Salisbury Summer Rowing Camp for Boys

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Camp Details

Our goal is to further develop a limited number of young oarsmen – technically, physically and mentally – with a curriculum constructed and implemented by experienced educators of boys.  We will pursue the following five themes:

  • On-the-Water Instruction:    Twenty four hours on pristine Lake Washinee, in eights, fours and pairs, will take place in the morning and late afternoon hours with a coaching ratio of no more than eight to one.   

  • Fitness training:   Daily mid-day sessions utilizing Salisbury’s state-of-the-art Flood Athletic Center will focus on the do’s and don’ts of weight training, the specific benefits of yoga and stretching, and proper land-training technique in Salisbury’s dedicated erg room.

  • Nutrition:   All meals will be prepared by Salisbury’s own dining services team.   Hands-on evaluation of nutrition and diet will accompany at least one meal, as well as a discussion of the safety and efficacy of nutritional supplements.

  • Competition:   Discussion and presentation by international and Olympic-level oarsmen will focus on the idea of pursuing excellence on and off the water.

  • Understanding:   Daily post-row meetings using video will be led by coaches as they dissect and explain the mechanics of the rowing stroke, providing an individualized critique of each rower’s technique.

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Meet Nate

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Nate holds a B.A. from Stanford University and has worked with Sparks since 2015. Prior to his time at Sparks, Nate spent seven years in at Stanford coaching and recruiting for the women's rowing program. During that time, he also represented the US, rowing on the Under 23 National Team. Nate’s extensive knowledge of the rowing recruiting process enables him to better advise parents and students at every step.


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