The Complete Parents’ Guide to

Men’s college Lacrosse Recruiting

Covering All Three NCAA Divisions, Youth, Club, and High School
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eBook covers such topics as:

  • Athletic scholarships: fully-funded vs. partially-funded programs

  • Why colleges want good men’s lacrosse programs

  • Academic concessions for easier admission

  • Odds of recruitment

  • What college coaches seek (and don’t seek)

  • What your son should expect as a D1 athlete

  • Division 2 and Division 3 lacrosse

  • Title IX and its effect on men’s college lacrosse

  • The best showcases

  • The growing importance of prospect days

  • and much more

“I wish I had read this book before my son’s recruitment to a top D1 program. It is informative,
insightful, and researched. The book would have saved me time, money, and anxiety.”
~ Mom of current D1 men’s lacrosse player
 
ABOUT
THE AUTHORS,
THE LAX DADS

We are the fathers of two children who play men’s college lacrosse, one for a top 50 D1 program and the other for a ranked D3 team.

 

The D1 player had looks from programs in the Atlantic CoastBig TenPatriot LeagueColonial League, and Big East collegiate athletic conferences. He attended four unofficial visits and accepted a verbal commitment to one of these colleges during his rising junior summer. The player enrolled at this college. He attended the invite-only Jake Reed Blue Chip Camp and played for an Under Armour All-American team. Inside Lacrosse identified him as one of the top ten entering college freshmen at his position. 

 

The other author is the parent of a student-athlete whom a D3 college recruited during his high school junior year. This player attended the invite-only Maverik Showtime event. Both children attended the Prep School Lacrosse Showcase and played for the same elite club program.

ABOUT
THE EDITOR,
CHUCK RUEBLING

Chuck Ruebling, former head boys’ lacrosse coach of the Delbarton School in Morristown, New Jersey and director of the club program, Patriot Lacrosse, edited this book. At the end of the 2017 season with yet another New Jersey state championship and prominent national ranking, Ruebling retired from coaching Delbarton varsity lacrosse after 31 seasons. He remains in the same role at Patriot and the school as Assistant Headmaster.

At Delbarton, Ruebling had 523 wins and 114 losses. He won 16 New Jersey Non-Public A State Championships and six Tournament of Champions. Patriot consistently fields top teams at all grade levels. Ruebling chaired the US Lacrosse Men’s Game Coaches Sub-Committee, coached at the U-19 World Championships, and served on the US Lacrosse National Convention Committee. He is well-respected for his knowledge of the game, ability to evaluate talent, dedication to academics, demeanor with players as young as ten years old, and credibility with college coaches.  Many of Ruebling’s former players currently attend Duke, Notre Dame, Villanova, West Point, and other top programs known for both lacrosse and academics. 

 
TESTIMONIALS

“Wow! We are humbled and honored by such kind words...

This book would certainly be a must read for our

young players and their parents. Thank you! 

~ GREG GURENLIAN USAW, The face-off academy

 

  • DETERMINING A COLLEGE’S RECRUITING STATUS

  • EXTERNAL RESOURCES

  • YOUTH LACROSSE: WHERE IT ALL BEGINS

  • CLUB LACROSSE

  • HIGH SCHOOL

  • POST-GRADUATES

  • RECRUITING EVENTS: PROSPECT DAYS

  • RECRUITING EVENTS: SHOWCASES

  • SPECIALTY RECRUITING EVENTS

  • D1 CONCLUSION: WHAT TAKES PRIORITY?

  • DIVISION 2

  • DIVISION 3

  • CONCLUSION

  • APPENDIX: TITLE IX

CHAPTERS

  • INTRODUCTION

  • GLOSSARY

  • BRIEF HISTORY OF LACROSSE

  • YOUTH AND HIGH SCHOOL PARTICIPATION 

  • RECRUITING: DEFINITION AND REASONS

  • COLLEGE PARTICIPATION AND RECRUITING ODDS

  • D1 RECRUITING PROCESS AND TIMELINE

  • THE NEW RULE

  • D1 ACADEMIC CONCESSIONS

  • D1 ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS

  • GOOD QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF AND YOUR CHILD

  • WHAT COLLEGE COACHES SEEK (AND DON’T SEEK)

  • TACTICAL TIPS

  • FINER POINTS OF D1

 
CHARITY PARTNERS

15 percent of the proceeds from this book will be donated equally among US Lacrosse Foundation, Harlem Lacrosse, and CityLax.

THE LAX DADS

For any inquiries, please contact guidetomlax@gmail.com

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