High school lacrosse players should begin early in their lacrosse careers to think about scholarship opportunities available through college lacrosse recruiting events, such as camps and tournaments. Some preparation before you attend a lacrosse recruiting camp, plus a focused approach to selecting camps, will help to make the lacrosse recruiting camp experience the most fun and beneficial for you.
Preparation Is The Key
One of the most effective steps you can take for lacrosse college recruiting is to set up a personal webpage that offers information for which college lacrosse recruiting coaches are looking. Your contact information, as well as your lacrosse stats and academic information can all be included. You will also want to have someone take some video footage of you playing. Perhaps a coach or a parent can help in this regard, or you can hire a professional to film you and then edit the film. Putting up a full game, along with some special highlights, will enable coaches who are recruiting lacrosse players to see you quickly online at their convenience, making it more likely that they will look at your webpage.
Once you have your web page looking the way you want for lacrosse college recruiting purposes, you will want to begin sending short email messages to coaches for whom you would like to play. You can let them know which lacrosse recruiting camp or tournament you plan to attend, for example. Be sure when you sign your email to include a link to your webpage. During lacrosse recruiting camp and tournament season, coaches and their staff are very busy with every aspect of the process of recruiting lacrosse players, so anything you can do to make it easy for them to see you play is to your benefit.
Selecting the lacrosse recruiting camp that is right for you
You will want to narrow down the list of colleges where you would like to attend, and after doing that, see which ones will be offering a lacrosse recruiting camp.
This could be a good one to attend, because in addition to giving you a chance to be seen by the school’s coaches, it also gives you the opportunity to check out the campus and see how you like it.
What year you are in high school will also have a bearing on which lacrosse college recruiting camps to attend. For freshmen and sophomores, you will want to focus more on improving your skills rather than getting recruited. Older students, though, will want to spend time at events where recruiting lacrosse players is the focus.
You can make new friends, learn new skills and even earn a scholarship to the college of your choice through prepared participation at a lacrosse recruiting camp.
In this article Wayne Hemrick writes about a lacrosse recruiting camp.