Rowing Recruiting and the Sparks Advantage

Sparks was started by rowing coaches, for rowers. Because we love our sport!

Go beyond athletic recruiting and work with top-tier rowing coaches and Olympians to find the best college for you. 

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Rowing recruiting timelines can be confusing. They vary according to school and the specific needs of coaches.

Try our 10-minute Recruiting Timeline Wizard to orient yourself to the rowing recruiting process. 

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You should be the one evaluating programs if you want to be successful in the recruiting process. You already know more than you think about how to find the right college..

Our free rowing database is the most comprehensive tool in the world to evaluate rowing colleges. Search roster heights and team retention rates. 

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Best Fit Means Everything.

Jump start your college career with increased direction and focus. Sparks clients enjoy:

  • North of 90% first choice admit rates on average
  • Learning best practices for communicating with college coaches
  • Saving time and money by channeling resources into the best academic and athletic fit
  • Partnering with experienced advisors to eliminate stress and uncertainty at every milestone

But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what some of our clients have to say about working with Sparks:

Meet Marcus

Director of Coxswain Coaching

Marcus is a six-time world medalist, three-time world champion, and an Olympic bronze medalist coxswain from Philadelphia. He holds a B.A. from Temple University and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco. He has worked at Sparks since 2010. As a coxswain, he is intimately acquainted with the recruiting and training issues around specialized sport positions and is the primary architect of Sparks' coxswain curriculum.

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From Our Blog

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Are you ready to eliminate stress and uncertainty and find the rowing college that’s right for you?


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