My StoryAnxiety is something that I used to think was not real, or not important. Or, something that if it was real, it could never happen to me and just isn’t a big deal. I now realize I was wrong and naïve for having this viewpoint. According to Athletes for Hope, 33% of college students
ADHD is more common in elite athletes than we may realize. Children with ADHD are drawn to sports because of the positive reinforcement and attention and focus that sports require. Children with ADHD are often encouraged to join sports to help manage their symptoms too. Athletic activities are known to increase neurotransmitters in the brain,
As a student-athlete, so much of your life is spent on the go that you seldom have the time to focus on your mental health. It’s incredibly easy to get into a cycle of managing responsibilities and maintaining a schedule that you’ll find yourself in a mental health downslide before you know it. I know
Breast cancer is one of the silent killers. 1 in every 8 women will develop some form of invasive breast cancer. This means over 12% of females will develop breast cancer. Over the years, the number of cases of breast cancer have remained stagnant, but the death rate has decreased around 1 percent a year.
Columbia University’s Women’s Tennis Head Coach’s three favorite letters are GTS. Go To Sleep! When I was a student athlete, sleep was underrated. Nobody was talking about sleep, nutrition, recovery, mental health… These are all issues that have only come up in the last few years, but have made a huge impact in the life
Injuries are an inevitable part of being an athlete, but they seem surprisingly common in running – a non-contact sport. After 8 years of competitive running, here are my top 4 tips for staying injury-free based on what I have learned from doctors, PT’s, coaches, and other runners. Gradual increase in mileage This helps to
College athletes are not immune to mental health issues, but due to their busy schedules and the image they’re expected to upkeep, college athletes tend to seek help less often than the rest of the student body. A study published in the Sport Journal found almost 30% of college athletes to be dealing with depression,
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.