Virginia Rowing to Host Information Meetings and Open Tryouts for the Novice Rowing Squad
University of Virginia Rowing invites all first- and second-year athletic men to try out for the men’s novice rowing team.
Prior rowing experience is NOT required or even especially relevant. Athleticism and long-term potential are the most important issues.
Prospective athletes should attend ONE of the following information sessions:
- Saturday, August 29, at the UVa boathouse (shuttle vans will meet everyone at the corner of O-Hill at 2PM). You may also drive yourself. Address is 276 Woodlands Rd.
- Sunday, August 30, at the UVa boathouse (shuttle vans will meet everyone at the corner of O-Hill at 2PM). You may also drive yourself. Address is 276 Woodlands Rd.
- Sunday, August 30, at 7PM, in Gilmer Hall 190 (information only)
Athletes are encouraged to attend a boathouse information session if possible. You’ll tour the boathouse, meet some of the varsity rowers, and even take a short row in a barge to get a taste of the sport and to see the reservoir.
Each boathouse information session (from the time you leave Grounds to when you return) takes less than 2 hours.
Tryouts will take place on September 3 & 4, at Slaughter Recreation Center.
Each session is about an hour long, and they start every hour on the hour: 3PM, 4PM, 5PM, and 6PM. Attend any one of the sessions that works with your schedule each day.
Tryouts are a two-day process, though if your schedule will not allow you to attend both days, we can work with this. Just let the coaches know of the scheduling conflict.
Click here to receive the team’s recruiting brochure. It answers all of the usual questions that people have every year. You’re also invited to e-mail the novice coach, Erich Shuler, with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A LITTLE BACKGROUND…
Rowing at UVa is, without a doubt, one of the best things a person can do within his/her 4 years at the University. It is absolutely one of the best things happening on Grounds.
It’s demanding. It requires time and discipline — which, of course, scares some people away.
Don’t let it.
Students understand that they’re coming to college not to stay in their comfort zones, but rather to grow, to mature, to push into new territory. What not everyone accepts, however, is that it’s hard to do these things. Accept it, and rise to it. You can do it.