During our recruiting seminars throughout the year, we educate all of our players in-depth on the following topics:
- Differences between Division I, II, and III
- Competition calendar
- Recruiting timeline
- NCAA Rules
- Scholarships & Financial Aid
- How to write a cover letter/email (sample)
- How to write and what to include in an athletic resume (sample)
- Communicating and responding to coaches’ emails
- Do’s & Don’ts
Listed below are some quick tips & advice on beginning the recruiting process: where to start, questions to ask yourself, types of questions to ask coaches, and important things to remember.
WHERE TO START!?
VISIT SOME CAMPUSES! WHAT DO YOU LIKE?
- Size: Small, Medium, Big
- Type of Campus: Urban, Suburban, Rural
- Location: Northeast, MidAtlantic, South, etc
- Academic Interest: Specific major availability, academic fit
MAKE A COLLEGE LIST!
- Include Dream, Realistic, and Safety schools for academic and athletic fit
CONTACT COLLEGE COACHES!
- Do NOT mass email or BCC
- Players should always write the emails (not parents)
- Make it personal!
- Email OFTEN! Keep in touch!
- Make a Player Profile Sheet/Resume
- Detailed outlines and examples provided during club recruiting seminars
ATTEND CAMPS & CLINICS
- One day recruiting clinics on campus
- College camps (look at coaching staff – is it just the school’s staff or will other coaches be working the camp)
- Showcase camps
QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF
- What are my goals for my college lacrosse experience?
- What type of impact will I make?
- Am I willing to wait to play?
- What role am I willing to play?
- Academic Questions
- How hard do I work in school?
- What are my goals for my college education?
- What are my plans after college?
TYPES OF QUESTIONS TO ASK COACHES
- Coaching Style, Team Culture
- Academic Standards for Recruits
- Recruiting Timeline and Commitments
- Team Training & Competition Calendar
IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER
- Do your research
- Find the best mix
- Be proactive
- Be honest and straightforward
- Always keep an open mind