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Articles by LRT Sports Staff

How to Pick a College when You Haven’t Picked a Major

Are you ready to start your recruiting process, but have no idea what you want to major in? How are you supposed to commit to a school if you’re still unsure? We’ve put together 3 helpful tips and hints to help you navigate this process: Go to a school that lets you keep your options

September 23, 2021 LRT Sports Staff

Recruiting Horror Stories™: The Coach Who Enjoyed Making Recruits Cry

**Recruiting Horror Stories are posted every Tuesday to provide athletes’ first-hand experiences of what can go wrong during the recruiting process. Since I was little, I dreamed of stepping on a college campus and talking with coaches about reaching my goal: playing college basketball. During the fall of my junior year, I began taking unofficial

September 21, 2021

Social Media Don’ts: Examples from Athletes Who Risked Their Scholarships

Social media has played an ever-increasing role in our lives, and as a result, it has become pivotal in the college athlete recruiting process. Most college coaches that LRT Sports has interviewed state that they look at social media when considering recruits: University of Pennsylvania Men’s Basketball Coach, Steve Donahue says of social media: “Huge

September 16, 2021

How to Contact College Water Polo Coaches

College water polo coaches can begin to contact high school athletes starting June 15 before their junior year. If you are interested in a particular water polo program, we recommend that you take the initiative and send an email to the coach or coaches that you are interested in playing for before this date. You

September 14, 2021

What NCAA Head Football Coaches Look For in Recruits

LRT Sports spoke to several head football coaches in the NCAA and asked them what the most important quality that they look for when recruiting athletes is. Academics and character are the two words that stood out to us. When you reach out to a coach, the first question they likely ask will be about

September 6, 2021

3 Tips on How to Get off the Bench

“Stay patient, be positive and your time will come” Becoming a college athlete is, in itself, a very exciting accomplishment. However, some of the excitement fades away when you don’t get the playing time you were hoping for.  To help you get over this challenge, LRT sports put together 3 tips to get off the

September 2, 2021

What You Need to Know When Considering the NAIA

When it comes to college athletics, everyone’s first thought is often of the NCAA. However, there is another option for high school student-athletes: the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Before deciding which school to attend, you should research the NAIA and decide which athletic association is best for you. NAIA General Information Although the

August 30, 2021

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