Reach out to college coaches

As rowing is exploding for high school athletes, college coaches can’t possibly all the athletes who are recruitable. They appreciate athletes reaching out to them and showing serious interest in their programs. All recruits need to be their own advocates. Coaches want to hear directly from student athletes. Critical recruiting information includes: height, weight, erg […]

Recruits come from all boats on a team

There is no question that being in a fast 1V with good rowing results is helpful with recruiting. However, even if you are in the 2V or 3V, and have never won a race you should not give up on recruiting or on getting stronger as a rower/coxswain. College coaches are looking for strong rowers […]

Standardized tests

Winter is a great time to get  started on completion of required testing-SAT/ACT/SAT II.  Admissions requirements are different for each school.  Take time now to understand what you will need to complete an application to every school in which you are interested.  For recruiting purposes it is best if you can have all required testing […]

Winter College Visits

Winter is a great time to make college visits. While the weather may be less than optimal, winter is generally a less intense season so may be one of the best times to visit.  It is very important as part of the recruiting process to get on campus  to get a “feel” of the campus […]

Proper nutrition is critical for peak performance

  Nutrition is critically important for peak performance and overall health.  Now is a great time to think about nutrition as part of your overall training plan. http://www.usrowing.org/News/15-01-05/Five_Nutrition_Resolutions_Every_Young_Rower_Should_Make.aspx