Rowing is one of the high school sports most likely to yield a college scholarship.
As you start thinking about the recruiting process, it is important to start to gather the test results, scores, and information that will make you a valuable recruit. You may want to create an athlete profile online or as a printable document to organize this information and make it easy to distribute.
US Rowing’s preferred recruiting platform is Captain U
Useful elements of an athlete profile include:
- Basic physical stats: height, weight
- School name, GPA, and graduation year
- 2K Test time
- ACT/SAT scores
- Coach contact information
As an athlete, it is important to lead the conversation with coaches and avoid having a parent submit information and questions on your behalf.
As soon as you know you may want to pursue collegiate athletics, especially at a Division I or II school, it is important to work with your guidance counselor to start filling out the paperwork to become a recruited athlete. The NCAA has strict rules on contact periods and official visits for student athletes.