Can-Am Showcase November 10, 2018


The name of the event – The Can-Am Showcase – reflects the event's inclusion of elite players from both the United States and Canada, particularly the lacrosse hotbed of Southern Ontario.  All players will be divided into teams, each coached by a DI college coach, and will have the opportunity to showcase their talents in front of the college recruiters in attendance.

Questions? Contact:

Brett M. Manney

College Coach Registration


Event Highlights

  • Battle against elite competition from Canada and the US in this Invite only, Showcase event 
  • 78 Colleges and Universities were represented in 2016 
  • All Select Game participants receive an exclusive Can-Am Showcase Nike Gear Package
  • Compete on just four turf fields, including a full indoor fieldhouse, maximizing exposure

Game Day

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. A Select Game evaluator is present as a Field Coordinator at each field, insuring fair assessment for each participant. 

Application Process

A player's application will be considered complete once it includes BOTH a coach nomination and player application. Either a coach or player can initiate the process. Respective party will receive an e-mail invitation to complete the application once it has been started. Received applications and nominations will be available in My Dashboard once you are logged-in.

Player Application

If you are an athlete, click the below link to start your application.

Player Application

Coach Nomination

If you are a coach, click the link below to begin the application process on behalf of one of your players.

Coach Nomination


Professional Filming


NXT Game Center

  • Technology powering the tournament experience
  • Real-time results
  • Game scores, division standings and schedule
  • Mobile app and on-site iPad displays



Showcase Lacrosse designates time at every event to provide an education component. Each Showcase will kick off on Friday night with a Pre-Event check in, followed by 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.


2016 College Coaches

In 2016, the fifth year of the event, 78 college coaches, including 13 Division I coaches, came to the Can-Am Showcase, making it the most-attended Can-Am Showcase to date! Click here to see the full list of coaches. 

Next Level Video

All games at the Can-Am Showcase will be professionally filmed in HD by Next Level Video and a complete video is available to all participants.


Registration & Check-in

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 are coached by college coaches.

Practice & Warmup

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

Games Begin

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

Skills Clinic

The Saturday competition includes a session featuring a clinic/seminar led by college coaches.  All clinics are held on the Upper Grass field.

King of the X Challenge

A faceoff challenge before the Select game to help determine the best faceoff man at the Can-Am Showcase. 

Select Game Participants Announced

The highly-coveted roster spots for the Select Game are announced. Selections are based on the Showcase's committee representatives' opinions and evaluations.

Selection lists are printed and emailed to college coaches.  All players hold a place in Showcase's web archival for future reference. 

Recruiting Seminar

Players not selected to the Select Game are welcome to attend a recruiting seminar led by University of Hartford head coach Peter Lawrence. The seminar is held in the Fieldhouse.

Select Game

All players chosen to the Select Game play in one 45-minute game that features the best of the best players that North America has to offer. Select Games have traditionally been the source of many success stories. The Select Game is the headline event for college coaches seeking top talent.


Detroit Country Day School

22305 West Thirteen Mile Road
Beverly Hills, MI 48025

The Can-Am Showcase takes place on the beautiful campus of Detroit Country Day School in Beverly Hills, MI

Field Map




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. 

Please use this link to book hotels for the Can-Am Showcase

Or contact HBC Event Services - / 505-346-0522