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Varsity Letter Requirements





Every year, in November, rowers start anew reaching for these standards regardless of last year's performance. To earn a letter in Crew the following standards are as follows.

Minimum Standards (must meet all of the following

  • Two-year rower

  • Member in good standing

  • Attendance

  • Service

  • 6 hours of community service approved by GBC coach/sponsor

  • 4 hours must be through GBC events.

  • 2 hours, maximum may be credited for work through other organizations (Must be submitted to Head Coach for Prior approval)

  • 2 Friends of the Library work sessions

  • Training

  • 95% of ALL meetings and training from the start of winter conditioning on December 1 through the Virginia Scholastic Rowing Championships (State Championship) Regatta in Spring.

  • Includes running, erging, lifting. yoga, Teacher Work Days, school 1/2 days. Spring Break Training, and any other time a coach schedules training sessions or meetings.

  • Saturday workouts, attended by a GBC Coach may earn a rower "credit" towards an absence

  • Late arrivals will affect a rower's attendance

  • 3 late arrivals = 1 day absent

  • Excludes Winter Break, although rowers may earn "credit" by attending training during this time.

  • Competitions

  • HRRC Erg Pull in February

  • All Spring regattas up to,

  • Character

  • The Rower must demonstrate Oarsmanship in all aspects of GBC activities, by coaches standards. This also includes a clean and clear school disciplinary record. (ISS, OSS, honor code infractions, etc.)

  • Academic

  • Rower must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA

Additional Standards (must meet at least ONE of the following)

  • Four Year Rower

  • Earn a medal at

  • Virginia State Rowing Championships - (Gold only)

  • Stotesbury Cup - Gold, Silver, or Bronze

  • Scholastic Rowing Association of America (SRAA) Nationals - Gold, Silver, or Bronze

  • Erg Score

  • Qualifying events: Mid-Atlantic Erg Pull (MAES) or Hampton Roads Rowing Club (HRRC) Erg Pull

  • Heavyweight

  • Men's: sub 6:40.0

  • Women's: sub 7:40.0

  • Lightweight

  • Men's sub 6:55.0

  • Women's sub 7:55.0

Coaches may override these requirements to either grant or deny a Varsity Letter to a rower/coxswain


 

MAY CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRESSION



VSRCs Gold, Silver, Bronze -> Advances to Stotesbury Cup Regatta

VSRC Gold -> Automatically advances to both Stotesbury Cup Regatta and SRAA Nationals



Coaches may override these requirements to either grant or deny a crew to attend either the Stotesbury Cup Regatta or the SRAA National Championships.

Medals are NOT a prerequisite to continue to Stotesbury or Nationals Regattas.

If you meet the above standards, you are highly likely to be invited to attend

If you fail to meet the above standards, you are highly likely NOT to be invited.

 





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