Showcases and tournaments can be some of the best ways to get on a college coach’s radar. Below are some lacrosse showcases and tournaments that you can attend to help do this. It is also important to put together a highlight tape for coaches to view, once completed send to Hudl.
The Blue Chip Camp is the most highly selective, invite-only camp which showcases the skills of the premier high school lacrosse players in the nation. In addition to playing alongside the best high school lacrosse players from coast to coast, recruits can get direct exposure to coaches from the top NCAA Division I coaches and programs. Although scrimmages and games are a major highlight of the camp, players also receive one-on-one coaching and skill assessment.
This tournament is hosted annually by Under Armour it is the preeminent destination for high school lacrosse players to be noticed. NCAA Division I, II and III programs are invited to the tournament as well as the regional tryouts, which serve as an inside track to recruitment. In addition to the honor of being selected to a regional underclass team, selected players will be at the top of the list their senior year for selection to the Under Armour All-America Team.
Similar to the Blue Chip Camp, Showtime is an incredibly unique, invite-only lacrosse camp open to both committed and uncommitted players from around the nation. Players will have the extraordinary opportunity to compete with other top national recruits and personal training from expert coaches from schools such as Duke, Johns Hopkins, and Syracuse. In 2016, Showtime proudly hosted coaches and recruiters representing all NCAA Division I program.
4 – Top 205
Although not as selective as Showtime or Blue Chip, Top 205 offers the opportunity for players to improve their skills with a broad range of players from across the nation. Top 205 is intended for players going into their senior year who may not have been as highly recruited as other ‘blue chip’ players, but who are still elite in their respective areas. While an invite is not necessary to attend Top 205, a coach recommendation is required to ensure only highly skilled players attend the camp.
5 – New England Top 150
While the other top camps and tournament on this list are geared more towards full exposure to a maximum number of NCAA Division I, II, and III programs, the New England Top 150 has attracted a multitude of talented players for the past 23 years seeking recognition from the top prestigious schools in the nation. The camp is regularly attended by Ivy League and other highly reputable university coaches and staff and combines scrimmages emphasized on team-play with drills and fundamentals coaching. With the proper combination of instruction, exposure, and opportunities to directly meet and interact with college coaches, the New England Top 150 is a great destination for any aspiring lacrosse recruit.
Posted on April 24, 2017 in Recruiting 101
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