Kelly Pannek, a Minnesota native and team captain at the University of Minnesota, has gone far beyond most NCAA women’s hockey players in her accomplishments since entering the university. Among her incredible feats is an Olympic gold medal she won in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. She played in all five
As a hockey player growing up, I dreamt of playing college hockey. Living in the Boston area filled my mind with not only playing Division 1 Ice Hockey but competing for a Boston institution, playing in a Beanpot Championship and getting a chance to play close to home in front of my family and friends
NCAA Redshirt: What Recruits and Student-Athletes Need to Know After who knows how many college visits and coach emails,you finally did it, you have been recruited. As you prepare for your freshman year of college, there is the talk of whether or not you are ready to balance collegiate athletics with academics and all other
Why one DI college athlete decided to transfer, and her recommendations on do’s and don’ts for the process
The women’s cross country and track and field programs at Tennessee’s Lane College are facing two years of probation along with other sanctions as a result of NCAA violations committed in the 2016-2017 season. An incident involving an ineligible athlete competing under a false name led the NCAA DII Committee of Infractions to investigate the
College applications are stressful as it is, and one of the major factors in decision making in the process is the possibility for both scholarships and financial aid. For those looking for financial aid, it is important to note the different options throughout the application process. To understand how universities and colleges make their decisions
This past month the NCAA approved rule changes on a number of issues for the 2018-19 college baseball season. The changes address issues such as player safety, the pace of play, clarification of ambiguous rules and the use of video replay. From an outsider’s perspective, the rule changes seem to be an attempt to bring
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.