My name is Stephanie O’Brien, and I attend Wesleyan University, where I play ice hockey; here is my concussion story. On January 10, 2020, I received a concussion that prohibited me from participating in the remainder of my season. In the first shift of the game, I got punched in the face and immediately felt
Recruiting information during the pandemic is more important now than ever. LRT Sports has college recruiting advice from hundreds of college head coaches to make sure you the most informed and successful recruiting process possible. Jodi Mckenna has been the head coach of the Wesleyan Women’s Ice Hockey program for 12 years. Mckenna played Division
Joe Burke, Skidmore College Men’s Basketball coach, is the winningest coach in program history. Over the course of his ten-year career at Skidmore, Coach Burke has won 168 games and 5 conference championships, appearing in 6 NCAA tournaments and coaching 22 All Liberty League players and 2 All Americans. He also boasts the school record
Lacey Largeteau is in her eighth season as head coach for Skidmore College Women’s Soccer and even had the pleasure of coaching our very own CEO, Keirsten Sires! Lacey has achieved a 53-53-10 overall record in her time as head coach at Skidmore and has led the team to two appearances in the NCAA tournament.
Matthew Righter is in his fourth year as the head coach for Vassar Baseball, where he has posted the program’s best winning percentage and taken the team to the Liberty League tournament in two of the three possible years. Righter was a two-sport star at Johns Hopkins in baseball and basketball before getting drafted by
In life, change is inevitable. When it comes to sports, especially college sports with organizations overseeing its operations, there is always the question of whether the change is for the benefit of the players and competitors or the organization and its accompanying self-interest. Are they trying to benefit the sport or themselves? We’ll look at
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.
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.