Philly Freshman Showcase November 18, 2017
Philly Freshman Showcase
North America's Most Talented Freshmen on Full Display#NXTPFS17
Location: United Sports
Date: November 18, 2017
The Philly Freshman Showcase is the first of 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.
At this time, the Philly Freshman Showcase is at capacity, and no longer accepting Applications and Nominations. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please fill out the form below
Brett M. Manney
Director of Showcase Lacrosse
Brett is a defenseman and assistant captain of the New England Black Wolves, and also has played professionally outdoors for the Philadelphia Wings, Rochester Rattlers and the Chesapeake Bayhawks of the MLL. Manney is a 2008 graduate of the University of Delaware where he served as team captain his Senior year and helped the legendary 2007 Blue Hen men’s squad reach the NCAA final four. For his off-field contributions to the school and community, Brett was awarded the school’s Outstanding Male Athlete Contributor. Brett is also a Bucks County native and was a standout three-sport athlete at Holy Ghost Prep. A trailblazer, he was one the very first NCAA division one lacrosse recruits to emerge from Lower Bucks County.
Aside from his lacrosse credentials, Brett is an accomplished journalist. He currently serves as a television broadcaster for the Ohio Machine of the MLL, and also has worked extensively for ESPNHS as a writer and lacrosse talent evaluator. As Vice President of Sales & Recruiting at NXTsports, Manney uses his lacrosse and journalism backgrounds to plan and implement Showcase Lacrosse events, company media relations, marketing and communications strategies. Brett also continues to serve as a highly popular member of the NXT Lacrosse Club coaching staff.
- Battle against the best competition in this Invite only, exclusive 2021 Showcase event
- 64 of the 70 Division I Colleges were represented in 2016 - View the list here
- All participants receive an exclusive Philly Freshman Showcase Nike Gear Package
- In 2016, Showcase was kicked off with a Pre-Event Registration night led by 2016 National Champion and Offensive Coordinator of the University of North Carolina, Dave Metzbower
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. An All-Star evaluator is present as a Field Coordinator at each field, insuring fair assessment for each participant.
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 on the college recruiting process and the demands of being a college lacrosse player. Last year, reigning National Champion Coach Bill Tierney spoke at the Boys Philly Showcase and Philly Freshman Showcase.
2016 College Coaches
This is an opportunity to compete against the best freshmen in the country, in front of the best coaches in the country. In 2016, the fourth year of the Freshman Showcase event, 204 college coaches, including over 64 Division 1 coaches, attended the Philly Freshman and Boys Philly Showcase weekend.
Click here to see the full list of coaches that attended in 2016
Next Level Video
All games at the Philly Freshman Showcase will be professionally filmed in HD by Next Level Video and a complete video is available to all participants.
King of the X Challenge
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. Over 55 college coaches watched freshmen compete in 2015. Last year's champion was Conor Calderone (Laxachusetts, Smithtown West, Maryland).
Fab 40 All-Star Game
All players selected to the Fab 40 All-Star group will play in one 45-minute game amongst the best of the best freshmen 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.
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.
United Sports1426 Marshallton Thorndale Road
Downingtown, PA 19335
United Sports is an immaculate indoor and outdoor facility that was professionally designed and built to host elite sporting events.
NXT is proud to partner with the Chester County CVB to host this event!
There is so much to see and do on event weekend. Located in the heart of Chester County’s Brandywine Valley, and in close proximity to Philadelphia, your time off the field will be packed with excitement. From unique historical attractions, a variety of restaurants to satisfy any foodie, and a host of different events, your weekend promises to be one to remember.
Brandywine Picnic Park
Tube or paddle down the Brandywine, relax in the shade, or bask in the sun. We pride ourselves on offering the best food and friendliest service available in a traditional family picnic atmosphere.
Longwood Gardens offers a new experience everyday with special events, concerts, and cuisine; The 1050 acres of woodlands, gardens, conservatories and fountains are open everyday of the year.
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Valley Forge was the site of the 1777-78 winter encampment of the Continental Army. Welcome center and Washington's headquarters open 9am-5pm daily.
American Helicopter Museum & Education Center
The Delaware Valley is the birthplace of the helicopter industry; Come see over 35 helicopters, climb in five; Visit our theatre or rent the facility for your event.
HOTELS 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.
Or contact HBC Event Services - firstname.lastname@example.org / 505-346-0522