As the temperature drops faster than the last few remaining leaves from the trees, the hearts and minds of current and future rowers turn to one thing: Winter Conditioning. Returning Varsity rowers began conditioning November 15th. Novice or beginning rowers start Tonight. Conditioning is supervised and run by the coaching staff Monday through Friday from 5-7pm at the school. Our conditioning program is voluntary and you can begin the program at any time, but any varsity rower will tell you that the best chance of making the team during tryouts February 19-20 is to go through winter conditioning.
REQUIREMENTS FOR CONDITIONING
The links below have all of the needed information for your student to go through the program.
All rowers are required by Prince William County to attend the high school concussion training. If you want to row- you need to have attended the training. Follow the link for the concussion training schedule for all of Prince William County: https://www.pwcs.edu/UserFiles/Servers/Server_340140/File/Student%20Learning/Student%20Activities/HS_Concussion_dates.pdf
Returning rowers who attended last year’s concussion training: https://online-concussion.pwcs.edu
Virginia High School Sports Physical form: VHSL-Physical
WHAT TO EXPECT
Make no mistake, conditioning is hard. The coaches will push you to stretch your physical limits on more than just the ergs. Our program is designed with strength, speed, flexibility, proper form, safety and teamwork in mind.
Conditioning ends with spring tryouts in February. From the last novice to sign up to a returning captain from last year’s state championship boat, everyone goes through the tryouts on one of the two days.
More on conditioning and a few tips
on what to expect are on OUR LATEST BLOG POST.