Crew Training During the School Year

OFF SEASON (SUMMER and FALL)

 

A number of daily summer and fall rowing camps are offered in the Virginia area. Additionally, colleges such as UVa, William & Mary and GMU have week-long camps that allow rowers to immerse themselves in a college environement while working out with other motivated athletes.  These camps are a great way to stay in rowing shape during the offseason. Links to each camp are provided. Coaches provide detailed workout plans for rowers driven to improve over the course of the summer.



The Fairfax High School Ergathon held in the Fall (Oct/Nov) at Fairfax Corner, is a great chance for prospective rowers to meet current athletes and the coaches.  

 

 

SPRING (Regatta) SEASON

 

Water season begins at Sandy Run Regional Park in late February or early March depending on the weather.  Practice schedules may vary slightly from year to year, but typically fall within the following timeframe.  

 

Monday-Friday 4:00PM - 7:00PM
 

Rowers should attend all practices. ​

 

Regattas (races) are held the Saturday of each week beginning early April and begin early in the day.  Spring season ends in mid-May unless boats qualify for SRAA Nationals or Youth National Championships.



 

 

WINTER TRAINING
 

Winter training is an optional, but highly recommended, three month tune-up for all novice and returning rowers.  

 

Coaches encourage athletes to participate in a school sponsored winter sports. Those without are expected to attend winter training.



Erging, or simulated rowing, is the quickest way to learn rowing motions away from the water. Those rowers who diligently attend winter training will have a head start on technique and endurance once water season begins.  In most cases, athletes who participate in winter training have the advantage over non-participating teammates when it comes to boat and line-up selections.



Winter training schedules may vary year to year, but in usually run 3:30PM - 5:30PM each day after school. at Fairfax. 

 

Students are encouraged to use the time between dismissal and the start of winter training to meet with teachers and to finish make-up work from the school day.

 

Come to the Field House Lobby dressed out and ready to go!



OFF SEASON (SUMMER and FALL)

 A number of daily summer and fall rowing camps are offered in the Virginia area. Additionally, colleges such as UVa, William & Mary and GMU have week-long camps that allow rowers to immerse themselves in a college environement while working out with other motivated athletes.  These camps are a great way to stay in rowing shape during the offseason. Links to each camp are provided. Coaches provide detailed workout plans for rowers driven to improve over the course of the summer.



The Fairfax High School Ergathon held every October at Fairfax Corner, is a great chance for prospective rowers to meet current athletes and the coaches.

NVRC Junior Summer Rowing 2013

William and Mary Rowing Camp

Virginia Wahoo Rowing Camp (Boys)

George Mason Patriot Rowing Camp

Potomac Boat Club Sculling Camp

George Washington University Rowing

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Tina Steblein

Head and Novice Coach
Fairfax High School Crew
Fairfax, Virginia 22030

Fairfax High School, 3501 Lion Run, Fairfax, Virginia 22030                                                                                                                           (703) 219-2200

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