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 tjcrewmembershipchair@gmail.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 tjcrewtreasurer@gmail.com via Zelle

b. Fees

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 tjcrewtreasurer@gmail.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.

i. Novices:

  1. Click “Join Now” (top right banner), select “Individual” and “Join”.

  2. 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)

More information coming soon!

Step 6: Attend Swim Test (date TBD)

a. The swim test (for new TJ Crew rowers only) requires the athlete to swim 100 yards, tread water for 2 minutes and put on a flotation device while in the water.

b. The swim test occurs at Audrey Moore Rec Center (8100 Braddock Road, Annandale). Car pools are organized for the athletes.

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 tjcrewtreasurer@gmail.com to request the mailing address.

Please email tjcrewmembershipchair@gmail.com if you have any questions about registration!