College Recruiting | US Lacrosse
There are countless options to play lacrosse at the collegiate level. The NCAA, NJCAA and NAIA all offer varsity programs and there are hundreds of club programs for both men and women through a variety of organizations, including the MCLA, WCLA and NCLL.
Next College Student Athlete (NCSA) is the “Official Responsible Recruiting Partner of US Lacrosse.” They offer this information on how colleges handle the recruiting process.
For many families, the most difficult part of the recruiting process is understanding how colleges recruit, evaluate, and show interest in student-athletes. To better explain the college recruiting process, it’s helpful to look at it from a coach’s perspective.
Many college coaches begin the recruiting process by contacting a large group of athletes that think would be a good fit for their program. For bigger programs, this number can be in the hundreds or even thousands. Through evaluations, reviewing highlight video, contact with recruits, etc., they slowly start to whittle that number down until they’ve filled their open roster spots. In other words, the college recruiting process resembles a funnel, starting out with a lot of recruits and narrowing down to a select few.
These are the typical steps coaches will take to get to their final recruits.
- Gather a pool of athletes
- Send letters to gauge interest
- Conduct an in-depth evaluation
- Extend scholarship offers
- Sign athletes and ensure eligibility
Gather a pool of athletes who meet basic requirements
To start out, coaches need to gather a large group of recruits. They will identify recruits who meet basic criteria like height, weight, position, grad year, academics, location, etc. To do so, college coaches will use the following methods:
- Recruiting media sites like Rivals. com or 247Sports
- Third-party recruiting services like NCSA (we have the largest network of student-athlete online profiles)
- Recommendations from high school or club coaches
- Emails and messages from recruits
- Camps and showcases where they can see many potential recruits in one place
At this point in the college recruiting process, around 800 athletes may make it through the initial evaluation process at smaller programs, while nearly 8,000 prospects may make it on the next step at larger programs.
What this means for you: As a recruit, you need to look at the college recruiting process like a funnel, too. You want to start out with as many programs that would be a good fit for you, and then pare that list down based on your interests and the interest of college coaches.
To do so, consider attending camps and showcases held by coaches at schools you’re interested in. Create your free recruiting profile with NCSA so college coaches can easily find your information online. And get your name in front of college coaches as much as possible through emails, social media, and more. Don’t forget to always include the key pieces of information they need to know to conduct their initial evaluation of you as a recruit.
Send letters to prospects to gauge interest in the program
The next step for most coaches is to begin sending out messages to that large group of athletes to get an idea of how many might be interested in their program. Athletes who pass the initial evaluation will likely receive one or more of the following:
- Requests to complete a recruiting questionnaire
- Invitations to a camp
- General interest letters from the school
After coaches send these communications, they will see who responds—and how—and narrow their list of prospects down to between 500-3,000 athletes, depending on the size of the program.
What this means for you: Recruiting questionnaires, camp invites and general interest letters from a school may seem impersonal and not worthy of a follow-up. However, they do serve an important purpose. Respond to each coach with a personalized message, thanking them for the letter and letting them know you are interested in their program.
At this point, many athletes want to know if a college coach is really interested, and the answer is actually quite simple: If you’ve received mail from the coach, they are most likely evaluating you as a recruit. It’s in your best interest to quickly follow up to ensure you get to the next step in the recruiting process.
Conduct in-depth athletic, academic and character evaluation of recruits
At this stage in the college recruiting process, coaches really need to get to know recruits in order to create a ranked list of top prospects. This often means they will get in touch with athletes and start calling their high school/club coaches to get an evaluation and/or recommendation. They may also travel to larger tournaments or showcases where many of their recruits will be competing, or they will send the athletes personalized invites to their own camps. Official and unofficial visits can also happen at this time, as coaches try to really get to know prospects and create a solid list of top recruits.
Once this round of rigorous evaluations is complete, coaches will be down to a ranked list of about 20-300 athletes, depending on the sport and the division level.
What this means for you: Don’t wait for college coaches to start contacting you! Instead, take the initiative to show them why you deserve to make it to the next round of the college recruiting process. Send them updated athletic and academic stats and highlight videos with your best and most recent footage. Ask your high school/club coach to reach out to college coaches on your behalf. And let coaches know you’re coming to their school for an unofficial visit and you’d like to arrange a time to meet with them while you’re there.
Extend scholarship offers and lock down commitments
Coaches now have a ranked list of their top prospects, and it’s time to start locking down commitments. As with every step of the college recruiting process, different coaches will approach this step in different ways. For large programs at DI or DII schools, college coaches will have a list of nearly 200-300 athletes. Not all of those athletes will be joining the team, but the coach will start by giving out offers to the recruits at the top of their list and then work their way down until they’ve filled all open roster spots. Coaches may still conduct on-campus visits at this step, at which point, athletes should be prepared to answer tough questions if they get an offer.
Many athletes ask when can college coaches make you an offer, and that depends on the type of offer. Verbal offers, or non-binding, handshake agreements between a recruit and a college coach, can happen at any time and age. Offers usually become official when the athlete signs their National Letter of Intent, which typically occurs their senior year of high school. However, one of the biggest problems with early offers is that both the recruit and the coach can back out of them at any time. For example, if an athlete was given a verbal scholarship offer from a school their freshman year, that school can back out that athlete’s senior year. This leaves the recruit in a tough spot if they haven’t been communicating with any other schools.
After all the offers are made—and accepted—a recruiting class can range from 2-30 athletes, depending on the sport and division level.
What this means for you: If you’ve made it to this point of the college recruiting process, you need to be ready to handle some tough conversations about scholarships, offers and financial aid. Talk with your family about narrowing down your target list of schools and make sure you know which schools where you’d be prepared to commit.
Signing athletes and ensuring academic eligibility
The last step for college coaches is ensuring that each recruit signs with the program and meets eligibility requirements. Here’s how the committing and signing timeline works in most cases:
- The athlete verbally commits to the school.
- The college coach extends an official offer.
- The athlete signs the official offer.
- The athlete continues to meet eligibility requirements by taking all the necessary core courses and receiving the required GPA in those courses.
Unfortunately, every year, athletes who have signed with a college end their senior year ineligible to compete at the college level. This leaves both the athlete and the coach in a lurch. The coach will need to go back to their list of top prospects and see if the athlete who ranked number two in that spot is still available, interested and academically eligible. The recruit will likely need to compete for a year or two at a junior college to gain academic eligibility.
What this means for you: While it’s easy to get caught up in the rush of athletic recruiting and signing with a school, you still need to make sure that you stay academically eligible. If you’re concerned at all that you may not be able to meet the requirements, meet with your guidance counselor to go over what grades you need to meet in your core courses, and strategize a way to get there.
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Lacrosse Recruiting Tips
This page provides details on how to get recruited for college lacrosse. These lacrosse recruiting tips cover how you should “market” yourself to college lacrosse programs and how to find the best lacrosse recruiting events. Visit our Lacrosse Recruiting section for additional recruiting information (i.e. calendar of upcoming recruiting showcases).
- Grades, grades, grades!! You should focus on improving your school academic results. Poor grades and SAT & ACT scores will make it difficult for an even good lacrosse player to be recruited. Moreover, many strong lacrosse schools are also strong academic schools. Therefore, you will need a rigorous academic background in order to handle the curriculum.
- Maximize your personal lacrosse skill development with clinics, camps, off-season training, staying after practice to do additional lax work, etc.
- Work on becoming a better athlete and improve your speed, endurance, agility and strength.
- Join an elite lacrosse club team and play at summer & fall tournaments. Many college coaches use these club team-based tournaments (i.e. Crab Feast) in order to scout for potential recruits.
- Try to be invited to lacrosse recruiting showcases. Some of the top lacrosse recruiting showcases include the Nike Blue Chip, Maverik Showtime, Adrenaline Black Card, etc. Visit our Lacrosse Showcases section for a calendar of upcoming showcases.
- For the best lacrosse showcases, individuals often need an invitation, tryout and/or recommendation from their club team coach or varsity high school coach. Get help from your high school or club coach in order to determine the most appropriate lacrosse individual showcases based on your skill level, geographical preferences, target schools, D1/D2/D3 aspirations, etc.
- Go to lacrosse prospect camps run by individual colleges. These camps are usually 1 or 2 day events run by specific colleges in order to screen potential recruits. Unlike recruiting camps where there can be many college coaches, athletes at prospect camps are usually only seen by the coaches of the college sponsoring the event or a limited number of local colleges. These can be great recruiting events in order to get individualized attention & coaching. Visit our section on Lacrosse Prospect Days & Camps for a calendar of upcoming prospect days & camps.
- Discuss your recruiting options with your high school and club team coaches. They can provide advice based on helping others in the past to get recruited.
- Contact college coaches and provide them with your academic scores, a highlight video, schedule of upcoming tournaments where you will be playing, etc.
- Create a professional-looking highlight video that is focused on your lacrosse skills and performance versus tough competition. Given the coaches are attending multiple recruiting events around the country or preparing for their own spring lacrosse season, a recruiting video is often the best way for a player to get in front of a busy coach.
- Visit the college and meet with current college lacrosse players. Try to get a feel of the college’s lacrosse and academic programs. In addition, you need to see if you will mesh with the style of coaching at that college.
- Focus not just on getting into the best lacrosse programs but also the best college. It is hard to make a living at lacrosse after college. The salary of MLL players is a tiny fraction of the money paid to athletes in the NBA, NFL, etc. Athletes should consider using lacrosse as a means to get a wonderful college experience, great education and meaningful career.
- Don’t expect a full financial “ride” for lacrosse. Even if you get a lacrosse college scholarship, most players only receive partial scholarships.
- It is extremely hard to get into a D1 lacrosse program. Moreover, D1 lacrosse is a full-time job as there is year round training which could interfere significantly with your school work, social life, etc. Lacrosse players should also consider D2 and D3 college lacrosse programs. Many of these programs are highly regarded.
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Getting Recruited to Play D1 Lacrosse (Part 2):
Alright, you have decided that you want to play Division 1 Lacrosse after reading about how hard it is. Playing for a Division 1 school can be one of the most incredible, life-changing events that you will ever do. It is the highest amateur level in the sport of lacrosse, and you’ll be playing against the very best.
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Everyone’s recruiting path is different, so there is no “one size fits all” cookie-cutter guide, but this is as close as it gets.
*Note: Make sure you read the recruiting rules before starting your search process.
Getting recruited can be challenging, but if you follow these steps, you can increase your chances of getting seen by coaches significantly. Here are the main things you need to do: Lacrosse-specific training, Set expectations, College research, Club teams/Prospect Camps/Showcases 4) Film 5) Email Outreach. We will go over all of these.
If you want to play Division 1 Lacrosse, you have to be an exceptionally great lacrosse player. You can go to every tournament, make a professional highlight reel, send great emails, but if you aren’t performing extremely well, you probably won’t get recruited. Take a significant amount of time out of your days to practice your game. You should be getting 10+ hours a week of training every week if you’re serious about being recruited. There are many different sides to training for lacrosse (conditioning, shooting, dodging, etc.), and you need to take each one seriously. If you’re lazy, good luck in the recruiting process, because you’re on your own.
College research is a great way to give yourself an advantage over other recruits. First of all, set your expectations of what kind of college you want to attend. Do you care more about academics or lacrosse? Do you want a big school or small liberal arts school? Here’s a breakdown of the different d1 colleges by category to get you started:
Colleges Based on Prestige:
1) Blue Chip Colleges: Places like Syracuse, Duke, UNC, Hopkins, UVA. These colleges are usually in the top 20 every single year and usually appear in the NCAA tournament. Obviously, these are the hardest colleges to get recruited by, so be realistic about your chances.
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2) Middle-Tier Colleges: Places like Lehigh, Bucknell, Air Force, Richmond, etc. These colleges are usually in the top 40 rankings and often times a few will appear in the Top 20 depending on the year. Recruiting is still very competitive.
3) Lower-Level Colleges: Places like VMI, Lafayette, Siena, etc. These colleges are usually towards the bottom of the lacrosse rankings, but it doesn’t mean they do not have a chance to become great programs. Recruiting is competitive, but definitely achievable if you are a great player.
*Note: This is not supposed to be a debate about which colleges are “blue chip” and “middle tier.” I left out many schools from each list, and you can argue that some colleges belong in different categories. This is supposed to give you a general idea.
Big Colleges (D1 Atmosphere, other big sports):
University of North Carolina, University of Maryland, Ohio State University, Rutgers University, Penn State University, University of Michigan, University of Virginia, among others.
Great Academic Schools:
Any Ivy League School (Harvard, Penn, Brown, etc.), Duke, Army/Navy/Air Force, Notre Dame, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown
*Note: There are so many great schools that are not on the “great academic schools list.” I just included these as the ones that most non-lacrosse fans would know.
New Programs (within last 5 years):
Richmond, Marquette, Boston U, Utah, St. Bonaventure, etc.
Now that you have a good idea of what type of college you would like to attend, it is time to do some more research about the colleges. If you are a midfielder, do they have 6 incredible midfielders on the team that aren’t graduating soon? Are they about to graduate a heavy senior class? These questions are important, because you do not want to end up at a college that already has players at your position that you will not be able to start over. For example, if you were an attackman for Maryland last season (2017), it probably was not a great year for you, as the starting 3 attackmen were seniors with proven track records. Next year, however, Maryland has 3 vacant spots at attack, so it would be a great time to be an attackman there. Are you ok with getting limited playing time for a year?
Club Teams/Prospect Camps/Showcases:
Finding a spot on a quality club team can be great for recruiting. The most valuable part of a club team is a coach who is well-connected. If you can find someone who has relationships with college coaches that vouch for you, you are in a great position to be recruited. Some elite club teams that come to mind are the Baltimore Crabs, Sweetlax, Team 91 Lacrosse, Mesa, as well as many more. At this point, there’s a good chance that there is a club team in your state. If there is not, there are plenty of players who play for a club team not in their state. Club teams usually do the bulk of their travel in the summer, but the fall has become a prime spot for weekend tournaments.
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A great option for recruits who might not be able to play for a club team is a prospect camp. Prospects camps are held by a school where coaches can evaluate players on their campus. Nearly every school has a prospect camp, so look around and find one that is right for you. Make sure the camp seems like a quality one, because often times prospect camps can be “money grabbers” for coaches who are usually underpaid. Often times big-name schools will send you emails telling them that they want YOU to come to their prospect camp. Most of these are chain emails that are sent to thousands of people across the country. For example, if you think you probably fit at a lower-level college and a top 5 colleges emails you an invite to their prospect camp, it’s most likely a good idea to pass on it.
Another great option for recruits are showcases. Showcases allow a player to play in front of a wider variety of colleges coaches, as opposed to a prospect camp that has primarily coaches from one school. Much like prospect camps, showcases can certainly be low-quality “money grabbers” that do not provide value to players. Usually the more selective the camp, the more prestigious it is.
*Warning: All of these options require a significant amount of money to participate in. Camps, travel, and club dues can add up. Be prepared to make an investment if you want to do go this route.
In this digital era, there is no excuse for not having plenty of film for coaches to see. Everyone should have a short (3-5 minute) highlight reel that showcases the best parts of your game. For example, if you primarily play on the crease, don’t have a bunch of dodging on your highlight reel. If you are a close defender, don’t put a bunch of LSM shifts you took against a team that you beat by 10 goals. Players these days love to have crazy music and special effects, but the best idea is to keep it simple. If you decide to play music behind the reel, make sure it does not have explicit words and is pleasant enough for a coach to listen. Here’s an example:
Another great thing to have at your disposal is a full-game or half-game that you played well in. If you had a hat trick and 2 takeaways against a top high school team, it would be a good idea to show it to a coach. Everyone looks good in highlight reels, but a full game that you performed well in is a huge plus.
If you do email outreach right, you can greatly increase your chances of getting recruited.
Coaches do not want to see a general email that you send to 100 different colleges. Instead, take the time to make emails personalized. Make sure you address the coach with their name (and that it’s spelled correctly!), not just a general greeting. In the email, include a few reasons why you like the college or the team. Showing a coach that you did research about their college can be huge. Remind the coach of a few tournaments that you plan on attending, and include your team/jersey number if applicable.
After every tournament, prospect camp, and showcase, email the coach thanking them for coming. Do not be discouraged if coaches do not respond right away, they are receiving thousands of emails every year with kids begging them for a spot on their roster.
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If you follow these steps, you will put yourself in a better position to get recruited. Try not to be too overwhelmed; the process will work itself out if you are consistent. This can be one of the most exciting times in your lacrosse career–it feels great when a coach validates all of the hard work that you have been doing for so many years.
Lacrosse Recruiting Guide For High School Players
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According to a study by former Princeton president William Bowen (published in the New York Times) that analyzed admissions data at Harvard, Middlebury, Virginia and other top schools:
A recruited athlete was 30% more likely to be admitted than a non-athlete.
For comparison, an African American, Native American or Latino was 28% more likely to be admitted than a Caucasion or Asian and a legacy was 20% more likely to be admitted than an applicant of a parent that did not attend that college.
New NCAA Lacrosse Recruiting Legislation
On April 14, 2017, new NCAA rules were passed, effective immediately, for both men’s and women’s Division 1 schools, which bans college coaches from communicating with recruits until September 1 of their junior year.
Specifically, this restricts verbal commitments, phone calls and unofficial visits until the above date.
Recruits can and should still message college coaches with their player info / video and visit college campuses at their target schools, but not request to meet with the coaching staff.
We’re excited for this change as we believe it will help recruits focus on academics, enjoy their high school experience, better develop their college preferences and ultimately get recruited to the right school. We hope that it will reverse the increase in college transfers as recruits will have more time to find the right fit both on and off the field.
The Supply And Demand Of Lacrosse Recruiting
Lacrosse recruiting is essentially supply and demand. In this case, the demand or number of talented, high school recruits is growing much faster than the supply or number of available roster spots on college teams.
In 2006, there were 40 high school players competing for every Division I Men’s roster spot. In 2016, there were 55 players competing for the same spot. Women’s lacrosse has seen competition increase from 31 to 40 over the same period.
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Step-by-Step Recruiting Timeline
Lacrosse Recruiting – What’s Involved & How the Recruiting Process Works for Lacrosse
Are you a men’s or women’s high school lacrosse player looking to get recruited for college lacrosse? Learn more about the NCAA recruiting process and the importance of creating an online profile so that you stand during your recruiting process. We’ll explain how to get started below.
Lacrosse Recruiting: A Step-by-Step Guide
- Initial contact from coach or by the player. The recruitment process for college lacrosse recruiting typically begins with an initial introduction/interest letter sent by a coach to an athlete, or an email directly to the coach from a player. Coaches typically send form letters to hundreds or thousands of athletes as a “first sweep” to assess interest among recipients and introduce their program to prospective recruits. For Division 1 schools, before a lacrosse player’s junior year, the NCAA places restrictions on the content of these communications. In the early stages, communication from a coach to a player must be restricted to information about their programs in general, or their camps. These early emails often include basic questionnaires for athletes to fill out.
What does it mean if I get an email from a coach? Just because you received one of these mass-market emails – often quite personalized with a “Dear John” salutation – directly from a coach does not mean s/he is definitely interested in recruiting you. Receiving an email from a coach at this point only means that you are on their ‘list’. But that’s the first step. Congratulations! Although college coaches do aggressively seek out the top athletes on competitive high school and Club lacrosse teams, there is still much success that can be had by players that make the first contact to coaches via email, and then follow-up. In fact, that is how the majority of student athletes get recruited.
- Base evaluations. If a coach continues to be interested in you after initial contact is made, he/she will follow up with additional desk research. The coach will search online for additional information about you, such as your academic portfolio, test scores, GPA, game statistics, and performance records. The coach will also start reviewing your social media (keep it clean!) and video footage, and documenting your specific strengths and weaknesses. At this point, the coach might begin to rank perspective recruits according to factors such as size, ability, potential, and academic eligibility. Coaches also make their rounds at the US Lacrosse sanctioned tournaments, and sometimes even visit regional club tournaments in the upper divisions.
- Campus visit. After a series of personal interactions, the typical next step in the recruiting process is a campus visit. At this stage in the process, the coach is looking to ensure that the athlete is comfortable with the school and the team. The coach also has a chance to interact with the athlete in a new environment and expose the athlete to college life. If the campus visit goes well, the next step in the process is usually the extension of an offer.
Lacrosse players who want to play lacrosse in college are pretty much expected to attend high-level tournaments, summer recruiting camps, and showcase events. Therefore, it’s a benefit to get on the best Club lacrosse team possible, as early as possible, because although the coaches will most certainly make their rounds to come see you play if you email them directly in advance, they tend to flock around the top-level teams because they know that’s where they are most likely to find players that can benefit their programs most.
Why is Club Lacrosse Important? Generally speaking in high school sports, there’s tremendous variation in playing ability as you move from smaller schools (D5) to larger high schools (D1), simply because there are more kids to choose from in larger schools so lacrosse teams from bigger schools tend to be better. Variations in talent also exist throughout various regions of the country. Therefore, college coaches cannot depend on stats kept from high school lacrosse, because not all accomplishments are equal.
The playing field is leveled, though, in Club Lacrosse, because teams fall into distinct categories, and coaches can easily gauge the level of competition by the division your team competes in.
Team sports like lacrosse, volleyball, etc., pose recruiting challenges because of the subjective nature of the decision-making process and the lack of ‘hard’ stats, especially with defensive positions. Coaches can’t fairly judge you by your high school stats, and almost no stats are kept at the Club level. Overlay that with the fact that mass-market recruiting agencies are flooding coaches’ inboxes with so much email that they don’t really have time to look at each one carefully, and you see that lacrosse recruiting becomes a marketing game. You have to be a good player, and your grades and test scores need to be within range of the schools you are targeting, but beyond that, it’s a race to try to get the coaches out to see you and to stand out from the crowd. How do you do that? With good video and an online profile (watch our video) that cuts through the noise.
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A Closer Look at the Lacrosse Recruiting Rules
NCAA rules regarding lacrosse recruiting have some unique features that make the recruiting process for this sport different than others. Rules vary across divisions:
Initial contact: The NCAA allows Division I lacrosse coaches to contact lacrosse players with forms, emails, flyers, and questionnaires during the athlete’s sophomore year; no personal contact is allowed until the athlete’s junior year. Therefore, if you invite a coach to one of your tournaments as a freshman, sophomore, or junior and he avoided you or seemed cold or aloof, there is a reason for that: he is not allowed to talk to you, especially at a tournament.
Recruitment periods. Formal recruiting for Division I college lacrosse begins on September 1 of an athlete’s junior year, when NCAA lacrosse coaches are allowed to initiate contact with the athlete. Official visits to Division I schools are allowed during a athlete’s senior year. For Division II and III programs, these steps in the recruitment process are allowed to start earlier. For full details, view the NCAA’s college-bound athlete guide.
“Equivalency” status: The NCAA considers Division I men’s and women’s lacrosse as “equivalency” sports. This means that college coaches are allowed a set amount of full scholarships that they can disperse among multiple players within certain guidelines. Division I men’s lacrosse coaches are allowed 12.6 scholarships per school team; Division I women’s lacrosse coaches are allowed 12 scholarships per school. See the 2015-2016 NCAA Division I Manual for more information.
Commitments: Signing dates for college lacrosse programs typically begin in November and go through August of an athlete’s senior year.
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Why Should I Include Grades and Test Scores In My Profile?
Most colleges require that their lacrosse teams maintain a minimum or an average GPA — and therefore, college lacrosse coaches favor high school athletes who show potential to help their team meet this requirement. For example, if a coach is considering two very similar players during the recruiting process, and one has a 3.4 GPA and the other has a 2.8 GPA, the coach will most likely make an offer to the athlete with a 3.4 first. Note that high school students must maintain a 2.3 GPA to compete during their freshman year of college for Division I sports; visit the NCAA’s 2point3.org website to learn more.
With this in mind, it’s crucial that your online profile include academic details. In choosing an online profile tool, be sure to choose a platform that allows you to attach and post (not just state) your GPA and SAT/ACT scores. For safety, be sure that any sensitive information is password protected — something we always ensure at Athletics Recruiting.
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Goalie Lacrosse Recruiting Tips with Bill Pilat
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JACK: Hello everyone. On today’s podcast are thrilled to be joined by Lacrosse head coach at Roanoke College, and US Sports Camps director of The Goalie School, Bill Pilat. Coach Pilat has been head coach of the Lacrosse at Roanoke College for the past 28 years and is going into his third year of running camps with us here at USSC. He has tremendous experience with coaching all levels from beginners, youth, all the way up through the college athletes that he coaches today. Therefore, today’s show will dive into some details on the recruitment process for student-athletes looking to reach the next level.
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JACK: Hey Bill, how’s it going?
BILL PILAT: It’s going great Jack. Great to be here.
JACK: Yeah, yeah. Great to have you. Where are you calling from right now?
BILL PILAT: I’m here in beautiful Roanoke, Virginia, here at Roanoke College where I’m the head coach, and beautiful 70 degrees’ day out here.
JACK: Nice. Yeah. Yeah. You’ve been at Roanoke, what is it? You’re going on 29 years now?
BILL PILAT: Oh golly. This is my 31st season on the sidelines here.
JACK: Wow! That’s unreal. That was the main reason of kind of wanting to have you on this first episode for our podcast just because you’ve kind of been through it all with recruiting, and kind of what it’s like for those young kids to go from going to summer camps to going into high school sports and trying to play in college. And so, that kind of brings me to our topic today of just what it’s like to get recruited as a student-athlete.
BILL PILAT: Yeah. You know, I’ve been around a long time. It’s changed quite a bit. In some ways, it’s easier. I’m sure we’ll get to that later. In some ways, it’s tougher but they’re excited, they’re nervous. You know, they want to make the right choice. But one thing I always say to all the kids is if you work hard in school, you’re going to have lots of good choices. So, number one, you’ve got to do well in school and then the choices kind of open up for you and then just kind of enjoy the process.
The coaches are, for the most part, they’re very honest, and they want to have a good match. Student-athletes want a good match, so they’re there to kind of help. I look at the coaches as helping do the process. We’re trying to make a good match between a student and a school.
JACK: Student-athlete is such a common term for these kids, and how important is that student part for it? I mean Roanoke College being a D3 school, I would think that would be kind of an important role for them playing with you or for you.
BILL PILAT: Yeah. You know, no matter what division — I, II or III, it’s so important because basically, if the student takes care of the academic side, it’s not even really discussed much. You know it’s kind of like okay, you’re a good student you’re going to do fine in college. What other questions do you have? So, it basically takes a whole topic off the table. You know, you’re not worried about well, I don’t know if you can get in. You may not get accepted into my college. So, it just makes things so much easier for everyone.
And different schools have different parameters, which obviously kids can look up online and ask the coaches. And also, different coaches have different leeway. Maybe help a kid, you know. Here at Roanoke, I don’t have slots per se, but I can act as a reference for a student if he’s on the on the borderline type thing. Not many coaches can have carte blanche, even division-wise to get kids in. They have to do the work in the classroom. It just makes everything so much easier. And then the kids that do really well in the classroom at the Division three level, we don’t have athletic scholarships, but all of our schools offer academic scholarships.
So, if a student is an exceptional student, they can get an academic scholarship. And way more student-athletes get academic scholarships than athletic scholarships. So that’s why it’s so important.
JACK: Yeah. I know, based on my experience when I went through this five, six years ago that was the same thing. Focus on, you know, I got to get into the school. I can verbally commit to the coach I want to, the school I want to go to, but it all relies on admissions and —
BILL PILAT: Yeah, I mean you know no matter what division, you are going to a college, and the college wants to make it — and those students that they’re going to do well at. And it just makes everyone’s life a lot easier if they are already academically qualified. And then you have more time to get on to other things about class selection and the team makeup and what’s the food like, and all that stuff. So, you’re not worried about academics because it’s an area that the student is taking care of. So, yes, it’s definitely at the top of the list for sure.
JACK: Yeah. And then you know building off of what you said about coaches, what player fits for their school, in their system. How much do coaches really look at character traits in recruits and see who they are as a person? Like you said being a reference for these kids if they’re on the borderline. Would you think that comes really important into play when recruiting a kid?
BILL PILAT: Yeah, it’s kind of is important, and a lot of times what happens nowadays is that first the coaches kind of look at the player as a player only, you know, at a tournament or a clinic or a camp or something like that. And then once you say, hey, he’s a pretty good player. Then the coach starts to reach out to the student and hey, are you interested in my school? And then you start going from there. And then the next phase is, okay, what type of student are you. And then what type of person are you.
The coaches will reach out as they start to get more involved and that, hey, this kid might actually enroll at my school, and now we have — you know he’s interested in Roanoke or whatever school. And then now we want to maybe email or call his coach and say, hey does he work hard, and you know is he a good team player, how does he deal with adversity kind of things like that.
It’s kind of like the getting to know you phase. And you know whenever you meet somebody, first you kind of look at him and they look like somebody you want to talk to, and then you start asking questions. And if you have things in common, you want to find out more and more about that person. And that’s like recruiting.
At first, it’s like, okay what type of player are you. And then as we start to learn that they have an interest in your school, then it’s like okay, what type of person, what type of student are you. Because we’re starting to move down this road here. So, I want to know everything about you as a student-athlete, just like you want to know everything about me as a coach, and my school that I represent. So definitely a feeling out phase.
JACK: Yeah. And I think a lot of kids also need to understand that and the fact that they need to make sure that they like the coach that they’ll be playing for or the type of school that they’re attending. And I think sometimes, I know for me, I kind of just jumped into the aspect of I’m excited to be recruited, I want to play in college. And I think it’s really important for kids to know that there’s a lot of factors that go into whether the coach wants you to play there, or whether you even want to play there and things like that.
BILL PILAT: Oh yeah. It’s a huge commitment, and it’s the biggest decision that these young people have made in their lives up to that point. And you want to take your time and what we tell guys too is things might happen. You know you might get injured, or you might have to focus on your academics. And you can always transfer out of a school, but that’s not the greatest thing to do. That’s kind of a hassle too.
You stay at a school. So, I always tell the guys make sure that the academics fit what you, and the location and the size, and those things. And also, coaches leave, so don’t base everything on this, you know this coach is a great guy, and that’s who I want to play for. Well sometimes coaches retire, and sometimes coaches move on and things like that.
So, not to say you can’t go with your coach if he leaves but you want to pick the school for the right reasons. And what we always tell our recruits here at Roanoke, is that Roanoke lacrosse is an added bonus to you coming to our great school. And we hope that it’s a bonus that you take advantage of and working with us as coaches. But ultimately, they’re here in school a heck of a lot more than they see me. You know going to class, and having lunch with their friends, and socializing. There’s a lot more time spent there.
We’re only on the field two hours a day, and we have meetings and things like that. So, a lot of times is with their buddies, and away from the athletic arena, especially Division III.
JACK: Yeah, and that kind of works into the importance of picking a school that — like you said — if worse comes to worse, and they’re not playing, or coach leaves and the new coach doesn’t value the type of player someone can be, you need to be able to enjoy the school for what it offers you. Not just what the athletics can offer you. But that school that you’re attending is your life. Like you said it’s one of the biggest decisions these kids make.
BILL PILAT: Yeah. For sure. And they’re going to make a lot of decisions coming up but this one is big. And the school is more than just books and classrooms. You know the dining hall they need to check out what’s the food like because that’s where you’re going to be eating. And so, we always make sure that even our dining hall, and make sure they like it. And the dorms too and the people you live with. You know that’s going to be your buddy, so you want to take your time and kind of look at all that stuff.
JACK: Exactly. And kind of segueing into that., what advice would you give to a high school athlete who’s faced with the decision to choose maybe school A that’s division I or II where they’re not going to get a ton of playing time, versus going to a school where they’re going to for sure play, they enjoy it. Kind of where do you think that decision process crosses a line, and they need to kind of understand what division they’re capable to play in and understanding that this is a huge decision to either, unfortunately, ride the bench, or be in the starting team or part of that rotation?
BILL PILAT: Yeah. That’s tough you know, and again the coaches are there to help the kids. My advice, I tell the recruits all the time is just ask the coach like coach where do you see me fitting in, or how do you see me on this team, do you think I can play on this team? And the coach will have to answer that, and we do the same thing. We’re making an estimation based on high school performance. But by the same token, we can say, look you know you’re coming in here, and we have two other guys that are very skilled at your position, so you’re going to be fighting with those two guys. Plus, you know we have a sophomore on the team who’s at your position, and just so you kind of have an idea where you fit in. And I always tell guys too, Division I level, there’s scholarships.
So, if you’re fortunate enough to get a Division I scholarship, then obviously that coach is very, very interested in you so that you’re going down a good path there. If you don’t get a Division I scholarship and you still are looking at these Division I schools that’s okay. And there’s been a lot of guys that have gone to Division I without a scholarship and had fantastic careers and become All Americans. But just know, going in there, that the coach believes other people are better than you.
So, the coach has given his money to someone else, which means he does not think you’re as good as that other person. So, you can take that as a challenge and rise up, people do that. Or you can say, well he wants someone more than me, so I’m going to go somewhere else. So, that’s kind of up to you. But I think more often, a lot of times in kids that say well the coach didn’t give me a scholarship, but he said I’ll make the team. Well, that’s fine and you think he’s being be honest with you, but what he’s not telling is he wants somebody more than you.
Just make sure you know that going in. And Division III, we have no scholarship, so everyone’s kind of equal, but the coach can still let you know where he thinks you kind of fit in. And as far as how you make that decision, you want to be a walk-on or you’re a recruited athlete, or you want to go Division I without a scholarship. And that kind of thing. You know, my dad always told me to just put down a plus, minus list, you know, so you have your schools and plus, at Roanoke I think I can get an earlier chance to play in time, whereas at a Division I school I won’t get to play until maybe my junior year.
So, you know, there is your plus, minus. And do the same thing with the food, the same thing with the location, you do the same thing with the assistant coaches, and the academic programs, and the cost of school. So, I think a plus, minus list is a real good exercise for kids to do to cover all that.
JACK: Yeah. I think that’s one of the most important things, and one thing that I really didn’t value when I did it and wished I had, and kind of wished that I researched it more, and listened to a coach like you of your experience, and how that affects kind of everything you decide with. So, yeah, I mean and as you touched on years have changed, and the recruitment process changing, do you think it’s become easier or harder to be recruited to play college athletics?
BILL PILAT: Yeah, it varies a little sport to sport, but I mean women’s sports has certainly exploded which is great, and there’s more coaches, and more assistant coaches, looking and talking to kids. In some ways it’s easier, in some ways it’s harder. I mean there’s more kids playing sports. More kids going to camps, more kids doing tournaments, so I don’t know easier — certainly with the internet — for us to see films and things, you know in the old days, I would have to go out on the road and watch high school games to see kids play.
Now kids can send videos which are always very beneficial. And also, there’s the camps that we can go to. So, certainly we can see kids play and through the internet, it’s easy for a kid to pop a YouTube film, a highlight film or whatever, that he can put in an email and send to a coach. So, for that it’s definitely easier. The harder part would be that there’s more kids wanting to play college athletics, so we have to sift through a little bit more.
But overall, I think it’s a little bit easier in order to get your name out and to get some correspondence going. In the old days, kids would have to send an actual letter, put a stamp and all that stuff, and then you have to wait for the coach. Now with e-mail it’s kind of instant, and plus you can e-mail you know, 10 coaches with the same highlight film and see who’s interested. So as long as the recruits, the student-athletes know, the college coaches know that they can send the same letter to 10 or 20 people also — they know how it works as well. It would be easier for them.
JACK: Yeah. Exactly. Exactly. Yeah. In terms of those you know, YouTube videos and what has become known as kind of highlight films, what are some of your dos and don’ts? What should be on there? What shouldn’t be on there? Keeping them short and sweet, kind of including game film and practice film, what do you kind of look for and value in a recruiting film?
BILL PILAT: Yeah, a lot of coaches like different things. I know a lot of the Division I guys like full games because I think that they have more time and more assistant coaches to look at those, than us Division III guys do. I like highlight films but what I always tell guys too is the highlight films just kind of whet the appetite little bit. It’s kind of rare that we’ll really jump on a kid from a highlight film although it does happen.
What it really does is say, hey this kid looks pretty good. Let’s keep an eye on him, or let’s email and say we want to see him again. Like what camps are you going to, where are you going to be playing, or come to our prospect day, stuff like that. So, it definitely whets the appetite, but short is definitely better for most of the Division III guys. You know five minutes, six minutes. Something like that. It’s smart half of a game that maybe you played well, so the coach has a choice, but when in doubt you know, a good highlight film would be great.
And the other thing is to try to make sure that you truly show some good plays, that you know make sure that it plays out and, and you do show some things like athletic ability. Sometimes whether you have the ball or, no matter what sport you’re playing, maybe you’re hustling in on defense, or supporting a teammate. I like to see — I always watch too, especially in our game there is lot of scoring, but if a guy scores a goal I always watch and see well what happens after the goal. Do the teammates come up to him and celebrate or is he all by himself? Because if he’s all by himself, maybe he’s not the greatest guy in the world you know. But if all the teammates and everybody is excited, then that shows you that he has friends and they like him. So, we look at small things that sometimes the kids don’t think about it.
JACK: Yeah, and that’s super interesting. I never even thought about something like that. I think that’s very valuable. How are they perceived by coaches, and teammates, and friends, so, I think yeah that’s a great point.
BILL PILAT: Yeah, that’s what I look at. I mean I don’t know if other people do that, stuff. I’m sure they do. And I’m looking at their stride, and kind of if they can catch people from behind, running up the field, and things like that. just kind of intangibles. And it’s always good too, show you running off the sideline and how you interact with your teammates. I like when I see that on tapes too.
JACK: Right. Right. These kids that get recruited they’re sixteen, seventeen years old. Do parents ever have a role in helping their kids get recruited? Do the parents ever get to step in? Or is this something that the coaches like to only deal with kids, not really have the influence or the chat with the parents? What are your thoughts on that?
BILL PILAT: Yeah, that’s a funny question. Yeah. I could say “No, parents stay out of there” but you know that’s not right and that’s like so —
JACK: That’s really never going to happen though either.
BILL PILAT: No. Not anymore. But I mean, I think the parents definitely have a — they should have a big role you know. They’re helping their son or daughter go to college. I think they should be involved. But by the same token you know, I want to get an email from the student-athlete himself. Not the parent. Because that shows me that the player is the one that’s really interested in my school, and my camp, or wherever he is coming. Not the parent.
So that’s really big because ultimately, I’m going to be dealing with the student-athlete, not his parents. But by the same token, I think it’s perfectly fine. You know the parents, 99.9% of the time are paying for college. So, if they have a question, they might have a financial question, and I think those questions need to be answered, so I don’t have a problem with that at all. It’s kind of like somethings a kid needs to deal with. Like the kid should be asking, well how do the guys get along. The parents shouldn’t ask that.
But the parents should ask about financial aid, and you know how safe is your campus, some things that a seventeen-year-old might not think about. So, yeah, they definitely have a role. And I think it’s — if people say they never want to hear from the parents, I think that’s kind of short-sighted because the parents definitely do have a role. And they ask some super questions. And also, another tip for these student-athletes, you know when you go to the coach and your parents are there. I keep a close eye how you treat your parents, because if you don’t treat them very well, how are you going to treat me when I’m your coach?
Don’t let your parents do all the talking. You know, I want somebody who has an opinion, and somebody who has questions and is engaged in the process, and that kind of thing. And usually they are, and you’re looking at schools, it’s an exciting time but, yeah you are being looked at, just like you’re looking at my school. I’m looking at you. And in all honesty, we’ve dropped recruits because of their parents. No doubt. No doubt.
JACK: Very interesting. Yeah. that’s crazy.
BILL PILAT: Too many questions, like too much in control, too much thinking their kid is the greatest thing ever. I know other coaches that have done it also. And the coaches — the other thing is that thing is, the coaches talk to each other you know, within your sport. If you’re looking at these basketball schools, they talk to each other. And if a coach finds out something negative, they get let other coaches know, like hey be careful with this kid we heard he is not a good character. Things like that. Or his parents are a nightmare. And some coaches, like myself, I don’t want to deal with it. I’ll just move on.
JACK: Yeah exactly. And it’s funny because I think the parents would have a great role in this situation, kind of connecting back to what we do in our relationship. You know US Sports Camps with you and the goalie school. Parents definitely have the role of getting kids into summer camps such as your goalie school. Is that a good way to get in front of college coaches?
BILL PILAT: Yeah, the goalie school is a little different, because you know since its inception with the word school in the title, we’re teaching camp. So, we take all levels of goalies and work to make them better. We do have some college coaches that come to the camp. And I have many college coaches that asked to come and observe so they can see my drills and my methodology with the goalie. So, there will be college coaches there, and we have had goalies recruited from there. But its primary purpose is not recruiting.
So, that’s something that that student-athlete should really look at too when they attend camps in the summer. If they want to be recruited, make sure they’re going to a recruiting event or recruiting camp, a prospect day. Things like that. If their sole purpose is to be recruited and by the same token if you want to learn and improve your game, a place like the goalie school for lacrosse goalies, that’s where you want to be. And most kids understand the difference and the different products that are out there but you might want to ask some questions about that as well.
JACK: Yeah. Yeah. Well here at US Sports Camps, fielding calls from parents and things like that it’s usually the parents. Never the kids really calling. And we stress that we’re not advertising these camps as a way for your kid to get recruited. Sure, the college coach at Cal Berkeley or Stanford, or Duke, or whatever that may look like will be coaching this camp, and it’s a great way to get in front of college coaches and see what that environment is like.
Which I think is a great stepping stone into becoming a student-athlete, but again you know, these summer programs especially like you said with the goalie school and the rest of US Sports Camps and Nike Sports Camps, kids are there to learn and improve. If something comes out of it that’s a great bonus, and we always would love for that to happen, but I think you’re right. You know, these, these camps, your goalie school, the rest of US Sports Camps, we want it to be a place where kids can learn and have a good time and see if playing at the next level is doable.
BILL PILAT: Oh, yeah. Definitely. And then, you know, being on the college campus is always great. The kids get a feel for the campuses and things like that. So, you know, in a secondary role, it definitely plays a big part being on your own, eating meals, things like that. And just interacting with college coaches is a lot of fun, just to see that we’re just like everybody else. We like to have fun, and we’re passionate about our coaching, and our position that we coach, but we also like to have a good time and help young people kind of mature and make some good decisions for sure.
JACK: Yeah. Exactly. Well, Bill, I want to thank you for hopping on this phone call with me. I really appreciate you taking the time, out of your schedule. I know it’s busy, but I think this is some great advice and good tips for these student-athletes and even the parents to listen and understand, coming from a veteran college coach, the important things that factor into being recruited, and whether it’s D1, D2, D3 even NAIA, where you know things are a little more different as well, but sports camps are great, recruiting camps are great. Just you got to make sure that you connect with the school, the coach, and all the factors lining up that we talked about today.
So, I want to thank you for, for your expertise today. I think it was very insightful, and I even learned some things that I didn’t even know when I played collegiate athletics. So, I want to thank you for that.
BILL PILAT: Sure Jack. It’s great to do it. And like I said, it’s a fun time for these young people, and going to camps are supposed to be fun and educational. They want to do that. And then talking with these coaches when they get to the recruiting stage, the coaches are there to kind of help. They’re not out to trick anybody. They want to have a good match as well. And it’s just a fun time and if you’re fortunate enough to get recruited it’s even more fun and there’s definitely a school for everybody in their sport. They just have to do a little homework and make some good choices in that and have a great time doing it.
JACK: Well, Bill thank you so much. I look forward to talking with you soon. And good luck with the upcoming season, and with camp season coming around the corner very soon.
BILL PILAT: Yeah, can’t wait. Thanks, Jack.
JACK: All right. Thanks, Bill. Have a good one.
BILL PILAT: Take care.
JACK: All right. You too.
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90,000 Almost all of the clubs in this league are profitable. There are no secrets, everyone can repeat – Fever Pitch – Blogs
If you work properly in digital, you can find a paying audience even for a non-top sport such as lacrosse.
Lacrosse goes with his video to Twitter, Facebook and Bleacher Report. And wins
At the heart of the ecosystem built by NLL, the National Lacrosse League, NLL TV’s own streaming service.There is a paid subscription and a loyal price: $ 34.95 for the entire 2018 season, $ 24.95 for all games of one team, and $ 7.95 for a specific match. However, for the sake of coverage and a new audience, the league has no problem giving top matches for free access: in March 2017, it signed a contract with Twitter, in the USA and Canada, users could watch the main game of the week for free.
Broadcasts on average collected 344 thousand views, and at the same time, thanks to this promotion, the number of paid service subscribers, who lacked one match per week, significantly increased.The audience of NLL TV has grown to 25 thousand people. In addition, interest in attending matches has also increased: on average, in the 2017 season, 7.5 thousand fans went to lacrosse, and 90,017 season tickets to the 2018 championship (started on December 8, 2017, ended in June 2018) were sold to 21 % more than the previous one.
In early 2018, NLL came up with their weekly ReLax show on Facebook Watch – a standard conversation program for any sport with discussion of the best moments of matches, insider information and expert opinion.Thanks to the new video service from Facebook, it gained additional coverage and added interactivity.
Four months later, in April, NLL announced a partnership with Bleacher Report Live, a streaming service that launched on the same days. Until June, during the lacrosse season, everything on BR Live was free. Forbes, for example, suggested that NLL could benefit the most from such a partnership with Bleacher Report. The service’s flagship products are NBA videos, Champions League highlights, NCAA and other more popular projects.Thanks to them, BR Live was promoted at the start, their already impressive reach was unlikely to have grown much due to the new project, but for the Lacrosse League this was probably much more important ..
Lacrosse is deliberately not at war with the NBA and NFL. The league is looking for chances in another
The National Lacrosse League was founded just 32 years ago. The league commissioner Nick Sakievich understood: he did not have access to TV contracts of the NBA or NFL level, so it is better not to waste time on a pointless war and follow the audience immediately to go to the digital environment.The League realizes that its goal is mainly people under 35, so a strategic sharp turn towards Internet projects instead of television is even more logical.
Lacrosse is a very entertaining sport where teams play ten by ten and try to throw a small rubber ball into the goal with a club. It is held with the handle down, and at the upper end – in place of the hockey hook – a net is fixed according to the principle of a net: the players catch the ball with it, hold it in this way, and throw it at the goal in the same way.
NLL territory – USA and Canada, lacrosse as a sport is really popular only there, in other countries its development lags behind significantly. The League has a total of nine teams, divided into two divisions, each playing 18 regular season matches, and the title is played in the playoffs from a series of up to two wins.
Most of the stadiums where matches are played are those of the NHL or NBA teams: for example, the Air Canada Center in Toronto, where the World Cup hockey matches and the Raptors play with the Maple Leafs, or the home of the Denver Nuggets with the Colorado Avalanche »Pepsi Center in Colorado. Despite access to the best sites and their decent occupancy, NLL quite rightly thinks about increasing its online audience.
Nick Sakievich became the League’s commissioner in January 2016. He and his team developed a plan based on five pillars: expansion, digital marketing, commerce, helping each club grow and penetrating small towns, capturing niche audiences. Over the past two and a half years, NLL has achieved notable success and has become a worthy reference point for such organizations.
Lacrosse skillfully targets its work. Both with partners and with an audience
The Lacrosse League is planning a massive geotargeting experiment. Already, broadcasts of specific matches are additionally announced for those cities whose teams are playing. In parallel, live is promoted for residents of cities where NLL teams will appear next season (Philadelphia, San Diego) and territories where expansion is planned for the coming years (Dallas, Chicago, New York, Washington).
The search for new franchisees NLL builds through the attraction of reliable, even eminent partners. For example, a club in San Diego will be owned by the co-founder of Alibaba Group Joe Tsai – he also bought the Brooklyn Nets from Mikhail Prokhorov. And the Philadelphia project will be led by Comcast Spectacor, Ed Snyder’s company that already operates the Sixers and Flyers.
“These are blue chips, five-star examples – choose the characteristics of our new partners to your liking,” said NLL Commissioner Nick Sakievich in an interview immediately after the presentation of the Philadelphia project.- It’s good that our league has been around for 30 years. It’s bad that for a long time we hardly tried to find our own niche in a very competitive field. We spent a year and a half planning strategically important steps, and now really key projects are being launched.
Obviously, the league sees more prospects in the American market. Now it has five teams from the United States and four from Canada. The most visited (Saskatchewan, 14 619 viewers on average) and the least popular (Vancouver, 3484 viewers) are Canadian, more than 10 thousand are usually collected in Colorado, Buffalo and Calgary, Toronto is also close to this indicator.
– The strength of our league is that we are independent of the lacrosse community. 60% of the spectators who come to our matches are not fans of the game itself, – Sakievich shared an unexpected conclusion. – They come just for fun, the match is just a bonus. Many clubs openly position their events as “Come to the party, stay to play,” and this approach really works.
Lacrosse is the perfect model. It can be used by all
NLL is a textured league example with a digital-first approach.She does not have a telepartner, TV rights are not implemented at all, because all previous attempts were recognized as unsuccessful by and, but instead of fighting for favorable conditions where it is difficult to get them, NLL completely focused on social networks. The League believes that in order to develop, it needs to gradually collect data about its audience on the Internet than to fight for TV air, already occupied by competitors.
NLL’s executive vice president, revenue growth, Kevin Morgan, said seven of the nine operating franchises are already profitable.
Morgan previously worked in the structure of the NHL, Sakiyevich has a football past: he was a professional goalkeeper, and then for 21 years he managed clubs and other projects in the MLS. Perhaps it was thanks to this that they realized that competing with hockey, any of the footballs, as well as basketball and baseball head-on is a futile path.
Now NLL is the best example for any non-top sports league in any country.
Arsenal attracts and involves the youngest digital audience the most.How?
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A brief preliminary attachment (disappointing).
A friend has a set of 4 batteries (Sony, came with BCG34HRMF4 charger). We charged all the time in it, but in the end, one of the akkas stopped working and charged refreshed. A friend gave the kit to me to level in lacrosse.
I refilled them with currents of 500-250, lacrosse drove them for several cycles (I already then noticed that the voltage during charging immediately quickly rises to 1.4+ B, i.e., as I understand it, not everything is going smoothly with the internal resistance), in the end he said that everything. The capacity of accs came out 2.4 .. 2.55 Ah. Which is quite good for accs that have been in use and charging without discharge for several years.
Now on to the official unpleasant part.
Akki were given to a friend last Wednesday, tucked into his cell (canon c3) and left. Yesterday he wrote to me that the camera with them immediately writes “change the batteries.” When refueling these batteries in his memory, it writes that PPC came to all 4m (before lacrosse, PPC, according to Sonya, was only one).
With a test discharge through a 1.5 Ohm resistor, the voltage across three immediately drops from 1.35 (at idle) to 0.9, by 4m to 0.82V.
That is, again, as I understand it, the internal resistance is unacceptably high.
Today I will take them away from him again to drive them, but for now I have a question for my comrades from Ukraine who bought a swing over the hill (vea, for now I would like to buy it myself, because I really do not want to overpay to the intermediary) – send me on the right path:
– who (if on ebay or similar stores)
– how to pay
– what subtleties need to be taken into account in order to pay less and at the same time not end up with a broken trough.
Z.Y. Pliz, do not send me to the “buying equipment abroad” thread.
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written on 01/12/2010 11:31 AM
Today I will take them from him again to drive
There is no sense, except for my own interest. The increased internal resistance (and this is it) is not cured. Only buy new ones.
Just starting to work from home? Here are some tips for organizing professional conferences
March 9, 2020 9 minutes to read
With many organizations today encouraging – and sometimes obliging them – to work from home in the face of international tensions over the coronavirus pandemic, millions of people could face a fundamental change in their daily work processes.But not everyone is accustomed to working from home, and the transition to work in a new environment can require a lot of effort from a person.
The positives of working from home – You can save time on the road, spend more time with your family, and possibly do more household chores. However, the difficulties associated with this mode, including loneliness, the need to keep in touch, and an increased susceptibility to distractions, can significantly affect your mood and productivity.Therefore, we will be happy to help you!
Whether you’re working in a spare bedroom, coffee shop, library or tenement lobby, we’ve prepared tips for you to tune in, eliminate distractions, ensure data privacy, and hold a professional conference.
Obtain the required license and download the software
Step 1. Create a Zoom Account – It’s Free! A professional version is also available, but if you need a fast video conferencing solution, the free version is also suitable, which contains all the necessary features and capabilities.Regardless, it will take about 30 seconds to sign up for a Zoom account. Their main differences are summarized below:
- Basic version Zoom: free version. Great for unlimited 1-on-1 video calls and group calls (if you are the conference organizer, the conference will be limited to 40 minutes). Plus, you get unlimited direct and team communication options in Zoom Chat.
- Zoom Professional: for $ 14.99US / month, you get all the basic features plus advanced conference management and cloud recording functionality. Compare plans and rates to see which one suits you best.
Step 2. Download Zoom Meetings software to your PC and mobile device. Our download center is here. Then just sign in and get started!
Let’s talk about setting up a workplace
Your laptop (Mac or PC) most likely has a built-in camera and audio system, but the quality of the conference for you and other users depends very much on how high-quality webcam and microphone you use.
To look your best in front of the camera, I recommend getting a Logitech Brio webcam and an Airpods set (or Plantronics Focus UC or Logitech Zone wireless headset) if you’re ready to make a financial investment. Even a pair of wired headphones with a microphone can play an important role. Take a look at this test. In it, you can see a short demonstration of audio and video produced with common hardware combinations.
Good lighting also plays an important role.Try to keep your face lit by the nearest window or purchase a webcam lamp.
And don’t forget about the internet. Usually, the home Internet is not as reliable as the office network. This means that if other members of your family are watching streaming video or playing games, you may experience a lack of bandwidth. Don’t worry – Zoom is optimized for efficient work from home, coffee shops and mobile networks. In cases of bandwidth shortages, Zoom will prioritize audio so everyone can hear you with confidence.
When you’re done setting up your software, internet, and workspace, go to www.zoom.us/test to test your audio and video. You will join with a small test conference that will tidy up all the communication parameters.
Host conferences and work as a team!
Here are some helpful tips to keep your Zoom meetings running smoothly and productively.
Virtual backgrounds (image or video) to hide clutter
Upload a cute background image or video to hide clutter and other visual clutter.This will be especially useful for those who work from a spare bedroom, who have a dog that follows their owner, or those who sometimes work at the kitchen table with relatives.
Hold the space bar on the keyboard to temporarily turn on the sound
I prefer to mute my volume in large conferences in case my dog starts barking or someone rings the doorbell. To make a short comment, I just need to press and hold the spacebar.It is very easy to control the sound in this way. Again, these features are included in all Zoom Meeting plans.
Zoom makes it easy to collaborate and share your device’s screen. Our platform also supports simultaneous screen sharing by multiple users. This feature is great for highly collaborative teams such as engineers.
Message Board Exchange
Zoom supports real-time collaboration with message board functionality! Although the message board can be difficult to use on non-touchscreen devices, try joining the meeting using an iPad and then sharing / using the message board on the iPad.
I’m using Gmail, so I’ll walk through this workflow, but you can find other calendar integrations here if you’re using Office 365 or Exchange.
- Go to the Zoom Admin Portal and connect your calendar. (Takes about 1 minute)
- Install the Zoom for G-Suite plugin to easily add Zoom Meeting links to all calendar events.
Watch this short video to learn about calendar integration (demo with Gmail).
Commenting on demonstrations
Making edits to a project or documentation will become much easier if you can comment or edit materials with other users. Make sure you use co-commenting capabilities to make collaboration easier.
Using conference chat to share files and resources
I use chat as a means of exchanging links or resources that can be discussed in a conference.For example, group members will exchange Google Docs, URLs, or just short comments (so as not to interfere with ongoing conversations).
Turn on Touch Up My Appearance to make small adjustments to the video image
This function can be enabled in the Zoom settings. It helps to remove bags under the eyes and small imperfections in the skin, providing a fresher appearance.
An office environment is usually well protected, but a remote workstation may need additional protection.Zoom offers many great features for meeting security and privacy. Zoom allows:
- Block conferences and require a password to enter
- Enable the Lounge feature and allow / deny users to join the conference when you are ready
- Allow only authorized users with the same domain to participate in the conference
- Watermark audio or video if conference materials are confidential
- Restrict screen sharing to only the content of a specific application, rather than the entire desktop, so participants don’t accidentally see what they shouldn’t.
Other tips for working from home
Your day at the office is usually diluted with trips to the coffee maker, water cooler, or personal meetings, so it is important to do the same at home. Our main recommendation is to keep your workflow in the same state as in the office. Doing whatever you normally do in the morning – brush your teeth, shower, eat breakfast, etc. – will help you embrace the change and focus.
Below you will find other tips for working from home contributed by fellow Zoom users.
- Clothing: Dress fully. Put on the shirt or suit you usually wear in the office, not the old, leaky T-shirt you wear when cleaning the garage.
- Take regular breaks: Take self-initiated breaks every hour, just like in the office, to avoid burnout. Take another walk with the dog (the dog will love it!), Run the wash, or spend 15 minutes outside with the children (they will love it!).
- Stretch! Turn off the video and do a little stretch every hour. Take a run in the kitchen between calls, or use a lacrosse ball or massager to relieve tension in your back. Or try some fun – put on a virtual background with a sports video and start your classes right during the conference!
- Report your busyness: Publish your calendar so others can view it and quickly see your busy hours.You can set aside time to work on projects, set notifications for important tasks, and even reserve time to start lunch. In addition, you can set the status to Busy in Zoom Chat when you need to focus on a project.
- Eliminate Distractions: Close the door for privacy, especially when working from home. You can also hang a curtain to divide the space. In addition, it will be better to close unnecessary tabs and turn off notifications to avoid the temptation to constantly check your social media accounts.Even if you set one or more 10-minute breaks to check social media throughout the day, you will get time to rest and a reason to distract yourself.
- Avoid isolation and loneliness: Many people need personal contact with the team, so it can be helpful to have five-minute meetings and roll calls every day. You can even host a group lunch with colleagues at Zoom. Chat in real time or mute and chat with the group in 1-on-1 chat for the desired conversation or dialogue.
There are many excellent resources for tips on working from home and organizing digital processes. Some of them are:
Start working from home
Just remember – everyone on your team is in the same position. A dog barking or a doorbell ringing during a conference is not the end of the world. Do your best to prepare your workplace, adapt to new processes and work environments, and ignore the little things.You’re doing great!
Get started with Zoom today with a free base license, or contact a Zoom Product Specialist to get started using Zoom in your organization.
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– Mash, when are you moving?
– Saturday night.I decided to get a tattoo. I signed up for the morning at 10.30. Scary, kick-ass. Then I’ll pack my things leisurely and drag them to Bondai in the evening. I don’t know whether to get a tattoo …
– Of course, do it! And what do you want?
– Birdie. You know, Vlad, I’m already a cookie, and I just miss the bird. Yesterday I spent the night at Jan’s, then in the afternoon I went to lunch at Mike-Mowgli’s on Bondai. And in the evening I was on a date, I already lost track of which one, with the boy with Di Wai, remember?
– Who have you seen twenty times already since March and you had nothing and you are like friends? And when, by the way, is Tris with Mike?
– Oh, well, nafig.He wanted to have a threesome date with some of his Brazilian yogic girlfriend. I said I passed, he said I was a coward. Chicken. So, about a good boy … We went to see Vivid Sydney. He’s so correct and nice and shy. And I am with him straight Pts interesting and comfortable. He somehow wanted to kiss me a month ago, but I did not support this initiative. And we continued to communicate in a friendly way, as if nothing had happened. But the tension still hung in the air. It’s like we have different expectations.
– And he came yesterday with flowers! Red, roses, Vlad. This is a failure. He said that he liked me and that he wanted to date me.
– What are you?
– Well, what am I … he is good, and in principle I am pretty. But now I know what exactly people mean when they say all sorts of nonsense about the fact that they are not ready for a relationship and so on. This means that they just don’t like you enough and they have doubts about you. That’s what that means! I drove him a wheelchair about the fact that I had not yet recovered from the divorce, that I was not ready for responsibility.He broke up with his girlfriend after 7 years of relationship two years ago. We are obviously on different pages. He is ready to date someone, but I am not.
– Well, listen, if Ian invited you to meet, would you agree?
– Yes. I would agree to marry him. And in general, I would agree to everything.
– Well, that means it’s not that you haven’t recovered from the divorce. This is all nonsense. So what are you going to do with this romantic hero?
– Now I don’t know what I’m going to do, because I couldn’t think of anything smarter than how to kiss him goodbye.I need a man’s shoulder to cry on after June 11th. And now he is texting me that he has lost sleep and appetite. Well, I’m exaggerating, but the point is this. It’s all awful, you can’t do that. It’s like the Beverly Hills
– You’re doing everything right, Masha. You have to think about yourself.
– But that’s not all. Then there was an anecdote. I was already in my pajamas in a blanket when Ian wrote to me around midnight, and I went to pick him up from friends in Sari Hills, because he accidentally got drunk in the trash, and my maternal instinct could not allow him to take a taxi home in such a state.And stayed with him, of course. He’s so cute when drunk. Like a kitten.
– A busy day.
– Yes …
– Will you come to Anya’s party tomorrow with Yan?
– Hopefully. He said he was nervous. Afraid of you.
– All the rules will be.
– I give a tooth.
I have the best friends in the world. Thank you dear ones for putting up with me ????
90,000 How Hope Hicks became the youngest assistant to the president in history
Hope Hicks.Getty Photo
Hope Hicks, 29, is the US presidential communications assistant. However, she had no political experience before joining the White House.
She has modeled since she was 11, played on a local lacrosse team at Southern Methodist University, and in 2012 began working with Ivanka Trump on her fashion line.
Hope did not initially plan to play a significant role in the Trump campaign; she pursued other goals when she joined the Trump Organization in 2014.
However, Hicks is now called “Trump’s devoted aide,” who was with the future president at all stages of his campaign. Some even say that she became closer to him than his own daughter, and Hope earned her position as a result of several layoffs (for example, Hope got her current position after Anthony Scaramucci was fired).
It all started with working for Ivanka Trump. In 2012, Hope became the face of the PR agency for Ivanka’s fashion line, and after leaving that post, she joined the Trump Organization two years later.
According to Ivanka, Trump immediately liked Hope during their first meeting. She immediately earned his trust.
As a result, in January 2015, Trump summoned Hope to his office on the 26th floor of Trump Tower and announced that Hicks was participating in his presidential campaign. “I think this year is the year of the outsider. And it would not hurt me at all to have an outsider among my assistants, ”Trump told her then.
Although Hicks did not have any political experience, she was attracted to public relations, including genes.Both of her grandfathers worked in public relations, and her father was even the vice president of public relations for the National Football League.
In an interview with GQ, Trump flattering Hicks, saying that she is very talented. Moreover, when asked by a journalist whether her lack of experience in politics was an advantage, Trump said that was not the case. “She was able to gain political experience very quickly. This is her element. It was natural, when it was necessary to orientate, many people cannot, because everything is changing so quickly.Faster than anywhere else. You know, in real estate, you have two days to think about something. In this [talking about politics] you have like 4 seconds before the story is everywhere. ”
Hicks began working for Trump himself five months before he announced his election. This makes her one of Trump’s most dedicated aides, and Hope has survived the layoffs of many other employees.
Those close to her Hicks call her “a devoted fighter”, and Trump – “an outstanding person.”
Journalists also note that Hicks is quite polite and pleasant to talk to, but they were disappointed that during the campaign Hope often refused interviews, it was impossible to reach her, and she constantly refused to comment on certain questions.
During the campaign, Hope spent most of her working time answering journalists’ inquiries, and even typed Trump’s tweets, according to White House sources.
She remained in Trump’s shadow all the time, but first came to the fore when Donald Trump asked her to say a few words at one of the meetings with voters. She then wished everyone a Merry Christmas and thanked Trump.
i think i can honestly say this is the first time i’ve heard hope hicks speak pic.twitter.com/HuidZhCNVk
– David Mack (@davidmackau) December 17, 2016
They say she serves Trump as a kind of psychologist, understanding his mood and his desires at any given time.
In June, the White House released a list of salaries for top presidential aides. Hope receives the same salary as Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway: $ 179,700.
Hope Hicks is currently considered the youngest assistant to the president for public relations in history.
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90,000 Canada Unemployment Benefit
How to correctly apply for and receive unemployment benefits in Canada
The budget of Canada is distributed in such a way that the residents themselves receive the maximum benefit from this money.
The advantages of a well-thought-out Canadian system of economic, social and state management have allowed Canada to create one of the most humane social systems. The essence of this system is that the state guarantees a certain standard of living to any person, be he a Canadian citizen, permanently residing in the country or a refugee. By collecting income tax on a progressive scale from the entire working population, the state provides financial assistance to everyone who, for any reason, is disabled or cannot find a job.In this way, Canada eliminates the emergence of a class of people below the poverty line on its land. Due to this, the state was able to control the level of crime and prevent social tension.
This social policy, combined with a high level of moral stability and efficient law enforcement, allows Canada to remain one of the safest countries in the world.
Canada attracts waves of immigrants with a high level of social protection for its residents.Sometimes immigration officials are faced with the fears of potential immigrants who doubt the possibility of quickly getting a job, and, consequently, lack of livelihood. This will not happen in Canada, because any immigrant who has not been able to find a job within a certain period of time can turn to the local government social assistance office for financial assistance.
- Unemployment benefits are paid to those who work less than 15 hours per week or earn less than CAD 113 per week.The amount of the benefit and the length of time you receive it depends on a number of reasons: the salary you receive, the length of your work, and the rate of increase in unemployment. The maximum unemployment benefit is C $ 435 per week. If you do not have a job, but you are persistently looking for it, then you can receive benefits for 50 weeks. Unemployment benefits are subject to income tax. Entrepreneurs and retirees (retirement age in Canada starts at 65) do not receive this benefit.It also does not apply to employees who voluntarily quit or were fired for violation of labor discipline. There is also a job loss benefit – Unemployment Insurance (UI). He is paid in the event that the employer made deductions from the salary to the appropriate fund (this is not always done), and the loss of a job occurred through no fault of the employee, and he worked there for at least 6 months.
- Temporary Disability Benefit is paid to people who are injured in the workplace or suffer from occupational diseases.The allowance is issued throughout the entire course of treatment. After that, such residents are entitled to a pension or a large one-time payment. In the event of the death of the breadwinner, the dependents are supposed to receive money for the funeral, a monthly pension and a one-time payment. This benefit applies to immigrants from the day they officially start working, as the money for this program is paid by the employer.
- The most common type of benefits in Canada is GAIN (other names for Welfare and Social Assistance), it is issued to those who want to find a job, but temporarily cannot.The essence of the welfer system is that any person legally residing in Canada whose income is below the poverty line for any reason can count on financial assistance from the state. What are the poverty criteria that are considered for receiving benefits? The welfare recipient is allowed to have one personal car, one personal property, and savings up to a certain limit.
Many of the newly arrived immigrants pass through the Welfer system.The procedure for registering a welfare takes several days and consists of passing an interview in the welfare office and collecting bank and other certificates. Employees of this organization, through their channels, check whether the applicant’s words are true and will assign an allowance (welfer).
Do you know the law, rules, procedures and policies of immigration?
The verification is as follows: the applicant shows how much money he brought with him to Canada and then demonstrates, confirming by checks, what he spent it on.An immigrant applying for a welfare has the right to spend the money brought with him on renting housing according to Canadian standards (no more than one bedroom for each family member), on the purchase of furniture, household appliances, clothing, and other household items (but not luxury goods), car (used), for food according to established Canadian standards, etc. Expenses for the purchase of non-essential goods or in excess of a certain amount may not be taken into account when calculating the benefit.
Those who bought or took out any real estate in installments are not eligible for welfare, since it is considered that it is cheaper to live in rented housing.Purchases of luxury items and other goods that can be exchanged for similar items at a lower price are excluded. You will be offered to sell the purchased jewelry. They will offer to do the same with a luxury car or an expensive fur coat, indicating that high-quality outerwear and a vehicle could be bought much cheaper. If your purchases meet all the required standards, then there will be no problems with getting a welfer, and you will probably start receiving it in a few days.New immigrants are strongly advised to keep receipts and record expenses for all more or less significant purchases. This may come in handy later.
Newcomers under the category “Independent Immigration” need to live on the money they brought with them for at least 6 months before applying for welfare (this does not apply to refugees). You will need to explain where this money has been spent (other than the aforementioned minimum). The Welfare Office believes that the monthly rate of withdrawal of money should be equal to the consular minimum divided by 6.That is, if you brought not 10, but 20 thousand CDNs for two, then you (in theory) should live on them for at least a year.