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Boys Philly Showcase

North America's Premier Recruiting Event

The Boys Philly Showcase, now in its tenth year, is widely considered to be North America's premier recruiting event. This is a two-day event with registration on Friday (November 16th), which includes a charity basketball game featuring college coaches as well as skills competition for prizes, an elite gear store, and a college coach panel for recruiting advice.

Philly Showcase Kickoff Highlights (click here to RSVP!)

  • Jim Stagnitta MLL, NCAA Div I and Div III Coach of the Year will speak on leadership
  • Headstrong will be present and optional donations for Nick's House are welcome
  • NLV Productions will be there to guide families through game film and highlight videos
  • NCAA RBA college coaches charity basketball game
  • Epoch athletes, gear, and interactive experience
  • Nike focus groups

Saturday is an individual player Showcase before the Boys Philly Invitational team event. All players in the Saturday event are divided up and placed on teams coached by established coaches from some of the top high school programs in the area. 

Each participant will receive a Nike & Epoch gear package. Throughout the day, college coaches will lead all skills clinics and a recruiting talk, providing players with an opportunity to work directly with them.

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Click here to view the whole schedule for this weekend. Plan your trip, and make sure you don't miss the match-up you've been waiting for.

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College Coach Registration

College Coaches can register below to attend the event. This event is open to any and all participants in the corresponding graduation years.

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Travel Information
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Area Activities

NXT is proud to partner with the Chester County CVB to host this event! There is so much to see and do on event weekend. Located in the heart of Chester County’s Brandywine Valley, and in close proximity to Philadelphia, your time off the field will be packed with excitement. From unique historical attractions, a variety of restaurants to satisfy any foodie, and a host of different events, your weekend promises to be one to remember.

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Stay to Play Policy

NXT & HBC Event Services 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.

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United Sports

United Sports is a 127,000 square-foot indoor, 60-acre outdoor sports complex located directly off the Route 30 Bypass in the heart of Chester County, PA. Featuring 4 turf, and 8 professionally manicured grass fields, this venue leaves little to be desired. Checkout their full service restaurant, or venture inside the main building for permanent restrooms and a place to cool down.

Event Highlights

  • Battle against the best competition in this invite-only Showcase event 
  • 64 of the 70 Division I Colleges were represented in 2017 
  • All participants receive an exclusive Boys Philly Showcase Nike & Epoch Gear Package
  • King of the X battle for face-off midfielders in front of college coaches
  • This is a two-day event with multiple activities on Friday, including registration tentatively from 7-9 p.m. We plan to hold a charity basketball game featuring college coaches as well as skills competition for prizes, an elite gear store, and a college coach panel for recruiting advice.

The Draft

I. Our Process

The pride of Showcase Lacrosse is our process. We collect both an Application as well as a Nomination from the athlete's high school or club coach. This allows us to learn about the player through their highlight film, in addition to gauging their abilities from the perspective of a coach. We then review all Application/Nominations and send emails with instructions to register.

If the selections from the prior round of the Draft do not register before the dates below, their spot will no longer be guaranteed. This is a first come, first-serve basis registration.

II. Invitation Dates

Invitations will be sent out on a bi/monthly basis according to the following schedule:

Round 1- April 26, 2018 / Round 2 - May 31, 2018 / Round 3 - June 28, 2018 / Round 4 - July 26, 2018

Game Day

  • 3 games guaranteed 
  • Games will be 55-minutes long,
  • All games are officiated by top certified officials under NCAA rules.

Showcase All-Star Evaluation

We have three evaluators watching every game. The evaluators are simply given a list of players and numbers and are not given any information about where a player is from or who they play for.  The evaluators are not stat-counting, but rather grading the players on the skills and attributes needed to be a successful college lacrosse player. At the end of the morning session, we run all the numeric grades through our program to select the All-Stars.


This is the Boys Philly Showcase's tenth year of existence. For the 10-year anniversary, the apparel on-site will have an exclusive Showcase X logo. Below are some facts about its previous nine years:

  • 5,074 players have participated
  • 940 high schools have been represented
  • 36 states have been represented 


NXT announced Epoch Lacrosse as the Presenting Sponsor for the fall Showcase events. Every All-Star player will receive a free custom Epoch Lacrosse sideline bag, integra gloves, and a stick.

188 college coaches at the 2017 boys philly showcase weekend


The 2017 Boys Philly Showcase and Invitational weekend at United Sports in Downingtown, PA hosted 188 college coaches representing 144 colleges, including several NCAA National Champions. Over the course of the weekend, 35 of the college coaches attended both days, representing 11 Division I, 7 Division II, and 17 Division III programs.

Sign Us Up

We are now accepting Applications and Nominations for the 2018 fall. Click the buttons below, and contact us with any questions.

NLV Productions

Next Level Video is our exclusive video provider for this event. Games will be professionally filmed in HD from an elevated angle and several game film and highlight reel packages are available. Order before the event to lock in discounted early-bird rates.

Brett Manney
VP of Event Sales & Recruiting
Brett Manney