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Welcome to the Show

The NXT Southern Showcase is an elite high school event that features an individual player Showcase. 2018 dates allow for Top Division I, Division II and Division III Coaches to get a look at athletes early on, while also preparing players for the busy fall recruiting season by providing a highly competitive and educational experience. All players in the Saturday event are divided up and placed on teams coached by NCAA college coaches. Check out the list below to find the Coaches that led teams at the 2017 Southern Showcase. 

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.

Event Highlights

  • The NXT Southern Showcase is open to all 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 players
  • The NXT Southern Showcase is an individual competition on Saturday, Oct. 27, which features elite freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. 
  • Battle against the best competition from the Southeast in this invitation-only, exclusive Showcase event 
  • The fourth-year event is modeled after the Boys Philly Showcase, the nation's top high school lacrosse recruiting event.
  • Fab 40 All-Star game participants receive an exclusive Southern Showcase Nike gear package.

Game Day

Teams are guaranteed three games. Games will be 55 minutes long, consisting of two 25-minute running halves and a two-minute halftime. All games are officiated by top certified officials under NCAA rules. An All-Star evaluator is present as a field coordinator at each field, ensuring fair assessment for each participant. 

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


  • Canisius
  • St Johns
  • NJIT
  • Lenoir Ryhne
  • Alabama Huntsville
  • Berry
  • Ogelthorpe
  • Furman
  • Birmingham Southern
  • Centenary
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Showcase Lacrosse provides an educational component at every event. Showcase includes an informational session led by a Division I coach on the college recruiting process and the demands of being a college lacrosse player. All individual teams will be coached by a Division I 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 Southern Showcase will be professionally filmed in HD by Next Level Video and a complete video package is available to all participants.


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. 

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Schedule & Rosters

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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From real-time weather updates to offerings fully staffed by Athletic Trainers, NXT takes youth sports safety very seriously. Click below to find out more.

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.

Travel Information

Area Activities

Atlanta, GA is just a short drive away from LakePoint Sporting Community, and serves as the largest metropolitan area in the state. Visit the states capital to experience an eclectic mashup of residential, art, shopping, and theatre with the perfect southern flavor.

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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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LakePoint Sporting Community

LakePoint Sporting Community is a premier sports vacation destination. This state-of-the-art facility features 8 turf fields, several on-site hotels, and dining options surrounding the campus. Welcoming millions of visitors annually, LakePoint is the largest and most unique travel sports park in the Southeast.

Need to Know

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

Brett Manney
VP of Event Sales & Recruiting
Brett Manney