Rule #1/ Get good grades
It's ALL about the grades. If you have below a 3.0 gpa, you will more than likely NOT be recruited on any level of the NCAA or NAIA. This does not mean you couldn't be a walk-on player and be successful, but the road is much more difficult. The MCLA and NCLL club teams will require at least a 2.5 gpa in most cases.
Rule #2 / Select your college for education, not lacrosse
DO NOT choose your college based on the lacrosse team, base it on the EDUCATION/DEGREE you'll received from that college. Playing lacrosse should be a "Want", not a "Need".
Rule #3 / Invest in yourself
If you want to be the best lacrosse player you can be, then you need to do 10x more work outside of your standard team practice. Look for clinics and individual coaching from players/coaches that have experienced the college game. You NEED to invest in yourself! If you need help with resources please email me.
Rule #4 / Marketing, Marketing, Marketing
As long as you've followed the first 3 steps, you can can take the final step to be recruited. This can be as easy as finding the college you want to attend and emailing the Head Coach, but keep in mind they will Google you and look at ALL your social media. So please, put your best foot forward and make that shine. I am putting together a marketing plan that simplifies the process and puts it into easy steps. If you are interested, please fill out this form - Devilfish RECRUITING.
Division I / 71 participating schools / 12 scholarships available per team
Division II/NAIA / 70 participating schools / 10 scholarships available per team
Division III / 242 participating schools / 0 scholarships available, but can flex tuition
NCAA runs and sanctions all game and the college funds the sport directly.
Division I / 85 participating clubs / Pay to play
Division II / 94 participation clubs / Pay to play
MCLA is an independent self governed organization not associated with the NCAA. The college allows club lacrosse to be played under the college name, but the college does not fund the sport directly. Players will pay dues for each season played. Not as intense as NCAA.