Rowing is about more than camps and college. It’s about living a better life.

Our rowing and coxswain camps are thoughtfully crafted to be transformative experiences. 

Helping students attain a successful college match - from decades of professional counseling experience considering every angle - is our other great passion..which is probably why north of 91% of our clients are admitted to their ‘first choice’ college.

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

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Tools that lead to better experiences

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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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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The Sparks Formula


You can be a lifelong learner. You just need to undestand how you learn best.


We strive to help you understand why you perform at your peak. Not just your performance scores. 


Fun is important. How well do you understand how it fits in your life?

Achieve smarter. Not harder. 

Our camps, college counseling, and coxswain coaching help students achieve self-awareness to guide into performance. This results in: 

  • People who understand how they're geared to perform.
  • Far better strategic management of the college process.
  • Far higher admit rates and success post-college.  

Success Stories

Meet Ryan

Founder & CEO

“There isn’t a universal school or rowing team culture that catalyzes athletic, personal or intellectual development,” says Sparks, “That said, every school and rowing team has a culture. The question is whether it’s going to meet the student-athlete and encourage their specific potential.”

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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.