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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.

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