Impact of Coronavirus on College Lacrosse Recruiting: The NCAA has continued its suspension of all in-person recruiting through August 31; Different rules have been approved for the D2 level. The NCAA also granted an extra year of eligibility to college seniors. The impact of coronavirus on sports is that right now, all recruiting activity is happening online. The timing of when sports will come back is being determined by the state, local and national governing bodies. Here is more information on how coronavirus will impact Lacrosse. We’re also sharing survey results from 600+ college coaches, in which we asked how they think COVID-19 will impact recruiting.
Men's Lacrosse Recruiting
Men’s lacrosse is a prominent sport on the East Coast and is rapidly growing in the Midwest and California. To get recruited and secure a spot on a college men’s lacrosse team, you need to be more than just athletic. College coaches are looking to fill their rosters with talented, well-rounded athletes whose dedication to success reaches beyond the field and into the classroom. Student-athletes looking to stand out from the crowd will need to spend time building a strong recruiting profile and maintain clear and timely communication with college coaches at the colleges they are interested in.
Many factors go into a successful recruiting process. Student-athletes begin by determining at what collegiate level they are qualified to play before selecting a list of prospective schools within that division that they are most interested in. From there, student-athletes, with the help of their families and coaches, can begin the recruiting process by building out their profile, creating highlight video, contacting college coaches, competing in tournaments and attending prospect camps.
While exciting, the recruiting process can be complicated with all of the rules and regulations created and enforced by the governing bodies of men’s college lacrosse: the NCAA, NAIA and NCJAA. We’ve created this section to help student-athletes navigate all aspects of the recruiting process for NCAA lacrosse, as well as NAIA and NJCAA lacrosse.