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Nike Boys Philly Showcase
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North America's Premier Recruiting Event

The Nike Boys Philly Showcase, now in its 13th year, is widely considered to be North America's premier one-day recruiting event. Only 240 2023s, 240 2024s, and 140 2025s will be accepted. This event is open to any and all participants in the corresponding graduation years. 

Are you ready to make your mark among the nation's best?

All participants will enjoy the best exposure, education, and experience possible. Nike Lacrosse is the title sponsor of the Boys Philly Showcase. If you are accepted you will receive a Nike gear pack. The best of the best will receive an additional Nike All-Star Game gear pack. 

The Best Wear The "S"

Event Highlights

The goal of Showcase Lacrosse is to provide exposure & education for young athletes. Our Showcase events have historically been the most well-attended events of the year by college coaches

  • Battle against the nation's best talent in this invite-only Showcase event 
  • In 2019, 255 college coaches attended. Consisting of 91 Division I coaches from 51 schools.
  • Every team is coached by an NCAA coach
  • Three 55-minute games
  • Skills clinics and recruiting talks led by the NCAA coaches on staff
  • King of the X battle for face-off midfielders in front of college coaches
  • All participants receive an exclusive Nike Boys Philly Showcase Gear Package
  • Additional All-Star, King of the X, and MVP Nike Gear Packs
  • Nike focus groups featuring the newest Nike & STX product
  • Industry-leading media coverage on @nxt_showcase
  • 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 and a college coach panel for recruiting advice.

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.

Our Process

The Showcase is open to any and all participants in the appropriate grad years. 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. After you send in your application/nomination, we review them and send you details on how to register.

Invitation Dates

Invitations will be sent out on a bi/monthly basis. 

Positions & Capacity

Due to high demand, many positions fill up quickly. If we reach capacity and are no longer accepting applications for your position, we will open up the waitlist. Details on registering for the waitlist will be posted here as well as communicated through email.

The Nike Boys Philly Showcase is currently at capacity. Spots may open up down the line so if you would like to still be considered please apply for the waitlist!


The event circled on every college coach's calendar. 

The Nike Boys Philly Showcase is where the best high school players in the country go to be seen and recruited. Our format allows coaches to interact with and fully evaluate prospects. If you want to show you belong at the next level then the Nike Boys Philly Showcase is where you prove it.  

In 2019, 255 college coaches, including 91 DI coaches representing 51 schools were in attendance. In 2020, 1,252 coaches watched the live-stream. 

Past schools represented include:

• Maryland
• Syracuse
• Yale
• Notre Dame
• Johns Hopkins
• Penn State
• Denver
• UPenn
• Loyola
& more!

2021 coaches will be announced closer to the event.

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.




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. 

Tickets to the Show

Fall 2021 Applications and Nominations are now open. Click the buttons below, and contact us with any questions.



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.

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

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.

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.

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.

VP of Event Sales & Recruiting
Brett Manney