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Re: Boys 2022-11th Grade Fall 2020/Summer 2021
Anonymous #316432 11/30/20 02:00 PM
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dont worry ratings mean nothing plenty of kids that did not attend any inside lacrosse events better then some of those 4 star rated players lists are bs and college coaches know that my son did not attend any showecases and was recuited pretty quick

Same here. My older son did not play for Express, 91 or Igloo and did not even attend prospect camps but had many calls on September 1 with offers. Some Ivy League offers ahead of ranked players from top teams. He did not have a ranking either. Never attended those events to get the ranking. I believe if you want a ranking you could pay for it at this point. Best advice would be to make sure your son fills out each college he is interested in questionnaire which you can find online. Also send a video with an email to each coach of the college he is interested in. Despite the luck that my son had It is good to go to Prospect camps if they will be holding them.

Good luck.

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Re: Boys 2022-11th Grade Fall 2020/Summer 2021
Anonymous #316658 12/03/20 08:03 PM
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If it gets any thicker on here I'm gonna have to put on my hip boots! Your so full of garbage your eyes are brown!

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Anonymous #316667 12/03/20 09:20 PM
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If it gets any thicker on here I'm gonna have to put on my hip boots! Your so full of garbage your eyes are brown!

Best compliment is when one tells the truth and it is NOT believed because the non believer can’t do it. Thanks.

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Re: Boys 2022-11th Grade Fall 2020/Summer 2021
TheBackOfTheCage #316727 12/04/20 05:49 PM
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Yeah we've heard that my older son story a hundred times! Let me guess, you found your kid in a crashed space ship and he had pajamas on with a big S on the front!

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Anonymous #316751 12/05/20 02:52 AM
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Yeah we've heard that my older son story a hundred times! Let me guess, you found your kid in a crashed space ship and he had pajamas on with a big S on the front!

The way I see it the post gave useful advise and is talking about the older son as a reference point to show the guy did it before. It shows what he did worked. Read the post again without a doubting mind. It gives good advise. Where is your advice to others? I bet most people did not know how important it is to fill out the questioners. Everyone knows about videos and emails but not filling out the questioners. People appreciate the advice but not those who attack the one who are trying to help others. Keep the advise coming!!!

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Re: Boys 2022-11th Grade Fall 2020/Summer 2021
TheBackOfTheCage #316753 12/05/20 07:51 AM
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Here is some advice - don’t have spelling and grammatical errors in your questionnaire!

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Anonymous #316755 12/05/20 09:22 AM
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Here is some advice - don’t have spelling and grammatical errors in your questionnaire!

Actually spelling and grammar errors are fine. I would not be worried if it wasn’t perfect. Because there are parents, and you you know it, that review and edit correspondence with coaches. Don’t you think they know after 10,000 emails and texts if it’s a parent or some 16 year old. It’s okay not to be perfect.

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TheBackOfTheCage #316756 12/05/20 09:28 AM
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So it looks like the D1 recruiting is mostly done until the summer for this class and there will be D1 commits right through Sr year, but it will be very selective. The first wave is through. So what are the next steps for those who didn’t get that D1 look?

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Anonymous #316761 12/05/20 10:46 AM
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So it looks like the D1 recruiting is mostly done until the summer for this class and there will be D1 commits right through Sr year, but it will be very selective. The first wave is through. So what are the next steps for those who didn’t get that D1 look?


Keep working!! When the season starts back up, hopefully coaches will be allowed to attend events. Get in front of the coaches that your son wants to play for. Yes the big programs are pretty much done but Plenty of D 1 spots are still open on the lower end. D2 and D3 are still finishing their 21 class.

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TheBackOfTheCage #316762 12/05/20 11:24 AM
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I've read this board for 8 years and this is my first post. I was compelled to write because of the sincerity of parents looking for a realistic pathway to play D1 lax.

For those that did not get D1 looks, here are the options: Post Graduate year, consider teams in bottom half of D1, Top D2, D3 schools and Community College. Send video to Coaches at targeted schools and follow up with attending Prospect Days when they become available. You will know if your son is a D1 player when D1 coaches speak with him. It really is that simple. Painful but true.

At the same time Academics play a huge role. Your son may be valuable to a Program if their GPA and SAT are above average compared to the schools acceptance data. If your son is focused on D1 lacrosse and has the size, speed and athleticism (not skill, that can be taught) according to an objective evaluation invest in an SAT Tutor. A coach may be able to use your son's academics to pull in a stud with an SAT/GPA too low to gain admission by averaging the two applications. Increasing an SAT score is likely to increase academic money which is much more bountiful than lax scholarships. Lax scholarships are mostly offered to nationally ranked players which does not apply to the players we are discussing.

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Anonymous #316763 12/05/20 11:31 AM
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Here is some advice - don’t have spelling and grammatical errors in your questionnaire!

I feel bad for your kid. I guess he is not getting the calls YOU wanted. My advise to you is not to attend the parent meeting with the coaching staff. If you do choose to attend please say nothing.

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Anonymous #316766 12/05/20 12:02 PM
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I've read this board for 8 years and this is my first post. I was compelled to write because of the sincerity of parents looking for a realistic pathway to play D1 lax.

For those that did not get D1 looks, here are the options: Post Graduate year, consider teams in bottom half of D1, Top D2, D3 schools and Community College. Send video to Coaches at targeted schools and follow up with attending Prospect Days when they become available. You will know if your son is a D1 player when D1 coaches speak with him. It really is that simple. Painful but true.

At the same time Academics play a huge role. Your son may be valuable to a Program if their GPA and SAT are above average compared to the schools acceptance data. If your son is focused on D1 lacrosse and has the size, speed and athleticism (not skill, that can be taught) according to an objective evaluation invest in an SAT Tutor. A coach may be able to use your son's academics to pull in a stud with an SAT/GPA too low to gain admission by averaging the two applications. Increasing an SAT score is likely to increase academic money which is much more bountiful than lax scholarships. Lax scholarships are mostly offered to nationally ranked players which does not apply to the players we are discussing.

I agree with this. One thing I would add is if your kid did not get a call yet from any D1 school it is not over. Follow the advice above but continue with targeting mid level and lower/high end D1 programs. 2021 Friend of ours had no D1 calls until this past October and committed to a top 30 lacrosse program. Great academic school too.

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Anonymous #316767 12/05/20 12:23 PM
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I've read this board for 8 years and this is my first post. I was compelled to write because of the sincerity of parents looking for a realistic pathway to play D1 lax.

For those that did not get D1 looks, here are the options: Post Graduate year, consider teams in bottom half of D1, Top D2, D3 schools and Community College. Send video to Coaches at targeted schools and follow up with attending Prospect Days when they become available. You will know if your son is a D1 player when D1 coaches speak with him. It really is that simple. Painful but true.

At the same time Academics play a huge role. Your son may be valuable to a Program if their GPA and SAT are above average compared to the schools acceptance data. If your son is focused on D1 lacrosse and has the size, speed and athleticism (not skill, that can be taught) according to an objective evaluation invest in an SAT Tutor. A coach may be able to use your son's academics to pull in a stud with an SAT/GPA too low to gain admission by averaging the two applications. Increasing an SAT score is likely to increase academic money which is much more bountiful than lax scholarships. Lax scholarships are mostly offered to nationally ranked players which does not apply to the players we are discussing.

Thanks a great post. I personally feel that a low D1 school is a tough choice unless your son is in love with the school and area of study. Then no-brainer. However, kids do pick the program first and at this point the best programs are D2 and D3. So it is an interesting choice, D1 with a program that isn’t that successful vs a D2 or D3 program that is nationally ranked. I bet a lot kids must be wrestling with this scenario right now.

So sound off, which do you think is the best choice?

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Anonymous #316768 12/05/20 12:34 PM
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I've read this board for 8 years and this is my first post. I was compelled to write because of the sincerity of parents looking for a realistic pathway to play D1 lax.

For those that did not get D1 looks, here are the options: Post Graduate year, consider teams in bottom half of D1, Top D2, D3 schools and Community College. Send video to Coaches at targeted schools and follow up with attending Prospect Days when they become available. You will know if your son is a D1 player when D1 coaches speak with him. It really is that simple. Painful but true.

At the same time Academics play a huge role. Your son may be valuable to a Program if their GPA and SAT are above average compared to the schools acceptance data. If your son is focused on D1 lacrosse and has the size, speed and athleticism (not skill, that can be taught) according to an objective evaluation invest in an SAT Tutor. A coach may be able to use your son's academics to pull in a stud with an SAT/GPA too low to gain admission by averaging the two applications. Increasing an SAT score is likely to increase academic money which is much more bountiful than lax scholarships. Lax scholarships are mostly offered to nationally ranked players which does not apply to the players we are discussing.

Thanks a great post. I personally feel that a low D1 school is a tough choice unless your son is in love with the school and area of study. Then no-brainer. However, kids do pick the program first and at this point the best programs are D2 and D3. So it is an interesting choice, D1 with a program that isn’t that successful vs a D2 or D3 program that is nationally ranked. I bet a lot kids must be wrestling with this scenario right now.

So sound off, which do you think is the best choice?

You don’t pick a school for a lacrosse program. You choose for fit. One thing about most D1 programs is they offer great academic support. D3 most do not. Not sure about D2. So pick the school that is the best fit socially and in academics.

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Re: Boys 2022-11th Grade Fall 2020/Summer 2021
TheBackOfTheCage #316770 12/05/20 01:10 PM
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It may not be a tough choice initially because the school is D1 and it's really exciting. What's tough is losing 50 plus games over a 4 year period and having the motivation and discipline to lift, eat properly and limit social life.

There is no blanket answer on what Division to play lacrosse. My takeaways are to push forward with D1 and for parents to start to consider teams outside of D1 and communicate it to their son.

Many top D2/D3 /Community Colleges ramp up recruiting in the fall after their target players are not being recruited by the top 50% of D1 programs. So, it is a good idea to visit the D2/3 schools and speak with the coaches in the summer.

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