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Girls lacrosse D3 recruiting

laxdoglaxdog Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
edited November 2009 in Athletic Recruits
When is the best time to start this, and when are decisions made? Obviously the Junior year season is probably important, but it seems liken the Senior year season is too late. Are showcases the way to go? And what process can you expect? Once the "on-line" form has been submitted (now, fall of Junior year) and the college coach has probably seen you at a showcase, do you usually hear back sort of quickly or do they wait until Senior year?
Thanks for any insights!
Post edited by laxdog on

Replies to: Girls lacrosse D3 recruiting

  • riverrunnerriverrunner Registered User Posts: 2,715 Senior Member
    Hi laxdog,

    I think the reason you're not getting much response to this question is that a women's lacrosse-specific person hasn't seen this post yet. Hopefully someone will chime in who can talk about your showcase-related questions!

    Also, questions about recruiting timing are somewhat universal across sports. If you haven't already, read through the threads on this forum, specifically those addressing "timing", and "timeline" . Also, if you haven't visited the NCAA website and read up on the rules for recruits, this would be a great time do get familiar with their deadlines, contact windows and visitation info.

    Best wishes.
  • pacheightpacheight Registered User Posts: 1,168 Senior Member
    I think lacrosse is similar to my d's sport and others as well so the timing and approaches are similar. It goes something like this or one of these may apply:

    1) college coaches are already aware of your d and she's aware of them through camps or state/national level events
    2) you D should get advice from her coach as to where would be a good fit for her
    3) In lax I would hope your junior coach knows some or many of the college coaches and therefore can make an introduction
    4) your d sends emails out to the schools/teams/coaches she's interested in (heck the contact rules for your sport) but I would think January is when you send emails.
    5) they start contacting your d, sooner the better:) if she's gets real interest, personal emails, texts, or phone calls in March and April then she's in good recruiting shape!!!

    I don't recommend the online forms that a lot of teams have on their websites. email is more intimate and a lot of coaches will email from phones where forms are harder to see, if at all.
  • WiggleWiggle Registered User Posts: 142 Junior Member
    Some schools do require the online recruiting forms be completed. My S sent some emails to coaches, and a few of them have responded asking him to complete their recruiting form.
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