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Consulting with Rowers Edge was the best decision we made when it came to the recruiting process. Their expertise and gentle prodding kept my son on track and was instrumental to his landing a spot at Georgetown.

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We quickly learned that the rowing recruitment process must be navigated delicately and found that Rower’s Edge knew just how to guide us through it.  Gail was invaluable in explaining the process to our daughter. Gail helped her see the gaps in her resume which would need to be filled in order to become a sought after part of her top choice teams.  Furthermore, Gail helped her understand what the coaches were looking for in a recruit and which goals our daughter would need to set and achieve in order to be seen as such. Rower’s Edge knew every detail about the process of recruitment, helping our daughter prepare for each step and giving her excellent insight about each team to make the best decision for her rowing career. We highly recommend Rower’s Edge. Parent of Student-athlete at University of Southern California

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Our family has thoroughly enjoyed using Rowers Edge to help our son apply to colleges with rowing programs. We found Gail and Maura were extremely knowledgeable about the various types of rowing programs and schools. They were quick to respond to any questions we had, and always had answers to our questions. Gail and Maura were excellent resources also, helping us to locate professionals who could assist our son with his individual needs, such as nutrition and training advice. The college search process is a difficult one, and we found that Rowers Edge helped to guide our son in exploring various options and scenarios that he might  encounter during his college and rowing program search. We would highly recommend them, and could not have been happier with the individual attention we were given, and the level of knowledge and honesty that Rowers Edge provided us.

 

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Rowers Edge gave us a definitive plan and excellent advise on how to speak with Coaches during the recruiting process.  Without their advise, I doubt my son would be in the college he is in now.  Maura and Gail were always available to answer questions and help us sort out all the logistics with the recruiting process.  We highly recommend Rowers Edge to any family who is serious about getting recruited.

 

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Thank you to Rower’s Edge for all the help you provided our family…it truly took the drama out of the whole process. You helped our daughter create a clear game plan with what she needed to do and how to work the recruiting process. We did not have to nag or worry. Your first-hand knowledge of  rowing programs made it much easier to figure out where she would best fit…she is ecstatic with her match and knew by October where she was getting recruited. Thanks so much for making the entire process so painless. We would recommend your services without hesitation.

 

 

 

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Rower’s Edge was an invaluable resource for our family throughout the college search and application process.  Starting with the development of a plan in our son’s junior year and taking us through the “finish”, Gail and Maura kept our son on task, reminded him of deadlines, and were readily available by phone, text or email to field questions.  By remaining in close contact through the process, Rower’s Edge was able to ask the important questions of the child, making them think about what they want from their college experience.

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Gail offered us tremendous coaching on the key elements of getting our daughter into the school of her choice. This was no easy accomplishment. She truly knows what it takes to get in, what the team and school cultures are like and how to prepare kids to shine from the beginning (initial visits and emails to coaches) through the busy summer season. She also knows how to prioritize visits and key touch points from the official visits to signing the deal. All in all I couldn’t be happier with the process and the outcome. Hiring Rower’s Edge early in the process is a must do if you want to scale up and help your athlete get into the most appropriate and competitive programs.

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Rower’s Edge does an extraordinary job with all facets of the rowing and recruiting process. Being someone who has recruited athletes for a university, I was tremendously impressed with their knowledge and know-how to make it happen as well as the continuous support that Gail and Maura offer. From the very first meeting, the wealth of information that we received on each rowing program was tremendous. Rower’s Edge has a personal approach and they do a delightful job of working with both parents and students during the recruiting process. One of the greatest values of Rower’s Edge is the continuous flow of communication, encouragement, and feedback throughout the process. Recruiting can be very stressful but at the end of the process, it is very satisfying to know that because of Rower’s Edge, your student will be going to a college and rowing program that meets his/her goals and expectations.

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Gail offered us tremendous coaching on the key elements of getting our daughter into the school of her choice. This was no easy accomplishment. She truly knows what it takes to get in, what the team and school cultures are like and how to prepare kids to shine from the beginning (initial visits and emails to coaches) through the busy summer season. She also knows how to prioritize visits and key touch points from the official visits to signing the deal. All in all I couldn’t be happier with the process and the outcome. Hiring Rower’s Edge early in the process is a must do if you want to scale up and help your athlete get into the most appropriate and competitive programs.

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Maura’s support and guidance throughout the whole recruiting process really made a difference for my daughter.  I would highly recommend Rowers Edge to anyone whose child is looking to be recruited.  It was well worth it.

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Maura and Rower’s Edge were not only immensely helpful, but instrumental in my recruiting process. From building my initial list of schools to paring down that list, and eventually choosing a program, I felt supported each step of the way. The recruiting process is not a simple one, but, with Maura’s extensive knowledge of the sport, it became a little less daunting. Armed with a plan of action, I was able to execute each step of the process in a timely manner. Every question I asked had an answer and I was well prepared for interviews and campus visits. Ultimately, I was presented with the opportunity to row at my dream school, how much better can it get?

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The [recruiting] process definitely had its ups and downs and [Maura’s] advice and expertise made all of this possible! I cannot fully express how thankful I am for all that [Maura]  has done for me this year!

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Thank you for all of your help for the past year and also for helping me believe that I could be recruited by a top school like Brown. Thanks again!!

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The recruiting process is not straight forward. Rower’s Edge gave us important information at critical decision making moments during the entire process. Understanding what coaches are looking for enabled my daughter to throughly prepare for her visits. Maura was instrumental in insuring communication to coaches was completed in a timely fashion. She was unfailingly supportive of our daughter and made herself available to us when we had questions. Utilizing Rower’s Edge consulting services … definitely helped my daughter to be recruited to her first choice college.

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Gail and Rower’s Edge are simply the best! Gail helped navigate my daughter through the whole complex process of recruiting with such clarity and forethought. Gail was incredibly organized about how to proceed and always knew the right questions to ask my daughter about her decision making process. We were very impressed that although Gail’s consulting was related to rowing, she approached our daughter holistically and helped her find the right path, not only with regard to rowing in college, but with regard to her overall well-being. Also, Gail was always extremely accessible to provide guidance for my daughter whether by email or phone call and her advice was consistently spot on. Gail transformed a potentially tense and confusing process into one that was much less stressful and even exciting. Gail and Rower’s Edge are invaluable!

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Maura Glandorf at Rowers Edge helped our child through every step of the recruiting process from start to finish. She educated us on how the recruiting process works, gave us insight to the cultures of the different of programs, and helped us narrow down the rowing programs and colleges that were the best fit for our child. She always reminded us that the college must be a good fit academically and socially first and then to seek out the best rowing program within that framework. Maura coached our child through all of the communication with coaches, the initial and official college visits, and the acceptance of the final offer. Maura was always a phone call a way for our many questions throughout the entire process.

The official visits and offers can be extremely stressful and we could have never done it without her – or maybe if we had, our child would have had a very different result. We found Rowers Edge services invaluable. I can’t imagine how things might have turned out without them.

 

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Junior year is jam-packed with the pressure of academic demands, college testing, erg scores, and rowing. A handful of hour-long conversations with Gail around our dining room table helped our daughter plan out the college search into manageable pieces, to see herself in context with other rowers and applicants, and to narrow in on what she wanted from a college, a rowing coach, and rowing program. That changed considerably over the year+ that she worked with Gail. Having an experienced, non-parent voice to listen to and counsel our daughter through this undertaking was invaluable. Gail was available to us by phone and email throughout the process. Gail stuck with us until we had a final decision in the regular decision round. Can’t say enough about how helpful this was.

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Rower’s Edge walked us through the complicated process of recruiting every step of the way. All of their recommendations helped us and our child immensely. The money we spent for Rower’s Edge was well worth it; in fact, dollar for dollar it was the best investment we made toward college.

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Gail and Maura scheduled calls around our availability and we were amazed at how responsive and flexible they were to our needs.  Gail’s assistance was invaluable, especially when it came to trying to figure out our son’s chances of securing a spot in one of the top three programs in which he had the greatest interest. Gail and Maura helped our son with each step in the process: from initial communication with coaches at the schools to the all important final days in  when our son had to navigate official visits and finally, multiple offers.

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Our family has used Rower’s Edge for both of our rowers with great success. Our children have very different personalities, with different strengths and weaknesses as recruits. Maura helped us navigate the whole process with both of them successfully. The benefits of having someone that was so familiar with the process and the different schools was immeasurable and helped to alleviate much of our anxiety along the way. Our children appreciated having someone who could let them know what to expect, what to look for and how to handle conversations and visits with coaches. My husband and I appreciated having someone who was so knowledgeable about the recruiting process and could offer us and both our son and daughter a credible adult perspective. Rower’s Edge helped both of them achieve successful outcomes and reduced much of our tension, thereby keeping peace and harmony in our household during a very exciting but potentially stressful time.

 

 

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Rower’s Edge was extremely helpful to my daughter. They are knowledgeable about colleges, rowing programs, coaches, and recruiting practices.   They provide support and guidance for each phase of recruiting process.   They helped her identify schools of interest and assisted her with initial communications and meetings with coaches.  They helped her prepare for official visits and navigate the final crucial weeks of communicating her interest to coaches until the decision was made.  Athletic recruiting can be confusing and overwhelming at times.  With Rower’s Edge, my daughter felt confident that she was getting expert advice based on knowledge and years of experience.    She is thrilled to be attending her first choice school.

 

 

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Maura prepared our daughter for interviews with coaches and offered sage advice about her communications with various schools.  Gail and Maura know what coaches are ‘really’ saying, and most importantly, how to elicit information from a coach to give your recruit a clear understanding of their position in that coach’s line up of his/her top recruits.

 

 

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Rower’s Edge is terrific.  They demystified the process, provided great information and pointers about colleges, coaches and teams.  Rower’s Edge worked directly with my son, giving feedback at every step in a supportive manner.  Always available, Maura and Gail work with your son/daughter in a partnership that leads to success.  I can’t recommend them enough.

 

 

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I would like to thank Rower’s Edge for their support. The investment has been worth it. I am impressed with their quick turn around on questions and helping us through some anxious moments. Rower’s Edge is especially valuable when recruiting goes into high gear. I would definitely recommend Rower’s Edge to any rowing parent.

 

 

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As our daughter began to attract attention from Division I universities, we quickly realized that we had no idea how to manage the recruiting process for our daughter. As recruiting experts, our daughter listened to Maura and Gail, allowing us to minimize the strain during a naturally stressful period.   They went out of their way to work through the logistical obstacles posed by the time zone differences (East Coast to West Coast). We could not be more pleased with the support they provided!  It is remarkable to remember that just a couple of months ago, we were all feeling stress and fatigue over the recruiting process. Thank you both so much for your calm, insight, and direction, our daughter was the only one of her group accepted early decision…”

 

 

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Our family engaged Rower’s Edge to advise us in connection with our daughter’s college application process in the hope of her being recruited as a coxswain at a top 20 college. Although our daughter is the youngest of four children, we had never encountered the issues and protocols for athletic recruitment and didn’t have any basis for planning and executing a successful college application strategy designed to help our daughter be recruited to the college of her choice. We weren’t even sure what the “college of her choice” ought to be. Gail and her partner were professional in every respect. They are experts in navigating through the process, kept us as parents informed and (mostly) calm, helped our daughter develop a rower’s resume, instructed us regarding college visits, reviewed and guided communications with coaches, assisted in selecting summer rowing camps and clubs to help improve her technique, discussed with us rowing programs of various universities to refine selection criteria and pretty much everything else that popped up or was relevant in being successful.

We have the highest regard for Rower’s Edge’s integrity, their ability to keep all matters confidential and, ultimately, helping us achieve the outcome we had aspired to. We recommend Rower’s Edge without reservation and without hesitation.

 

 

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Rower’s Edge provided unparalleled guidance and attention with every detail of our daughter’s college process.  And, because of this level of support, she was in the fortuitous position of having several offers at top college rowing programs.  I would highly recommend Rowers Edge to any family with a child interested in pursuing crew/rowing at the college level. They made what could have been a daunting process easy.

 

 

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Gail Silberstein provided invaluable help and insight into the college recruiting process for our daughter who was a lightweight rower.  The knowledge and insight that Rower’s Edge has, gained from experience, research and hard work, can benefit any family with a college-bound rower in navigating what can be a very difficult and hard to understand process.

 

 

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Rowers Edge help through the recruiting process was invaluable as we had no idea how to proceed and take advantage of opportunities available to a student athlete. Maura and Gail helped guide us and advised us every step of the way. There is a huge difference when professionals who have a proven track record give advice to your child versus a parent….our daughter listened to them.

 

 

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The partners of Rowers Edge outlined clear steps to follow to begin the process and keep it moving forward. We unquestionably benefited greatly from the personalized timeline, continuous support and independent evaluation of my daughter’s position….In our particular case, the results were beyond our expectations-acceptance with a substantial scholarship to my daughter’s first choice school.  I believe that my daughter would not be in the position she is today without the help of Rowers Edge.

 

 

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Rower’s Edge was an invaluable source of information and guidance during the recruiting process.  Every college sport has its own nuances, and Rower’s Edge partners are experts when it comes to crew.  We appreciated their insight and found them to be wonderful allies in the college recruiting process.

 

 

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Rower’s Edge was an essential part of my daughter being recruited for College. Maura and Gail’s  knowledge of colleges and their teams was most beneficial in allowing us to select the best match for our daughter’s education.  They worked with us on a step by step recruitment process so we would not get overwhelmed or discouraged.  Rower’s Edge made the daunting task of finding a college and rowing program manageable. Their personalized attention helped us find the most suitable match for our daughter’s higher education.

 

 

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Rower’s Edge was instrumental in helping our family successfully navigate the college recruiting process for NCAA D1 women’s rowing. We highly recommend them. Maura and Gail are masters in managing the complicated dynamics between coaches, athletes and parents at all stages of the NCAA recruiting cycle. From identifying and contacting potential schools, establishing a detailed timetable of critical activities, advising on coach interactions, setting up visits, and most importantly, helping student-athletes put together the optimal application package, Rower’s Edge leaves absolutely nothing to chance. They are knowledgable, conscientious, and tireless in their commitment to helping high school rowers be recruited and admitted to the best college rowing programs in the US.