When are Try-Out dates?
Times and locations are as follows:
Monday (Mandatory) February 13 – 2:45-5:30 – FPHS Mini-theater
Tuesday to Thursday, February 14-16 – 3:00-5:00 FPHS Commons
Monday is mandatory for all rowers intending to participate in Spring Crew. Meet in the Mini-Theater right after school. You may leave and change into your athletic clothes after you check in but you must be back in the mini-theater no later than 2:45pm.
On Monday, those who require IMPACT testing (Freshen, 1st time sport participants, and those who were IMPACT tested 2 years ago) will undergo IMPACT testing. Those who do not require IMPACT testing will review the US Rowing safety video and then begin tryouts. Those who get IMPACT tested will review the US Rowing Safety Video prior to or after IMPACT testing. Time permitting, those who are IMPACT tested on Monday may complete some elements of the tryout requirements.
All students will be weighed at check-in. Those rowers who qualify for light weight rower status (Men 155 lbs and under, women 135 lbs and under) will be scheduled for lightweight testing on Wednesday, February 15 at FPHS.
On Tuesday, February 14 tryouts will continue.
On Wednesday, February 15 tryouts will conclude.
On Thursday, February 16th, team selection will be announced and meetings with the coaches will occur.
All students need to dress for cold as well as warm weather. We will be working out both inside and outside. Proper running shoes are required for tryouts. Bring water to remain hydrated throughout the afternoon.
Students will need a ride home after tryouts. The activity bus cannot be used for afterschool athletic activities (PWCS Rule).
Rowers will be permitted 1 retest for any component not meeting the tryout standards.
Best of luck to everyone,
Why is FPCrew implementing try-outs this year?
FP Crew Families:
For the 2017 Spring Crew season, FP Crew will implement the attached tryout criteria for the first time. Rowers unable to meet these criteria will be subject to being cut from the team for the Spring Crew season.
Earlier this year, our team was directed by FPHS to develop this policy. When Mr. Parke, the FPHS Activities Director, came to Forest Park in the summer of 2015, he noted that the crew team did not have tryout criteria. Mr. Parke repeatedly asked for the crew team (and other sports programs at the school) to develop tryout criteria. When our coaches began researching tryout criteria, it was determined that Woodbridge Crew had a criteria that best fit with the Forest Park Crew program. During that research, we also learned that we were the only Prince William crew program without tryout criteria. Because the 2017 Spring season will be the first time our team employs tryouts, our criteria was scaled back (from the Woodbridge Crew criteria) so that our team could begin to ease into this new development. Also, the development of these criteria raised the question of safety...specifically, the weight ratings of our Forest Park crew shells. A review was done by our team's Director of Operations and we discovered that Forest Park Crew doesn't own any heavy weight rated shells. As a result, a weight restriction was incorporated into our tryout criteria in order for our team to stay in compliance with the weight ratings of our rowing shells for rower safety and insurance purposes.
The attached criteria have been approved by FPHS.
Our Winter Conditioning program will focus on development of the muscles and skills to be successful during our 2017 Spring season. Winter Conditioning will also focus on preparing our rowers to be successful during Spring tryouts.