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This Recruiting Guide is Written for Today’s Accelerated Recruiting Landscape and Provides Practical Tips to Help You Separate From the Pack
WHY READ THIS GUIDE? Because Lacrosse Can Help You Get Into A Great School
According to a study by former Princeton president William Bowen (published in the New York Times) that analyzed admissions data at Harvard, Middlebury, Virginia and other top schools:
A Recruited Athlete Was 30% More Likely to be Admitted Than a Non-athlete.
An African American, Native American or Latino Was 28% More Likely to be Admitted Than a White or Asian.
A Legacy Was 20% More Likely to be Admitted Than a Applicant of a Parent that Did Not Attend that College.
The Supply and Demand of Lacrosse Recruiting
In 2006, there were 40 high school players for every Division I Men's roster spot. In 2012, there are 60 competing for the same spot. Women's lacrosse has seen competition increase from 30 to 45 over the same period.
Below are Some of the Topics Covered
- Recruiting Landscape: 2014 and Beyond
- Reality Check: Lacrosse by the Numbers
- Early Recruiting: The New Norm
- Fear Factor: Rise in Verbal Commitments
- The Future of Lacrosse: Forecast = Hot
- Scholarship Myths: Important Considerations
- Questions & Answers: The Competitive Recruiting Landscape
- Diligence Items: Key Questions for Players and Parents to Ask Coaches
- Club Teams: Recruiting Exposure
- MCLA / WCLA: Competitive Lacrosse at Great Schools
- Coach Interaction: 10 Tips for Making a Strong Impression
- College Preferences Checklist And Visit Notes
- Tips for Building an Excellent Highlight Video
- Additional Resources to Review
- The Recruiting Timeline: Steps to Take