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Gary Podesta Bill Glazier March 18, 2012. 299 210 63 64 47 39 189 107 Total Number of NCAA Teams Total number CA players on those teams Number of NCAA.

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1 Gary Podesta Bill Glazier March 18, 2012

2 Total Number of NCAA Teams Total number CA players on those teams Number of NCAA Div 1 teams CA players playing Div 1 Number of NCAA Div 2 teams CA players playing Div 2 Number of NCAA Div 3 teams CA players playing Div 3

3 There is a school for everyone …. And Team NorCal will help you identify, contact and land at a school suited for you  D1 Top 20  D1  D2/D3  MCLA  School Club

4  Character  Grades  Athletic Ability  Lacrosse Skill

5 Roles: Gary Podesta - Advisor and Player Advocate. Not a researcher of specific colleges for players. Will assist with player profile development and college coach communications Matt Skiba – Player Advocate Bill Glazier-Player Advocate, assist with HUDL process for profile and highlight film development.

6  Pick a school you will love even if you never play a game of lacrosse ◦ Career ending injuries happen ◦ Not making the team ◦ Not get enough playing time  Your college years are about FAR more than lacrosse ◦ Academics ◦ Exploring new intellectual interests/frontiers ◦ Study Abroad

7  Should have college applications in by now  Will send letters to coaches of the teams where players are accepted

8  Need to complete on-line recruiting database form  Need to begin researching colleges  Look for academic, social and financial compatibility  Barron's, US News & World Reports, Princeton Review  Develop player profile and highlight reel ASAP  Develop personal cover letter and lacrosse resume  Determine camp and summer lax schedules and share with Coach Podesta  Set up individual counseling session(s) with Coach Podesta  Make contact with college coaches  Be persistent but polite  Do not burn any bridges!

9  Need to complete on-line recruiting database form  Need to begin researching colleges  Look for academic, social and financial compatibility  Barron's, US News & World Reports, Princeton Review  Develop player profile and highlight reel ASAP  Develop personal cover letter and lacrosse resume  Determine camp and summer lax schedules and share with Coach Podesta  Make contact with college coaches  NCAA coaches are not allowed to initiate contact with Sophs  You may contact them by and phone

10  FOCUS ON ACADEMICS  Need to begin on the right foot GPA-wise  Can complete on-line recruiting database form  Never too soon to begin researching colleges  Look for academic, social and financial compatibility  Barron's, US News & World Reports, Princeton Review  Begin to develop player profile and highlight reel ASAP  Begin to develop personal cover letter and lacrosse resume  Determine camp and summer lax schedules and share with Coach Podesta  Make contact with college coaches  NCAA coaches are not allowed to initiate contact with Frosh  You may contact them by and phone

11  All High School Tournaments recorded  Easily create Player Video Highlight Reels  Easily Create and Share Player Profiles with College Coaches

12  Player Highlights (Video)  Athletic Accomplishments  Academic Accomplishments ◦ Granular Control over what you share with each school ◦ Very easy to create (less than 1 hour)

13  All Division 1 programs are selecting 2014 class,. ◦ Most top tier Div 1 teams have their 2013 Class complete. May have opportunities to impress  MCLA/Club Schools actively encouraging 2012 admitted class applicants  D 2/3 Schools identifying 2012 and 2013 classes

14  NCAA Registration ◦ Registering with NCAA clearinghouse NCAA Clearinghouse ◦ Register and receive a clearinghouse nu  Coach/Recruiter Contact  Camps/Tournaments  Ongoing Communications  The On-Campus Visit  official vs unofficial  The Decision to ‘Commit’ or Apply Early Decision. Early Action.

15  Informing a program you would enroll there upon being admitted. ◦ Divisions 1 & 2- National Letter of Intent  If receiving lacrosse scholarship money ◦ Committing to the Academic Process  Ivy League, Academies

16  Each D1 school allowed scholarships for the program, per year (out of 45 on the roster)  Each D2 school allowed 10.4 scholarships for the program, per year.  D3 and Ivy League and MCLA - no scholarships allowed  Most D1 players get partial scholarships  Scholarships are renewed yearly

17  Total MCLA Teams  10 Conferences  2 Divisions  16 Team National Tournament  Western Collegiate Lacrosse League  Division 1: California, Cal Poly, Chico, Santa Clara, Sonoma St, Stanford, UC Davis  Division 2: Humboldt St, Nevada, Pacific, San Jose State, St Mary’s, UC Merced, UC Santa Cruz

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19  A program needs recruits per year to keep the team going  Influence with admissions varies from school to school, level to level.  In Div. 2 & 3- may have the most influence since potential enrollment has more influence on who is admitted. ◦ Possibly more influence in Early Decision than Regular Decision ◦ 50% of kids proposed by an athletic coach may be rejected (Haverford example) ◦ Don’t make the coach look badly to admissions!  The majority of California kids must be admitted primarily on their academic record

20  YOU need to be your biggest advocate ◦ Enthusiasm ◦ Character ◦ Persistence  An Adult Game that Children Are Forced to Play

21 QUESTIONS????


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