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Discover Sparks Consulting’s New Zealand Adventure Camp

Sparks Consulting’s New Zealand Adventure Camp is a three-week program that offers an introduction to the possibilities presented by cross-cultural training in a beautiful location. The program takes place over the New Zealand school holidays, allowing athletes the opportunity to train on water with Kiwi juniors in small boats. The goals of this program are to […]

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Rowing Camps

Sparks Winter Rowing Camps Provide Unique Experiences

At Sparks Consulting, we develop the rowing community with unparalleled collegiate guidance counseling, rowing camps, and coxswain education. Our Olympians and former collegiate coaches have one goal: to inspire.  This December, we are offering two Winter Rowing Camps that provide unique, exclusive experiences for rowers that simply can’t be found anywhere else. Our Winter Coxswains Only Camp is a […]

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What Constitutes a Good Update?

When trying to stay on the radar of busy college coaches, a lot of recruits worry about how to reach out. It’s pretty easy to respond to an email from a coach and answer questions they’ve asked, but sending unsolicited information can be much more difficult. The most important element is to keep it positive. Put […]

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What Do I Get Out of Unofficial Visits?

A lot of our junior clients are asking about unofficial visits. You can read my article from earlier this year giving a top-to-bottom rundown of the visits, but this interaction with a client seemed especially relevant with some holidays and big regattas coming up: Nate: “So, contact the coach, let them know your dates, see […]

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Making a Great First Impression: A Guide to Asking Questions

As the fall gets into full swing, a lot of our clients are trying to figure out what questions they need to be asking, whether it be in first emails with coaches or on official visits. Sure, there are the basics – how practices are scheduled, selection structures, popular majors amongst the team – but […]

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Sparks Consulting Offering Measured Feedback Camp

At Sparks, we are continually asking, “How we can send our campers home with better tools to continue growing?” One of the main components of growth is getting an honest understanding of the elements contributing to where you are now. To give more quantitative, useful feedback than any camp before, we’re offering a new Measured Feedback […]

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