Thirteen-year-old Jadyn Davis, an eighth-grader from Charlotte, North Carolina, recently received offers to play college football at both the University of Alabama and the University of Georgia. Davis attends Providence Day School and plays quarterback for his school’s football team, the Chargers. His talent and six-foot, 155-pound size makes it no surprise that Davis caught the
Recruiting was an exciting time for me. As a transfer student, I was excited to have a second chance to pick a school that was an excellent fit for me. I set up visits for two of my top five schools on back-to-back weekends, and I was in contact with other coaches for my top
Recruiting for college hockey begins at a young age. I understand this because I worked hard to be a member of the Yale women’s ice hockey team so that I can speak from experience. I started noticing the arenas filling up with scouts in ninth grade, so I decided to begin the recruiting process early
During hundreds of interviews with NCAA head coaches that LRT Sports conducted, the traits of coachability and character were a common theme. We found that most coaches are looking for recruits that have good character, and that will work hard. These coaches also commented on the importance of recruits having the trait of coachability, which
Every college coach seeks different qualities or attributes in their recruits, whether it be athletic, academic, or a specific psychological trait. These characteristics vary from coach to coach depending on the sport, the school, the division, or the conference they compete in. In most cases, college coaches evaluate these four areas of a prospective student-athlete.
ID CAMPS AND SOCCER SHOWCASES It’s safe to say that if you are looking to play soccer at the collegiate level, you should be attending ID camps and soccer showcases. Both of these are intended to help you get noticed and evaluated by coaches. Attending these can improve your chances of playing in college, so
The college recruiting process can be fun for the whole family as long as you start early. Starting early can relieve a lot of stress for the athlete as well as for the parents. Start early, read up on the process, and set boundaries between the parents and the athlete. You can have a stress
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.