Hi - my daughter is an avid freshman rower on a high-school team that's losing its coach next year. Two issues have come up:
So far I've gotten the impression that rowers on club teams have a distinct advantage over rowers on scholastic teams in terms of development and opportunities. If anyone can weigh in and let me know whether I'm on target with that assessment I'd really appreciate it, as there is a club option in the area (though I don't know whether she'd be able to switch).
According to the resources I've found online, she doesn't need to worry about communicating with colleges till junior year. But in preparation for that phase, should she be keeping records of her progress, or is it too early? I don't know what rate of progress is worth noting, but her 2k time has dropped by about 25 seconds so far and it's currently at 8:03.
Thanks very much in advance for any info or advice you can provide.