Track & Field is one of the oldest sports that we have; it’s been around since ancient times. The sport was established on the skills of running, jumping, and throwing. Track & field also include road running, cross country running, and race walking. Most track & field events are individual sports. And they only have
Davidson College is a private liberal arts college in Davidson, NC. The college offers 26 majors and 17 minors. About 25 percent of the student participate in 19 NCAA Division 1 Sports. One very successful sport at the school is Track & Field/Cross Country which is led by Coach Jen Straub. She is in her
Sports, society, and life in general are always changing and adapting to fit the needs of changing cultures. Such changes cause techniques and mindsets, that have been around for ages, to alter to meet the present standards. Even changes on a small scale such as a little league adjusting its age rules/cut-off dates can affect
The process of being recruited by a college athletic program is what many high school athlete’s dreams are about. Given the opportunity to play a collegiate sport is something special that not many people get the chance to live out. Some athletes and their families slide through the process and love every second of it, while some
NCAA Division 1 dual Rugby and Track & Field athlete, Mikah Maples, has won multiple national championships in rugby as well as set a new school record for shot put while at Quinnipiac University. Listen now as she talks about how she became a dual college athlete, how she balances participating in two sports, her
Barry Harwick is the Men’s Track and Field Head Coach at Dartmouth College and has brought huge success to the program. The first ever endowed coaching positions at Dartmouth were men’s and women’s track, so his position has a significant history. Over Harwick’s 26 years of coaching, he has led Dartmouth to win Heptagonal titles
Washington and Lee University Track & Field Head Coach, Brandon Uhl, is in his seventh year as the Head Coach of the Men’s Track & Field team after coaching as an assistant for the Men’s and Women’s programs since 2008. He also serves as an assistant coach with the Men’s Cross Country program. Uhl has
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.