Join TJ Crew
We're excited that you're interested in joining our team! Follow the instructions below to become a member of the most athletically and academically successful community at TJ.
Step 1: Sign up for our Email List
Fill out the form to be added to our email list here. This will allow us to communicate with you regarding upcoming events for rowers, including Open Boathouses where we provide tours of our rowing facilities.
Step 2: Attend our Recruiting Events
We host a number of events both at TJ and at our rowing facility (Sandy Run Regional Park in Fairfax Station, VA) where we teach interested novices about the sport of rowing and about our team. Attend one of the events listed here to learn more.
Step 3: Attend Winter Conditioning
From mid November through early February, our team trains after school at TJ in preparation for the Spring Season. Our coach-led winter conditioning sessions take place from 4 PM to 6:15 PM each weekday. Regular attendance for winter conditioning workouts is essential to success in the Spring, and is HIGHLY recommended, especially for novice rowers who have never touched an oar. Learn more about winter conditioning here.
Step 4: Register for the Spring Season
Review information about the Spring Season (including practice schedule) and register to row here. When you register, you will pay the freshman year dues of $975.00 necessary to maintain our equipment and fund our travel regatta costs--these dues are temporarily refundable if you decide TJ Crew is not for you.
Step 5: Arrange Transportation
During the Spring season, rowers will need to commute from TJ to the river directly after school. We arrange for a bus to take freshmen to the river for each day of practice, while transportation home is typically organized by parents and rowers. Learn more about transportation options here.
Step 6: Dress for Success
All TJ Crew rowers are required to race in TJ Crew Uniforms (or "uni"s for short). Uniforms can be purchased at this link. Read more about clothing to wear during rowing practices here. Additionally, we have numerous accessories that almost all team members purchase for their own benefit, including TJ Crew duffel bags, TJ Crew jackets, and TJ Crew hats, which can be purchased alongside the uniforms here.
Step 7: Become a Part of Our Family
During the Spring season, we host events at which novices can become a part of the TJ Crew Community. For example, on the Friday evenings before regattas, we host Pasta Parties, where a TJ Crew family near the river hosts all of our rowers for a pasta dinner. Learn more about our team culture, including our traditions and activities, here.