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.