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Freshman (9th Grade)

• Fall
o Play in the fall if possible
• Winter
o Look into playing in a winter league or attending a winter camp
o Visit a couple schools to get an idea for what you are
interested in
o Think about what division of lacrosse you would like to play
• Spring
o Prepare for spring season and play well
o Start thinking about what camps to attend for the summer
Note: Consider camp as a great way to see a campus
and get to know coaches from different schools.
Summer

o Play in tournaments
o Attend a camp if possible

• Sophomore (10th Grade)

• Fall
o Try to determine what type of school you want to go to and
what type of program you want to play for
o Make a list of your top 20-30 schools
Note: This list should be any school you would consider
if the coach contacted you
• Winter
o Look into playing in a winter league or attending a winter camp
o Start contacting coaches at your top 20-30 schools
Note: You are allowed to contact them, but they cannot
contact you this year. This includes phone calls, e-
mails, letters, instant messages and text messages.
• Spring
o Try and attend some college lacrosse games (preferably at
your top schools)
o Continue to modify your top 20-30 schools list and email
coaches of any additions
o Start thinking about what camps to attend for the summer
Note: Consider camp as a great way to see a campus
and get to know coaches from different schools.
• Summer
o Send coaches at your top 20-30 schools an email with your
camp and summer tournament schedule

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Note: Make sure to include your club team information,
jersey number, and position.
Send coaches at your top 20-30 schools a reminder email 1-
2 weeks before every tournament or recruiting camp you are
attending
Note: Make sure to include your club team information,
jersey number, and position again. You do not need to
send a game schedule.
Play in tournaments
Attend a camp if possible
Get video of you playing made
Note: Most coaches don’t want to just see highlights.
Make sure to include live game footage so they can see
how effective you are in a given amount of time.

• Junior (11th Grade)

• Fall
o September is the first month college coaches can mail to you
and initiate e-mail contact with you
o Respond to coaches immediately
Note: Most colleges will send out questionnaires. Fill
these out appropriately and send back immediately. It
does not hurt to send an email to each school saying
you have put the questionnaire in the mail and are very
interested.
o Email the coaches of your top 20-30 schools with your fall
tournament schedule
o Make sure to play in some fall tournaments
o Get a solid list together of your top 10 schools
• Winter
o Look into playing in a winter league or attending a winter camp
o Sign up for the early Spring SAT or ACT testing dates
o Keep coaches of your top schools up to date on anything new
and on your upcoming season
Note: Make sure you show interest in the season of the
schools you are interested in when you correspond with
them.
• Spring
o Try and attend some college lacrosse games (preferably at
your top schools)
o Continue to modify your top 10 and top 20-30 schools list and
email coaches of any additions

o Take SAT
Note: Make sure that you indicate the NCAA
Clearinghouse number (9999) as a place to send your
scores.
o Start thinking about what camps to attend for the summer
Note: Sign up for a camp or camps that is either at a
school that you like or has coaches from schools that
you like.
o Email coaches about your high school season and with your
summer tournament and camp schedule
Note: Make sure to include your club team information,
jersey number, and position again. You do not need to
send a game schedule.

• Summer
o Send coaches at your top 20-30 schools an email with your
camp and summer tournament schedule
Note: Make sure to include your club team information,
jersey number and position.
o Send coaches at your top 20-30 schools a reminder email 1-
2 weeks before every tournament or recruiting camp you are
attending
Note: Make sure to include your club team information,
jersey number and position again. You do not need to
send a game schedule.
o Send coaches your most recent telephone numbers so they
can contact you come July 1
o Send coaches a complete high school transcript from grades
9-11
o Register for the NCAA Clearinghouse after your junior year
o Retake SAT and ACT tests as needed to improve your scores
o Play in tournaments
o Attend camps where coaches you want to play for will be
o Visit schools and arrange to meet coaches if possible while
you are on campus
o Get video of you playing made if you have not already and
send out to at least your top 10 schools
o July 1 is the first time coaches are allowed to call you. The
process starts on this day, but goes until at least September
Note: Coaches will begin to extend scholarship offers at
this point and will continue to extend offers throughout
the year on an individual basis with each recruit. If you
do not get offered one in July, it does not necessarily

mean coaches are not interested.
o If possible, you should take unofficial visits to all the schools in
which you have an interest by the end of the summer
Note: You are allowed to take unlimited unofficial visits
o Begin planning official visits if they offered to you
Note: You are only allowed to take FIVE official visits
and visits taken for other sports count towards your five
total allowed visits.
o Keep an open phone line and communicate with college
coaches at least once a week and you can also send an
update email

• Senior (12th Grade)

• Fall
o Take your official visits and compare schools
o In October, the majority of schools have selected and received
90 percent of their class by this month
o In November, the NLI (National Letter of Intent) signing date
is early in this month. If you have chosen a school and will
be receiving scholarship money, you will get an application
from your school and signing papers from the NLI in early
November
Note: When you sign, you agree to attend that institution
for at least one academic year. If you fail to do so, you
will lose two years eligibility and must sit out for two
years at another college. The only exception is if you
obtain a Qualified Release Agreement, in which case
you must complete one year of residence there and lose
one year of eligibility. These rules apply only to those
institutions that participate in the NLI.
o If you do not sign early, continue to email coaches and update
them with your fall/winter schedule of tournaments you are
attending
o Pick your #1 school and apply early
o Take the SAT at least once
• Winter
o Continue to contact and update coaches
• Spring
o Do not let your grades slip
o Remain focused for the upcoming season
• Summer
o Play
o Get ready for college!!