Recruiting Guide: A Free Resource to Get Ahead

Knowledge is power and the ConnectLAX recruiting guide provides practical advice to help you navigate today’s accelerated recruiting environment. This step-by-step guide helps you understand the process and in doing so, separate yourself from the pack. Download a free copy at

Lacrosse is a great tool in gaining admission to a top school. In fact, a recruited athlete is 30% more likely to be admitted than a non-athlete, according to a study of admissions data at elite institutions published in the New York Times.

Lacrosse recruiting comes down to supply and demand. There have been 1,400 new high school lacrosse teams added since 2006 compared to only a handful of new Division I Men’s and Women’s teams. With increased competition for a limited number of roster spots, recruits need to use their grades, test scores, extracurricular activities and knowledge of the recruiting process to open their recruitment to as many schools as possible.

It is important to identify schools that fit you on and off the field and then proactively reach out to college coaches at these schools. College is a 40-year, not a 4-year decision, so find colleges that match your academic, athletic, social and financial preferences at

Skill x Exposure + Knowledge = College Roster. Knowledge of the recruiting process is an important key in helping recruits secure a roster spot and admission to their dream school. Learn more at

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Lacrosse Playground

In 2009, Adam O’Neill, Harry Alford and Thomas Alford launched Lacrosse Playground as the preeminent site for lacrosse gearheads. For years Lacrosse Playground provided lacrosse fans with tutorials and tips on how to string a lacrosse head, up-close looks at the gear the top players used and sneak peeks at equipment and uniforms before they were released. More than 10 years and millions of visits later, Lacrosse Playground has relaunched with a focus on storytelling. Our mission is to provide comprehensive coverage of the latest lacrosse news, share insights into the sports betting and fantasy lacrosse world and showcase the lifestyles and personalities of the sport of lacrosse through articles, videos and podcasts.

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