|Recruiting Guide IV: General Recruiting Process Overview|
By Bill Allen, LaxPower.com|
Perhaps the best single summary we have found for men or women is The College Athletic Recruiting Process (available as a PDF file) put together and presented by Janine Tucker, the head women’s lacrosse coach at Johns Hopkins University. This should be required reading for every prospect and their parents. Coach Tucker is updating this guide; we'll post it here when it's ready. In simple bullet-point form, her guide covers:
1. Roles in the Recruiting process
More required reading can be found at LacrosseRecruits.com, US Lacrosse’s recruiting web site, especially their A High School Athlete's Recruiting Guide for College Lacrosse. This guide has 29 informative sections covering:
• Master the Recruiting Process
• 12 Pitfalls to Avoid
• How to Improve Your Profile
• Essential Action Steps to Take
• LacrosseRecruits.com Articles
A more detailed timeline can be found on Active.com’s College Recruiting Timeline for Lacrosse.
For lacrosse parents, LacrosseParent.com is a valuable resource. It contains very good tips and information but also a number of useful resources, including lists of videotaping and editing services, sample cover letters and sports resumes, plus club and tournament databases.
Chuck Jaffe, editor of the New England Lacrosse Journal, has written State of the Game: Hazards of Commitment, an excellent article offering perspective on the commitment and recruiting process. Chuck is also a long-time youth and high school coach and official, and he currently runs BullsEye Lacrosse.
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