Making a Great First Impression: A Guide to Asking Coaches Questions

By Sparks Editorial Staff | October 6, 2016

As the fall gets into full swing, a lot of our clients are trying to figure out what questions they need to be asking, whether it be in first emails with coaches or on official visits. Sure, there are the basics – how practices are...

Unofficial Visits in Rowing: Test-Driving Your Future

By Sparks Editorial Staff | April 26, 2016

Lee just turned 16 and is ready for her first car. She finished Driver’s Ed, nailed her DMV tests, and has a bank account padded by summers of lifeguarding and landscaping. Lee knows the name Mercedes is well-established and respected, and...

What is the rowing training volume of elite programs?

By Sparks Editorial Staff | January 1, 2016

by Nate Rooks A typical high school team might row 10k to 15k on a good day, even 20k on a long day. As I covered in our article about finding the balance between being a student and athlete, college rowing brings more...