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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.