Lacrosse Recruiting Timeline

Score on a goal on earning a roster spot by reaching out to coaches, showcasing your skills and considering all your options from the Midwest to East Coast. Earn good grades throughout your high school career, research various schools and find lacrosse programs so that you’ll be able to find the best program for you.


Will I still be recruited if I play in a non-traditional lacrosse area?


Freshmen Year

  • Research 2-3 schools per week
  • Create a list of 100 prospective schools consider both athletics and academics
  • Film highlights tape
  • Send introduction letters to coaches
  • Go on at least unofficial visits to colleges
  • Build relationships by making phone calls, send letters and emails
  • Join a local Lacrosse team


Rules/Tips to Remember:

  • Coaches are watching your development throughout high school at camps, in school and on the field
  • Standouts are proactive, it’s never too early for YOU to write a letter or make a call to coaches
  • DI and DII coaches can’t personally contact you until Junior year, but YOU can contact them
  • DIII and NAIA coaches can contact you at anytime
  • Important to do be familiar with the school both athletically and academically



Importance of Academics in Lacorsse Recruiting

Sophomore Year

  • Film your highlights tape
  • Get an evaluation of your skills tape
  • Continue to research prospective schools
  • Continue to build relationships by making calls, sending letters, emails with the RIGHT coaches
  • Fill out questionnaires
  • Make unofficial visits
  • Narrow your list of 100 schools


Rules/Tips to Remember:

September 1st of your Junior year is the first day DI and DII coaches can send you more personalized letters and emails


Junior Year

  • Film your highlights tape
  • Follow-up with coaches you’ve contacted in a TIMELY manner
  • Invite coaches to your games- let them know about your season schedule
  • Ask coaches where you stand on their recruits list
  • Fill out questionnaires
  • Respond to EVERY coach
  • Make unofficial visits to schools
  • Narrow down your prospective schools list


Rules/Tips to Remember:

  • DI and top DII programs will make offers during Junior year
  • If you haven’t heard from DI coaches, start reaching out to DII, DIII or NAIA programs


Senior Year

  • Make official visits
  • Follow-up with coaches and respond in a TIMELY manner
  • Apply to the schools- applications
  • Apply for Financial aid – starting Jan. 1st
  • Sign and Commit to a school and program (Early signing- second week of Nov, regular-April)
  • Find out the summer workout schedule 
  • Get ready for an experience of a lifetime
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