Your son or daughter has just joined the Briar Woods Crew Team and you may be wondering what crew or rowing is all about. We have compiled a few references to help you become more familiar with the sport.
Crew is recognized as a Tier 3 Varsity Sport at Briar Woods HS and does not receive any financial support from the school system. Briar Woods Crew is a member school of VASRA and the Briar Woods Crew Boosters have a board seat in the governance of the organization. Briar Woods Crew Club is the nonprofit organization that provides the structure, resources and equipment for the Briar Woods Crew Team.
The Briar Woods Crew Boosters consists of a team of parents that provide support for the team at school and during regattas. Crew is a sport that relies heavily on volunteer support in order to function at all levels. In providing that support, parents join the family of the oldest scholastic sport in the US and will experience the incredible life lessons the sport teaches our rowers.
US Rowing is the nonprofit membership organization recognized by the US Olympic Committee as the national governing body for the sport of rowing in the US. US Rowing provides a wealth of information about the sport. To participate in Regattas, all rowers must join US Rowing for a small fee.
The Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association (VASRA) is the regional nonprofit organization that provides the venues, organization, resources, and oversight for high school competitive rowing regattas. Additional information about VASRA and our local regattas can be found at www.vasra.org.
Local regattas for our team are held at the VASRA rowing facility located at Sandy Run Regional Park near Occoquan VA.