Kristie Ahn, age 27, is from New Jersey and is a Korean-American tennis player. Ahn had always wanted to go pro, but with a strong push for higher education from her parents, she decided to go to college. She went to Stanford University and graduated in 2014. Stanford did better in her collegiate career than
The most decorated women’s tennis program in the history of the sport remains in capable hands of head coach Lele Forood. Forood recently completed her 20th season at the helm. During her time, the Cardinal compiled a 466-44 overall record and captured 10 NCAA team titles, 15 conference titles, and coached 25 All-Americans, five NCAA
While Tennis Recruiting Network – an NCAA college tennis coach’s premier venue to scout prospective high-school athletes – only launched in 2005, numerous significant changes to the recruiting process have already been implemented (Lecessi, USA Today). These changes reshaped both the traditional logic NCAA coaches from noteworthy schools were using, as well as the strategy student-athletes
Noah Rubin, age 23, is from New York, NY, and is an American tennis player. Rubin had his eyes locked in on the pros from a young age. For high school, he attended the John F. Kennedy High School for one year and completed his high school degree at Laurel Springs School, an accredited online
Ricky Becker is a standout tennis player from Long Island who went on to achieve excellence in collegiate tennis at Stanford University before giving it a try in the pros. Ricky was consistently ranked in the top five in the country in USTA tennis throughout the junior age groups. At Stanford, Ricky found himself ranked
James Blake sat down with LRT Sports to offer some advice to athletes.
Keirsten Sires CEO and Founder of Locker Room Talk tells us that it is critical that high school student athletes have as much information in front of them as possible before they pull the trigger on accepting offers. “I like that we can open new doors for high school student-athletes. Maybe we can put colleges
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.