Why don’t you want to be a doctor? Here is a list of six components that goes into being a rowing coach beyond being on the water, along with quotes and anecdotes from coaches who are in the business.
Colleges, universities, and other organizations are currently investing plenty of dollars in spaces to deploy experiential learning—but mostly of the hands-on variety, and with the intention of polishing students’ career-readiness AFTER [...]
In my previous article, How Not to Get Voted Off the Boat, I spoke with collegiate coaches about what “intangibles” allows rowers to survive the selection process and stay in the top boat. The common theme that coaches agree upon is that [...]
What goes into being a rowing coach? During your rowing career you accumulated a lot of knowledge and observed how some of the top coaches plied their trade. After a few “ah ha” moments and collecting medals, you decided that you wanted to [...]
When a recruit sits down with a coach for an interview, the coach will likely ask, "Why do you row?" This question helps a coach assess the level of passion and commitment the recruit has for rowing. The coach is looking for enthusiasm, [...]
Earlier this month, Sparks Consulting hosted our second Advanced Training and Physiology Camp in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. We introduced high school rowers to advanced training concepts to help them improve their rowing stroke, posture, and [...]