The Edge Lacrosse program was designed to groom elite lacrosse players for the next level of play at Division 1 college programs in the United States and Collegiate Lacrosse in Canada. The Edge Lacrosse program provides Canadian youth lacrosse players with exposure to the American game and the chance to get college scholarships to U.S. universities. Most importantly, it provides them with the opportunity to compete against American teams on American soil at tournaments. Not only does the Edge Lacrosse program produce elite lacrosse talent, it also prepares players for academic success. The EDGE program is targeting 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grade student athletes. We begin working with athletes at this young age to prepare them for the academic recruiting process. American colleges and universities identify recruits for their programs as early as 9th and 10th grade. Edge recognizes that it is vital to get all players as much early exposure to these coaches as possible. Early identification provides our players with the best opportunity to attend the school of their choice. From the academic perspective the EDGE program requires that all players meet a minimum school grade of 75 %.