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

posted Sep 16, 2019, 7:27 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

Good morning,


In this email (details below):

  1. Fall Green Days Start on Tuesday, Sept 24

  2. Launch Driver Training on Saturday, October 5

  3. Parent’s Season Kick-off Meeting on Thursday, Oct 17

  4. Other Key Dates

  5. Keep in Touch


It was great to see so many student-athletes at the swim tests this weekend. And thank you for joining us at the Chipotle fundraiser Tuesday. Be sure to join us for the next restaurant fundraiser at Noodles & Co on October 3 from 4 to 8 PM.


1. REMINDER: Fall Green Days Start Next 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. 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: 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!


3. 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. New 



4. REMINDER: Other Key Dates:

  • September 19 - Back to School Night, W.T. Woodson High School — Woodson Crew will be answering questions in the cafeteria from 5:30-6:30 

  • 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



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 

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