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NCSA, SportsRecruits, ConnectLAX, etc..

Are any of them really necessary? Do college recruiters really reference them?


Any opinions/thoughts on these sites and services?

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Originally Posted by JohnWick
NCSA, SportsRecruits, ConnectLAX, etc..

Are any of them really necessary? Do college recruiters really reference them?


Any opinions/thoughts on these sites and services?


It is very important for several reasons. Just one of them is the coaches emails are already there and easily accessible. So it is much easier to email multiple coaches. Also you can tell if a coach looked at the email or video. Further all the player information and videos is there for the coach with each email you send. So your email can be shorter and just refer the coach to the lacrosse profile. Sprts Recruits and connect lax are the two most used. Those are the only ones I would consider. My son used connect lax and had a second one with sports recruits used just before he committed. Sports recruits has a better tracking system showing which coach looks at the profile and video. Connect lax has great deals for making videos. Call both and see what they can do for you.

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Originally Posted by JohnWick
NCSA, SportsRecruits, ConnectLAX, etc..

Are any of them really necessary? Do college recruiters really reference them?


Any opinions/thoughts on these sites and services?


It is very important for several reasons. Just one of them is the coaches emails are already there and easily accessible. So it is much easier to email multiple coaches. Also you can tell if a coach looked at the email or video. Further all the player information and videos is there for the coach with each email you send. So your email can be shorter and just refer the coach to the lacrosse profile. Sprts Recruits and connect lax are the two most used. Those are the only ones I would consider. My son used connect lax and had a second one with sports recruits used just before he committed. Sports recruits has a better tracking system showing which coach looks at the profile and video. Connect lax has great deals for making videos. Call both and see what they can do for you.
Save your time and money. Make your own video, link to Youtube. Recruiting services are expensive and not very helpful. Most clubs have enough connections to assist. Contact college coaching staff directly to the schools you are interested in, be realistic. The player has to be your own advocate, that is who the coaches want to hear from, NOT the parents. It's not easy but you have to invest the time and give them guidance. If you player is good enough the recruiters will keep tabs on you. It's all about what they need to fill out their roster

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Originally Posted by JohnWick
NCSA, SportsRecruits, ConnectLAX, etc..

Are any of them really necessary? Do college recruiters really reference them?


Any opinions/thoughts on these sites and services?


It is very important for several reasons. Just one of them is the coaches emails are already there and easily accessible. So it is much easier to email multiple coaches. Also you can tell if a coach looked at the email or video. Further all the player information and videos is there for the coach with each email you send. So your email can be shorter and just refer the coach to the lacrosse profile. Sprts Recruits and connect lax are the two most used. Those are the only ones I would consider. My son used connect lax and had a second one with sports recruits used just before he committed. Sports recruits has a better tracking system showing which coach looks at the profile and video. Connect lax has great deals for making videos. Call both and see what they can do for you.
Save your time and money. Make your own video, link to Youtube. Recruiting services are expensive and not very helpful. Most clubs have enough connections to assist. Contact college coaching staff directly to the schools you are interested in, be realistic. The player has to be your own advocate, that is who the coaches want to hear from, NOT the parents. It's not easy but you have to invest the time and give them guidance. If you player is good enough the recruiters will keep tabs on you. It's all about what they need to fill out their roster

Agreed! That's how my kid did it and it worked out very well. Spend your money on going to individual school camps. This gives you the opportunity to play in front of coaches for multiple hours.

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JohnWick #325581 03/31/21 12:56 PM
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Thank you all for your input.

My daughter currently has sport specific Instagram accounts. I plan on getting her started with a Youtube account for longer highlight videos once we start accumulating more footage.

She asked about ConnectLax & Sports Recruits because she noticed some of her peers had links posted at their club site rosters and on their social media sites.

NCSA it’s a bit more aggressive about creating an account.

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Hey JohnWick

FLG should be helping your daughter do this maybe it’s time to find a better team

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FLG should be helping your daughter do this maybe it’s time to find a better team
Run dont walk as far away from FLG as you can. They're not doing anything for you that you can't do on your own. Their made up top 1000 lists and recruiting nonsense is nothing more than self promotion.

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Hey JohnWick

FLG should be helping your daughter do this maybe it’s time to find a better team
Run dont walk as far away from FLG as you can. They're not doing anything for you that you can't do on your own. Their made up top 1000 lists and recruiting nonsense is nothing more than self promotion.

For the boys FLG is very good at recruiting. The 2021 team was awful and each kid over achieved with the school they committed. I have not heard good things about the girls but I don’t know first hand. All you have to do is look to see where the 2021 class committed. That will tell you all you need to know.

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Hey JohnWick

FLG should be helping your daughter do this maybe it’s time to find a better team
Run dont walk as far away from FLG as you can. They're not doing anything for you that you can't do on your own. Their made up top 1000 lists and recruiting nonsense is nothing more than self promotion.

For the boys FLG is very good at recruiting. The 2021 team was awful and each kid over achieved with the school they committed. I have not heard good things about the girls but I don’t know first hand. All you have to do is look to see where the 2021 class committed. That will tell you all you need to know.

They do not do well with recruiting. It’s also about the coach. If the coach of your daughters tram specifically is already talking about recruiting giving advice etc you’re in good hands. If they aren’t even suggesting a platform you’re in trouble.

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I guess in our minds, the clubs are for progressing our daughter's level of play. We never expected the clubs to do much in regards with recruitment other than hopefully develop her as a player. We figured the other aspects were up us.

BUT, we're new to this and have very little knowledge about the lax "machine," hence why I'm on this board.

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I guess in our minds, the clubs are for progressing our daughter's level of play. We never expected the clubs to do much in regards with recruitment other than hopefully develop her as a player. We figured the other aspects were up us.

BUT, we're new to this and have very little knowledge about the lax "machine," hence why I'm on this board.

Clubs should be supporting and assisting. They aren’t going to it for you you but should be helping. FLG has done nothing for their 2024s recruiting wise. It’s a joke.

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I guess in our minds, the clubs are for progressing our daughter's level of play. We never expected the clubs to do much in regards with recruitment other than hopefully develop her as a player. We figured the other aspects were up us.

BUT, we're new to this and have very little knowledge about the lax "machine," hence why I'm on this board.

Clubs should be supporting and assisting. They aren’t going to it for you you but should be helping. FLG has done nothing for their 2024s recruiting wise. It’s a joke.

I didn't know FLG still had teams. I thought they only ran LILJ and some tournaments.

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Has anyone done the early showcases this year or are they waiting for the summer ones?

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Anonymous #326928 04/14/21 03:22 PM
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Has anyone done the early showcases this year or are they waiting for the summer ones?

My daughter did the LI 99 and she's doing Und1sputed.

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For $9 a month, connectlax is useful to help everything in one place. You can see who viewed your profile. Videos are all in one spot. I wouldn’t use the email feature though. I’d just reach out direct to coaches. We use it more just to aggregate all the info in one easy link.

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