Is it too soon to start contacting schools?
My daughter’s friends play for some big clubs and they’re using some type of recruiting platform which my daughter’s club doesn’t offer.
I really didn’t think that it’d be necessary for freshmen students
Never too early to get on a coach's radar, even if there are limitations on when the coach can contact your daughter directly. There are different recruiting restrictions for D1, D2, and D3, with D3 restrictions being the most relaxed. My 2007 son recently contacted 4 D3 coaches who are attending an upcoming showcase his team will play in, and 3 of the 4 responded to him directly. D1 coaches cannot have contact with a recruit until the end of their sophomore year, but it doesn't hurt to reach out to them anyway, introduce yourself, and invite them to watch you play if they are able.