We don't spend winter inactive. Each day from mid-November to early February, we train after school in order to ensure success for the spring season. In fall 2020, winter conditioning will likely begin in mid-December.
What is Winter Conditioning?
TJ Crew Winter Conditioning sessions take place at TJ each weekday after school from 4 PM to 6:15 PM. At winter conditioning, rowers will learn to use ergometers (or "erg"s) indoor rowing machines meant to simulate rowing on the water. Attending Winter Conditioning is highly recommended but not required for novice rowers, since the technique developed on the erg carries over to rowing on the water.
What forms do I need to submit?
In order to attend Winter Conditioning, you must complete the following forms:
A completed VHSL Pre-Participation Exam Form (you must use the VHSL form and have it completed after May 1, 2020, in order to be valid for the 2020-21 school year)
3 copies of your Emergency Care Card (available as part of FCPS General Registration packet)
Parent and Student Sports and Concussion Education - Please note: page 59 only of the document should be printed; there is no need to print the entire document. Parents and students are required to review this document and return the signed form (Page 59 ONLY) to school prior to participating in high school sports.
Complete these forms and turn them into the coaches during winter conditioning.
What if I am playing a winter sport?
No problem! Anything that will get you into shape to row in the spring is a good use of your winter - aerobic sports like track, cross country, and swimming are especially beneficial. Just make sure you attend winter training whenever you get the chance so you can learn some of the basic techniques you'll need in the spring.