We are excited that the Spring Season is right around the corner! Weather permitting we will be back on the water March 8th (see note below from Coach Andrew Lalley for details). All Covid safety measures developed in the fall will be followed, including temperature checks, mask wearing, and regular disinfection of hands, oars, and boats.
Given the success of our small boats program and the clusters of athletes, we will initially start rowers off in pairs, doubles and 4s. Our hope is that as conditions improve, we will expand into fixed lineups of 8s in the mid/late spring.
Though we are not clear on exactly what the racing schedule will look like, we are committed to finding and participating in the safe racing opportunities that are out there.
Spring dues this year are $495. WJ Crew registration for Spring 2021 was intentionally set at a level simply to cover the cost of running the team. Please note: additional fees may be incurred for participation in potential regattas, races, travel, or lodging as those opportunities arise this season.
- March 5th is the Registration Deadline for Spring Season for all returning rowers. New rowers are welcome to try it out for a week without paying.
- March 8th is the first day of water practice (weather permitting).
- Please look for a date and link coming soon for the spring parents’ meeting.
If this is your first season or if your medical form is two years old, please have the Medical Form filled out by your child’s doctor and upload it on the SportsEngine registration site, or get it to Jody Smith (email@example.com).
Remember, you will use your existing Sports Engine account. Please have your health insurance card, student’s school ID# and your credit card handy!
You may pay in full or pay in 2 installments. The Spring Season registration fee is $495. If you chose to pay in installments, the first payment of $248 is due at the time of registration and the second installment of $247 is due April 1st. The online system will automatically charge your credit card on these dates. If you want to pay in full by check, payment must be received by Jody Smith by March 5th so she can provide you with an access code needed to complete your rower’s registration. No checks will be accepted after March 8th. If you receive an access code from Jody please have it handy when you register your rower. We don’t want finances to influence your ability to participate. If you need us to work with you, please contact Karen Meacham at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions or concerns about the invoice, please contact Jody Smith at email@example.com. The registration will take about 10 minutes.
Access the WJ Crew Spring Registration site here.
FROM COACH ANDREW:
We plan on beginning rowing in small clusters (like in the Fall) in 4s and small boats. We hope to move to 8s, but that will be based on the health realities in our area. Please register ASAP so coaches can finalize groups before the start of the season.
We also want to move to a more structured practice schedule to get some of the team energy and feel back. For that reason, the boys will practice at the same time and the girls will practice at the same time. We will be offering an afternoon and evening session to start, and hope to incorporate mornings beginning in April when there is more light and it is warmer in the mornings. We realize some rowers will not be able to make every session that their group is practicing. We will also be having only 60-70% of each squad (Boys/Girls) practicing on any given day. This should amount to 4+ opportunities to row per week.
We will finalize which clusters will practice on each day using the final registration numbers. We will release a new schedule starting March 15th (after DST) that will have more variety between when the Girls and Boys practice throughout the week. We want to offer a few different times throughout the week as we know the burden of transportation is heightened during Covid.
The most recent Covid Safety Plan can be found here. The coaches are strongly considering requiring masks to be worn at all times (even on the water).
The past year has been a struggle for all of us! We will continue to be flexible and adaptable as we meet the challenges presented by Covid together.
Feel free to let me know if you have any questions or concerns.