- Step 1: Know the NCAA rules Understand the rules and regulations of NCAA protocol.
- Step 2: Know your expectations Manage your expectations with where you are financially, skill-wise, and academically.
- Step 3: Make a list of schools Make a long list of schools ranging from long shots to safeties.
- Step 4: Reach out to coaches E-mail and call the coaches of where you want to go during your junior year of high school.
- Step 5: Make a video Create a highlight video of you playing and submit to prospective schools.
"Hi, I'm Taylor Nissi, Director of Operations for Game Breaker Lacrosse. I'm here today with Nick Schmidt who's one of our great regional directors. Please visit our website www.laxcamps.com.
Getting recruited to play Lacrosse in college can be a very exciting time. It can also be very confusing if you're not familiar with the rules. So, some key things to make sure you have a good experience are:
One- to understand the rules and regulations of NCA protocol. There's a very big difference between Division One schools, Division Two Schools, and Division Three Schools, so make sure you understand the communication and black-out dates. Those are times when you're not allowed to communicate directly with the coaches.
The other important part of the recruiting process is to manage your expectations. You should understand where you are athletically, where you are academically, and your financial situation. Those are all important factors in the recruiting process.
When I was going through the process, I had a long list of schools. I'd divide into three things. Stretch schools-and that might be a stretch athletically, it might be a stretch academically, or it might be a stretch financially. You'll have your back-up schools which are more within your skill level, your financial level, and your academic level. And safety schools where I knew I'd get in whenever I applied.
Fortunately for me I spent a lot of time the summer of my junior year to make connections with the coaches I was interested in.
The best way to do this is to make sure you're e-mailing and calling them directly throughout the Spring of your junior year. This way you'll only attend the camps that they'll be attending over the summer. So for me it made my process very easy where I applied to one school early and got in early and didn't have to worry about it late into the Spring.
Another great tool that can be used during the recruiting process is a highlight video. While we refer to it as a highlight video, most coaches prefer thirty minutes of uncut film. This allows them to see you play in all different aspects. On ball, off ball, in transition and all the different things that happen in a game.
Best of luck with your recruiting experience and best of luck with the rest of your Lacrosse career. "