With the physical demands of high school and college sports today, it is rare that an athlete makes it through their playing career without some sort of injury. For example, the NCAA reports that the overall injury rate in NCAA football is 8.1 injuries per 1,000 athlete exposures. This is with games and practices combined. There
Julia Ashley, an American professional women’s soccer player is currently awaiting the start of the 2020 NWSL season. She graduated from the University of North Carolina as a four-year starter and was a first-round pick for Sky Blue FC in the 2019 National Women’s Soccer League College Draft. Rather than signing with Sky Blue FC,
Jason Mahowald, University of South Dakota‘s men’s and women’s swimming and diving coach, dives into his 15th season with the Coyotes this 2019-20.. Coach Mahowald’s helped progress the program from a DII to DI in the 2009-10 season. At the NCAA DII National Championships, Mahowald led the women’s swimming and diving team to three-straight-top finishes.
Will Randolph graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008 and was a four-year letter winner for the Tar Heels. The assistant fencing coach at UNC. handles the team’s operations and will focus on the men’s and women’s sabre squads. Coach Randolph is no stranger to fencing; he began his career
James shoots hoops for DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. But before becoming a Blue Demon basketball player, there was a possibility he wouldn’t have even played college basketball. And it wasn’t because of anything he did. His father’s actions and temper cost James a scholarship. Here is Jake’ Recruiting Horror Story, and it’s not pretty.
Carol Jue has been Chapman University’s Women’s Basketball Head Coach for the past 14 years. Before Chapman, she spent four years at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges as an assistant coach and interim head coach during the 2002-2003 season. Coach Jue has earned the Association of Division III Independents Coach of the Year three times in her career.
North Carolina Tar Heels Dorian Bailey played for the North Carolina Tar Heels from 2015 to 2018. She won the honor of being on the Freshman All-ACC Team. In her four years at North Carolina, she played in 86 games to which she scored 17 times with 17 assists. Washington Spirit Bailey was signed to
When doing research in the recruiting process for my daughter I came across the LRT Sports website. I was immediately intrigued as this was another dimension of the recruiting process that many people don't even consider. My daughter and I could "short list" schools based on the education she was looking for, as well as the opportunity to play her sport. LRT Sports not only gave us pertinent information into the recruiting process with different interviews of coaches and players, it also gave us insight into current and/or former players' opinions on the coach of that school in her sport. We could use this information to re-prioritize my daughters list of schools based on this feedback. I have many friends that are, or will be, going through this process shortly and I highly recommend using LRT Sports as part of anyone's recruiting process.
The college process presents a myriad of challenges. Factor in athletics and it becomes even more daunting. Now, add the fact that you have zero experience with sports. What is a the mother of a college bound student-athlete to do? LRT Sports has truly lived up to its promise. It has kept "the college recruiting process honest and easy by providing first hand information about coaches, schools and the recruiting process." Their interviews with current students, coaches, and professional athletes have provided realistic guidance. I am much more informed because of LRT Sports! The coach ratings are the most helpful. LRT Sports interviews allow us to hear from students as to how the adults are impacting not only their athletic experience but also how they are helping to shape their adult self.
The C.A.L.C. was thrilled to have Keirsten Sires come and speak to us on multiple topics relevant to high school athletics today, including recruiting. Keirsten reached all of our students and left them with great strategies that will not only help on the fields, courts, and mats, but also in the game of recruiting. She was a true professional and delivered a wonderful message.
Now that the recruiting process and the related stress is over, I wanted to thank you for your guidance. You did so much more than we had expected. Once you started the process by matching the best academic schools first, not the best sport programs, I knew you were the one. The way you laid out a timeline of contacting coaches, visits, and camps completely took any guesswork out of the plan for us. All of the student athletes that you put us in touch with gave us a look from the inside, and made us more comfortable knowing what was coming. Finally, using your website as a resource for knowing what to expect from different coaches based on former recruit reviews gave my son confidence before our meetings. There is no way we could have figured this out on our own, you really put us in a great position when decision time came.
I think hearing from other athletes is very beneficial. To be able to learn from people’s mistakes, and to be able to have access to those voices is really helpful; especially voices that have been there and done that. It’s very important for people to have access to information that could benefit them, and in this case there are many voices that can help the next wave of athletes.
If you have something that’s going to spell [the recruiting process] out for you… it’s so valuable. I think what everyone at LRT Sports is doing to spread the word and help advocate and educate athletes on the recruitment process is incredible.
Without question would have used LRT Sports. It would have probably been one of the most valuable tools that I could have had. If you want to know what these coaches are really like then I think this is the best tool out there. I’m really glad you are allowing recruits to have a resource like this moving forward.