|Spring Crew: Spring is the primary competitive season for rowing, and we will have winter conditioning prior to water training. Rowing is a challenging but highly rewarding sport, demanding endurance, strength, and skill along with consummate teamwork and mental toughness. Rowers are among the toughest, most determined athletes you will meet.|
Cost: $1,300, but divided into two portions – dues $800 and a fundraising commitment of $500. This cost includes the use of equipment, regatta entry fees, and the hospitality at races (food for athletes). You will also be responsible for uniform costs ($150), an individual US Rowing membership (approx. $10/year), the cost for Washington College rowing tank clinic ($15), and donations to supplement the hospitality tent at regattas. REMEMBER – rowing at Stone Bridge High School is a club sport that does not receive any funding from the high school or the Loudoun County school system. Stone Bridge Rowing Club is a self-funded, 501(c)3 non-profit organization governed by a board of parent volunteers.
Participation: The program is open to Stone Bridge High School students. Students must have basic swimming skills as a prerequisite to participate in on-water activities. A swim test will be held prior to the water practices to confirm this. In addition, we will require a current VHSL (Virginia High School League) physical form confirming physician release to participate (completed after May 1, 2021). Physical forms are available on VHSL.org or via the https://sbhs-ar.rschooltoday.com website. It is the expectation of the SBHS Athletic Department that athletes make a commitment to a team when they tryout. Vacations by athletic team members during their sport’s season are discouraged. Athletes are required to attend all practices/races unless prior approval has been given by the head Coach.
Winter Conditioning: 5 days per week (from 4:45-7pm at the Trailside Middle School cafeteria) and/or two days a week at TruStrength. In order to prepare the athletes for the racing season, winter conditioning sessions will be held twice a week after school from December through February at TruStrength in Ashburn, located at 42910 Winkle Dr. Unit #105 Ashburn, VA.
Rowing Location: The program will be administered in the Spring on the Potomac River at Algonkian Regional Park located at 47001 Fairway Dr, Sterling VA 20165. After entering the park grounds, follow signs to the boat ramp. Athlete parking/drop off is on the gravel parking lot next to the sports field. Please do not park in the paved boat ramp parking lot. Athletes access the site by a walking path (approx. 5 min walk from the parking lot).
Schedule: Try-outs will be held the week of February 21st (see the Team Calendar for details) using ergometers. Try-outs are used to determine which students will go in which boats. We hope to be able to accommodate all interested students; however, there is always the possibility that numbers may need to be limited based on equipment and coach/student safety ratios. If that becomes necessary, the tryout days will be used to determine the team roster as well. Our unconfirmed Spring schedule has approximately 8 events on weekends from March through May, plus possible championship races in May/June. Please contact the SBRC Head Coach with any questions via email@example.com.
Forms: Athletes must complete ALL required forms on-line prior to participation with the team. New athletes must also pass a swim test before they are permitted to participate in on-the-water training. Athletes with incomplete forms will not be allowed to participate. Athletes’ VHSL physical forms should be completed and turned into the Athletic Director at Stone Bridge High School (via email to athletic director or drop off to the front desk of the office).
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN THRU FEBRUARY 6TH.
How to Register:
1. Complete the Online Stone Bridge Rowing Registration Form at https://form.jotform.com/220075109484150.
2. Turn in VHSL Athlete Physical Examination Form to the Stone Bridge Athletic Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than February 11, 2022 in order to participate in tryouts: https://www.vhsl.org/vhsl-physical-form/.
3. Complete the Stone Bridge High School Athletic Department Registration. Form may be completed online: https://sbhs-ar.rschooltoday.com/
All forms must be turned in prior to participation in our Spring season tryouts. If not participating in the team’s Winter Conditioning program, then forms are due no later than February 11, 2022.
Financial Obligation/Payment Schedule:
$400.00 due February 28, 2022
$400.00 due March 14, 2022
$500.00 fundraising monies due May 15, 2022
Sibling discount: $100 off the dues (or $50 off each installment) for a second athlete rowing in the same family.
Registration fee ($800) includes use of equipment and organizational membership to US Rowing, insurance fees, site maintenance, equipment maintenance, dock maintenance, park and facility fees, racing fees and coaching.
Payment may be made via check or PayPal/Credit Card (additional fees apply).
If paying fees by check, make check out to “SBRC” and deliver to front porch:
c/o Lisa Dyer
43248 Preston Court
Ashburn, VA 20147
For questions about registration, please email email@example.com.