Couple of announcements
Pick up Time is 5:55pm. Us coaches will do what we can to be done by 5:55pm. Please text your athlete and tell them where you are parked and they will come to you. Athletes, if you don’t hear from your parent, please text them. Athletes, please wait in the gym or on the patio until your ride is available… and please walk single file in the road or in the grass. Athletes who drive themselves, please drive extra slow and careful. We know this is not an ideal situation for pick up, but it’s what needs to happen for the time being. The team is working on a better solution.
Saturday- Mattress Fund Raiser! Please share the information with all of your local friends and family (or out of town friends and family if they want to come buy a mattress on Saturday), ask them to pass it along as well. The key to this fundraiser being a success is passing the word along.
We also need athletes to volunteer for shifts to help direct traffic, hold signs etc. The sign up sheet is by the door at the boathouse. Please sign up if you have not already.
Volunteers are needed to help with the Mattress fundraiser on Saturday at the middle school. Please sign up for a shift on the sheet by the door at the boathouse.
Saturday (March 31) 9am-11am, if there is enough interest
Monday-Friday 8am-10am and 10:45am-12:30pm
Friday (March 30) Optional Practice 3:30pm-5:55pm
Monday-Tuesday: 8am to 10am, 4pm to 6pm
Wednesday: Off- possible captains team bonding activity
Thursday-Friday: 8am to 10am, 4pm to 6pm
If there are any questions, please contact the coaches
The photographer for the yearbook will be here this Thursday (March 29th) at 4:45 for the team picture
Even though today is the first day of spring, winter still has its grip on us.
Having the right clothing is going to be especially important in the next few weeks as we get on the water. Please read this USRowing article
If you are not prepared to go out on the water safely, you will stay on land.
If there are any questions, please contact your coach.
Registration for UVA’s 2018 Summer Camps has opened and we would love to have your rowers and coxswains join us for a week of fun and development. Athletes, both individual and groups, from programs across the country capitalize on this special training opportunity each summer. To accommodate demand, we have increased the number of sessions offered throughout June and July.
Our camp has several distinct features to help athletes make their time with us more dynamic and individualized than typical camps. Throughout the week there is a balance of on- and off- the water work and training.
Ten water sessions with work in every boat class, from 1x to 8+, enable athletes to row a wide range of boats configurations they don’t usually have the chance to be in. While working on proper technique, we emphasize the tools that allow athletes to improve personally and make greater contributions to their boat and team.
Off the water, we introduce a myriad of useful topics including functional mobility and strength training, physics of rowing and moving a shell, nutrition for growing athletes, and mental performance. We also spend time doing analysis of video taken during practices.
We limit the number of athletes in each session, allowing coaches to individualize the training. This one-on-one attention empowers athletes to improve their skill level, whether that’s just beginning the sport or to competing at an elite level. Our support in athletes’ development doesn’t end once athletes leave camp; we are always happy to be a resource to camp athletes, and their families, long after the summer ends and they have rejoined their teammates at home.
More information and registration can be found here on our website. And of course, I am more than happy to be a resource for any questions that may pop-up and can be reached anytime at Sarah@virginiarowing.org or at (434) 975-2739.
The Spring Parent meeting is MONDAY, the 19th, at 7pm in the High School Auditorium.