College campuses are closed. Tours and official visits have been put on hold. So what now? While you may not be able to physically step foot on campus or communicate with a coach face-to-face, now is the perfect time to build or narrow your college list. It varies depending on your graduation year, but use this time to do as much research as possible on prospective schools and lacrosse programs.
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FRESHMEN & SOPHOMORES
Just because you are not allowed to be communicating with college coaches yet does not mean your recruiting process has not begun. By the time June 15th (DII) or September 1st (DI) of your junior year rolls around you want to have a good idea of where you want to play college lacrosse and what schools fit you best. Use this time (if you haven’t already) to start or continue to build your list.
1) Find schools that are a good academic fit
2) Do your research on the schools
Consider location, size, majors, and social life
Take a virtual tour of the campus
3) Do your research on the lacrosse program
4) Begin to email coaches and express interest
Just because they can’t respond yet, doesn’t mean they are not storing your information or keeping you on a list
Email head and assistants coaches
5) Sign up for individual showcases
Get yourself out there and take back some lost recruiting time
Begin making a name for yourself and gauge your play against other competition
Use these opportunities to interact with multiple coaches at one event. At NXT Showcases, you are able to interact with college coaches, so this is a great place for you to get face time and build relationships even if you are a freshman or sophomore.
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