Beyond the 2K: What intangibles are rowing recruiting coaches seeking?

By Sparks Editorial Staff | June 1, 2015

If you’re a junior rower and interested in rowing for a competitive college program, you already know grades and erg score are super important. Those are the first and last attributes a coach looks at and they’re the entry points for the...

The Ivy Rowing Recruiting Question

By Sparks Editorial Staff | February 1, 2015

As a college counseling firm, we do an awful lot of speaking with parents and junior rowers. When one peruses the online forums at places like college confidential we see one similar thread in the questions we often encounter. Namely: “how...

Recruiting and Team Culture

By Sparks Editorial Staff | November 1, 2014

by Libby Peters Team culture is inarguably one of the most important elements of a successful rowing program.  As a coach, it’s great to have a handful of super-talented, highly motivated athletes, but if those individuals...