Taking the Sparks Community to HOCR

By Sparks Editorial Staff | October 6, 2018

High school rowers are phased with a number of challenges throughout the fall and spring season. From the pressure to perform on erg assessments to club challenges of fundraising for equipment, these challenges all have one thing in common. They...

Reporting from Sparks New Zealand Development Program

By Helen Tompkins | July 30, 2018

Reporting from the Sparks New Zealand Development Program “Great rowing and improvement from all rowers on the trip to Twizel, New Zealand.” - Malcolm McIntyre   Report from Coach McIntyre: "After spending three...

Being a Coxswain in Holland: A Story from Dave Payne

By Rudyard Murdough | October 20, 2016

Working for Sparks the past five years, I’ve held a lot of different roles: from starting as a counselor at our domestic camps to being Program Manager for trips abroad. Truth be told, the most difficult role I’ve ever had...