Entries by Gail

Know the rules if you consider transfering

The decision to transfer school can be complicated. Athletes may transfer schools but must follow guidelines which may result in not competing for a period of time. http://www.thedp.com/article/2016/02/penn-athletics-transfers

Trainers help athletes recover from injuries

The Wall Street Journal examines the important role of athletic trainers in both prevention and recovery specifically for junior athletes.http://www.wsj.com/article_email/the-best-way-for-teens-to-recover-from-overuse-injuries-1453142732-lMyQjAxMTA2NTE2OTExMzk4Wj    

Reducing Stress and “Owning” the Process

The recruiting process can be a very exciting time but can also be intimidating and stressful. High school athletes are trying to meet the highest personal standards in both athletics and academics. Erg scores, water performance, standardized tests and strong grades are all important. In most cases, there are ups and downs for every recruit […]

Heavy weight or lightweight-not always easy choice

Even Olympian rowers move between weight classes.  A weight classification can have a big impact on your “non-rowing” life. For high school rowers the issue can be especially complicated since many high school rowers are still growing and training increases as they progress through the ranks of  their high school teams. http://www.worldrowing.com/news/going-heavy-going-light-changing-weight-classes-rowing

Winter is a challenge

Now that the Fall season is over, it is important to have a plan for the winter with realistic goals for where you want to be when the spring season starts. For most high school rowers and coxswains, the winter season is a less time consuming season so it is a great time to focus […]

Get started in the winter

The winter season is a great time to get started with your college search and college rowing recruiting process. The best place to begin is to use college websites (including the athletic/rowing page of the school website) and reference books to gain as much information as you can about the schools and rowing programs in […]

Indoor rowing gaining popularity as total workout

Indoor rowing is popular with non-rowers for its full body workout. Rowing “studios” are popping up in throughout the US and are the latest addition to the boutique fitness market. http://www.wsj.com/article_email/row-row-row-your-flab-away-1445636409-lMyQjAxMTA1NzIxNjcyNzYwWj  

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Anything you post/tweet is public

Just as employers see posts/tweets created by employees so too do both high school and college coaches. With the continued rise of social media, student athletes at both the high school and college levels must understand that anything they post/tweet or otherwise place in the social media sphere is accessible by their coach, athletic director […]

Novice teams -“Fun, Fast Friends”

Building a strong novice team requires time and attention from coaches at both the high school and college level. Successful novice teams build a love of the sport and also integrate the novice rowers into the team as a whole. http://www.row2k.com/features/920/Building-Enthusiasm-Within-Your-Novice-Program/#.VhUjU97455g

Balancing Athletics and Academics

Penn Pre-Med Club is great resource  for athletes pursuing health based programs at Penn. http://www.thedp.com/article/2015/09/penn-premed-health-athlete-society