Coxswain Tips: Giving Criticism

By Sparks Editorial Staff | July 18, 2013

Top coxswains are already really good at admitting their mistakes, asking for help, and accepting criticism. But the next step, the extra step that will make them indispensable for making crews faster, is the ability to apply what they know...

Coxswain Tips: Accepting Criticism

By Sparks Editorial Staff | July 1, 2013

Everything you feel about criticism is wrong. It’s not that everything you know is wrong – you’ve probably heard some correct things before, just poorly worded and unconvincing. Precisely because that wording did not...

Coxswain Tips: Asking for Help

By Sparks Editorial Staff | June 10, 2013

It’s a shame when coxswains collectively take a cue from bad leadership, and there’s one bad leadership habit that appears to show up in at least one coxswain on every rowing team. It goes something like this: “Because I am...