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...

Sculpting Your College List

By Sparks Editorial Staff | October 19, 2015

One of our junior Sparks clients recently came back from a week filled with three unofficial visits and was having a hard time figuring out how to proceed with all of the new information he’d learned. First of all,...