Named after football pioneer John W. Heisman, the Heisman Trophy has been awarded annually to the most outstanding college football player since 1935 (Tracy, New York Times). The award has had plenty of prestige and reputation behind it, but in the modern era, it’s become the Holy Grail of individual college football accolades. The winner
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
LRT Sports sat down with Dave Durden, the Head Coach for the men’s swim team at the University of California, Berkeley. Durden is diving into his 13th season with Cal in 2019-2020 and was also on the coaching staff for the 2016 Olympic team in Rio de Janeiro. Since the 2009-10 season, Cal has not
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
In life, change is inevitable. When it comes to sports, especially college sports with organizations overseeing its operations, there is always the question of whether the change is for the benefit of the players and competitors or the organization and its accompanying self-interest. Are they trying to benefit the sport or themselves? We’ll look at
For student-athletes, the thought of getting paid for their athletic talents is quite enticing. This idea of whether or not athletes should get paid for schools using their likeness, image, and name has been in question for quite some time now. There are big contentions around not paying college athletes since many athletes make immense
Football According to the NCAA, as well as data from the NFL’s draft in 2018, only 1.6% of NCAA football players go on to play professionally. In their research, they found that, there were “256 draft picks in 2018, 255 of whom were former NCAA players. NCAA to Major Pro figure [was] calculated using [this]
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.