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. Throughout the registration process, if you have any questions, please email email@example.com
2023 Spring Season - Registration Steps
Step 1: Complete TJ Crew Registration Form
Register with TJ Crew using this link: 2023 Spring Season - TJ Crew Registration Form
(Once the registration form is complete, both students and parents will be invited to join the TJ Crew Slack account.)
Step 2: Complete FCPS Required Athletics Forms
a. Create an account and complete forms on the TJ rSchool Athletic Registration Portal (https://tjhsst-ar.rschooltoday.com/)
i. Select “CREW” under Spring Sports
ii. Complete online forms (concussion education, emergency care card, weight room waiver)
b. VHSL Pre-Participation Exam Form (mail or hand in to Heather Murphy, TJ Athletic Trainer)
c. Note: If your student participated in a TJ sport this year and you previously completed all three steps above, you do not need to complete again. However, you should log in to https://tjhsst-ar.rschooltoday.com/ to confirm that CREW is selected under Spring Sports.
Step 3: Pay TJ Crew Fees (once you are ready to join the team; this is not necessary for Winter Conditioning)
a. Pay firstname.lastname@example.org via Zelle
i. “Early Bird” Registration Fee (payment on or before December 16): Novice Rowers $975; Returning Rowers $1,125
ii. “Regular” Registration Fee (on or after December 17): Novice Rowers $1,050; Returning Rowers $1,200
iii. Practice bus (generally mandatory for Freshmen) will be approximately $650. Specific information and practice bus payment instructions to follow.
iv. Expenses for travel to out-of-town regattas for Qualifying Boats is not included in this fee. Travel information and estimated costs will be detailed as plans are finalized.
v. TJ Crew has implemented a scholarship program to assist families for whom payment of the full registration fee is a financial burden. Specifically, scholarships may be available for students who have been approved for Free and Reduced Meals for the current year. A description of the scholarship program is available at: TJ Crew - Scholarship Policy (Effective 11/16/2022)
vi. Note: if your bank limits the daily amount that can be paid via Zelle, payment of the full amount via Zelle on two subsequent days is permissible. For example, if you owe $1,125, you could pay $1,000 on Monday and the remaining $125 on Tuesday. Please send an email to email@example.com if you are paying via Zelle on two subsequent days due to bank limits.
c. TJ Crew Refund Policy: TJ Crew - Refund Policy (Effective 11/16/22)
Step 4: Create/Renew US Rowing Membership (required to compete!)
a. Create (or renew) membership with US Rowing and sign the updated liability waiver at usrowing.org. The US Rowing membership is free, but there is a $15 admin fee.
Click “Join Now” (top right banner), select “Individual” and “Join”.
Search for Thomas Jefferson High School Crew Boosters, Inc. Our Organization Code is ECUCP.
ii. Returning Rowers can log in and renew.
iii. Note: Students who will be 18 any time prior to June 1, 2023 will need to complete the 30 minute US Rowing Safe Sport training upon registration.
b. US Rowing is currently changing its administrative procedures, including adding a “Safe Sport” requirement for regatta volunteers (including all parents). We will notify families if any additional US Rowing steps are required later in the season.
Step 5: Order a Uniform (New Rowers Only)
Uniform Measuring Night
Calling all new crew teammates! Come get measured so you can order your uniform. This will be Monday, Jan 23rd at 6:30 p.m. at the TJ Franklin Commons. Additionally, there will be volunteers there to help you navigating signing up for Crew.
The TJ Crew Team store is now open!
Starting this season, JL Racing will provide our uniforms and other training gear. To order a uni, go to our team store on the JL Racing Website (see link below). Everyone MUST get their order in by end of day on Sunday, January 29, 2023.
You will be asked to input a shipping address with your order for administrative purposes, but all orders will be shipped in bulk to the uniform coordinators and distributed by the team captains. Though your order will be shipped to the uniform coordinators, your order will include a shipping cost based on its size.
If you miss the store closing date, you will need to order your uniform as an individual, directly from JL.
For late orders, pricing and shipping will be different than when purchasing through our team store.
There is information on the site to help you place your order, including a size guide for the garments.
If you have further questions about garment sizing then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also purchase JL Training Essential Drywick Trous and Tights for everyday use, but please note that these Training Essential garments will not include any team logos or custom colors.
Click on this link or copy and paste it into the address field of your browser:
If you have any questions please contact your team administrator.
Contact: Paige & Scott Ellis
Step 6: Attend Swim Test on Friday, February 17
The novice swim test is set for 5:30-6:30 PM, Friday, Feb 17, with a makeup date at 2-3 PM, Monday, Feb 20. It is for new TJ Crew rowers only. The swim test requires the athlete to swim 100 yards, tread water for 2 minutes and put on a flotation device while in the water.
The swim test occurs at Audrey Moore Rec Center (8100 Braddock Road, Annandale). Carpools are organized for the novices to get there on Friday after practice, but transportation is not provided for the makeup date. Unfortunately, we could not get an earlier time on Friday so there make sure you have a backup plan if you do not make it back to the late bus at TJ in time. It's the Friday before a long weekend, so you may want to spend time with teammates before the season begins.
Step 7: Read the TJ Crew Handbook and on the first day of Spring Practice, Ergathon, or at the January Signup/Uniform Night:
a. Bring the completed signature page from the handbook
b. Bring a check for the $500 Volunteer Donation Fee payable to the TJ Crew Boosters as explained in the TJ Crew Volunteer Policy. This check is NOT cashed. At the end of the season, it is only cashed if the required volunteer points are not met. This is a check that we do not want to cash. TJ Crew needs volunteers to help for it to be a successful season. Checks will be destroyed or returned to families at the end of the season.
c. Note: For those who need to mail the check and signature page: please email email@example.com to request the mailing address.