The summer tournament circuit is over. Tryouts for next season have already begun which means the second season of the Club Directors Panel is here.
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Just because you want to play for a certain club this summer doesn’t mean they want you to play for them. What are some things our Club Directors are looking for when selecting their teams?
High school athletes could conceivably play in an event every day of the summer beginning in June. This means that there’s a good chance they’re tired by the time early July hits. In early July, temperatures increase. Clubs have to find the right balance between ensuring their boys get exposure and ensuring they aren’t exhausted by the second game of the day.
A previous Club Directors Panel focused on how clubs are preparing their families for the accelerated recruiting process. Ryan Danehy, co-director of Go Blue and current assistant at Michigan, shared valuable insights from both sides of the process and then provided a great template for emailing college coaches.
We are assuming this late bloomer took a big step up in one year. We’ve seen it happen before, so what should this player do to maximize his rapid talent spurt? Suppose this hypothetical athlete was, at best, projected to be a depth player on a middle of the road D3 team, and then, all of sudden, a growth spurt and/or lacrosse development kicks in and he’s looking like a low end to middle D1 contributor. What can this kid do? What is the process going to be like?
Week Three of the Club Directors Panel finds us discussing how many tournaments a club should participate in, and how these clubs select those events. Should you play in three tournaments or five? If you play in too few events are you risking not being seen by coaches? If you play in too many events, are you risking injury or being over exposed?
We’re off and running after a spirited Week One of the Club Directors Panel. This week we dive into something a little more specific, the accelerated recruiting process. Perhaps the most intriguing part of lacrosse today is the development of D1 coaches accepting verbal commitments from sophomores and freshmen.
We’ve gathered a group of industry leaders from different parts of the country and from different sized programs to discuss the current state of off-season club lacrosse, their roles as club directors, the state of recruiting, and what the future holds for amateur lacrosse. You’re going to find a group of men who are very passionate about their profession, which is helping young athletes and their families.