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Can-Am Showcase

The Midwest's Premier Recruiting Event

The name of the event – The Can-Am Showcase – reflects the event's inclusion of elite players from both the United States and Canada, particularly the lacrosse hotbed of Southern Ontario.  All players will be divided into teams, each coached by a college coach, and will have the opportunity to showcase their talents in front of the college recruiters in attendance.

Showcase Select Game 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 choose the participants for the Select Game.

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Schedule & Rosters

You will be able to 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 to attend the event below. This event is open to any and all participants in the corresponding graduation years.

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Travel Information

Area Activities

Detroit Country Day School is located in the suburbs of Detroit, the largest city in the Midwest. Known historically as the Motor City, Detroit has enjoyed a revitalization effort over the past decade, and has more to offer than any family could pack into a weekend. Stop by one of the old automotive plants, a Red Wings game, or the Motown Museum for a snapshot of history.

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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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DCDS is the epitome of a state-of-the-art facility. The full indoor field is the pride of the venue, which also features a stadium and two outdoor multi-purpose fields.

Event Highlights

  • Battle against the best competition from across the United States and Canada in this Showcase event 
  • 83 NCAA College Coaches attended in 2017 
  • All participants receive an exclusive Nike Gear Package
  • Compete on just three turf fields, including a full indoor fieldhouse, maximizing exposure
  • King of the X battle for face-off midfielders in front of college coaches

Game Day

Teams are guaranteed 3 games. Games will be 55-minutes long, consisting of 25-minute running halves and a 2-minute half-time.  All games are officiated by top certified officials under NCAA rules. A Select Game evaluator is present as a Field Coordinator at each field, ensuring fair assessment for each participant. 


Showcase Lacrosse provides an educational component at every event. Showcase includes an informational session led by a coach on the college recruiting process and the demands of being a college lacrosse player. All individual teams will be coached by a college coach.


  • Last year's series of NXT Fall Showcases hosted more than 300 college coaches representing virtually every NCAA men's lacrosse program.
  • All games at the NXT Can-Am Showcase will be professionally filmed in HD by Next Level Video and a complete video package is available to all participants.

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


NXT announced Epoch Lacrosse as the Presenting Sponsor for the fall Showcase events. Every Select Team player will receive a free custom Epoch Lacrosse sideline bag. 

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The 2017 Can-Am Showcase, at the Detroit Country Day School, hosted 76 college coaches representing 65 colleges, including several NCAA National Champions. Over the course of the two days, coaches had ample opportuinity to evaluate the top players in the region across three fields. The limited number of fields combined with the sheer number of coaches maximized exposure for all players, making it a top-tier recruiting experience. 


College coaches currently confirmed to attend the 2018 Can-Am Showcase (more to come):

  • Drexel
  • Hartford
  • Bellarmine
  • Canisius
  • Walsh
  • Cleveland State
  • UVM
  • Detroit Mercy
  • Mercyhurst
  • St. Bonaventure
  • Seton Hill
  • Lindenwood 
  • Anderson
  • Ohio Valley
  • John Carroll
Need to Know

We are now accepting applications and nominations for Fall 2018. Click the buttons below, and contact us with any questions!


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