Tips For Success With College Lacrosse Recruiting

 By: Wayne Hemrick
As you likely know, it can be challenging getting into the college of your choice, made more so by the rising cost of higher education. If you are a high school student athlete that participates in lacrosse, however, you do have the opportunity to win an athletic scholarship to the college or university of your choice. There are several steps in the college lacrosse recruiting process, and following each at the appropriate times will give you a better chance of reaching your goal of playing for a college team on a lacrosse college recruiting scholarship. There are a few tips that can make the process easier and more beneficial for you.

Pay Attention To Academics

Part of the process of getting accepted to a college or university has to do with grades. The bottom line is that without decent grades, it will be very difficult to gain admittance to the school of your choice. Colleges are recruiting lacrosse players that have good academic standing. Your high school transcripts are one of the items that college lacrosse recruiting staff will be looking at closely. In addition to doing as well as you can at your coursework, you will also want to take college admittance exams early. Many accept whatever your best grade is to date on the test, so if you begin testing early on in your high school academic career, you will have an opportunity to improve your score.

Market Yourself Online

Because it is competitive to gain entry into a college, you will want to focus some attention on marketing yourself. This can be readily and inexpensively accomplished with a personal webpage. This will have your basic information on it, which could include your contact information, lacrosse and academic information as well as which lacrosse college recruiting camps and tournaments you plan on attending. You will also want to place video of you playing on your webpage. This is important, because many more college lacrosse recruiting staff will be able to click on a link and watch a video of you than might be able to see you in person at a lacrosse recruiting camp or tournament. Not that those aren't important, but you have to use them in a focused way to gain maximum benefit from them. Regular brief email messages from you to lacrosse college recruiting coaches will help to keep you on their radar, even though there are rules about when they can contact you back.

Attend A Lacrosse Recruiting Camp

Coaches who are actively recruiting lacrosse players will likely be attending a lacrosse recruiting camp at a college somewhere near you. Attend a lacrosse recruiting camp at a college you wish to attend, so you can check out the school in between play. It also gives coaches recruiting lacrosse players the opportunity to see you play live.

By keeping these ideas in mind, your college lacrosse recruiting experience should be fun and effective.
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