Coaches want to know what you learned from races

The spring racing season is over for many high school rowers and coxswains. It is important to communicate with college coaches about your spring season races whether you won medals or were disappointed with your results. One of the most important things that coaches want to know is what you learned from the race.  Every race provides an opportunity for analysis useful for improvement.

Many of you have just finished racing at Youth Nationals. This is a very valuable experience since it is a high pressured regatta with fast boats in every event. Whether you won a medal or were less happy with your results, take the time to communicate with college coaches about your experience. Many college coaches attend the regatta and may have seen you in your race. Your communication after the regatta can be helpful in the coach getting to know you better as you move through the recruiting process.