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So… You Want To Play Lacrosse In College?
Relentless Hustle provides more recruiting opportunities than ANY other club in Central and Western NY. Through Relentless Hustle and All Nations Showcase we have more local recruiting opportunities than ANY other club. You may ask yourself why is that important? The reason that this is so important is the increasing cost of girls’ lacrosse.
We host three tournaments; one in the summer at Honeoye Falls-Lima, and two fall tournaments which are both in Rochester. You will see that most of our tournament cost are as little as $350 for not only Relentless Hustle teams but for ALL the others teams as well. Why does Relentless Hustle do this? Easy… to promote the game and to have large tournaments as to provide a level of competition that was not available in our geographic region.
Our tournaments are designed to allow clubs to play one day and for school teams to play the next day in order to allow our student athletes to present their skills to college coaches without any of the conflicts that you may see in other clubs between school and club teams! Our tournaments are attended by more college coaches than any other tournaments in Western and Central NY. We also provide a college combine in January that 35 college coaches attended last year.
Why should you play for Relentless Hustle? To ensure that you have these opportunities to get recruited whether your school teams attend these tournaments or not. Relentless Hustle players will ALWAYS have these opportunities in our tournaments and combines to participate even when they are sold out!!! No other club can guarantee that!!!
Not only do we provide more opportunities locally than any other club, when we do go to expensive recruiting tournaments we maximize our opportunities. As I am sure that most of you know picking the right travel tournament is only half of the battle, once you are at a tournament the bracket you are put in is just as important. Because of Relentless Hustle’s success, our teams are put in brackets that ALL of the college coaches are recruiting. We do not go to tournaments that are not recruiting tournaments, just to play competition that is not very good to feel good about ourselves.
When time permits, we also set up visits to colleges while we are at some of the travel tournaments, this gives us the opportunity to take advantage of seeing colleges out of our geographic region without any of the cost and additional driving time associated with traveling to these schools independently.
Cost, opportunities, and success in Relentless Hustle is unmatched by any other club in our geographic region!
I hope all of you had a great summer and are getting ready for fall lacrosse. The time is finally here to prepare for the recruiting process. The Class of 2018 is now up and I would like all of the student-athletes and their families to take advantage of the three college visits we have scheduled for this fall. This opportunity will help you better understand the differences between colleges (Urban/Rural, large/medium/small, private/public…) and how the recruiting process works from the college coaches’ perspective.
It has not been by accident that the Class of 2016 and Class of 2017 Relentless Hustle squads have already had thirty-five student-athletes commit to the college of their dreams. The search for a college needs the same time and attention that you put into your lacrosse fundamentals. Each player should begin to identify the colleges that you are interested in and send an email expressing your interest along with the fall events that you will be attending. Please feel free to include my name and email address as a contact firstname.lastname@example.org as coaches will not be able to contact you directly until after Sept 1st next year. The clock is starting to tick, please set a goal to have all of these emails out by the end of this up and coming weekend.
We are offering several opportunities for you to showcase your talents for the college coaches at the All Nations Tournaments on October 8th & 9th and November 5th & 6th. We have organized these tournaments to provide maximum exposure for the student-athletes. One day will be dedicated to town teams and the other day dedicated exclusively to travel teams. Is your high school team scheduled to attend? Ask your high school coach and take advantage of this great opportunity to be seen by 100+ college coaches over the course of these few days. For additional information, visit the All Nations Lacrosse website at www.allnationsshowcase.com. We will include a college coaches tab under “Club Info” on the relentless hustle site (www.relentlesshustle.org) with contact information for all the college coaches with whom we have established connections through the recruiting process.
In addition, All Nations Lacrosse will be hosting the Annual College Combine on Monday, January 16, 2017 for graduation years 2018 through 2020. This is open to any player who is not yet committed to a college and is interested in playing lacrosse at the collegiate level. We would like to welcome again players from all over the country, including our Central/Western New York, Canadian and Indigenous talent.
Did you know there is a NCAA eligibility certification process for ALL college-bound student-athletes who wish to compete at the Division I & II level (www.eligibilitycenter.org)? Did you realize that the student-athlete must complete 16 NCAA Approved Core Course, earn a minimum of a 2.3 GPA in those classes, and achieve a comparable sliding scale score on their SAT/ACT to compete at the Division I level? Did you also know that New Visions classes are not NCAA Approved and cannot be used as any of the Core Courses, nor are business, technology, music, art, FACS, and BOCES classes? This is a big problem, considering that most high school counselors are focused more on helping you to graduate from high school than concerned with your eligibility to play sports in college.
This is where the Relentless Hustle Lacrosse Club separates itself from the other club lacrosse programs. Not only are we focused on providing our student-athletes with the best recruiting connections, but also providing the correct academic advisement. We have researched and found an expert in this area to be a part of the Relentless Hustle organization. Mr. Rick Pound and his program Packaging Academics with Athletics has agreed to work with our student-athletes and their families to gain a better understanding of all the nuances of the recruiting process. I have negotiated club pricing with Mr. Pound that I find reasonable. I went through this process with my own daughter and was amazed at the amount of work it took (reviewing transcripts, researching colleges and prospective majors, investigating scholarship opportunities, and corresponding with collegiate coaches) to come up with a game plan.
To learn more about the next steps in this process, please contact Rick Pound at 585-455-4620 or visit his website at www.poundenterprise.com.
I am looking forward to a great fall lacrosse season and seeing firsthand how you are preparing yourself for the recruiting process.