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NCAA Recruiting Guidelines

NCAA RECRUITING CONTACT RULES

Division 1- May contact you expressing an interest in recruiting you, or respond to your emails/phone calls starting September 1st of your junior year.

Division 2- May contact you expressing an interest in recruiting you or respond to your emails/phone calls starting June 15th after your sophomore year.

Division 3- May contact you expressing an interest in recruiting you or respond to your emails/phone calls at any time during your high school career.

2018 Grads

  • Division 1, 2, & 3 coaches may contact or respond to your emails/phone calls now.

2019 Grads

  • Division 1 may contact or respond to your emails starting Sept. 1st, 2017
  • Division 2 may contact or respond to your emails starting June 15th, 2017
  • Division 3 may contact or respond to your emails now

2020 Grads

  • Division 1 may contact or respond to your emails starting Sept. 1st, 2018
  • Division 2 may contact or respond to your emails starting June 15th, 2018
  • Division 3 may contact or respond to your emails now

2021 Grads

  • Division 1 may contact or respond to your emails starting Sept. 1st, 2019
  • Division 2 may contact or respond to your emails starting June 15th, 2019
  • Division 3 may contact or respond to your emails now

NCAA Division 1 Men's Lacrosse Recruiting Rules

It is important for potential prospects to know the NCAA Division 1 Men's Lacrosse Recruiting Rules. Athletes and coaches have certain restrictions when it comes to college basketball recruiting. Ensure your eligibility by following the NCAA recruiting rules.

As a Sophomore in high school

Recruiting Tactic

As a Sophomore

Recruiting Material

You may receive brochures for camps and questionnaires.

Telephone Calls

You can call the coach at your own expense.
Coach cannot call you.

Off-Campus Contact

Not Permitted

Official Visits

Not Permitted

Unofficial Visits

Unlimited

As a Junior in high school

Recruiting Tactic

As a Junior

Recruiting Material

You can begin to receive recruiting material and information from the coach on September 1st.

Telephone Calls

You can call the coach at your own expense.
You can receive one per week starting July 1st after your Junior year
Telephone calls are unlimited during contact periods.

Off-Campus Contact

Allowed July 1st after your Junior year.

Official Visits

Not Permitted

Unofficial Visits

Unlimited

As a Senior in high school

Recruiting Tactic

As a Senior

Recruiting Material

You can receive material and information from the coach

Telephone Calls

You can call the coach at your own expense.
Coach can call you once per week starting July 1st.
Telephone calls are unlimited during contact periods.

Off-Campus Contact

Allowed but no more than 3 times.

Official Visits

You can start official visits on the opening day of your classes.
You get one per college and a maximum of 5 visits to D1 schools, and unlimited for D2, D3 and NAIA schools.

Unofficial visits

Unlimited

NCAA Division 2 Men's Lacrosse Recruiting Rules

It is important for potential prospects to know the NCAA Division 2 Men's Lacrosse Recruiting Rules. Athletes and coaches have certain restrictions when it comes to college basketball recruiting. Ensure your eligibility by following the NCAA recruiting rules.

As a Sophomore in high school

Recruiting Tactic

As a Sophomore

Recruiting Material

You may receive brochures for camps and questionnaires.

Telephone Calls

You can call the coach at your own expense.
After June 15th coaches can call, text, and email you unlimited.

Off-Campus Contact

After June 15 of your Sophomore year, these contacts are unlimited.

Official Visits

Not Permitted

Unofficial Visits

Unlimited

As a Junior in high school

Recruiting Tactic

As a Junior

Recruiting Material

You can begin to receive recruiting material and information from the coach.

Telephone Calls

You can call the coach at your own expense.
College coach can call, text, and email you unlimited.

Off-Campus Contact

Unlimited

Official Visits

Not Permitted

Unofficial Visits

Unlimited

As a Senior in high school

Recruiting Tactic

As a Senior

Recruiting Material

You can receive material and information from the coach

Telephone Calls

You can call the coach at your own expense.
College coach can call, text, and email you unlimited.

Off-Campus Contact

Unlimited

Official Visits

You can start official visits on the opening day of your classes.
You get one per college and a maximum of 5 visits to D1, and unlimited visits to D2, D3 and NAIA schools.

Unofficial visits

Unlimited

Other important information

  • Division 2 does not have any rules on the number of evaluations per student athletes.
  • College coaches cannot contact you on competition or practice days until your event is finished, and you are dismissed by the proper authority (like your high school coach or athletic director).
  • During a contact period college coaches can make only one visit per week to your high school.

D1 v D2 v D3

What is your APL? (Ability to Play Level)
Be realistic and consult with your high school and club coaches to determine where your focus should be. Your goal should be to attend the best college for the EDUCATION, and THEN you find the best lacrosse fit.

D1 = 72 Programs

D2 = 66 Programs

D3 = 236 Programs

Scholarship Facts

  • NCAA Division I men's Lacrosse teams have an average roster size of 45 players but only a maximum of 12.6 scholarships to award per team.
  • NCAA Division 2 men's Lacrosse teams have an average roster size of 38 players but only a maximum of 10.8 scholarships to award per team.
  • NCAA Division 3 men's lacrosse teams do not award athletic scholarships, but they grant other forms of financial aid which are based upon your grades, SAT/ACT scores, extracurricular activities(not sports related), and economic need.
  • Some athletes receive full scholarships (very rare), some receive partial and many receive none. This means the average scholarship covers less than 30% of a typical athlete's annual college costs.
  • Some D1/D2 men's lacrosse programs may be fully funded (12.6/10.8 scholarships), some partially funded (less than 12.6/10.8), and some schools provide no athletic scholarships.
  • The scholarship limits at D1 and D2 are annual and apply to the entire team, so incoming student athletes at a four year institution are typically completing for approximately 25% of the maximum available scholarships.
  • Ivy League schools do not award scholarships based on athletic ability, but they grant other forms of financial aid. The US Military do not award athletic scholarships, but all students receiving an appointment to the academies have their tuition paid in full.

THE PROCESS

Rising Freshman

  • STUDY!!

Rising Sophomores

  • STUDY!!
  • Focus on about 30-40 Schools (Academics, APL, Ranging from Reach-to-Reality across all three divisions)
  • Speak to HS Coach and Club coach about you're APL.
  • Prepare Resume (Name, Grad Year, High School, Club Team, GPA, Possible Majors, Extra-Curricular Activities, Contact Information.)
  • Begin compiling highlight & game videos, and consider setting up a channel within YouTube. (Varsity game video, Club Video, and 4-8 minute Highlight Films---Try to stay away from JV video.)
  • Email Coaches (Link to video and Attach Resume)
  • Get Started on your NCAA Clearing House Information/Profile - eligibilitycenter.org
  • Prepare for Standardize tests
  • Attend Clinics or Prospect events at the high end of your list

Rising Juniors

  • STUDY!!
  • Narrow to about 10-20 Schools (based on Academics, APL, and who has shown interest)
  • Again Speak to Coaches about you're A.P.L.
  • Update Resume and Video (Varsity game video or Club Video)
  • Email Coaches about tournaments and events you are playing in. (Link to video and Attach Resume)
  • Update on your NCAA Clearing House Information/Profile - eligibilitycenter.org
  • Taking SAT or ACT
  • Attend Clinics and Prospect Events at schools that you are interested in.

Rising Seniors

  • STUDY!! (Senior Year counts)
  • Narrow to about 5-7 Schools (based on Academics, APL, and who has shown MOST interest).
  • Update Resume and Video (Varsity game video or Club Video)
  • Email Coaches about tournaments and events you are playing in. (Link to update video and Attach Updated Resume)
  • Start planning your Visits
  • Re-Take SAT or ACT or SAT II (Can only improve your situation, it will NEVER hurt)
  • Update on your NCAA Clearing House Information/Profile - eligibilitycenter.org
  • Always pick up the phone and call a coach!!
  • Ask direct Questions about how you fit in their program.
  • Attend Clinics and Prospect Events at schools that you are interested in.

Questions to Ask COACHES:

  • Does the school offer me the opportunity to explore several academic options?
  • How many hours a day/week will the lacrosse program require?
  • Will the Lacrosse program support my academic efforts with study hall and tutoring?
  • How much does the school cost?
  • What is the program's style of play?
  • How many players will be returning lettermen on the Lacrosse Team?
  • What kind of scholarships (academic or other) are available to me?
  • How effective is the school/academic program in job placement?
  • How effective is the school/academic program in graduate school placement?
  • What do you seem my future role with the program?

Questions to Ask YOURSELF:

  • Academic reputation and rating of school?
  • Does the school offer my major of choice?
  • Will my parents be able to see me often and attend games?
  • Do I think I would enjoy playing for the coach that recruited me?
  • Do I feel comfortable with the campus and surrounding community?
  • Do I feel comfortable with the size of the campus and the student body?
  • Did the coach provide an informative and personalized campus visit?
  • Did the coach/academic program address my specific needs during the recruiting process?
  • Has the coach addressed my future role with the program and am I happy with this role?
  • What do present/former students say about their college experience?
  • Does my high school coach believe I can compete at this level?
  • Is this a place where I would like to spend four years?

NCAA Division 1 Men's Lacrosse Recruiting Rules

It is important for potential prospects to know the NCAA Division 1 Men's Lacrosse Recruiting Rules. Athletes and coaches have certain restrictions when it comes to college basketball recruiting. Ensure your eligibility by following the NCAA recruiting rules.

As a Sophomore in high school

Recruiting Tactic

As a Sophomore

Recruiting Material

You may receive brochures for camps and questionnaires.

Telephone Calls

You can call the coach at your own expense.
Coach cannot call you.

Off-Campus Contact

Not Permitted

Official Visits

Not Permitted

Unofficial Visits

Unlimited

As a Junior in high school

Recruiting Tactic

As a Junior

Recruiting Material

You can begin to receive recruiting material and information from the coach on September 1st.

Telephone Calls

You can call the coach at your own expense.
You can receive one per week starting July 1st after your Junior year
Telephone calls are unlimited during contact periods.

Off-Campus Contact

Allowed July 1st after your Junior year.

Official Visits

Not Permitted

Unofficial Visits

Unlimited

As a Senior in high school

Recruiting Tactic

As a Senior

Recruiting Material

You can receive material and information from the coach

Telephone Calls

You can call the coach at your own expense.
Coach can call you once per week starting July 1st.
Telephone calls are unlimited during contact periods.

Off-Campus Contact

Allowed but no more than 3 times.

Official Visits

You can start official visits on the opening day of your classes.
You get one per college and a maximum of 5 visits to D1 schools, and unlimited for D2, D3 and NAIA schools.

Unofficial visits

Unlimited

NCAA Division 2 Men's Lacrosse Recruiting Rules

It is important for potential prospects to know the NCAA Division 2 Men's Lacrosse Recruiting Rules. Athletes and coaches have certain restrictions when it comes to college basketball recruiting. Ensure your eligibility by following the NCAA recruiting rules.

As a Sophomore in high school

Recruiting Tactic

As a Sophomore

Recruiting Material

You may receive brochures for camps and questionnaires.

Telephone Calls

You can call the coach at your own expense.
After June 15th coaches can call, text, and email you unlimited.

Off-Campus Contact

After June 15 of your Sophomore year, these contacts are unlimited.

Official Visits

Not Permitted

Unofficial Visits

Unlimited

As a Junior in high school

Recruiting Tactic

As a Junior

Recruiting Material

You can begin to receive recruiting material and information from the coach.

Telephone Calls

You can call the coach at your own expense.
College coach can call, text, and email you unlimited.

Off-Campus Contact

Unlimited

Official Visits

Not Permitted

Unofficial Visits

Unlimited

As a Senior in high school

Recruiting Tactic

As a Senior

Recruiting Material

You can receive material and information from the coach

Telephone Calls

You can call the coach at your own expense.
College coach can call, text, and email you unlimited.

Off-Campus Contact

Unlimited

Official Visits

You can start official visits on the opening day of your classes.
You get one per college and a maximum of 5 visits to D1, and unlimited visits to D2, D3 and NAIA schools.

Unofficial visits

Unlimited

Other important information

  • Division 2 does not have any rules on the number of evaluations per student athletes.
  • College coaches cannot contact you on competition or practice days until your event is finished, and you are dismissed by the proper authority (like your high school coach or athletic director).
  • During a contact period college coaches can make only one visit per week to your high school.

D1 v D2 v D3

What is your APL? (Ability to Play Level)
Be realistic and consult with your high school and club coaches to determine where your focus should be. Your goal should be to attend the best college for the EDUCATION, and THEN you find the best lacrosse fit.

D1 = 72 Programs

D2 = 66 Programs

D3 = 236 Programs

Scholarship Facts

  • NCAA Division I men's Lacrosse teams have an average roster size of 45 players but only a maximum of 12.6 scholarships to award per team.
  • NCAA Division 2 men's Lacrosse teams have an average roster size of 38 players but only a maximum of 10.8 scholarships to award per team.
  • NCAA Division 3 men's lacrosse teams do not award athletic scholarships, but they grant other forms of financial aid which are based upon your grades, SAT/ACT scores, extracurricular activities(not sports related), and economic need.
  • Some athletes receive full scholarships (very rare), some receive partial and many receive none. This means the average scholarship covers less than 30% of a typical athlete's annual college costs.
  • Some D1/D2 men's lacrosse programs may be fully funded (12.6/10.8 scholarships), some partially funded (less than 12.6/10.8), and some schools provide no athletic scholarships.
  • The scholarship limits at D1 and D2 are annual and apply to the entire team, so incoming student athletes at a four year institution are typically completing for approximately 25% of the maximum available scholarships.
  • Ivy League schools do not award scholarships based on athletic ability, but they grant other forms of financial aid. The US Military do not award athletic scholarships, but all students receiving an appointment to the academies have their tuition paid in full.

THE PROCESS

Rising Freshman

  • STUDY!!

Rising Sophomores

  • STUDY!!
  • Focus on about 30-40 Schools (Academics, APL, Ranging from Reach-to-Reality across all three divisions)
  • Speak to HS Coach and Club coach about you're APL.
  • Prepare Resume (Name, Grad Year, High School, Club Team, GPA, Possible Majors, Extra-Curricular Activities, Contact Information.)
  • Begin compiling highlight & game videos, and consider setting up a channel within YouTube. (Varsity game video, Club Video, and 4-8 minute Highlight Films---Try to stay away from JV video.)
  • Email Coaches (Link to video and Attach Resume)
  • Get Started on your NCAA Clearing House Information/Profile - eligibilitycenter.org
  • Prepare for Standardize tests
  • Attend Clinics or Prospect events at the high end of your list

Rising Juniors

  • STUDY!!
  • Narrow to about 10-20 Schools (based on Academics, APL, and who has shown interest)
  • Again Speak to Coaches about you're A.P.L.
  • Update Resume and Video (Varsity game video or Club Video)
  • Email Coaches about tournaments and events you are playing in. (Link to video and Attach Resume)
  • Update on your NCAA Clearing House Information/Profile - eligibilitycenter.org
  • Taking SAT or ACT
  • Attend Clinics and Prospect Events at schools that you are interested in.

Rising Seniors

  • STUDY!! (Senior Year counts)
  • Narrow to about 5-7 Schools (based on Academics, APL, and who has shown MOST interest).
  • Update Resume and Video (Varsity game video or Club Video)
  • Email Coaches about tournaments and events you are playing in. (Link to update video and Attach Updated Resume)
  • Start planning your Visits
  • Re-Take SAT or ACT or SAT II (Can only improve your situation, it will NEVER hurt)
  • Update on your NCAA Clearing House Information/Profile - eligibilitycenter.org
  • Always pick up the phone and call a coach!!
  • Ask direct Questions about how you fit in their program.
  • Attend Clinics and Prospect Events at schools that you are interested in.

Questions to Ask COACHES:

  • Does the school offer me the opportunity to explore several academic options?
  • How many hours a day/week will the lacrosse program require?
  • Will the Lacrosse program support my academic efforts with study hall and tutoring?
  • How much does the school cost?
  • What is the program's style of play?
  • How many players will be returning lettermen on the Lacrosse Team?
  • What kind of scholarships (academic or other) are available to me?
  • How effective is the school/academic program in job placement?
  • How effective is the school/academic program in graduate school placement?
  • What do you seem my future role with the program?

Questions to Ask YOURSELF:

  • Academic reputation and rating of school?
  • Does the school offer my major of choice?
  • Will my parents be able to see me often and attend games?
  • Do I think I would enjoy playing for the coach that recruited me?
  • Do I feel comfortable with the campus and surrounding community?
  • Do I feel comfortable with the size of the campus and the student body?
  • Did the coach provide an informative and personalized campus visit?
  • Did the coach/academic program address my specific needs during the recruiting process?
  • Has the coach addressed my future role with the program and am I happy with this role?
  • What do present/former students say about their college experience?
  • Does my high school coach believe I can compete at this level?
  • Is this a place where I would like to spend four years?