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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

Freshman/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 unofficial 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.