Using AthleteDISC to Understand Your Rowing Team

Psychometric testing can be helpful for athletes and coaches

Articles on Development

A Look Behind the Curtain of College Rowing Selection

This article was co-authored by Nate Rooks and Mike Hughes. As a rower, it’s easy to blame a single event--a bad seat race or bad erg text--for what boat you end up in. For coaches who make the lineups, it’s a complicated and lengthy [...]

Philadelphia City Rowing: Development, Racing in the PSRA, Success Story

Philadelphia City Rowing (PCR), a no cost rowing program for Philadelphia public school students was founded by Libby Peters and Tony Schneider in 2010 targeting kids from low-income households. The concept of PCR is to offer rowing, [...]

The Next Evolution in Rowing Performance

This article is part of a series from Sparks Consulting where we explore where the next evolutions in rowing might come from. See the other articles here: The Next Evolution in Rowing Training The Next Evolution in Rowing [...]

The Next Evolution in Rowing Training

This article is part of a series from Sparks Consulting where we explore where the next evolution in rowing might come from. See the other articles here: The Next Evolution in Rowing Performance The Next Evolution in Rowing [...]

Oar Inspired Aims to Bring Force Data to Rowing in Real Time

Des Jacobsen, the founder of Oar Inspired, is an ex-Microsoft data warehousing and data analysis engineer. Jacobsen has spent the last thirteen years creating an accurate, low cost system to give coaches and rowers meaningful real time data on [...]

Winning the Four in Aiguebelette: Kristine O’Brien

Prior to high school, Kristine O’Brien played volleyball, basketball, softball, ran track and cross-country. When she attended high school at St. John the Baptist Diocesan in West Islip, New York, her parents, who had heard about scholarships [...]