With this being her first season at Santa Clara University and as a newly-appointed head coach, Gina Carbonnatto has had her fair share of coaching experience. While being one of the most prominent assistant coaches within college softball on the west coast, Carbonatto looked to earn the role of leading her own team. Her extensive
Now a junior at Santa Clara University, Liyah Lopez #12, has quite a story. After being a golf star in high school as well as playing travel ball softball, Liyah decided to walk on at Santa Clara University’s softball team. At 5’3” and trying to be utilized as a utility player, she hoped to become
FSU Mike Martin Baseball Field Florida State University’s Dick Howser Stadium, dedicated to former head coach Mike Martin, has hosted around four million fans since it opened in 1983. The stadium houses all of the baseball offices. Recently, a new video scoreboard was installed along with a renovated the weight room and a state of
Coach Beverly Smith is in her tenth year as the head coach of the softball team at the University of South Carolina. In those ten years, Coach Smith has led the team to seven NCAA division one tournaments and emerging as the second-winningest coach in school history. Coach Smith’s recruiting feats are nothing shy of
Amanda Reckamp was recently named the new head softball coach at Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM). During her first season of 2018-2019, she worked hard to revamp the Dragons softball team. Under Reckamp’s guidance, the Dragons were able to break the doubles record in mid-April. Reckamp coached at Grinnell College for eight seasons. In 2018,
An East Carolina University freshman journey through trials and triumphs that face the life of a student-athlete. Advice from Karlie Smith a ECU softball player. The first day I stepped foot into my dorm room, I had no idea what to expect out of my voyage as a Pirate. The amount of growth that a
There are many uncertainties and questions concerning how to begin the recruiting process, and where to go once you begin. The valuable information that Blackney has amassed from her tenure across multiple NCAA Divisions throughout her almost ten years of coaching experience is exceptionally insightful.
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.