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Katie Knappenberger is the Director of Performance Nutrition for Northwestern University Athletics. She is passionate about maximizing fuel for athletic performance and is responsible for team and staff education, meal planning, individual nutrition counseling, and food and supplement security. Her philosophy revolves around positive body image and the idea that at every meal, athletes should
Before Yale, Mark Glicini completed a post-graduate year at Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts, where he was selected as a First Team All-New England two-way lacrosse midfielder and was the starting point guard on the basketball team. He was also awarded the Benjamin C. Haviland Trophy, which is given each year to the “lacrosse player who
Student-athletes train very hard to excel at their respected sport. While some of these athletes are just playing for fun, others have goals of playing beyond high school, through college, and hopefully in the pros. If an athlete wants to go the extra mile, then they need to make sure that they are putting in
Victoria Garrick was a walk-on volleyball player at the University of Southern California. She became a four-year starter and currently holds the record for the top five most digs in program history. She is a former Division I and a semi-professional athlete, and a mental health and body image advocate. During Garrick’s sophomore year of
Bulimia is an emotional disorder involving distortion of body image and an obsessive desire to lose weight, in which bouts of extreme overeating are followed by depression and self-induced vomiting, purging, or fasting. The disorder can be life-threatening. People with this condition binge eat and then take steps to avoid weight gain. Although purging after
March 12, 2020, the day the NCAA cancelled March Madness, may very well go down in history as the day the sports world stood still. As the coronavirus spreads, there is tons of uncertainty around the situation, and much of society seems to be at a halt—including in-person athletic recruiting, which the NCAA has banned
Adversity is something that many of us deal with in life, whether it is on or off of the field, or in everyday life. In a time like this, we’re all dealing with adversity when it comes to the Coronavirus pandemic. People are reacting to it in different ways, as it affects us all differently.
LRT Sports sat down with Dave Durden, the Head Coach for the men’s swim team at the University of California, Berkeley. Durden is diving into his 13th season with Cal in 2019-2020 and was also on the coaching staff for the 2016 Olympic team in Rio de Janeiro. Since the 2009-10 season, Cal has not
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,
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.