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Coach Landry is willing to help with your college selection process, even if you do not want to play lacrosse in college, however; if you want to try to play lacrosse in college, you must click on the link below and complete the recruiting form and email it back to Coach Landry first. Below is some basic information on college recruiting. Good Luck.

Recruiting Timeline

Below are a few pointers we at LacrosseRecruits.com put together. Having a LacrosseRecruits.com profile helps a high school lacrosse player stay organized throughout the recruiting process. A LacrosseRecruits.com profile makes it easy for a college coach to view your profile and game video, increasing your odds of being recruited.

The four most important points we want every high school lacrosse player to understand are:

1. Work hard in the classroom and study hard for the SATs / ACTs. The better your grades and the higher your board scores, the more schools that can recruit you. The more schools that can recruit you, the more options you have. The more options you have, the less stressful the recruiting process will be.

2. Be realistic about your ability. The number of players that play at the top Division 1 schools is a very small percentage of the number of college lacrosse players across Division I, Division II, Division III and MCLA (club). Being realistic about your ability from the beginning will make the recruiting process a lot less stressful and ultimately more rewarding.

3. Do not pick a college just because you can play lacrosse there. Choose a college or university that is a good fit for you academically. Use lacrosse as a vehicle to get you into the best college possible.

4. BE PROACTIVE IN THE RECRUITING PROCESS. Just like anything else, the harder you work, the better your results will be. Create a profile on LacrosseRecruits.com and send your profile to every school you are interested in. Call the schools you are interested in. Introduce yourself to the coaches you are interested in when you see them at camps / tournaments. The more you put into the recruiting process, the more you will get out of it.

Rising Freshmen-

  • Focus on academics!! Start your high school career off right by doing well in school. When the time comes and you are recruited, grades are VERY important. You can be the best player in the country but with poor grades, top tier academic institutions will not be able to recruit you. By working hard in school, the number of schools able to recruit you increases exponentially, giving you more options.
  • Improve your lacrosse game. Keep a stick in your hand in the off-season and try to play a lot of lacrosse in the summer. Be sure to stay in shape if lacrosse is your only sport. If you are a multi sport athlete, that is terrific. College coaches like well-rounded athletes, but if lacrosse is your main sport, try to hit the wall during the off-season to stay sharp.

Rising Sophomores-

  • Continue to work hard in school. Mistakes made sophomore year academically can really hurt your chances of being recruited by top academic institutions. The harder you work in the classroom, the more options you will have when being recruited. You do not want a coach that is interested in your athletic ability to not be able to recruit you because you did not take pride in your academics.
  • Begin thinking about college and what kind of college you are looking for. Do you want a big school? Small school? Northern? Southern? Speak to your teachers about schools you are interested in and do research online.
  • Create a LacrosseRecruits.com profile. You can choose schools you are interested in and each coach is alerted immediately of your interest. One click and any coach in the country can view your complete profile and video. This is the best way to get on the coach’s radar because a profile on LacrosseRecruits.com makes it convenient for the coach to view your profile and video. Instead of being another letter or e-mail, you have a personal webpage that can be viewed by any college coach. For an example, view:


Rising Juniors-

  • Again, keep working hard in school! This year is critical when you are applying to college. Take challenging classes. If you can take Advanced Placement classes, take full advantage.
  • Make a list of 15-20 schools you are interested in. Be realistic about your lacrosse ability. Talk to your high school coach about what level you should be focusing on. Having a realistic list of target schools will make your life a lot easier when the recruiting season starts. Lacrosse should be used as a vehicle to get you into a better academic institution. Get the best education possible! We cannot stress this enough.
  • By now, you should have a profile on LacrosseRecruits.com. Your profile has all academic and athletic information a college coach needs to evaluate your talent. The coach can also watch your high definition video with the click of a button.
  • Having a profile on LacrosseRecruits.com allows coaches from every DI, DII and DIII school to search for athletes that fit their recruiting profile. Coaches run searches for athletes that fit their recruiting profile and are able to watch their video and connect with recruits they are interested in.
  • College coaches are under a lot of pressure and giving them a convenient way to evaluate your talent increases your odds of being recruited. Instead of just sending a letter / DVD and crossing your fingers, your LacrosseRecruits.com profile makes it easy for the coach to see you play and see your grades. Including your custom web address in every e-mail and letter to coaches lets coaches quickly and easily evaluate your talent.
  • Log into your LacrosseRecruits.com account to see where the coaches from the schools you are interested will be during the summer recruiting season. Every lacrosse program has a profile on LacrosseRecruits.com with a list of the Camps and Tournaments they plan to attend.
  • In all correspondence with college coaches, include a link to your LacrosseRecruits.com profile. If your name is Chris Hines, your profile would be:


This allows a coach to quickly and easily see your profile and game video. When the coach logs into his account, he is able to see contact information and academic information.

Rising Seniors-

  • Create a list of your top 15 choices. Connect with the coaches at each of these schools and include a link to your LacrosseRecruits.com profile. These coaches can view your profile / video and make a note to see you during the summer on the recruiting trail.
  • If a coach contacts you and you are not interested, tell the coach. Coaches respect honesty.
  • Again, be realistic about your ability. If you are not receiving letters from the top DI schools, do not take it personally. Play hard during the summer and focus on the schools that have shown interest in you. By the end of the summer, you will know where you stand recruiting wise.
  • Upload game film to your LacrosseRecruts.com profile so a coach can see how you play in the flow of a game. Consider cutting down the game to only the plays you are involved in. Highlight tapes are important to show the coach your most athletic plays, but every coach is interested in seeing how you play over the course of a game. Everyone looks like a star in his or her highlight tape!
  • Study hard for the SAT / ACT. Just like poor grades can keep you from being recruited, poor SAT / ACT scores can close doors from a recruiting standpoint. Do the best you can on these tests!


Create your LacrosseRecruits.com profile to make it easy for a college coach to see you play. It will make the process a lot easier and increase your odds of being recruited.

The Truth About Athletic Scholarships

What is your college recruiting goal?

For most people, the answer is, "To get a DI scholarship." But what it should really be is, "To play at the right college." If you can get an athletic scholarship at the right college, all the better. But if you get one at a school that's really not a good fit, you're not going to be happy.

Aiming for an athletic scholarship is a fine goal, as long as it's secondary to finding the college that's right for you academically and socially.

4 myths you have to understand:

  1. Myth #1: Athletic scholarships are abundant - Reality: The NCAA severely limits the number of athletic scholarships a college team can offer.
  2. Myth #2: College teams actually have every scholarship the NCAA allows - Reality: Even though a team might be allowed 10 scholarships, it may only have enough money to pay for 3 of them.
  3. Myth #3: Most players who get scholarships get full rides - Reality: Actually, very few athletes get full rides. Often, the best players in the country are only on partial athletic scholarships.
  4. Myth #4: Division I athletes get the most financial aid - Reality: DI athletes do get the most athletic financial aid. But the average DIII athlete gets more total financial aid. So a DI athlete might get a $5,000 athletic scholarship, while a DIII athlete might get a $10,000 academic scholarship.

What to do with this knowledge

Now that we've looked at scholarship myths and realities, here's how you should pursue the goal of playing at the right college and hopefully getting some scholarship money:

  1. Review your Colleges list and take the CaptainU Guided Tour for each school. Ask yourself this question: "Do I honestly like this school or is the main appeal that they offer athletic scholarships?"
  2. Remove the schools that don't pass this test.
  3. Use the Mail tool to email and build trust with the coaches at the colleges that are still on your list.
  4. Once you've built some trust with the coaches, ask them what opportunities are available to pay for your education if you decide to go there. Leave the question open-ended, so you can talk about all kinds of scholarships, not just the athletic variety.

The golden full ride many athletes hope for may not be realistic, but here's the silver lining: you're much more likely to be happy at the college you end up attending. If it's not all about athletic scholarships, you'll make a much better decision.


3 Things You Have to Do When a Coach Doesn't Respond

by Avi - I know it can be really frustrating. You put a lot of energy into writing a great email and then....silence.

Let's turn it around for a second. You're a college coach and you get a hundred emails from new recruits each week. You can't reply to everyone -- where do you even start?

The players who emerge from the pack are those who persist. If you keep putting yourself in front of a coach, sooner or later he's going to scratch his head and wonder who you are. That spark of interest is the key to recruiting success, and here's how you make it happen:

1. Don't assume anything - A lot of players tell us they're worried when they don't hear back immediately. Reserve judgment and recognize that this is part of the process. It doesn't necessarily reflect your ability to make that team.

2. Email the coach a couple weeks later - Confidently write another email. Tell the coach you're following up and give him 2-3 specific reasons why you think his school and team are a great fit for you.

3. Include a "call to action" - Make it easy for the coach to respond to you by asking a simple question. For example, "Will you be at the tournament next weekend?" Or, "Is there anything else I should send you at this point?"

This kind of persistence is a trait college coaches value in athletes. It's the willingness to keep running when you're exhausted. It's the conviction to win a game in the last five minutes. And it's the quality that will help you make a college team.

You already have that quality. Now you just need to apply it to recruiting.


What You Learn From Unofficial Visits

by Preston - When it comes to visiting colleges, what really matters is that you're there, on campus, experiencing what it's like to be a student at that school. Whether the visit official or unofficial is almost irrelevant.

As a high school athlete, I never got invited on an official visit. Not once. And you know what? I still found my way onto a college team.

I knew that I could play baseball in college. But if coaches weren't going to come looking for me, I would have to put myself in front of them.

I remember being incredibly excited for my first unofficial visit. It seemed almost certain that I would love the college I was visiting.

Well, to say the least, I didn't love it. I stayed with two players from the team, with whom I didn't have great chemistry. Also, I got a lukewarm reception from the head baseball coach -- even though he had previously been very enthusiastic. To boot, it was also a dreary winter day.

The visit didn't go well. But on one level, it was a success. It taught me that that school wasn't right for me.

Consider, on the other hand, my visit to the University of Chicago. I called the coach a few days before I was planning to visit, and he promised to meet with me. I got to the gym, and he was already downstairs waiting for me, along with a few of his players. He then proceeded to give me a very thorough tour.

And as we walked around the campus, with the current baseball players involved in our conversation, I just got "that feeling" -- the one where a little voice inside of you is shouting, "THIS IS THE ONE!!"

And that little voice was right.

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