When should we get started?
On April 14, 2017, new NCAA rules were passed, effective immediately, for both men’s and women’s Division 1 schools, which bans college coaches from communicating with recruits until September 1 of their junior year.
Specifically, this restricts verbal commitments, phone calls and unofficial visits until the above date.
Recruits can and should still message college coaches with their player info / video and visit college campuses at their target schools, but not request to meet with the coaching staff.
We’re excited for this change as we believe it will help recruits focus on academics, enjoy their high school experience, better develop their college preferences and ultimately get recruited to the right school. We hope that it will reverse the increase in college transfers as recruits will have more time to find the right fit both on and off the field.
With that in mind, college coaches are still evaluating high school underclassman, including freshman. So being proactive during your freshman year is important
Start researching colleges in our College Matching Service. Understand the supply and demand of lacrosse recruiting and be ready as opportunities arise.
Invest in the classroom first and on building your fundamentals. Refer to our recruit guide for a detailed recruiting timeline.
Lastly, be mindful of social media. College coaches are typically recruiting 5 or more players for each roster spot. The risk/reward is that they do not want to jeopardize their career on a recruit with questionable social media content.