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The Showcase For High-Performing Student-Athletes

Finding the perfect college is hard; getting in front of the right coaches can be even harder. That is why we are bringing you the Academic Showcase at Yale University. In partnership with coach Andy Shay, this Showcase will feature the top 2024, 2025, and 2026’s in the country (both in the classroom and on the field), and we'll put them in front of the top academic programs in the country. 

The Academic Showcase was created at the specific request of college coaches. Coaches from the Ivy League, NESCAC, and other top academic programs will be in attendance. 

This Showcase is open to any and all but will be capped at 160 student-athletes, maximizing 1-on-1 coaching and exposure to the college recruiters on-hand. 

This event sold out in 2022. Skip the waitlist and register today! 

Are you ready to prove you belong at one of the top schools in the nation?

Event Highlights

The goal of the High Academic Showcase is to provide exposure & education for student-athletes looking to play at high academic programs. Our Showcase events have historically been the most well-attended events of the year by college coaches.

  • Reese Stadium - state-of-the-art stadium home of the Yale Bulldogs 
  • Only two fields and 160 participants - maximizing your coaching and exposure
  • Every team coached by an Ivy League or NESCAC coach
  • Positional & team training sessions led by college coaches
  • Recruiting talks led by college coaches 
  • Two games 
  • NCAA Rules - 80-second shot clock and crease dives
  • Every game is professionally filmed by Next Level Video 
  • Starting 10 All-Showcase team 

This event is the Thursday before the NXT Bulldog Bash at Yale University. 

Andy Shay, Yale Head Coach: What It Takes to Get Recruited to the Ivy League

Exposure & Education

Do you want to play at a top academic program? Then this is where you need to be. 

The Academic Showcase will feature college coaches from the Ivy League, NESCAC, and other top academic programs - guaranteeing you exposure to the right schools. In the summer of 2022, 512 college coaches attended NXT Showcase & Invitationals. Our format allows coaches to interact with and fully evaluate prospects.

2022 Schools:

• Yale
• Princeton
• Harvard 
• Brown
• Tufts
• Wesleyan 
• Bowdoin
• Williams
• Middlebury
• Trinity
• Haverford
• Bentley 
• Swarthmore
• Vassar
& more!

2023 coaches will be announced closer to the event.


NLV is the exclusive video provider and is the only permitted company for any elevated or commercial filming. Spectators may film their own matches for personal use, so long as it does not interfere with NLV's ability to record matches and they DO NOT use elevated filming equipment.

Third-Party Elevated Filming is Strictly Prohibited.

This policy will be enforced. Any unauthorized use of elevated equipment will be removed and legal media rights exercised.

This included Veo camera, Trace, Hi-Pods, and other equipment of similar nature 

Tickets to the Show

You can sign up for the 2024 Academic Showcase today! Click the buttons below, and contact us with any questions!


Schedule and Rosters

The schedule will be announced closer to the event. Once announced, plan your trip, and make sure you don't miss the match-up you've been waiting for.

College Coach Registration

Please use the form below to register to attend our events. You can select multiple events at once. This event is open to any and all participants in the corresponding graduation years.


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Travel Information

Area Activities

New Haven has experienced—and continues to enjoy—a renaissance. Within an easy stroll from the New Haven Green are more than 100 distinctive restaurants, offering something for every palate. The city abounds with theaters, museums, and shopping destinations to satisfy all interests and tastes.

Stay to Play Policy

NXT & Travel First Agency strive to provide a streamlined hotel experience for all participants. As part of this effort, we require that all non-commuting teams participating in our tournaments (as a condition of acceptance) make hotel accommodations using our tournament housing services. Please do not call the hotels directly. Please book through the hotel reservation link provided below. We appreciate your support as these partnered hotels assist in sponsoring our event.

Yale University

Reese Stadium - 75 Central Ave, New Haven, CT 06515 // Yale University is a private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 as the Collegiate School, it is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States

Are you a college coach?

NXT operates some of the most elite and oldest recruiting events in the nation. Whether that be an individual Showcase or a team event, NXT has a wide variety of recruiting opportunities. Coaches who pre-register for an event will be sent digital rosters, schedules, and post-event film

Photos from the Showcase

Academic Showcase photos are available on Facebook!

VP of Event Sales & Recruiting
Brett Manney