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Thank You, Registration, Volunteers Needed, Erg Returns & Sales, Restaurant Fundraiser, Tag Days

posted Oct 15, 2018, 7:01 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated Oct 15, 2018, 7:05 AM ]

  1. Thank you 
  2. Registration is Open 
  3. Craft Show Volunteers Needed 
  4. Erg Returns and Sales on October 20th 
  5. VASRA Workday Volunteers Needed 
  6. Restaurant Fundraiser on October 23rd 
  7. Other Key Dates through November 
  8. Tag Days 
  9. Accomplishments 

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. The slides presented are now posted on the frontpage of our website.

Thank you to all the new and returning rowers/coxswains who participated in Green Days. More pictures are posted on our SmugMug page.

Thank you to all the parents who volunteered to man the concessions stand at the home WTW Football game. We made a great sales team!

Thank you also to those who put up Craft Show yard signs. They look great around the neighborhoods.

2. NEW: Registration is Open! Steps 1-5 must be completed no later than November 16th to participate in Winter Conditioning. All registration must be complete no later than February 16th to participate in on-the-water activities. As you may recall from the Parent Season Kick-off presentation, there are nine (9) 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, 2018. Turn into WTW 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 (both parent and student must complete this training and use Firefox or Safari). Allow at least five (5) business days for training to be reflected on the athletic trainer’s compliance report (in other words don’t wait until the last few days of registration) 
  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
    • Student Form - Use this form if your rower/coxswain has a driver’s license and plans to drive to practice and/or local regattas 
    • Parent Form - Parents/guardians living locally need to complete this form 
    For rowers/coxswains participating in Winter Conditioning, the Emergency Care Form and Field Trip License and Vehicle Insurance Forms, along with initial payments made by check, need to be mailed or hand delivered by November 16, 2018 to: 

    WTW Crew Membership, c/o 9315 Tovito Drive, Fairfax, VA 22031
    1. Swim Test. If you already passed a swim test for WTW Crew, you do not need to take another one. Next swim tests will be on January 12th and 13th. Sign-ups will be sent out via this email group closer to the dates. 
    2. USRowing Membership. No action needed, WTW Crew Boosters purchase this for registered student-athletes so that you may complete step #8. 
    3. USRowing Waiver. Action not required until after January 1, 2019. We will send a reminder once this action can be taken. 
    4. FCPS Participation Policy. No action needed now. This will be provided by the WTW Crew coaches on the first day of on-the-water practice. 
    3. REMINDER: Craft Show Volunteers Needed. We still need student-athlete and parent volunteers for the Craft Show on Saturday, November 3rd as well as baked good donations or equipment loans to be dropped off on Friday, November 2nd. Please sign-up here.

    Please help us spread the word about the Craft Show by sharing the event through Facebook, listserves, Twitter, and any other social media outlets. Here is the event link on Facebook.

    4. REMINDER: Erg Returns and Sales on October 20th. Those that rented ergs for the summer must return them between 9am-noon on October 20th (Saturday). We will also have four (4) available for sale at $300 each. If you are interested in purchasing an erg, please email wtwcrewlogistics@gmail.com prior to the 20th.

    5. NEW: VASRA Workday Volunteers Needed. If you sign up for this, it will count toward one of your two required VASRA volunteer requirements. VASRA needs assistance demolishing old docks/ramps and getting equipment prepared for the winter.

    This work will be physically challenging and you will get wet and dirty. Please wear clothing that can possible get stained, ripped or torn. Waterproof work gloves would be valuable (VASRA does have some work gloves, but may not have enough for everyone). Waders would be valuable if you have them (some people may have to be in the water during the demolition of the docks). Any demolition tools that you can bring would be helpful.

    Work will be accomplished during three (3) hour work shifts from 9am-12pm or 1-4pm on the next two Saturdays, October 20th and 27th.

    Please sign-up here and ensure you annotate you are with WTW Crew in the notes section.

    6. SAVE THE DATE: Restaurant Fundraiser all day on Tuesday, October 23rd (Tuesday) at Mamma Lucia located at 9650 Main St., Suite 40, Fairfax, VA 22031. Stop by anytime on the 23rd and they will donate 10% of their sales to the team. Here is the flyer with the details.

    7. REMINDER: Other Key Dates: NOTE: The full season calendar (as known now) is posted on the wtwcrew.org site.
    • October 15 - Scrip orders due (go to our website page for more information) 
    • October 20 - Erg Returns and Sales from 9am-noon, WTW HS Erg Shed 
    • October 20 - VASRA Workday (see #5 above for Sign-up Genius link) 
    • October 23 - Mamma Lucia Restaurant Fundraiser All Day - see #6 above) 
    • October 27 - ACT and VASRA Workday (see #5 above for Sign-up Genius link) 
    • November 2 - Quarter 1 ends and Craft Show set-up (see #3 above for Sign-up Genius link) 
    • November 3 - WTW Crew Craft Show, WTW HS (see #3 above for Sign-up Genius link) 
    • November 5 & 6 - Student Holiday 
    • November 7 - WTW Crew Booster Board Meeting, WTW HS Room C-123, 7-9pm 
    • November 10 - Boathouse Workday 
    • November 14 - Potbelly Restaurant Fundraiser Night 
    • November 16 - Steps 1-5 of Registration Deadline to participate in Winter Conditioning 
    • November 17 - Tag Day (see #8 below for Sign-up Genius link) 
    • November 19 - Returning rowers/coxswains begin Winter Conditioning 
    • November 26 - New rowers/coxswains begin Winter Conditioning 
    If you aren’t already, please follow us on Twitter @WoodsonCrew for all the latest news and updates as well. You can also follow us on Instagram @wtwoodsoncrew.

    8. REMINDER: Tag Days. WTW Crew’s largest annual fundraiser is Tag Days. Tag Days are when pairs of rowers/coxswains go door-to-door to spread the word about WTW Crew and accept donations from generous homeowners. On several designated dates, groups of four student-athletes are driven to their pre-mapped route by parent volunteers. This is also the only fundraiser that all athletes and parents are required to support. (athletes - 4 shifts for returning, 3 shifts for novice; parents - 1 driving shift per athlete on the team)

    Sign-up genius now available

    We encourage you to plan ahead to fit Tag Days into your schedule.

    Dates: Saturdays November 17, December 1, December 8, 2018 and January 12, January 26, and February 2, 2019. (Please note that some dates are AM shift only!)

    9. NEW: Accomplishments. Congratulations to Joy Kim who was recognized by USRowing for her academic and rowing achievements. She is one of only 30 senior student-athletes nationwide to be named to the 2018-2019 USRowing Scholastic Honor Roll.

    Green Day Today Cancelled, Parent Season Kick-Off Tonight Still Happening, Volunteers Still Needed

    posted Oct 11, 2018, 4:10 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated Oct 11, 2018, 4:11 AM ]

    Due to the weather, we will not have Green Day today. Green Day is cancelled today and we will resume on Saturday.

    However, we will still have the Parent Kick-off Meeting tonight from 7-9pm in WTW High School Cafeteria B. This is for parents of both new and returning rowers/coxswains. We have made changes to the registration process and will share a lot of information about the season so please plan to join us.

    We are also still in need of volunteers for WTW Concessions @ the Home Football Game this Friday, October 12th. Please sign-up here. It's our turn to help with Concessions...but the good news is that you get to watch the football game while earning money for the team!

    Fall Green Days, Parent Season Kick-Off, Volunteers Needed, Erg Returns & Sales, Etc.

    posted Oct 8, 2018, 10:34 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated Oct 8, 2018, 10:35 AM ]

    1. Fall Green Days Continue 
    2. Parent Season Kick-Off on October 11th 
    3. URGENT: Concessions Volunteers Needed for October 12th Woodson Football game 
    4. Craft Show Volunteers Needed 
    5. Erg Returns and Sales on October 20th 
    6. Next Restaurant Fundraiser on October 23rd 
    7. NCAA Workshop - Learn About College Athletics and Recruitment 
    8. Other Key Dates through November 
    9. Tag Days 
    10. Alumni Accomplishments 

    1. REMINDER: Three More Fall Green Days! Don’t forget to sign-up on the Sign-Up Genius for each day you will be attending a Green Day and annotate if you are a rower or a coxswain.
    • October 9 & 11: 4:30-6:30pm 
    • October 13 Saturday from 8-10am 
    Returning Rowers/ Coxswains need a VHSL physical dated after May 1, 2018. Turn into WTW Athletic Trainer, Rm. C158- Allow up to five (5) business days for processing.

    Novice Rowers/ Coxswains need to complete the following:
    1. VHSL Physical Form
    2. Emergency Care Form
    3. Swim Test 
    4. Sign-up to attend Green Days on Sign-Up Genius
    5. Sign the USRowing Waiver (we will provide this to you once you sign-up on the Sign-Up Genius site) 
    There is no shuttle bus; therefore your own transportation is required to and from all Green Day practices. See the link below for coordinating carpools. All sessions are at Sandy Run Regional Park (10450 Van Thompson Road, Fairfax Station, VA).

    REMINDER: Here is a Sign-Up Genius for Carpooling down to Sandy Run Regional Park. This is a way to connect families who are interested in carpooling. It does not ensure rides.

    2. REMINDER: Parent Season Kick-off Meeting is October 11th (this Thursday) from 7-9pm in WTW HS Cafeteria B. This is for parents of both new and returning rowers/coxswains. We have made changes to the registration process and will share a lot of information about the season so please plan to join us.

    3. URGENT: Volunteers Needed for WTW Concessions @ Home Football Game on October 12th (this Friday). Please sign-up here. It's our turn to help with Concessions...but the good news is that you get to watch the football game while earning money for the team!

    4. REMINDER: Craft Show Volunteer Sign-Up Genius is available for student-athletes and parents to sign up for volunteer opportunities. Since this is one of our main fundraising events, we encourage all student-athletes and as many parents as possible to participate.

    5. NEW: Erg Returns and Sales on October 20th. Those that rented ergs for the summer must return them between 9am-noon on October 20th (Saturday). We will also have four (4) available for sale at $300 each. If you are interested in purchasing an erg, please email wtwcrewlogistics@gmail.com prior to the 20th.

    6. SAVE THE DATE: Next Restaurant Fundraiser on October 23rd (Tuesday) at Mamma Lucia. More information to come.

    7. REMINDER: NCAA Workshop at College Night. If you are thinking of rowing in college, you may wish to attend this workshop. At FCPS College Night on October 15th, there will be an NCAA Workshop that will provide valuable information those looking to participate in college athletics. College Night is 7 - 9pm at Hayfield Secondary School. You can register for College Night and learn more about when the NCAA Workshop will take place that evening at https://www.fcps.edu/event/2018-fcps-college-night.

    8. REMINDER: Other Key Dates:
    • October 10 - PSAT & 2 hour early release from school 
    • October 11 - Parent Season Kick-off Meeting, WTW HS Cafeteria B, 7-9pm This is for parents of both new and returning rowers/coxswains. We have made changes to the registration process and will share a lot of information about the season so please plan to join us. 
    • October 12 - WTW Concessions @ Home Football Game (sign-up here
    • October 15 - Scrip orders due (go to our website page for more information) 
    • October 20 - Erg Returns and Sales from 9am-noon, WTW HS Erg Shed 
    • October 23 - Mamma Lucia Restaurant Fundraiser Night 
    • October 27 - ACT 
    • November 2 - Quarter 1 ends and Craft Show set-up (Sign-up Genius link is above in #3) 
    • November 3 - WTW Crew Craft Show, WTW HS (Sign-up Genius link is above in #3, we also welcome you to follow and share the event on Facebook
    • November 5 & 6 - Student Holiday 
    • November 7 - WTW Crew Booster Board Meeting, WTW HS Room C-123, 7-9pm 
    • November 10 - Boathouse Workday 
    • November 14 - Potbelly Restaurant Fundraiser Night 
    If you aren’t already, please follow us on Twitter @WoodsonCrew for all the latest news and updates as well. You can also follow us on Instagram @wtwoodsoncrew.

    9. NEW: Tag Days. WTW Crew’s largest annual fundraiser is Tag Days. Tag Days are when pairs of rowers go door-to-door to spread the word about WTW Crew and accept donations from generous homeowners. On several designated dates, groups of four student-athletes are driven to their pre-mapped route by parent volunteers. This is also the only fundraiser that all athletes and parents are required to support. (athletes - 4 shifts for returning, 3 shifts for novice; parents - 1 driving shift per athlete on the team)

    Sign-up genius now available.

    We encourage you to plan ahead to fit Tag Days into your schedule.

    Dates: Saturdays November 17, December 1, December 8, 2018 and January 12, January 26, and February 2, 2019. (Please note that some dates are AM shift only!)

    10. NEW: Alumni Accomplishments. Ethan Kutia and Colin McCarthy are having success on the rowing team at Ithaca College. At the 30th Annual Head of the Genesee, their boat took first place and was almost a full minute ahead of the second place boat. See the article here. Full results here. Congratulations Colin and Ethan!

    Fall Green Days, Parent Season Kick-Off, Craft Show Volunteers, NCAA Workshop, Other Key Dates

    posted Oct 1, 2018, 4:01 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated Oct 1, 2018, 4:01 AM ]

    1. Fall Green Days Continue 
    2. Parent Season Kick-Off on October 11 
    3. Craft Show Volunteers Needed 
    4. NCAA Workshop - Learn About College Athletics and Recruitment 
    5. Other Key Dates through early November 

    1. REMINDER: Fall Green Days continue in October! If you haven’t already, click here to learn more about Green Days. Don’t forget to sign-up on the Sign-Up Genius for each day you will be attending a Green Day and annotate if you are a rower or a coxswain. Come out, meet your teammates, get on-the-water and have fun! There is no minimum sign-up requirement; you may participate in any days that fit into your schedule.
    • October: 2, 4, 9, 11: 4:30-6:30pm 
    • October 6 & 13 Saturdays from 8-10am 
    Be sure to check out the great photos from several of the Green Days on our team photo sharing site.

    Returning Rowers/ Coxswains need a VHSL physical dated after May 1, 2018. Turn into WTW Athletic Trainer, Rm. C158- Allow up to five (5) business days for processing.

    Novice Rowers/ Coxswains need to complete the following:
    1. VHSL Physical Form
    2. Emergency Care Form
    3. Swim Test 
    4. Sign-up to attend Green Days on Sign-Up Genius
    5. Sign the USRowing Waiver (we will provide this to you once you sign-up on the Sign-Up Genius site) 
    There is no shuttle bus; therefore your own transportation is required to and from all Green Day practices. See the link below for coordinating carpools. All sessions are at Sandy Run Regional Park (10450 Van Thompson Road, Fairfax Station, VA).

    REMINDER: Here is a Sign-Up Genius for Carpooling down to Sandy Run Regional Park. This is a way to connect families who are interested in carpooling. It does not ensure rides.

    2. REMINDER: Parent Season Kick-off Meeting is October 11th from 7-9pm in WTW HS Cafeteria B. This is for parents of both new and returning rowers/coxswains. We have made changes to the registration process and will share a lot of information about the season so please plan to join us.

    3. REMINDER: Craft Show Volunteer Sign-Up Genius is available for student-athletes and parents to sign up for volunteer opportunities. Since this is one of our main fundraising events, we encourage all student-athletes and as many parents as possible to participate.

    4. REMINDER: NCAA Workshop at College Night. If you are thinking of rowing in college, you may wish to attend this workshop. At FCPS College Night on October 15th, there will be an NCAA Workshop that will provide valuable information those looking to participate in college athletics. College Night is 7 - 9pm at Hayfield Secondary School. More information here.

    5. REMINDER: Other Key Dates:
    • October 3 - WTW Crew Booster Board Meeting, WTW HS Room C-123, 7-9pm 
    • October 6 - SAT & Homecoming Dance 
    • October 8 - Holiday 
    • October 10 - PSAT & 2 hour early release from school 
    • October 11 - Parent Season Kick-off Meeting, WTW HS Cafeteria B, 7-9pm This is for parents of both new and returning rowers/coxswains. We have made changes to the registration process and will share a lot of information about the season so please plan to join us. 
    • October 12 - WTW Concessions @ Home Football Game (sign-up here
    • October 15 - Scrip orders due (go to our website page for more information) 
    • October 20 - Erg Returns, WTW HS Erg Shed 
    • October 27 - ACT 
    • November 2 - Quarter 1 ends and Craft Show set-up (Sign-up Genius link is above in #3) 
    • November 3 - WTW Crew Craft Show, WTW HS (Sign-up Genius link is above in #3, we also welcome you to follow and share the event on Facebook
    • November 5 & 6 - Student Holiday 
    • November 7 - WTW Crew Booster Board Meeting, WTW HS Room C-123, 7-9pm
    If you aren’t already, please follow us on Twitter @WoodsonCrew for all the latest news and updates as well. You can also follow us on Instagram @wtwoodsoncrew.

    Fall Green Days, Swim Test, Launch Driver Training

    posted Sep 27, 2018, 4:30 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated Sep 27, 2018, 4:30 AM ]

    1. Fall Green Days Continue 
    2. Additional Swim Test on Saturday, Sept 29 
    3. Launch Driver Training on Saturday, Sept 29 

    In this email there are a few clarifications/reminders based on FCPS News You Choose which highlighted the swim test date and time, but it was inadvertently listed as Green Days. The below are the actual dates/times.

    1. REMINDER: Fall Green Days are off to a great start! If you haven’t already, click here to learn more about Green Days. Don’t forget to sign-up on the Sign-Up Genius for each day you will be attending a Green Day and annotate if you are a rower or a coxswain. There is no minimum sign-up requirement; you may participate in any days that fit into your schedule.
    • September 27: 4:30-6:30pm 
    • September 29 (Saturday): 8-10am 
    • October: 2, 4, 9, 11: 4:30-6:30pm 
    • October 6 & 13 Saturdays from 8-10am 
    2. REMINDER: Due to demand, we added one additional swim test this Saturday, September 29th from 2-3pm at the Audrey Moore Pool, 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale. The swim test is required for new rowers/coxswains. Sign-up here, including one parent volunteer.

    3. REMINDER: Launch Driver Training this Saturday, Sept 29th. We are still looking for people to
    Sign-up here!

    If you're interested in driving a launch during one of our Regattas, this is the training for you. It will qualify you for select VASRA volunteer jobs which are assigned to each participating team and MUST be filled (or our team is fined AND the regatta will fail). Being a Launch Driver gets you the best seat in the house at regattas! All are welcome and anyone can learn.

    Coach Tylander will teach a Launch Driver class on Saturday, September 29th 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!

    If you aren’t already, please follow us on Twitter @WoodsonCrew for all the latest news and updates as well. You can also follow us on Instagram @wtwoodsoncrew

    Green Days, Fundraiser, Swim Test, Launch Driver Training, NCAA Workshop, Craft Show Volunteers

    posted Sep 24, 2018, 4:07 AM by W. T. Woodson Crew   [ updated Sep 24, 2018, 4:08 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster ]

    1. Fall Green Days Continue 
    2. Restaurant Fundraiser on Wednesday, Sept 26 
    3. Additional Swim Test on Saturday, Sept 29 
    4. Launch Driver Training on Saturday, Sept 29 
    5. NCAA Workshop - Learn About College Athletics and Recruitment 
    6. Other Key Dates through November 
    7. Craft Show Volunteers Needed 
    8. Nutrition 

    Fall Green Days have been very successful and it is great to see the team coming back together and welcome new team members. There are some new pictures posted on the team Smug Mug photo site from Saturday. Thanks to our team photographer, Grant Schneider, for taking great photos and posting them for everyone to enjoy. As a reminder, if any of you take photos that you’d like shared with the team, send them to wtwcrewphotographer@gmail.com.

    In this email there are several updates and reminders to help student-athletes (and parents) prepare for winter conditioning and racing season. We have also updated our website. We hope the site is intuitive, but if you are looking for something in particular and are not able to find it, you can type what you are looking for into the “Search this site” bar in the upper right of the site. Also, if you visit the site often, we recommend you refresh the page to ensure you can see the most recent updates (you can use F5 to refresh).

    1. REMINDER: Fall Green Days are off to a great start! If you haven’t already, click here to learn more about Green Days. Don’t forget to sign-up on the Sign-Up Genius for each day you will be attending a Green Day and annotate if you are a rower or a coxswain. There is no minimum sign-up requirement; you may participate in any days that fit into your schedule.
    • September: 25, 27: 4:30-6:30pm 
    • September 29 Saturday from 8-10am 
    • October: 2, 4, 9, 11: 4:30-6:30pm 
    • October 6 & 13 Saturdays from 8-10am 
    Returning Rowers/ Coxswains need a VHSL physical dated after May 1, 2018. Turn into WTW Athletic Trainer, Rm. C158- Allow up to five (5) business days for processing.

    Novice Rowers/ Coxswains need to complete the following:
    1. VHSL Physical Form
    2. Emergency Care Form
    3. Swim Test - Sept 29; Sign-up on Sign-Up Genius
    4. Sign-up to attend Green Days on Sign-Up Genius
    5. Sign the USRowing Waiver (we will provide this to you once you sign-up on the Sign-Up Genius site) 
    There is no shuttle bus; therefore your own transportation is required to and from all Green Day practices. See the link below for coordinating carpools. All sessions are at Sandy Run Regional Park (10450 Van Thompson Road, Fairfax Station, VA).

    REMINDER: Here is a Sign-Up Genius for Carpooling down to Sandy Run Regional Park. This is a way to connect families who are interested in carpooling. It does not ensure rides.

    2. REMINDER: Join us for WTW Crew Fundraiser Night at Elevation Burger at 9518 Main Street, Fairfax on September 26th (this Wednesday) from 5-8pm. No flyer is needed, just let them know you are there for the WTW Crew Fundraiser. 10% of proceeds benefit the team!

    3. REMINDER: Due to demand, we added one additional swim test this fall. It will be on September 29th (this Saturday) from 2-3pm at the Audrey Moore Pool, 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale. The swim test is required for new rowers/coxswains. Sign-up here, including one parent volunteer.

    4. REMINDER: Launch Driver Training on Saturday, Sept 29th. We are still looking for people to Sign-up here!

    If you're interested in driving a launch during one of our Regattas, this is the training for you. It will qualify you for select VASRA volunteer jobs which are assigned to each participating team and MUST be filled (or our team is fined AND the regatta will fail). Being a Launch Driver gets you the best seat in the house at regattas! All are welcome and anyone can learn.

    Coach Tylander will teach a Launch Driver class on Saturday, September 29th 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!

    5. REMINDER: NCAA Workshop at College Night. If you are thinking of rowing in college, you may wish to attend this workshop. At FCPS College Night on October 15th, there will be an NCAA Workshop that will provide valuable information those looking to participate in college athletics. College Night is 7 - 9pm at Hayfield Secondary School. More information here.

    6. REMINDER: Other Key Dates:
    • October 3 - WTW Crew Booster Board Meeting, WTW HS Room C-123, 7-9pm 
    • October 6 - SAT & Homecoming Dance 
    • October 8 - Holiday 
    • October 10 - PSAT & 2 hour early release from school 
    • October 11 - Parent Season Kick-off Meeting, WTW HS Cafeteria B, 7-9pm This is for parents of new and returning rowers/coxswains. We have made changes to the registration process and will share a lot of information about the season so please plan to join us. 
    • October 12 - WTW Concessions @ Home Football Game (sign-up here
    • October 15 - Scrip orders due (go to our website page for more information) 
    • October 20 - Erg Returns, WTW HS Erg Shed 
    • October 27 - ACT 
    • November 2 - Quarter 1 ends and Craft Show set-up (Sign-up Genius link below) 
    • November 3 - WTW Crew Craft Show, WTW HS (Sign-up Genius link below, we also welcome you to follow and share the event on Facebook
    • November 5 & 6 - Student Holiday 
    • November 7 - WTW Crew Booster Board Meeting, WTW HS Room C-123, 7-9pm
    7. NEW: Craft Show Volunteer Sign-Up Genius is available for student-athletes and parents to sign up for volunteer opportunities. Since this is one of our main fundraising events, we encourage all student-athletes and as many parents as possible to participate.

    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 at Nutrition | USRowing - USRowing.

    If you aren’t already, please follow us on Twitter @WoodsonCrew for all the latest news and updates as well. You can also follow us on Instagram @wtwoodsoncrew.

    Additional Swim Test and Restaurant Fundraiser Night Information

    posted Sep 20, 2018, 4:02 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated Sep 20, 2018, 4:02 AM ]

    1. Additional Swim Test, Sept 29 
    2. Fundraiser at Elevation Burger, Sept 26 

    1. NEW: Due to demand, we have added one additional swim test this fall. It will be held September 29th (Saturday) from 2-3pm at the Audrey Moore Pool, 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale. The swim test is required for new rowers/coxswains. Sign-up here, including one parent volunteer.

    2. REMINDER: Join us for WTW Crew Fundraiser Night at Elevation Burger at 9518 Main Street, Fairfax on September 26th (Wednesday) from 5-8pm. No flyer is needed, just let them know you are there for the WTW Crew Fundraiser. 10% of proceeds benefit the team!

    Fall Green Days, Launch Driver Training, Parent’s Season Kick-off Meeting, Key Dates, Accomplishment

    posted Sep 17, 2018, 4:23 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated Sep 17, 2018, 4:24 AM ]

    1. Fall Green Days Start on Tuesday, Sept 18 
    2. Launch Driver Training on Saturday, Sept 29 
    3. Parent’s Season Kick-off Meeting on Thursday, Oct 11 
    4. Other Key Dates through November 
    5. Accomplishments 
    6. NCAA Workshop - Learn About College Athletics and Recruitment 

    It was great to see so many student-athletes again at the Swim Test on Sunday. We had great turnout at both Swim Tests and will likely hold one more due to the large amount of interest expressed, more information coming soon.

    1. REMINDER: Fall Green Days Start This Week. Click here to learn more about Green Days. Sign-up on the Sign-Up Genius for each day you will be attending a Green Day and annotate if you are a rower or a coxswain. There is no minimum sign-up requirement; you may participate in any days that fit into your schedule.
    • September: 18, 20, 25, 27: 4:30-6:30pm 
    • September 22 & 29 Saturdays from 8-10am 
    • October: 2, 4, 9, 11: 4:30-6:30pm 
    • October 6 & 13 Saturdays from 8-10am 
    Returning Rowers/ Coxswains need a VHSL physical dated after May 1, 2018. Turn into WTW Athletic Trainer, Rm. C158- Allow up to 5 business days for processing.

    Novice Rowers/ Coxswains need to complete the following:
    1. VHSL Physical Form
    2. Emergency Care Form
    3. Swim Test - Sept 15; Sign-up on Sign-Up Genius
    4. Sign-up to attend Green Days on Sign-Up Genius
    5. Sign the USRowing Waiver (we will provide this to you once you sign-up on the Sign-Up Genius site) 
    There is no shuttle bus; therefore your own transportation is required to and from all Green Day practices. See the link below for coordinating carpools. All sessions are at Sandy Run Regional Park (10450 Van Thompson Road, Fairfax Station, VA).

    NEW: Here is a Sign-Up Genius for Carpooling down to Sandy Run Regional Park. This is a way to get families who are interested in carpooling connected. It does not ensure rides.

    2. SAVE THE DATE: Please join us on Thursday, October 11 from 7-9pm for the 2018-2019 Parent’s Season Kick-off Meeting in the WTW High School Cafeteria B. This is for parents of new and returning rowers/coxswains. We have made changes to the registration process and will share a lot of information about the season so please plan to join us.

    3. NEW: Launch Driver Training on Saturday, Sept 29th. Sign-up here!

    If you're interested in driving a launch during one of our Regattas, this is the training for you. It will qualify you for select VASRA volunteer jobs which are assigned to each participating team and MUST be filled (or our team is fined AND the regatta will fail). Being a Launch Driver gets you the best seat in the house at regattas! All are welcome and anyone can learn.

    Coach Tylander will teach a Launch Driver class on Saturday, September 29th 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!

    4. REMINDER: Other Key Dates:
    • September 26 - Restaurant Fundraiser at Elevation Burger (more information coming soon) 
    • October 3 - WTW Crew Booster Board Meeting, WTW HS Room C-123, 7-9pm 
    • October 6 - SAT & Homecoming Dance 
    • October 8 - Holiday 
    • October 10 - PSAT & 2 hour early release from school 
    • October 11 - Parent Interest Meeting, WTW HS Cafeteria B, 7-9pm 
    • October 12 - WTW Concessions @ Home Football Game (sign-up here
    • October 15 - Scrip orders due (go to our website page for more information) 
    • October 20 - Erg Returns, WTW HS Erg Shed 
    • October 27 - ACT 
    • November 2 - Quarter 1 ends and Craft Show set-up (Sign-up Genius coming soon) 
    • November 3 - WTW Crew Craft Show, WTW HS (Sign-up Genius coming soon) 
    • November 5 & 6 - Student Holiday 
    • November 7 - WTW Crew Booster Board Meeting, WTW HS Room C-123, 7-9pm 
    If you aren’t already, please follow us on Twitter @WoodsonCrew for all the latest news and updates as well. You can also follow us on Instagram @wtwoodsoncrew.

    5. NEW: Accomplishments. We like to highlight team member accomplishments and this week we congratulate Joy Kim who has been named a National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalist! A true scholar-athlete and proof you can succeed at both academics and rowing.

    6. NEW: NCAA Workshop at College Night. If you are thinking of rowing in college, you may wish to attend this workshop. At FCPS College Night on October 15th, there will be an NCAA Workshop that will provide valuable information those looking to participate in college athletics. College Night is 7 - 9pm at Hayfield Secondary School. More information here.

    Fall Green Days, Parent Interest Meeting, New Team Photographer, Key Dates, College Rowing Program

    posted Sep 10, 2018, 4:15 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated Sep 10, 2018, 4:15 AM ]

    1. Fall Green Days Start Sept 18 
    2. Parent Interest Meeting on Oct 11 
    3. Announcing New Team Photographer 
    4. Other Key Dates to November 
    5. College Rowing Program Announcement 

    It was great to see so many student-athletes at the Swim Test on Sunday and meet so many parents there and at the Back to School Night. We take great pride in the accomplishments of our championship team and look forward to welcoming all of our student-athletes, returning and novice, for a great season in 2018 - 2019!

    1. REMINDER: Fall Green Days Start Sept 18. Click here to learn more about Green Days. Sign-up on the Sign-Up Genius for each day you will be attending a Green Day and annotate if you are a rower or a coxswain.
    • September: 18, 20, 25, 27: 4:30-6:30pm 
    • September 22 & 29 Saturdays from 8-10am 
    • October: 2, 4, 9, 11: 4:30-6:30pm 
    • October 6 & 13 Saturdays from 8-10am 
    Returning Rowers/ Coxswains need a VHSL physical dated after May 1, 2018. Turn into WTW Athletic Trainer, Rm. C158- Allow up to 5 business days for processing.

    Novice Rowers/ Coxswains need to complete the following:
    1. VHSL Physical Form
    2. Emergency Care Form
    3. Swim Test - Sept 15; Sign-up on Sign-Up Genius
    4. Sign-up to attend Green Days on Sign-Up Genius
    5. Sign the USRowing Waiver (we will provide this to you once you sign-up on the Sign-Up Genius site) 
    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).

    NEW: Here is a Sign-Up Genius for Carpooling down to Sandy Run Regional Park. This is a way to get families who are interested in carpooling connected. It does not ensure rides.

    2. SAVE THE DATE: Please join us on October 11 from 7-9pm for the 2018-2019 Parent Crew Interest Meeting in the WTW High School Cafeteria B. This is not just for parents of new rowers/coxswains. We have made changes to the registration process so please join us to learn more.

    3. NEW: New Team Photographer. Grant Schneider has taken on the role of Team Photographer. Thank you Grant. We encourage all team members and their families to share photos to post on our SmugMug page by sending them to Grant at wtwcrewphotographer@gmail.com.

    4. REMINDER: Other Key Dates:
    • September 15 - Swim Test, Audrey Moore Pool, 2-3:00pm (sign-up here, including one parent volunteer
    • September 15 - Scrip orders due (go to our website page for more information) 
    • September 26 - Restaurant Fundraiser at Elevation Burger (more information coming soon) 
    • September 29 - Launch Driver Training, Sandy Run, 10am-noon, (sign-up here
    • October 3 - WTW Crew Booster Board Meeting, WTW HS Room C-123, 7-9pm 
    • October 6 - SAT & Homecoming Dance 
    • October 8 - Holiday 
    • October 10 - PSAT & 2 hour early release from school 
    • October 11 - Parent Interest Meeting, WTW HS Cafeteria B, 7-9pm 
    • October 12 - WTW Concessions @ Home Football Game (sign-up here
    • October 15 - Scrip orders due (go to our website page for more information) 
    • October 20 - Erg Returns, WTW HS Erg Shed 
    • October 27 - ACT 
    • November 2 - Quarter 1 ends and Craft Show set-up (Sign-up Genius coming soon) 
    • November 3 - WTW Crew Craft Show, WTW HS (Sign-up Genius coming soon) 
    • November 5 & 6 - Student Holiday 
    • November 7 - WTW Crew Booster Board Meeting, WTW HS Room C-123, 7-9pm 

    If you aren’t already, please follow us on Twitter @WoodsonCrew for all the latest news and updates as well. You can also follow us on Instagram @wtwoodsoncrew.

    5. NEW: College Rowing Program Announcement. Coach Tylander received the following information that we are sharing with you for your awareness. Stockton University, not far from Philadelphia with campuses in both Galloway and Atlantic City, NJ, is relaunching its Rowing programs! Both the Women’s NCAA Division III Varsity program and the Men’s Club team are being revamped with the imminent hiring of a full-time head coach, the infusion of more financial and equipment resources and the support of President Kesselman and the Stockton rowing coach who are fully committed to growing Stockton Rowing: AC Press & Stockton Rowing. With student recruiting expanding throughout the country, Stockton Rowing will become more robust and competitive.

    Stockton is a nationally ranked, mid-sized, liberal arts university at the Jersey Shore. With over 160 areas of study, many of which no longer require the submission of test scores (SAT or ACT) for admission, Stockton may be the perfect place to continue both athletic and academic careers!

    2018-19 Open Houses
    • Sunday, October 14 
    • Sunday, November 4 
    • Sunday, December 12 
    • Sunday, April 7 
    For more information regarding admission to Stockton, including their new test optional policy, or to register for an Open House or campus tour, please visit them at admissions.stockton.edu.

    September Board Meeting, Fall Green Days, and Other Key Dates

    posted Sep 4, 2018, 4:33 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated Sep 4, 2018, 4:33 AM ]

    1. Board Meeting Sept. 5 
    2. Fall Green Days Start Sept. 18 
    3. Other Key Dates 

    We hope everyone is having a great start to the school year and enjoying the long holiday weekend! It is going to be a great 2018-2019 season! Remember champions do not become champions when they win the race, but in the hours, weeks, and months spent preparing for it.

    1. NEW: September Board Meeting. The September 5th Board Meeting, like all board meetings, is a General Association Meeting open to general, associate, honorary, and auxiliary WTW Crew Boosters Association members. The first portion of the meeting will cover amendments to By-Laws. Here is the link to the suggested amendments to the By-Laws for review.

    2. REMINDER: Fall Green Days Start Sept 18. Sign-up on the Sign-Up Genius for each day you will be attending a Green Day and annotate if you are a rower or a coxswain.
    • September: 18, 20, 25, 27: 4:30-6:30pm and September 22 & 29 Saturdays from 8-10am 
    • October: 2, 4, 9, 11: 4:30-6:30pm and October 6 & 13 Saturdays from 8-10am 
    Returning Rowers/ Coxswains need a VHSL physical dated after May 1, 2018. Turn into WTW Athletic Trainer, Rm. C158- Allow up to 5 business days for processing.

    Novice Rowers/ Coxswains need to complete the following:
    1. VHSL Physical Form
    2. Emergency Care Form
    3. Swim Test - Sept 9 or 15; Sign-up on Sign-Up Genius
    4. Sign-up to attend Green Days on Sign-Up Genius
    5. Sign the USRowing Waiver (we will provide this to you once you sign-up on the Sign-Up Genius site) 
    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).

    3. REMINDER: Other Key Dates:

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