Philly Freshman Showcase

North America's Most Talented Freshmen on Full Display

The Philly Freshman Showcase is a two part event featuring an individual showcase and elite team tournament. The Philly Freshman Showcase attracts lacrosse's most elite young talent and most complete collection of college recruiters. 

Education

  • Skills clinics run throughout the day on the field with current professional players and coaches
  • Information sessions on NCAA Eligibility Center, the college recruiting process and the demands of being a college lacrosse player 

Exposure

  • We expect 30 D1 coaches at this event
  • An opportunity to compete against the best freshmen in the country

Saturday  |  Individual Showcase

200 of North America's most talented freshmen are selected from to compete in front of college coaches. 

Registration & Check-in

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Players will arrive to prepare for the day of competition.  Upon checking-in at Showcase Headquarters, athletes will receive:

  • Nike reversible
  • Showcase gear pack
  • Headshot photo

Players are slotted into 12 teams and coached by national esteemed high school coaches.

Practice / Warm-up

8:00 AM

All teams will be provided with 30 minutes of practice and warm-up time to become familiar with teammates and prepare for competition.

  • Teams 1-12 will warm-up at 8:00 AM
  • Teams 12-24 will warm-up at 8:30 AM 

Games Begin

8:25 AM

All teams will play three 55-minute games.  Exact schedule will vary based on start time.  Generally, teams will have a one-game break between each game

King of the X Challenge

2:00 PM

Players are broken into equal pods.  Face-off competitions are bracketed to determine pod winners, a final four, and the eventual King of the X.  150 college coaches watched over 50 face-off players compete in 2012.

Fab 40 All-Stars Announced

2:30 PM

The highly coveted group of Fab 40 All-Stars will be announced at prime location.  Selections are based on Showcase's All-Star committee representatives.

Fab 40 All-Star selection lists will be printed and e-mailed to college coaches.  All players will hold a place in Showcase's web archival for future reference. 

Fab 40 All-Star Games

2:45 PM

All players selected to the Fab 40 All-Star group will play in one 45-minute game amongst the best of the best players in North America.  Historically, Fab 40 All-Star games have been the source of many success stories.  The Fab 40 All-Start game is the headline event for college coaches seeking top talent.

All Games Filmed in HD

Next Level Video

All games at the Philly Showcase are filmed in Broadcast Quality HD.  Next Level Video uses elevated cranes, state of the art film equipment and professional camera operators.  Click the link below to learn more:

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Application Process

The Freshman Showcase application has two requirements:

  1. Applicants must fill out the Showcase Player Application Form.
  2. Applicants must have their high school or club coach (not both) fill out the Coach Nomination Form.

Once both application components are received you will be notified.  Note: Showcase Refund Policy

Please contact Brett Manney for any and all related questions.

Sunday  |  Team Invitational

22 of North America's most elite club teams are hand selected to compete in tournament style.

Clubs Attending

Check-in

Gates open at 8:00 AM

Club directors will report to tournament headquarters to confirm their team's arrival and receive event credentials.

Tournament Format

Games begin at 8:30 AM

Teams are guaranteed 3 games.  Games will be 55-minutes long, consisting of 25-minute running halves and a 2-minute half-time.  All games are officiated by top certified officials under NCAA rules.

NXT Game Center

Technology powering the tournament experience

  • Real-time results
  • Game scores, division standings and schedule
  • Mobile app and on-site LCD displays

All Games Filmed in HD

Next Level Video

All games at the Philly Showcase are filmed in Broadcast Quality HD.  Next Level Video uses elevated cranes, state of the art film equipment and professional camera operators.  Click the link below to learn more:

Purchase Video

Invitation Only

Event is Sold Out

Teams selected to attend Philly Freshman Showcase are by invitation only.  This event will remain an elite showcase of top clubs in North America.

For any questions and/or for consideration to compete in future events, please contact Brett Manney.

United Sports Training Center

United Sports Training Center is an immaculate indoor and outdoor facility that was professionally designed and built to host elite sporting events.

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1426 Marshallton Thorndale Road
Downingtown, PA 19335
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