Entries by Gail

Doing research will pay off

The first step in the recruiting process involves figuring out how to direct your college search. The best way to start the process is to gather information about the various colleges and rowing programs that might be a good “match” for you. At the same time, it is important to take your academics and rowing […]

Ivy League proposes NCAA legislation against early recruiting

Early recruiting can be harmful to high school athletes-changing their focus from academic and athletic development to the college search.  Early commitments may change if the prospect does not progress  academically  or athletically as expected or if the prospect is injured.   http://www.thedartmouth.com/article/2016/11/ivy-league-proposes-new-legislation-to-combat-early-recruiting

Academics make a difference

College coaches want motivated student athletes.  This motivation can be demonstrated both athletically and academically. Plan your high school courses wisely. The academic courses you pick in your junior and senior year of high school can indicate your ability to push yourself academically but may also demonstrate your academic interests. Recruiting is very competitive and […]

Title IX compliance at Dartmouth

Interesting analysis of how Title IX  impacts  the Dartmouth University athletic department. http://www.thedartmouth.com/article/2016/11/separate-and-equal-an-depth-look-at-dartmouth-athletics-compliance-with-title-ix

Talent alone will not get your recruited

It takes more than talent and skill to get recruited and Coaches are looking to recruit athletes who will integrate well into their team.  Your actions on and off the field/water can make all the difference. http://www.jamesleath.com/your-talent-will-get-you-noticed-but-your-character-will-get-you-recruited/  

Information gathering is essential

Many of our clients want to send emails to coaches at schools which they have never visited and about which they really have no information. They often feel an urgency about starting to communicate so that they can be “ahead of the pack”. Success in recruiting is not about being first to communicate with a […]

Walk ons to a college rowing team can compete at the highest levels

Rowing is a sport which can be started in high school and even college.  Walk ons with no experience can learn the sport and within their college career could achieve expertise to allow them to compete at the highest levels.   http://www.thedartmouth.com/article/2016/09/walk-on-athletes-find-success-in-mens-and-womens-rowing?_h=750b5e19-25fe-44c2-8f09-c684c8992dec

Make the most of Official visits

Official visits are a great way to get an inside look at a rowing team as well as the life of a student athlete in college. Just as there are many varieties and different “cultures” among academic institutions, there are just as many variations among rowing teams. It is important to look beyond the excitement […]

Stress can be beneficial

Reframing stress into excitement or preparation can yield better results. http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2016/08/why-athletes-and-you-should-stop-trying-to-calm-down.html