How To: Write an Email to College Lacrosse Coaches

envelopeAs a high school student athlete, one of the first ways to get on the radar of college coaches in the recruiting process is by sending them a Letter of Interest – or, more aptly titled, an Introductory Email.

The letter serves as a starting point of your correspondence with that coach and school, while also highlighting your interest in the program. This is an essential step, as being proactive is the only way to ensure a coach is aware of you and your interest in their program.

Where to start when writing these notes? While there is no “right” answer, there are some things to be cognizant of when writing.

Here are some “Do’s” and “Don’ts” to consider. While by no means a comprehensive list, using them as guidelines should put you on the right track. We also included a sample at the bottom of this article for reference.

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How To: Utilize a Lacrosse Highlight Reel

ReelAs important as preparing on the field is for high school student-athletes looking to play in college, it is just as important to prepare off of the field. One of the most vital areas in the recruiting space to prepare for is ensuring you have a highlight reel.

A highlight reel is crucial for an athlete looking to attack the recruiting process, because it gives the college coach something to evaluate.

It’s a great first-step and serves as an introduction. Read more below.

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How To: Be Proactive in the Lacrosse Recruiting Process

ChecklistFor many high school athletes, competing collegiately is seen as the end goal of countless tournaments, showcases and in-season games.

For many parents of these players, the ability to tell others that their son (or daughter) plays at a specific school is a source of great pride, the fruit of the money, time and effort put into getting their child onto this club team or at that showcase.

Consider these numbers, courtesy of the NCAA, for attempting to play a sport collegiately.

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Quick Girl’s HS Highlights: Garden City 9, Darien 8

Garden City scored a late goal to defeat Darien by the score of 9-8 in a girl’s high school contest played on Saturday, April 11. The game between the in-state rivals was an exciting, back-and-forth contest. Since that game, Darien has won 3 of 4, while Garden City has reeled off 4 straight wins.

Check out the video for game highlights.

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Quick Highlights: Deerfield 9, Brunswick 8

Deerfield used a big fourth quarter, including the decisive marker in the waning seconds, to defeat rival Brunswick on Saturday, March 28th by a final score of 9-8. It was the second consecutive nail-biter between the schools, with last year’s matchup – also a Big Green victory – was decided in double overtime.

Check out the video for game highlights.

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