Entries by Gail

2K Training Takes Time

The 2K is all important in the recruiting process since this is one of the ways in which college coaches evaluate a rower’s ability and potential. It is what we call the “SAT/ACT” for rowing. College coaches often have a target 2K that they want to see and they will communicate this with potential recruits. […]

5 Official Visits Can Be Too Many

The NCAA regulates many aspects of the recruiting process and allows for 5 official visits by a prospective recruit. See NCAA rules for more specifics. Official visits (OV) are a wonderful way to learn about a school and rowing program and get an “insider” view of a campus. They allow for class time as well […]

Lessons from college coaches

College coaches look  beyond athletic ability when evaluating potential recruits to add to their roster. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/06/21/what-college-sports-recruiters-can-teach-your-child/?_r=0

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 […]

Great Time to Learn More about College Teams

Now is a great time to read about college teams and see their latest results. The collegiate spring racing season is finished with the exception of upcoming championship races. You should become familiar with all the spring races so that you get a complete picture of the college rowing “scene”. Check out the great results […]

College coaches want to know what you learned from your races

Everyone loves to win but 1st place is not always the place to learn the most from a race. High school rowers and coxswains need to remember that they are in high school and should always be looking to learn from and improve for their next race and next season. College coaches want to know […]

Attitude is Critical in Recruiting

A positive attitude is very important throughout the rowing recruiting process and a negative attitude will be noticed by a college coach and may be cause for concern. Coaches are aware that one person’s attitude can influence others on the team-both positively and negatively. Be the person who will be a positive influence on others. It […]

Rowing Division I is a Serious Commitment

To row on a Division I team takes time and commitment. All Division I teams work hard but college coaches who want to move up in the rankings are working their teams harder than ever. Rowers must stay fit which may mean training on their own in addition to team practice. It is important for […]

Recruiting strategy is different for different recruits

We have found that student athletes who manage the recruiting process the best are realistic about their goals. These students create a “deep” list with respect to both academics and athletics. At Rower’s Edge, we believe that academics “trump” (no pun intended) athletics and that student athletes often find it helpful to search for the […]