Philly Freshman Showcase November 18, 2017

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Philly Freshman Showcase


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

Register for Waitlist Here

Questions? Contact:

Brett M. Manney

College Coach Registration


Event Highlights

  • 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

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. An All-Star evaluator is present as a Field Coordinator at each field, insuring fair assessment for each participant. 


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 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.


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 coached by national esteemed high school coaches.

Practice / Warm-up

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

Games Begin

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

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-Stars Announced

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

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. 



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.


United Sports

1426 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.

Field Map

Area Activities

Chester County

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. 

View Restaurant Discounts Here

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

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.




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 Philly Freshman Showcase

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