Coxswain Tips: Self-Evaluation

By Sparks Editorial Staff | June 4, 2013

Unless you are one very lucky coxswain, you have learned a sad truth about coxing: most of your coaches won’t (and can’t) teach you how to cox. They might be excellent people, great teachers, and (at least once upon a time) fast...

Coxswain Tips: Admitting Responsibility

By Sparks Editorial Staff | June 4, 2013

Once upon a time, a long time ago (but not long enough ago for it not to be embarrassing), I coxed a boat in a pretty close race with another boat. We lost the race by four seats, and it was entirely my fault. I don’t just mean it was...

Coxswain Tips: Fault vs. Responsibility

By Sparks Editorial Staff | May 10, 2013

A long time ago, I stopped feeling surprised when Coach blamed things on me. Coxswains, you know exactly what I’m talking about. If something goes wrong, regardless of what it is, you’re getting yelled at. I’ve never found...