The Nike Boys Philly Showcase, now in its 13th year, is widely considered to be North America's premier recruiting event. This is a two-day event with a registration on Friday (November 19th), which includes a combine and college coach panel for recruiting advice. Only 240 2023s, 240 2024s, and 140 2025s will be selected. This event is open to any and all participants in the corresponding graduation years
Saturday is an individual player Showcase before the Boys Philly Invitational team event on Sunday. All players in the Saturday event are divided up and placed on teams coached by established coaches from some of the top DI, DII, or DIII schools.
Each participant will receive a Nike gear package. Throughout the day, college coaches will lead skills clinics and a recruiting talk, providing players with an opportunity to work directly with them.
Showcase Lacrosse provides an educational component at every event. The 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.
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 Applications/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.
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 highly competitive event attracted 255 college coaches in 2019. 91 Division I coaches from 51 schools were in attendance including seven-time national champion Bill Tierney (Denver) and five-time national champion John Desko (Syracuse). Four of the last five NCAA DI champions and the last 17 NCAA DIII champions were all on hand at United Sports.
Division I coaches will not be allowed on the sidelines at any recruiting event during fall 2020. NCAA DII & DIII coaches are still permitted to attend. As a result, NXT will live stream and make all game film available to NCAA coaches around the country. Along with the game film and live stream access, coaches will also receive a full recruiting packet just as if they were at the event.
NXT is still committed to providing you with top-level exposure at our recruiting events. We are proud to be partnered with industry-leading Next Level Video to help ensure athletes are still getting in front of college coaches this fall.
EVERY GAME at the 2020 Nike Boys Showcase will be live-streamed, filmed, and distributed to college coaches.
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.
As part of the NXT & Nike partnership for the Nike Boys Philly Showcase, one MVP is selected per grad year. Each MVP will receive an exclusive Nike prize pack consisting of a Nike shirt, Nike Shoes and custom MVP Nike gloves.
The 2019 Nike Boys Philly Summer Showcase and Boys Philly Invitational took place at United Sports in Downingtown, PA on November 23rd - 24th. 255 college coaches from the DI, DII, and DIII levels throughout the weekend. See which coaches were on the sidelines at this prestigious event!
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