REMINDER: WTW Crew Craft Show Volunteers Still Needed! We still need volunteers to fill open spots and donate lots more baked goods to make our bake sale a success. The vendors love the continental breakfast we offer them so the muffins and bagels requested are important too! You can learn more about the craft show here and sign up now to volunteer. The Craft Show is one of our most important fundraising opportunities and a great chance for parents and athletes to get volunteer credit. Rowers, we still need sign-holders! 


 We also need some specific items:

  • Please bring in leftover Halloween candy on Friday night or Saturday morning of the craft show to help us incentivize our volunteers

  • We have some amazing baskets created this year, but we need a few more items to make them pop: 

    • Have some Washington sports team insignia items? We’re looking to round out a big "SPORTS/ WASHINGTON FAN" basket. 

    • Any creative ideas for a  for a “RAINY DAY” basket? Think playing cards, a Netflix free trial or anything else that someone might like to do on a rainy day. 

    • We could use some snacks for the “FAMILY TRAVEL” basket, as well as balloons, candles, maybe a cake plate for the “BIRTHDAY PARTY” basket. 

    • Last, our “PETS” basket could use anything pet-related (dog treats? catnip? collar? toy?)


All items need to be dropped off at Kim Sandino's house, 8600 Canterbury Drive, Annandale, by noon on Thursday. Look for the big spider in the yard, and leave any donated items on the front porch or in the carporch.


Another way to help us have a great craft show is by sharing the event with your friends on Facebook. Use the graphic below or click here to see a post about the Craft Show on Facebook and then click Share to post it to your own timeline.




2. REMINDER: Registration is Open! Steps 1-5 must be completed no later than November 20th to participate in Winter Conditioning. Registration must be completed no later than February 20th to participate in on-the-water activities. As you may recall from the Parent Season Kick-off presentation, there are nine total steps to registration which can be found on our website and are summarized below:

  1. Complete online Ronin registration

  2. VHSL physical dated after May 1, 2019 and turned into the W.T. Woodson Athletic Trainer, Rm. C158 Allow up to five (5) business days for processing. (If you submitted a VHSL physical for this season already, no further action is needed.)

  3. Complete Online Concussion Training Athletes and their parents are required to review this training and print and sign the verification page at the end of the presentation. Please review this information carefully so you can help us ensure our athletes stay safe

  4. Student Emergency Care Form. Please complete this form online before printing, illegible forms will not be accepted. (If you submitted a copy of this form for Green Days this year, you do not need to submit another at this time.)

  5. Field Trip Driver’s License and Vehicle Insurance Forms 

    1. Student Form - Use this form if your rower/coxswain has a driver’s license and plans to drive to practice and/or local regattas 

    2. Parent Form - Parents/guardians living locally need to complete this form

      To participate in Winter Conditioning, rowers/coxswains complete the following by November 20, 2019:
      — Registered and made an initial payment through the link above
      — Mail or hand deliver the Emergency Care Form and Field Trip License and Vehicle Insurance Form to:
      WTW Crew Membership, c/o 3721 Acosta Road, Fairfax, VA 22031

  6. Swim Test. If you already passed a swim test for WTW Crew, you do not need to take another one. Additional swim tests will be scheduled in early 2020, before on-the-water practice begins.

  7. USRowing Membership. No action needed. WTW Crew Boosters purchase this for registered student-athletes so that you may complete step #8 in January.

  8. USRowing Waiver. Action not required until after January 1, 2020. We will send a reminder once this action can be taken.

  9. FCPS Participation Policy. No action needed now. Coaches will provide this form to athletes on the first day of on-the-water practice.


If you have questions about this process, please contact the W.T. Woodson Crew Membership team at wtwcrewmembership@gmail.com.

 


3. REMINDER: Erg Rental Return: If you rented an erg at the end of last season to keep in shape over the summer, it’s time to bring them back so we can kick off winter conditioning next month. Please plan to return rented ergs between 9 and 11 on the Craft Show Day, November 2, then head over to the Craft Show and check it out. We need a few rowers to help us at this time getting the ergs set for winter conditioning. Sign up here to help out our logistics and equipment team.


4. SAVE THE DATE: Fall Boathouse Workday: Now that Green Days have concluded, we’ll need to clean and lock down the boathouse and launches for the winter. We need rowers and some parents to volunteer to make sure we’re prepared for a great start when we’re back on the water in February. The fall boathouse workday will be from 9 to noon on November 16th. Sign up here to volunteer. 


5. NEW: Tag Days Sign-Up: This door-to-door fundraising outreach spreads the word about Woodson Crew, helps the athletes bond and provides valuable funds to support our team. All athletes are required to participate in some part of Tag Days. We will soon be opening sign-ups to participate and to seek parent hosts for each Tag Day. Parent hosts also receive volunteer credit so this is a great way to fulfill those hours.  If you are interested in hosting a Tag Day at your home, please contact Susan Burger at wtwcrewvolunteer@gmail.com  Please sign up now to participate in Tag Days. They happen Saturdays throughout the winter: November 16 and 23, December 7, January 11 and 25, and February 1 and 8.


6. REMINDER: Woodson Crew Fundraising at A.C. Moore AND Flippin’ Pizza: Help the Crew Team by shopping at A.C. Moore or eating pizza — or both! November 8, bring this flyer with you to A.C. Moore all day and Woodson Crew receives a donation from your purchase. And the next day, November 9, head over to Flippin’ Pizza with this flyer (and mention it on the phone if ordering ahead) and the team benefits as well. 


7. SAVE THE DATE: Winter Conditioning: Now that registration is open, athletes can focus on winter conditioning between now and when we can get back on the water in February. Athletes will work out at the school through the fall and winter beginning November 21st for returning rowers, and December 2nd for new rowers. 


8. REMINDER: Uniform Update: If you ordered a uniform or tech shirt last season from our old vendor, JL Racing, please get in touch with WTW Crew sportswear chair Monica Perry at wtwcrewsportswear@gmail.com to coordinate picking it up. As we mentioned last week, we’ve changed vendors and will be updating the uniforms for the women’s team this year. These new uniforms and all uniforms for men’s team members will be available in the online store in the spring.

 

9. REMINDER: Other Key Dates:

  • November 2, WTW Crew Holiday Happenings Craft Show, W.T. Woodson High School AND Erg Rental Return

  • November 4-5 End of first grading period, student holiday

  • November 8, WTW Crew Fundraiser: Shop all day at AC Moore

  • November 9, WTW Crew Fundraiser: Flippin’ Pizza

  • November 16, Boathouse Workday AND Tag Days begin

  • November 21, Winter Conditioning Begins for returning rowers

  • November 23, Tag Day

  • December 2, Winter Conditioning Begins for new rowers

  • December 3, Giving Tuesday, WTW Crew Fundraiser at Noodles & Co.

  • December 7, Tag Day

  • January 11, Tag Day

  • January 25, Tag Day

  • February 1, Tag Day

  • February 8, Tag Day

  • February 24, On the water practice begins

Registration is open, volunteer opportunities, Tag Days, Fundraisers, Uniforms and more

posted Oct 21, 2019, 12:53 PM by WTW Crew Webmaster

Good morning,


In this email (details below):

  1. Thank You

  2. Registration Is Open

  3. Craft Show Volunteers Needed

  4. WT Woodson Football Concessions Fundraiser

  5. Erg Rental Return

  6. Fall Boathouse Workday

  7. Tag Days

  8. WTW Crew Fundraising Opportunities: AC Moore and Flippin’ Pizza

  9. Winter Conditioning

  10. Uniforms

  11. Key Dates


1. NEW: Thank you. Thank you to all the families who attended the Parent Season Kick-off Meeting. It was great to see so many of you there. Download the presentation from the W.T. Woodson Crew website to catch up and let us know if you have any questions.


Thank you to all the new and returning rowers and coxswains who participated in Green Days. 


2. REMINDER: Registration is Open! Steps 1-5 must be completed no later than November 20th to participate in Winter Conditioning. Registration must be completed no later than February 20th to participate in on-the-water activities. As you may recall from the Parent Season Kick-off presentation, there are nine total steps to registration which can be found on our website and are summarized below:

  1. Complete online Ronin registration

  2. VHSL physical dated after May 1, 2019 and turned into the W.T. Woodson Athletic Trainer, Rm. C158 Allow up to five (5) business days for processing. (If you submitted a VHSL physical for this season already, no further action is needed.)

  3. Complete Online Concussion Training Athletes and their parents are required to review this training and print and sign the verification page at the end of the presentation. Please review this information carefully so you can help us ensure our athletes stay safe

  4. Student Emergency Care Form. Please complete this form online before printing, illegible forms will not be accepted. (If you submitted a copy of this form for Green Days this year, you do not need to submit another at this time.)

  5. Field Trip Driver’s License and Vehicle Insurance Forms 

    1. Student Form - Use this form if your rower/coxswain has a driver’s license and plans to drive to practice and/or local regattas 

    2. Parent Form - Parents/guardians living locally need to complete this form

      To participate in Winter Conditioning, rowers/coxswains complete the following by November 20, 2019:
      — Registered and made an initial payment through the link above
      — Mail or hand deliver the Emergency Care Form and Field Trip License and Vehicle Insurance Form to:
      WTW Crew Membership, c/o 3721 Acosta Road, Fairfax, VA 22031

  6. Swim Test. If you already passed a swim test for WTW Crew, you do not need to take another one. Additional swim tests will be scheduled in early 2020, before on-the-water practice begins.

  7. USRowing Membership. No action needed. WTW Crew Boosters purchase this for registered student-athletes so that you may complete step #8 in January.

  8. USRowing Waiver. Action not required until after January 1, 2020. We will send a reminder once this action can be taken.

  9. FCPS Participation Policy. No action needed now. Coaches will provide this form to athletes on the first day of on-the-water practice.


If you have questions about this process, please contact the W.T. Woodson Crew Membership team at wtwcrewmembership@gmail.com.

 

3. REMINDER: WTW Crew Craft Show Volunteers Still Needed! We still need volunteers to help promote the Craft Show, and to make the bake sale during the show a success. The Craft Show is one of our most important fundraising opportunities and a great chance for parents and athletes to get volunteer credit. You can post signs around Woodson the week before the big day, help us set up the night before or pitch in to help vendors get ready on the day of the show. You can also sign up to bake cookies (or something more creative) to support the Bake Sale during the show. You can learn more about the craft show here and sign up now to volunteer.


4. REMINDER: WT Woodson Football Concessions Sign-up: W.T. Woodson Crew has the opportunity to run the concession stand at the home football game Friday, October 25th. This is a great opportunity to watch the game while earning money for the crew team. Please sign-up here


5. REMINDER: Erg Rental Return: If you rented an erg at the end of last season to keep in shape over the summer, it’s time to bring them back so we can kick off winter conditioning next month. Please plan to return rented ergs between 9 and 11 on the Craft Show Day, November 2, then head over to the Craft Show and check it out. We need a few rowers to help us at this time getting the ergs set for winter conditioning. Sign up here to help out our logistics and equipment team.


6. SAVE THE DATE: Fall Boathouse Workday: Once Green Days conclude this week, we’ll need to clean and lock down the boathouse and launches for the winter. We need rowers and some parents to volunteer to make sure we’re prepared for a great start when we’re back on the water in February. The fall boathouse workday will be from 9 to noon on November 16th. Sign up here to volunteer. 


7. NEW: Tag Days: This door-to-door fundraising outreach spreads the word about Woodson Crew, helps the athletes bond and provides valuable funds to support our team. All athletes are required to participate in some part of Tag Days. We will soon be opening sign-ups to participate and to seek parent hosts for each Tag Day. Parent hosts also receive volunteer credit so this is a great way to fulfill those hours.  If you are interested in hosting a Tag Day at your home, please contact Susan Burger at wtwcrewvolunteer@gmail.com  Please save these dates to participate in Tag Days, Saturdays throughout the winter: November 16 and 23, December 7, January 11 and 25, and February 1 and 8.


8. NEW: Woodson Crew Fundraising at A.C. Moore AND Flippin’ Pizza: Help the Crew Team by shopping at A.C. Moore or eating pizza — or both! November 8, bring this flyer with you to A.C. Moore all day and Woodson Crew receives a donation from your purchase. And the next day, November 9, head over to Flippin’ Pizza with this flyer (and mention it on the phone if ordering ahead) and the team benefits as well. 


9. SAVE THE DATE: Winter Conditioning: Now that registration is open, athletes can focus on winter conditioning between now and when we can get back on the water in February. Athletes will workout at the school through the fall and winter beginning November 21st for returning rowers, and December 2nd for new rowers. 


10. NEW: Uniform Update: Last season, W.T. Woodson Crew ordered their uniforms and tech shirts from JL Racing. However, JL made some business changes which resulted in production issues. Our team and many others all over the area did not get their uniforms or tech shirts in time for the racing season. When it became apparent that the uniforms would not arrive in time for any regattas, the WTW Crew Board President attempted to negotiate with JL to get refunds or to cancel the order, but JL would only agree to a 50% refund of the purchase price. 

 

For that reason, we decided to use a different vendor for uniforms this year. The new company is called Boathouse, and they’re based in Philadelphia. The new vendor cannot create an exact match of previous uniforms. Novices on the men’s team this year will order the new unis, and we will gradually phase out the old ones as rowers graduate. The coaching staff believes that the men's unis will be a close enough match that they can be used in the same boat as men wearing older unis. So returning rowers who need new unis can purchase them from WTW Crew's online store in the spring.

 

The women’s team uniform is overdue for a redesign. The uniforms from the new vendor are an overall better fit for the women’s team. All women rowers, novices and returning rowers, will need to purchase the new uniform from the WTW online store in the spring. Women who purchased new unis last year can still use those for practice wear. Parents will be notified when the online store will open for spring 2020 uniform purchase. 

 

Any uniforms or tech shirts that were ordered in spring 2019 are available for pick up on Saturday, October 26 from noon - 2:00 pm at 8703 Braeburn Dr., Annandale, VA 22003. If you have questions or need to schedule a different time for picking up last year’s uniform, please contact Monica Perry at wtwcrewsportswear@gmail.com



11. REMINDER: Other Key Dates:

  • October 25, WTW Crew runs concessions at the Woodson home football game

  • November 2, WTW Crew Holiday Happenings Craft Show, W.T. Woodson High School AND Erg Rental Return

  • November 4-5 End of first grading period, student holiday

  • November 8, WTW Crew Fundraiser: Shop all day at AC Moore

  • November 9, WTW Crew Fundraiser: Flippin’ Pizza

  • November 16, Boathouse Workday AND Tag Days begin

  • November 21, Winter Conditioning Begins for returning rowers

  • November 23, Tag Day

  • December 2, Winter Conditioning Begins for new rowers

  • December 3, Giving Tuesday, WTW Crew Fundraiser at Noodles & Co.

  • December 7, Tag Day

  • January 11, Tag Day

  • January 25, Tag Day

  • February 1, Tag Day

  • February 8, Tag Day

  • February 24, On the water practice begins

Parent Information Night TONIGHT, VASRA Volunteer Opportunities

posted Oct 17, 2019, 9:29 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

A few quick updates: 

REMINDER: Parent Information Session TONIGHT: Please join us TONIGHT, October 17 from 7-9 PM for the 2019-2020 Parent’s Season Kick-off Meeting in the WT Woodson High School Cafeteria B. Whether you are the parent of a new or returning athlete, this is an important opportunity to learn about registration for the crew team. The session will also cover information about the timeline for winter conditioning and on-the-water training, as well as updates on regattas and uniforms. Please plan to join us


NEW: VASRA Volunteer Opportunities: All families need to contribute to the support of our parent organization, the Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association, or VASRA. To begin preparations for our season, VASRA needs parent and rower volunteers for work days at Sandy Run Regional Park this Saturday and next. There are two shifts available Saturday October 19 and 26, 9 AM to noon and 1 PM to 4 PM. Sign up here to help.


Thank you.

Fall Green Days, Craft Show Volunteers Needed, Other Key Dates

posted Oct 14, 2019, 11:33 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

Good morning,


In this email (details below):

  1. Final Week of Fall Green Days

  2. Craft Show Volunteers Needed

  3. Parent Information Night THIS THURSDAY, October 17

  4. Launch Driver Training on Saturday, October 19

  5. WT Woodson Football Concessions Fundraiser

  6. Erg Rental Return

  7. Fall Boathouse Workday

  8. Tag Days

  9. WTW Crew Fundraising Opportunities: AC Moore and Flippin’ Pizza

  10. Seeking Graphic Artist Assistance

  11. VASRA Concession Lead Needed

  12. Winter Conditioning

  13. Key Dates

  14. Accomplishments

  15. Keep in Touch


1. REMINDER: Final Week of Fall Green Days. We’re excited so many athletes have been able to come out for fall Green Days. Thank you! Hope to see a few more rowers and coxswains out for the last week of on-the-water time before February. See you Tuesday and Thursday this week from 4:30 to 6:30 or Saturday 10/10 from 8 to 10. Remember, SIGN UP HERE so we have a head count for Green Days! 


Returning Rowers/ Coxswains need a VHSL physical dated after May 1, 2019. Please turn into WTW Athletic Trainer, Rm. C158. Allow up to 5 business days for processing. If you are turning in your forms and wish to participate in a Green Day immediately, request a yellow acknowledgement slip at the trainer’s office.


Novice Rowers/ Coxswains need to complete the following:


1. VHSL Physical Form turned in to the WTW Athletic Trainer’s office, rm C158 at Woodson. If you are turning in your forms and wish to participate in a Green Day immediately, request a yellow acknowledgement slip at the trainer’s office.

2. Emergency Care Form 

3. Completed Swim Test (See below)

4. Sign-up to attend Fall Green Days on Sign-Up Genius

5. Sign the US Rowing Waiver (we will email a link to this document to new rowers who sign up for fall Green Days).


There is no shuttle bus; therefore your own transportation is required to and from all Green Day practices. All sessions are at Sandy Run Regional Park (10450 Van Thompson Road, Fairfax Station, VA). 

 

2. HELP: WTW Crew Craft Show Volunteers Needed! The Craft Show is one of our most important fundraising opportunities and a great chance for parents and athletes to get volunteer credit. We need volunteers to post signs around Woodson the week before the big day, to set up the night before and to help vendors get ready on the day of the show. We also need lots of support and contributions to the Bake Sale during the show. You can learn more about the craft show here and sign up now to volunteer.


3. THIS WEEK: Parent Information Session: Please join us on Thursday, October 17 from 7-9 PM for the 2019-2020 Parent’s Season Kick-off Meeting in the WT Woodson High School Cafeteria B. This is for parents of new and returning rowers/coxswains. We have a lot of information to share about the registration process and other changes this season so please plan to join us.


4. NEW: We Need More Launch Drivers: Launch Driver Training #2 this Saturday, October 19th. Launch drivers have the best seats on the Occoquan, carrying referees down the course right behind your athlete’s boat. Woodson must deliver launch drivers to participate in the local regattas, or our team will be fined. WE NEED YOU! All are welcome and anyone can learn.


Coach Tylander will teach a Launch Driver class on Saturday, October 19th from 10:30am to 12:30pm (2 hours).  Attendance is limited and is open to any WTW Crew parent/guardian – anyone can learn. So become a Launch Boat Driver, qualify to meet a VASRA volunteer requirement, and follow the racers down the course! Sign up here!


5. NEW: WT Woodson Football Concessions Sign-up: W.T. Woodson Crew has the opportunity to run the concession stand at the home football game Friday, October 25th. This is a great opportunity to watch the game while earning money for the crew team. Please sign-up here


6. NEW: Erg Rental Return: If you rented an erg at the end of last season to keep in shape over the summer, it’s time to bring them back so we can kick off winter conditioning next month. Please plan to return rented ergs between 9 and 11 on the Craft Show Day, November 2, then head over to the Craft Show and check it out. We need a few rowers to help us at this time getting the ergs set for winter conditioning. Sign up here to help out our logistics and equipment team.


7. SAVE THE DATE: Fall Boathouse Workday: Once Green Days conclude this week, we’ll need to clean and lock down the boathouse and launches for the winter. We need rowers and some parents to volunteer to make sure we’re prepared for a great start when we’re back on the water in February. The fall boathouse workday will be from 9 to noon on November 16th. Sign up here to volunteer. 


8. NEW: Tag Days: This door-to-door fundraising outreach spreads the word about Woodson Crew, helps the athletes bond and provides valuable funds to support our team. All athletes are required to participate in some part of Tag Days. We will soon be opening sign-ups to participate and to seek parent hosts for each Tag Day. Parent hosts also receive volunteer credit so this is a great way to fulfill those hours. If you are interested in hosting a Tag Day at your home, please contact Susan Burger at wtwcrewvolunteer@gmail.com  Please save these dates to participate in Tag Days, Saturdays throughout the winter: November 16 and 23, December 7, January 11 and 25, and February 1 and 8.


9. NEW: Woodson Crew Fundraising at A.C. Moore AND Flippin’ Pizza: Help the Crew Team by shopping at A.C. Moore or eating pizza — or both! November 8, bring this flyer with you to A.C. Moore all day and Woodson Crew receives a donation from your purchase. And the next day, November 9, head over to Flippin’ Pizza with this flyer (and mention it on the phone if ordering ahead) and the team benefits as well. 


10. NEW: Graphic Artist Help Needed: If you’ve got graphic design skills and your own equipment, the crew boosters need you. We have some design needs and would love to work with a crew parent who wants to help. Get in touch with the VP for Communication about volunteering at wtwcrewcommunications@gmail.com. Thanks!


11. NEW: VASRA Concession Stand Operator Position Open: If you have small business and/or small team leadership skills, VASRA — the organization which operates our regattas — needs someone to lead the management of the two concession stands at the course during events. The previous manager prepared detailed instructions, and will be available to meet with a new concessions lead to help guide them in this primary profit-earning duty for VASRA. This is a great way to help WTW Crew and all the competitors participating in our rowing season. If you want to know more, contact Joe Hester, Woodson's VASRA representative, at wtwcrewvasra@gmail.com.


12. SAVE THE DATE: Registration and Winter Conditioning: Registration to join the crew team opens next week (come the parent info night and look out for a special email with all the details) and with it begins Winter Conditioning. Athletes will workout at the school through the fall and winter until hitting the water in mid-February. Winter Conditioning begins November 21st for returning rowers, and December 2nd for new rowers. Learn more about the Woodson Crew regular practice schedule and requirements at this week's parent information meeting Thursday night, 10/17.


13. REMINDER: Other Key Dates:

  • October 14 - Columbus Day, Student Holiday

  • October 15 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 17 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 17 - WTW Crew Parent Information Session, 7-9 PM, Cafeteria B, Woodson High School and Registration Opens

  • October 19 - Fall Green Days continue, 8-10 AM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 19 - Launch Driver Training #2 10:15 AM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • November 2, WTW Crew Holiday Happenings Craft Show, W.T. Woodson High School AND Erg Rental Return

  • November 8, WTW Crew Fundraiser: Shop all day at AC Moore

  • November 9, WTW Crew Fundraiser: Flippin’ Pizza

  • November 16, Boathouse Workday

  • November 21 Winter Conditioning Begins for returning rowers

  • December 2nd Winter Conditioning Begins for new rowers

  • December 3, Giving Tuesday, WTW Crew Fundraiser at Noodles & Co.



14. NEW: Accomplishments. Congratulations to Jenny Park and Isabelle Kogan who were recognized by USRowing for her academic and rowing achievements. Only 28 senior student-athletes nationwide are named to the 2019-2020 USRowing Scholastic Honor Roll. Great work!



15. KEEP IN TOUCH: There are lots of ways to keep up with Woodson Crew. If you aren’t already, please follow us on Twitter @WoodsonCrew for all the latest news and updates. You can also follow us on Instagram @wtwoodsoncrew. We also communicate with families through the messaging app Slack. If you aren’t on, contact the WTW Crew Communications VP and request an invite: wtwcrewcommunications@gmail.com

Fall Green Days, Craft Show Volunteers Needed, Parent Info Night, Other Key Dates

posted Oct 7, 2019, 12:03 PM by WTW Crew Webmaster

Good morning,


In this email (details below):

  1. Fall Green Days Continue This Week

  2. Craft Show Volunteers Needed

  3. Parent Information Night on Thursday, October 17

  4. Seeking Graphic Artist Assistance

  5. VASRA Concession Lead Needed

  6. Key Dates

  7. Nutrition Info

  8. NCAA Workshop - Learn About College Athletics and Recruitment

  9. Keep in Touch




1. REMINDER: Fall Green Days Continue This Week. We’re excited to see so many athletes joining us for fall Green Days. Saturday’s cool morning weather felt great. Thank you! Remember, Green Days run Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays until October 19th (full schedule below). Returning rowers and new recruits are welcome to participate in fall Green Days. If you’re coming to your first ever green day practice to learn about Crew, please make sure you come on a Tuesday or a Saturday to receive an on-the-water orientation with one of our coaching staff. Everyone should SIGN UP HERE so we have a head count for Green Days! 


The remaining fall Green Days are:

 

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays in October: 8, 10, 15, and 17 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm

  • Saturdays in October: 12, and 19 from 8 to 10 am 



Returning Rowers/ Coxswains need a VHSL physical dated after May 1, 2019. Please turn into WTW Athletic Trainer, Rm. C158. Allow up to 5 business days for processing. If you are turning in your forms and wish to participate in a Green Day immediately, request a yellow acknowledgement slip at the trainer’s office.


Novice Rowers/ Coxswains need to complete the following:


1. VHSL Physical Form turned in to the WTW Athletic Trainer’s office, rm C158 at Woodson. If you are turning in your forms and wish to participate in a Green Day immediately, request a yellow acknowledgement slip at the trainer’s office.

2. Emergency Care Form 

3. Completed Swim Test (See below)

4. Sign-up to attend Fall Green Days on Sign-Up Genius

5. Sign the US Rowing Waiver (we will email a link to this document to new rowers who sign up for fall Green Days).


There is no shuttle bus; therefore your own transportation is required to and from all Green Day practices. All sessions are at Sandy Run Regional Park (10450 Van Thompson Road, Fairfax Station, VA). 

 

2. NEW: WTW Crew Craft Show! The Craft Show is one of our most important fundraising opportunities and a great chance for parents and athletes to get volunteer credit. We urgently need help promoting the show this weekend (10/12) at the Fairfax Fall Festival. If you can’t join us for the craft show, this is a great way to support the event. Sign up here


We also need volunteers to support the Craft Show bake sale and help vendors get set on the day of the show. You can learn more about the craft show here and sign up now to volunteer.


3. COMING SOON: Parent Information Session: Please join us on Thursday, October 17 from 7-9 PM for the 2019-2020 Parent’s Season Kick-off Meeting in the WT Woodson High School Cafeteria B. This is for parents of new and returning rowers/coxswains. We have a lot of information to share about the registration process and other changes this season so please plan to join us.


4. NEW: Graphic Artist Help Needed: If you’ve got graphic design skills and your own equipment, the crew boosters need you. We have some design needs and would love to work with a crew parent who wants to help. Get in touch with the VP for Communication about volunteering at wtwcrewcommunications@gmail.com. Thanks!


5. NEW: VASRA Concession Stand Operator Position Open: If you have small business and/or small team leadership skills, VASRA — the organization which operates our regattas — needs someone to lead the management of the two concession stands at the course during events. The previous manager prepared detailed instructions, and will be available to meet with a new concessions lead to help guide them in this primary profit-earning duty for VASRA. This is a great way to help WTW Crew and all the competitors participating in our rowing season. If you want to know more, contact Joe Hester, Woodson's VASRA representative, at wtwcrewvasra@gmail.com.



6. REMINDER: Other Key Dates:

  • October 8 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 10 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 12 - Fall Green Days continue, 8-10 AM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 14 - Columbus Day, Student Holiday

  • October 15 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 17 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 17 - WTW Crew Parent Information Session, 7-9 PM, Cafeteria B, Woodson High School

  • October 19 - Fall Green Days continue, 8-10 AM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • November 2, WTW Crew Holiday Happenings Craft Show, W.T. Woodson High School

  • November 8, WTW Crew Fundraiser: Shop all day at AC Moore

  • November 9, WTW Crew Fundraiser: Flippin’ Pizza

  • December 3, Giving Tuesday, WTW Crew Fundraiser at Noodles & Co.



7. REMINDER: It is never too early to prepare for winter conditioning and the racing season.  In addition to physical training, nutrition is a key part of such preparation.  Here is some information on nutrition basics for gaining lean mass for athletes. USRowing also has a lot of good information at Nutrition | USRowing - USRowing.


8. REMINDER: NCAA at College Night. If you are thinking of rowing in college, you may wish to attend this workshop. At FCPS College Night on October 21st, the NCAA will have a table and people available to discuss participation in college athletics. College Night is 7 to 9 PM at Hayfield Secondary School. You can register for College Night and learn more about the event here.


9. KEEP IN TOUCH: There are lots of ways to keep up with Woodson Crew. If you aren’t already, please follow us on Twitter @WoodsonCrew for all the latest news and updates. You can also follow us on Instagram @wtwoodsoncrew. We also communicate with families through the messaging app Slack. If you aren’t on, contact the WTW Crew Communications VP and request an invite: wtwcrewcommunications@gmail.com

Fall Green Days, More Swim Tests, Restaurant Fundraiser, Launch Driver Training, Student Interest Meeting, Craft Show Volunteers Needed, Other Key Dates

posted Oct 5, 2019, 8:31 PM by WTW Crew Webmaster

Good morning,


In this email (details below):

  1. Fall Green Days Continue This Week

  2. More Swim Tests

  3. Restaurant Fundraiser on Thursday October 3

  4. Launch Driver Training on Saturday, October 5

  5. Student Interest Meeting on Wednesday, October 2

  6. Craft Show Volunteers Needed

  7. Parent Information Night on Thursday, October 17

  8. Keep in Touch

  9. FCPS College Night

  10. Key Dates

  11. Nutrition Info



1. REMINDER: Fall Green Days Continue This Week. We had a great first week of fall Green Days (even though it didn’t feel much like fall)! Thank you! Remember, Green Days run Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays until October 19th (full schedule below). Returning rowers and new recruits are welcome to participate in fall Green Days. If you’re coming to your first ever green day practice to learn about Crew, please make sure you come on a Tuesday or a Saturday to receive an on-the-water orientation with one of our coaching staff. Everyone should SIGN UP HERE so we have a head count for Green Days! 


The remaining fall Green Days are:

 

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays in October: 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, and 17 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm

  • Saturdays in October: 5, 12, and 19 from 8 to 10 am 



Returning Rowers/ Coxswains need a VHSL physical dated after May 1, 2019. Please turn into WTW Athletic Trainer, Rm. C158. Allow up to 5 business days for processing. If you are turning in your forms and wish to participate in a Green Day immediately, request a yellow acknowledgement slip at the trainer’s office.


Novice Rowers/ Coxswains need to complete the following:


1. VHSL Physical Form turned in to the WTW Athletic Trainer’s office, rm C158 at Woodson. If you are turning in your forms and wish to participate in a Green Day immediately, request a yellow acknowledgement slip at the trainer’s office.

2. Emergency Care Form 

3. Completed Swim Test (See below)

4. Sign-up to attend Fall Green Days on Sign-Up Genius

5. Sign the US Rowing Waiver (we will email a link to this document to new rowers who sign up for fall Green Days).


There is no shuttle bus; therefore your own transportation is required to and from all Green Day practices. All sessions are at Sandy Run Regional Park (10450 Van Thompson Road, Fairfax Station, VA). 


2. NEW: By popular demand, another swim test date! At the request of many, we’ve scheduled an additional date for novice rowers to take a swim test. Come this Sunday, October 6 from 3-4 PM for the final opportunity this fall to take a swim test and participate in Green Days. 


Swim Tests are held at Audrey Moore Rec Center, 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA. Sign up here to let us know which date you’ll attend. (We also need one parent volunteer at each session. If you can help out, sign up at the same Sign-Up Genius link above.)


3. REMINDER: Restaurant Fundraiser: Join us at Noodles & Co on Main Street in Fairfax this Thursday, October 3rd from 4 to 8 PM for another WTW Crew Fundraiser. Be sure to bring or show this flyer to make sure the team benefits from your meal!


4. REMINDER: Launch Driver Training on Saturday, October 5th. Launch drivers have the best seats on the Occoquan, carrying referees down the course right behind your athlete’s boat. Woodson must deliver launch drivers to participate in the local regattas, or our team will be fined. WE NEED YOU! All are welcome and anyone can learn.


Coach Tylander will teach a Launch Driver class on Saturday, October 5th from 10:30am to 12:30pm (2 hours).  Attendance is limited and is open to any WTW Crew parent/guardian – anyone can learn. So become a Launch Boat Driver, qualify to meet a VASRA volunteer requirement, and follow the racers down the course! Sign up here!


5. NEW: Student Interest Meeting: Have a rower with questions about Crew or can’t make it to Green Days? W.T. Woodson Crew Head Coach Bryan Tylander will hold a student information sessions this Wednesday, October 2, at Woodson, in Cafeteria B from 3 PM to 4 PM. Come with your questions! If your fall is packed with other sports or activities, remember that Green Days are a great way to get to know crew but are optional. Winter conditioning for Crew begins in November and we begin on-the-water practices in February, so there’s time to find out if crew is right for you!  


6. NEW:  Craft Show Volunteer Sign-Up Genius is available for student-athletes and parents to sign up for volunteer opportunities. This is one of our most important fundraising events. We need help spreading the word at events in October as well as closer to the craft fair and on the big day. We encourage all student-athletes and as many parents as possible to participate in this event. 


7. SAVE THE DATE: Please join us on Thursday, October 17 from 7-9 PM for the 2019-2020 Parent’s Season Kick-off Meeting in the WT Woodson High School Cafeteria B. This is for parents of new and returning rowers/coxswains. We have a lot of information to share about the registration process and other changes this season so please plan to join us.


8. KEEP IN TOUCH: There are lots of ways to keep up with Woodson Crew. If you aren’t already, please follow us on Twitter @WoodsonCrew for all the latest news and updates. You can also follow us on Instagram @wtwoodsoncrew. We also communicate with families through the messaging app Slack. If you aren’t on, contact the WTW Crew Communications VP and request an invite: wtwcrewcommunications@gmail.com 


9. REMINDER: NCAA at College Night. If you are thinking of rowing in college, you may wish to attend this workshop. At FCPS College Night on October 21st, the NCAA will have a table and people available to discuss participation in college athletics. College Night is 7 to 9 PM at Hayfield Secondary School. You can register for College Night and learn more about the event here.


10. REMINDER: Other Key Dates:

  • October 1 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 2 - Student Interest meeting, 3-4 PM, Cafeteria B, W.T. Woodson High School

  • October 2 - W.T. Woodson Crew Boosters Board meeting, 7-9 PM, Room C-123, W.T. Woodson High School

  • October 3 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 3 - Noodles and Co restaurant fundraiser, 4-8 PM (bring flyer above)

  • October 5 - Fall Green Days continue, 8-10 AM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 5 - Launch Driver Training, 10:30-12:30, Sandy Run Regional Park (Sign up above)

  • October 6 - Make up Swim Tests, 3-4 PM, Audrey Moore REC Center (Sign up above)

  • October 8 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 10 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 12 - Fall Green Days continue, 8-10 AM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 14 - Columbus Day, Student Holiday

  • October 15 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 17 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 17 - WTW Crew Parent Information Session, 7-9 PM, Cafeteria B, Woodson High School

  • October 19 - Fall Green Days continue, 8-10 AM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • November 2, WTW Crew Craft Show, W.T. Woodson High School



11. REMINDER: It is never too early to prepare for winter conditioning and the racing season.  In addition to physical training, nutrition is a key part of such preparation.  Here is some information on nutrition basics for gaining lean mass for athletes. USRowing also has a lot of good information at Nutrition | USRowing - USRowing.

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Last season's updates are available here.

Fall Green Days, Restaurant Fundraiser, Launch Driver Training, Other Key Dates

posted Sep 23, 2019, 9:56 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

Good morning,

In this email (details below):

  1. Fall Green Days Begin This Week

  2. Restaurant Fundraiser on Thursday October 3

  3. Launch Driver Training on Saturday, October 5

  4. Parent Information Night on Thursday, October 17

  5. Keep in Touch

  6. FCPS College Night

  7. Key Dates

  8. Nutrition Info


1. REMINDER: Fall Green Days Start This Week. Returning rowers and new recruits are welcome to participate in fall Green Days. Coaches ask that novice rowers attend their first Green Day on either a Tuesday or a Saturday to receive an on-the-water orientation with one of our coaching staff. Everyone should SIGN UP HERE so we have a head count for Green Days! 


The fall Green Days are:

 

  • September 24 and 26 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm and Saturday, September 28 from 8 to 10 am 

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays in October: 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, and 17 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm

  • Saturdays in October: 5, 12, and 19 from 8 to 10 am 


Returning Rowers/ Coxswains need a VHSL physical dated after May 1, 2019. Please turn into WTW Athletic Trainer, Rm. C158. Allow up to 5 business days for processing. If you are turning in your forms and wish to participate in a Green Day immediately, request a yellow acknowledgement slip at the trainer’s office.


Novice Rowers/ Coxswains need to complete the following:


1. VHSL Physical Form turned in to the WTW Athletic Trainer’s office, rm C158 at Woodson. If you are turning in your forms and wish to participate in a Green Day immediately, request a yellow acknowledgement slip at the trainer’s office.

2. Emergency Care Form 

3. Completed Swim Test

4. Sign-up to attend Fall Green Days on Sign-Up Genius

5. Sign the US Rowing Waiver (we will email a link to this document to new rowers who sign up for Fall Green Days).


There is no shuttle bus; therefore your own transportation is required to and from all Green Day practices. All sessions are at Sandy Run Regional Park (10450 Van Thompson Road, Fairfax Station, VA). 


2. NEW: Restaurant Fundraiser: Join us at Noodles & Co on Main Street in Fairfax Thursday, October 3rd from 4 to 8 PM for another WTW Crew Fundraiser. Be sure to bring or show this flyer to make sure the team benefits from your meal!


3. REMINDER: Launch Driver Training on Saturday, October 5th. Launch drivers have the best seats on the Occoquan, carrying referees down the course right behind your athlete’s boat. Woodson must deliver launch drivers to participate in the local regattas, or our team will be fined. WE NEED YOU! All are welcome and anyone can learn.


Coach Tylander will teach a Launch Driver class on Saturday, October 5th from 10:30am to 12:30pm (2 hours).  Attendance is limited to the first six people to sign up and is open to any WTW Crew parent/guardian – anyone can learn. So become a Launch Boat Driver, qualify to meet a VASRA volunteer requirement, and follow the racers down the course! Sign up here!


4. SAVE THE DATE: Please join us on Thursday, October 17 from 7-9 PM for the 2019-2020 Parent’s Season Kick-off Meeting in the WT Woodson High School Cafeteria B. This is for parents of new and returning rowers/coxswains. We have a lot of information to share about the registration process and other changes this season so please plan to join us.


5. KEEP IN TOUCH: There are lots of ways to keep up with Woodson Crew. If you aren’t already, please follow us on Twitter @WoodsonCrew for all the latest news and updates. You can also follow us on Instagram @wtwoodsoncrew. We also communicate with families through the messaging app Slack. If you aren’t on, contact the WTW Crew Communications VP and request an invite: wtwcrewcommunications@gmail.com 


6. REMINDER: NCAA at College Night. If you are thinking of rowing in college, you may wish to attend this workshop. At FCPS College Night on October 21st, the NCAA will have a table and people available to discuss participation in college athletics. College Night is 7 to 9 PM at Hayfield Secondary School. You can register for College Night and learn more about the event here.


7. REMINDER: Other Key Dates:

  • September 24 - Fall Green Days begin, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • September 26 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • September 28 - Fall Green Days continue, 8-10 AM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 1 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 3 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 3 - Noodles and Co restaurant fundraiser, 4-8 PM 

  • October 5 - Fall Green Days continue, 8-10 AM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 5 - Launch Driver Training, 10:30-12:30, Sandy Run Regional Park (Sign up above)

  • October 8 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 10 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 12 - Fall Green Days continue, 8-10 AM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 14 - Columbus Day, Student Holiday

  • October 15 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 17 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 17 - WTW Crew Parent Information Session, 7-9 PM, Woodson High School Cafeteria B

  • October 19 - Fall Green Days continue, 8-10 AM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • November 2, WTW Crew Craft Show, W.T. Woodson High School


8. NEW: It is never too early to prepare for winter conditioning and the racing season.  In addition to physical training, nutrition is a key part of such preparation.  Here is some information on nutrition basics for gaining lean mass for athletes. USRowing also has a lot of good information on its website.

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