Jake Boss Jr., the 16th head coach at Michigan State has become one of the most successful coaches in the school’s 131 year history. Boss has racked up a 333-269 (.553) record in 11 seasons. His teams have had five winning seasons. In seven of the last 11 years, he led the Spartans to 30-win
Every year in June, there are thousands of players full of passion and love for the game of baseball who want to play Major League Baseball. The big question for elite high school baseball players is should I stay or should I go? Should players try to play pro ball right out of high school
Mike Odenwaelder left Amherst College after his junior year to begin his professional baseball career with the Baltimore Orioles as an Ironbird, where he was selected in the 16th round of the MLB draft. While at Amherst, Odenwaelder was a part of what was arguably Amherst’s most successful years in baseball. The team won an
Tyler Poulin is a Quinnipiac University Graduate who selected in the 29th round by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2019 MLB draft. Tyler attended Quinnipiac for two years and quickly became a beloved teammate and captain of the club because of his display of hard work and perseverance. Arizona selected Quinnipiac’s Tyler Poulin in the
Rick Heller is the associate head coach of the Iowa Hawkeyes. Coach Heller lead the Hawkeyes to 204 victories which gives him an average of 34 wins per season — advancing to two NCAA Regionals and claiming the first Big Ten Tournament title in program history (Hawkeye Sports). Heller helped to guide six All-Americans and
In the year of 2019, the NCAA incorporated new rules to prohibit downtime between innings as well as taking dead time entirely out of the game. The NCAA is making strides to make a faster baseball game a reality.
Just off the Canadian border in upstate New York lies SUNY Canton, home of the Kangaroos. The D3 baseball program has featured catcher Brett Hoberman for the past three years. He is far from home and is traveling from Florida. He has had to work his way up to a starting role while gaining his
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.