Meyers Taylor has her name written across many record books and is continuing to leave a lasting imprint as the acting President of the Women’s Sports Foundation. She has seen many instances of gender inequality in the athletic community and is hoping to make changes towards equality. Meyers Taylor looks back at her past to see how it has impacted where she is now, and where she hopes to go.
The news has flooded with stories of cheating and bribery in the college admissions process. The wealthiest and most powerful individuals including actresses, successful business leaders, and other well-known celebrities have been caught going through the “side door” of college admissions. This “side door” allows for the wealthiest families to guarantee their children admissions to
Theo took some time on his off-day to talk with LRT Sports about his experience as a Division I basketball player at Marquette University and advice he has for prospective athletes.
Smart student-athletes do their “homework” before choosing a college or university sports program – and that’s where LRT Sports nails it! But the smartest future champions also have a competitive advantage in every game or race: At top-ranked schools across the country, athletes trust all-natural, non-pharmaceutical CrampsAWAY products to stop muscle cramps instantly, or even prevent cramps from happening in the first place!
Why one DI college athlete decided to transfer, and her recommendations on do’s and don’ts for the process
Alabama football player, Michael Collins, completed his walk-on process last year and is now a member of the #2 ranked football team in the nation, Alabama! Michael states, “The most important part about becoming a walk-on is being confident. Do not be afraid or timid; go into the process trusting in yourself.
Like the game itself, basketball recruiting guidelines are rapidly changing and Keirsten Sires offers knowledge and advice to slow it all down.
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.