My Can Am Experience
By Brett Manney
On November 10 and 11 NXTsports put on the inaugural Can Am Showcase and Can Am Invitational at Detroit Country Day School (DCDS) in Beverly Hills Michigan.
When the NXTsports team flew out from Philly and arrived are DCDS we were amazed by both the facilities at DCDS and the friendless of the school’s staff. Upon entering the school we took a quick tour starting with a peek at DCDS’ beautiful full-field indoor field house, a venue like nothing I have ever seen. Besides the field house, we also utilized their Stadium field and newly turfed Hillview field on the backside of campus. Arriving Friday morning, we prepared for the weekend ahead by setting up banners and handling all advance logistics to prepare ourselves for the arrival of 200 of the best Canadian and Midwestern players on Saturday.
Saturday, November 10 was a special day for many lacrosse players to showcase their talents at the first-ever Can-Am Showcase. There were almost 50 coaches from all over the country in attendance, including multiple Division I head coaches watching the talent on display. With beautiful weather, great talent and an abundance of coaches the Showcase was a massive success in the first year.
The following day, Sunday the 11th, NXT hosted the Can Am Invitational team tournament with featured in elite high school and club programs teams from across the Midwest like Titanium, True, Brother Rice, and Culver Academy squaring off against Canadian counterparts such as Hill Academy, Evolve Elite, and Everest Academy. The entire weekend featured top-flight teams and players at an exceptional facility.
At NXTsports we were very fortunate to be welcomed with open arms at DCDS. We loved putting on the inaugural Can-Am Showcase and can’t wait to return and see all out new friends again in November 2013!