One of the most stressful periods of a teenager’s life is deciding on a college that is appropriate for them. As a parent, you should have an understanding of the lacrosse programs available at various colleges, as well as knowledge of the recruiting process. Being informed will be helpful in assisting your student-athlete to make a very important decision.
Academics and extra curricular activities are a vital part of the recruiting process. Student-athletes must not only keep up their grades, but they are also encouraged to participate in multiple in and out of school club organizations. College coaches seek out well-rounded student athletes.
When looking at college programs a student athlete has a choice between participating in a D1, D2, or D3 program. Every student-athlete must determine which division they are best suited to play in according to their skill and commitment level.
After entering 9th grade, all Sentry lacrosse players will be afforded the opportunity to have a "Player Profile" on the ConnectLAX website to use as a recruiting aid. The recruiting process really intensifies once a student-athlete enters high school. Throughout the next four years, we recommend a structured course of action that will enable students to abide by NCAA regulations and maximize visibility to college coaches.
Coach DeBolt is the recruiting coordinator for Sentry Lacrosse and he has more than 10+ years of coaching experience at the club and collegiate levels. He has coached lacrosse at some of the top NCAA schools such as Hofstra, Duke (helping the team win the National Championship!), Ohio State and is very passionate about educating and motivating players to further their education and athletic careers.
Since Coach DeBolt started coaching, he has helped train, mentor, and assist 60+ players through the recruiting process.
For players 9th-12th that are interested in playing lacrosse in college, all players are required to complete the player checklist in a timely manner. Sentry offers all the tools necessary for a players to excel within the recruiting process however, we would like each player to take the initiative to understand and be part of the process.
Coach DeBolt is more than willing to help players regarding NCAA recruiting however, it is very important that every player completes the player's checklist which includes the following:
*Please note you must be a Sentry member to see the player check list
Visit our “Recruiting Timeline” page for more details about the college recruiting process.
*Please note you must be a Sentry Member to see this infomation
What Is Connect Lax?: This database provides a player profile for you so that college coaches can easily access at all times. Your Connect Lax profile will include club team info, jersey #, high school team, grade level, GPA, contact info, highlight videos, upcoming tournaments you will be attending, and so much more.
Sentry and Madlax Partnership:
Each year Sentry will offer a recruiting meeting to players and parents.
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