NAIA AND NCAA LACROSSE SCHOLARSHIPS
ABOUT LACROSSE RECRUITING. HOW TO APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP.
Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports at the high school level and the competition for college lacrosse scholarships has become quite competitive.
There are now over 60 college lacrosse programs for men and 84 for women at the NCAA DI level alone. To understand just how competitive it is you only have to look at the statistics. There are 2,500 athletes playing college lacrosse and over 560,000 high school lacrosse players all with the dream of playing college lacrosse.
As part of your college lacrosse recruiting strategy you should take part in summer programs and leagues as well as college lacrosse camps to gain exposure. Coaches attend these games with the sole purpose of identifying potential recruits for their athletic programs.
You need to plan ahead, this is where we can help you, join our lacrosse recruiting network by clicking on the athlete or parent link on the left-hand side of this page.
Make sure you take the ACT and SAT entrance exams during your junior year. Take them a second time if your scores are low. You also must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center, do this before the end of your junior year.
Remember that lacrosse is a equivalency sport so a coach can divide the number of lacrosse scholarships between players, so a full-ride is the exception rather than the rule.
Lacrosse is also played as a club sport at many colleges often coexisting with the varsity team. It is not unknown for a club player to “walk-on” and eventually become a scholarship player.
Remember, your grades are important, without good grades you might not even get accepted to college let alone play on the lacrosse team.
College lacrosse can open many doors for you. It can offer you many opportunities including, travel, education, friendships and much more.
It can sometimes be difficult to attend the college of your choice, participation in a college lacrosse program could just be the ticket you need. Check out our FAQs page for some great tips and insights into the college recruiting process.