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Nike Boys Philly Showcase


North America's Premier Recruiting Event


The Nike Boys Philly Showcase, now in its 11th year, is widely considered to be North America's premier recruiting event. This is a two-day event with a registration on Friday (November 22nd), which includes an elite gear store, combine, Nike Athlete appearance with Lyle Thompson, and a college coach panel for recruiting advice. This event is open to any and all participants in the corresponding graduation years.

Click here to RSVP to the Nike Boys Philly Showcase Kickoff on Friday, November 22nd.

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 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.

Event Highlights

  • Battle against the best competition in this invite-only Showcase event 
  • 64 of the 70 Division I Colleges were represented in 2018
  • All participants receive an exclusive Nike Boys Philly Showcase  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 combine, an elite gear store, Nike Athlete appearance by Lyle Thompson, and a college coach panel for recruiting advice.
  • Gameplay

  • 3 games guaranteed 
  • Games will be 55-minutes long.
  • All games are officiated by top certified officials under NCAA rules.
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The NXT Combine 2019 powered by Power Train, will take place on Friday, November 22nd during early check-in. 100 athletes will have the opportunity to participate in the 10 and 40-yard dash, pro agility (5-10-5 drill), vertical, shot speed, and wall ball. Athletes will be tracked and results will be printed for coaches. The data will be organized by grad year and then categorized by top scores. With over 700 athletes participating in the Nike Boys Philly Showcase, this combine will fill up quickly!

The Draft

I. Our Process
This event is open to any and all participants in the corresponding graduation years. 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 25, 2019 / Round 2: May 30, 2019 / Round 3: June 27, 2019 / Round 4:  July 25, 2019

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.

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This highly competitive event attracted 186 college coaches from 144 different schools. 53 Division I, 14 Division II, and 70 Division III schools populated the sidelines to watch 2020, 2021, and 2022 recruiting classes. 31 colleges brought multiple staff members including Denver, University of Massachusetts, Penn State, Villanova, Delaware, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, and more. The reigning 2018 NCAA Divison I Lacrosse Champions, Yale University was also onsite recruiting their future Bulldogs. Bill Tierney, Head coach of the University of Denver and seven-time NCAA Division I Lacrosse National Champion Head Coach, was present at United Sports for both the Showcase and Invitational. At one point throughout the day, over 70 coaches lined Field 1 in the afternoon giving players maximum exposure to the recruiters while competing against some of the top high school talent in the country. 

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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. Highlight reels are important to any high school student looking to be recruited by a college coach.

Order before the event to lock in discounted early-bird rates.

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Sign Us Up

Fall 2019 Applications and Nominations are now being accepted. Click the buttons below, and contact us with any questions.

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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.

Brett Manney
VP of Event Sales & Recruiting
Brett Manney