Recruiting Program Overview
We understand that the recruiting process can appear to be a difficult task, so we want to offer as much help as we can.
Below is an overview of the recruiting process. There is additional recruiting information located on the menu on the right side of this web page.
As high school lacrosse players begin the college lacrosse recruiting process, there's a lot to consider:
What kind of school are you looking for? There are close to 300 colleges and universities that offer men's and/or women's lacrosse, so there's a wide variety of schools to choose from. It's important that you like the school because you may end up getting injured or decide to leave the lacrosse team at some point in your college career, so you want to make sure that you like the school as much as the lacrosse program. You also want to make sure that the college that you're interested in offers the majors that you're interested in taking. You don't want to end up at a school that doesn't offer the field of study that you want.
What do you know about the lacrosse coach and the team at the school you want to attend? You need to learn things like;
● How many freshman and transfer recruits does the college coach bring in each year? (You don't want to end up in a program with too many players and not enough playing time.)
● How many players stay with the team all four years? (You may end up at a school with a coach who is a great recruiter but isn't able to keep players on the team for all four years - check the roster and count how many seniors and juniors are on the team compared to the number of freshman and sophomores.)
● How many players does the team already have at your position? (If you're a goalie, you may want to avoid a school that already has 7 goalies on the roster.)
● When does the team practice during the week? (You may not want to attend a school where the lacrosse team's practices time interfere with your class schedule.)
These are just some of the things that you need to consider during the recruiting process. As you can see, there's a lot to know and it can be confusing if you haven't done it before.
That's why we help all of our high school players with the recruiting process:
On the field, we help each player develop their skills so that they can compete at a high level. We also enter our teams in the best summer and fall recruiting tournaments, so that our players get maximum exposure in front of college lacrosse coaches. We help our players develop a plan to make sure that college coaches know which tournaments they're playing at, their game schedule, etc. so that the college coaches know when they can watch the recruit on the field. We will also recommend the best recruiting camps to attend each summer.
We have a coaching staff with high school coaches from 13 different programs, which is something that no other Philadelphia area summer lacrosse organization can offer. High school coaches are a tremendous resource because they know what it takes for a high school athlete to excel in college lacrosse and they have relationships with college coaches that can benefit a prospective recruit.
We also host an annual NCAA lacrosse recruiting night with Division I, II and III men's and women's lacrosse coaches so that our players and their parents have an opportunity to learn more about the recruiting process directly from college coaches.
Choosing a college is a big decision, and we want you to have as much information as possible.
We're happy to help.