The aspect of challenge appeals to many rowing athletes - after all, you can never be perfect at our sport. Leadership programs at Sparks seeks to provide athletes with an opportunity to develop better self-awareness around how they deal with challenge.
Technical and physiological development are easy to produce. The question becomes whether they are byproducts of a larger process of growth.
Admissions for our leadership programs is not based on speed so much as students' ability to be part of small group that enables that larger process.