PLEASE PLEASE participate in a winter sport at your school!!!!!!!!!  Participating in your school’s winter sport will prepare you for the spring season.  In addition, here are some more advantages:
–contribute to your school: winter season is your chance to be part of another school team and to be a three-season athlete. 
–develop strength and endurance by cross-training, and avoid overuse injuries:  it is good to move your body in different ways, and sometimes you can more quickly develop strength that is good for crew by doing other exercises.  Swimming and cross-country skiing are exceptional sports for developing endurance that crosses over to crew.  
–create balance in your life:  all crew, all the time may not be healthy or productive for everyone.  Consider whether the variety of a different sport and taking a break from crew may be good for you.
If you are not going to participate in a winter sport, you have the option to do Winter Training with WWRA.  This year, we are back with The Longfellow Sports Club at 203 Oak Street, Natick.
Attendance is NOT mandatory but you must realize that just to maintain fitness, you need to train for at least 3 days/week… If you need to miss a day here and there that it is fine; if your family is going on vacation in February, that is fine.
The Winter Training fee will include a full 7 days/week Longfellow membership, for the duration of the winter training sessions (Nov. 06 – March 16).
Should you decide, you will then have the option to join Longfellow Sports Club with your own personal membership for the remainder of 12-month year (ending October 31st, 2018) for $199.
 We do offer  “bookends”: the “bookends” option are for those who are participating in a winter sport but would like to maintain their fitness in the period between seasons.  
Registration Link: 
WWRA Winter Training
When: Nov 6-Mar 16, M-T-Th-Fr 3:30-5:30pm
Where: The Longfellow Sports Club at 203 Oak Street, Natick, MA 01760
Cost: Full Winter $655, “Bookends” Fall $160  Spring $255
If you already have a Longfellow membership, please email me directly and I will give you a direct link to a different registration.  Under “subject” write, Already have a Longfellow Membership
If you have any questions, please do not reply from this email.  Email me with a new subject title “Winter Questions”
Thank you


Mike Baker
Program Director, Head Varsity Girls Coach
Wayland-Weston Rowing Association
Cell:(508) 367-1380