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Recruiting Steps

  • Establish criteria - what's important (academics, size, etc)
  • Do your best in the classroom
  • Take standardized tests (SAT's/ACT's) early and often
  • Visit college campuses
  • Establish a list of schools based on mutual interest
  • Return for overnight visits to top choices
  •  Make decision

Timeline

Sophomore year
  • Start of think about what you want
  • Visit schools, take tests (SAT subject tests)
  • Notify coaches of your summer lacrosse plans
  • September 1 prior to junior year - coaches can write to you
Junior year
  • take tests; again, early and often
  • Schedule unoffical visits (schools don't pay)
  • July 1 - schools can call and visit
Senior year
  • Official visit(s) - (schools can pay)
  • Do a good job on the application
  • Finish the year strong academically & athletically

A few take-a-ways:

       1.    Players do the writing and talking to coaches.  BIG turn-off when parents are too involved.
       2.    DVD's should include highlights and full-game.  You Tube is becoming an easier option.
       3.    Recruiting websites/services are a waste of money.
       4.    Work hard in the classroom and on the field.
       5.    Communicate your dedication directly with coaches.  Don't be afraid to ask questions.