• Start the process early-before junior year
  • Research colleges based on academic qualifications
  • Make the initial contact with college coaches
  • Realize coaches are dealing with 500+ recruits
  • Support your daughter
  • Proofread material
  • Attend campus visits, ask questions
  • Send too much information
  • Excessively call or email coaches
  • Expect coaches to get back to you immediately
  • Allow your parents to do the work or make contact for you
  • RESTRICT YOUR LIST
  • Make contact with coach
  • Call college coach
  • Make first contact with coach at event

WHAT IS THE SINGLE MOST DETRIMENTAL QUALITY TO POSSESS IN THE PROCESS?

A sense of entitlement. Getting recruited to play in college is not something you deserve. Playing in college is something that you have to want. Commit yourself to the process.

 

RECRUITING PROCESS TIMELINE

SOPHOMORE

  • Focus on grades
  • Create initial list
  • Research colleges
  • Send Cover Letter & Resume
  • Complete Online Questionnaires
  • Visit schools
  • Play summer ball
  • Attend camps and fall clinics
  • Camps during the summer going into junior year

JUNIOR (FALL)

  • Focus on grades
  • Contact college coaches before tournaments
  • Refine college list
  • Continue Online research
  • Complete Online Questionnaires

JUNIOR (WINTER) 

  • Focus on grades
  • Take SAT and/or ACT
  • Communication w/ coaches
  • Attennd winter camps
  • Investigate summer camps and clubs
  • Online Questionnaires
JUNIOR (SPRING)
  • Focus on grades
  • SAT and/or ACT
  • Communication w/ coaches
  • Visit schools
  • Attend college games
  • Commit to Summer camp/club schedule
JUNIOR (SUMMER)
  • Summer tournaments/camps
  • Communication w/ coaches
  • Visit schools
  • Set up official visits

SENIOR YEAR

  • Do Not Stop Playing
  • Continue doing what got you where you are at!! The college level only gets harder!

Lax Plus Tips to Recruiting

  • Maintain good grades
  • Keep communication with college coaches
  • Be realistic as to what level you can play at (ask your HS and Club coaches)
  • Choose a camp that has a lot of college coaches attending
  • Don’t limit to one division (understand the difference between divisions)

 

COMPARING DIVISIONS

DIVISION I

  • Athletic scholarships available
  • Unofficial visits without assistance from athletic department or coaching staff prior to Sept. 1st of junior year
  • Beginning September 1st of Junior Year
    • 5 official visits with a limit of one per school
    • Unlimited unofficial visits
    • Players can contact coach at own expense
    • Coaches can call, email and/or text
    • Coaches can initiate off-campus contact at residence or high school only.

DIVISION II

  • Athletic scholarships available
  • Players can contact the coach at their own expense
  • Beginning June 15th of your sophomore year.
    • Unlimited official and unofficial visits
    • Coaches can call, text, and/or email unlimited starting 
    • Coaches can arrange unlimited off-campus contact
    • Can have you tryout during official visit

DIVISION III

  • Merit money available
  • Unlimited official and unofficial visits
  • Players can contact the coach at their own expense
  • Unlimited number of phone calls from coaches

Unofficial Visits

The college does not pay for you on campus
Can take unofficial visits any year of school

 

Official Visits

College pays for your visit to campus
DI: Can take official visits after September 1st of junior year
DII: Can take official visits after June 15th of sophomore year