College Counseling for Aspiring Leaders

Choosing one's path into adult life is daunting - it takes courage and self-awareness to do well. 

Sparks offers both stand-alone counseling and work in partnership with some of the best academic college counselors in the world to provide comprehensive coverage and support of the college and recruiting process for self-aware student athletes.

The recruiting process can be overwhelming. However, it can also be a life-changing opportunity to have a college experience that supports your growth perfectly. 

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Success is about knowing what defines you. Here’s why:   

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Two Free Tools that Lead to Better Experiences


1. Rowing Timeline Wizard

Rowing recruiting timelines can be confusing. Given how late most students start the sport, we've created a handy, free tool to give you some orientation. 

Our 5 minute Timeline Wizard provides a personal checklist for the college rowing recruiting process. 

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2. The Rowing School Database

A solid target school list is a highly competitive edge if you seek to find admission and grow who you are as a student and athlete. We've constructed a virtual library of congress on colleges and their rowing teams. 

The most comprehensive tool anywhere for finding and evaluating rowing colleges. Plus, coaches' e-mails are included. 

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Success Stories


Meet Vera

Coxswain Coaching Associate

Vera is an elite level Dutch coxswain. She helped build portions of the self-assessment mechanisms utilized in the Sparks coxswain curriculum. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design and is completing a Masters in Marine Technology from Delft University of Technology. She also holds a C2 level in Cambridge English.

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From Our Blog


The Recruiting Cost of International Athletes

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The Significance of Roster Retention & Performance

The Sparks team looks at how rowing roster retention impacts performance - or visa versa.

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The Significance of Coaching Experience in College Rowing Performance

Continuing our study of various factors in college rowing, we examine what effect, if any, coaching experience has on college rowing performance.

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Sparks Consulting enables athletes' access to transformative experiences such that they may become better athletes, students, and people.