Lacrosse College Recruiting - The Timeline

 By: Wayne Hemrick
Lacrosse college recruiting is a great way to earn your college tuition to the educational institution of your choice. It is competitive, however, with many more players than slots at top schools available. The more you can learn about the lacrosse college recruiting process, the more prepared you can be. There is a basic timeline in place with which you will want to become familiar in order to be ready for certain key events, which will help to improve your chances of being selected by college coaches who are recruiting lacrosse players for their teams.


In your first year in high school, you will want to focus on playing and learning as much as possible about lacrosse. This means you will want to play on your high school team, and look into winter leagues. Attending a lacrosse recruiting camp the summer between your freshman and sophomore year can provide an excellent way for you to increase your skills even more. Also be sure to do as well as you can in your classwork, because colleges will eventually be looking to see how you did as one of their prerequisites for college lacrosse recruiting.


Continue with all that you started in your freshman year as part of your process in lacrosse college recruiting. In addition, now you can make an initial list of the colleges where you would like to attend. You can also spend this year putting together a personal webpage that gives contact information as well as game video of you. You may begin to contact college lacrosse recruiting coaching staff via email, and although the coaches cannot contact you at this stage, you can let them know what team you currently play for and which lacrosse recruiting camp you plan on attending, as a way to introduce yourself to them.

Juniors and Seniors

The pace of lacrosse college recruiting starts to ramp up now. Coaches can now contact you, and you will want to continue to let them know which lacrosse recruiting camp and tournaments you will be at. This year you can also take the SAT exam. You will also want to attend camps and tournaments at colleges on your top schools list so you can check them out, and then begin to narrow that list down to your top ten schools. You will then need to play camps and tournaments where those colleges will be attending for the purpose of recruiting lacrosse players.

The earliest coaches can contact you for lacrosse college recruiting with the purpose of offering you a scholarship is in the summer between your junior and senior years of high school. They can, however, continue to work on recruiting lacrosse players all the way through your senior year, so do keep that in mind if you do not get a call right away.

In your senior year, you will continue to work hard at your classroom work, and continue to contact and visit colleges. The lacrosse college recruiting process is exciting and fun, and for many it is a way to get college paid for.
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