2The Fall recruiting circuit has expanded in recent years. What was once a quieter time now consists of multiple events, a heavy concentration of which occur in November. As more players focus on lacrosse throughout the year, these events have become increasingly important in the recruiting cycle.

For most coaches, Fall is a great time to get follow up evaluations of players they may have had limited opportunity to see play over the Summer. For freshmen, the Fall is the first time that top to middle tier DI coaches are going to get a chance to start adding players to their recruiting lists.

For sophomores and juniors, DI coaches are getting a closer look to see if you are a player they are going to invite onto campus for a visit or offer a spot in their recruiting class. On the DIII level, the Fall is when coaches are adding prospects to their recruiting lists and trying to predict the trajectory of a player: Are they a true DI prospect? Do I have a chance of getting him?

For seniors, the Fall is your last shot to be seen by a coach at a school that you are interested in attending. Most early decision admission’s deadlines will have past by the end of November, but you still have a chance to garner interest from coaches.


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Each lacrosse recruiting camp review has two sections. The first section, “Summary,” contains information taken from the event website. This provides a general overview of the camp. In the second section, “Our Take,” the SportsRecruits.com experts provide their perspective. (Editors Note – Events are listed alphabetically).

Jake Reed’s Fall Nike Blue Chip

When: November 19-20, 2016

Where: Kinder Park, Millersville, MD

Website: http://lacrossecamp.com/jake-reed-fall-nike-blue-chip


The Fall Nike Blue Chip Lacrosse Camp is an event for elite high school lacrosse players to showcase their skills in front of many of the best NCAA Division I coaches in the nation.

Nike Blue Chip Lacrosse is considered the number one way to reach the pinnacle of college lacrosse, while Camp Director Jake Reed ensures the highest caliber of play throughout the event by screening every participant. The camp is the ideal chance for players to see how they stack up against the nation’s best players.

Our Take

Jake Reed’s Nike Blue Chip events are the cream of the crop in the recruiting space. The Fall Showcase is an expansion of Reed’s highly successful Summer camps, which have been operating since 2001. The Summer events are widely regarded as the best for DI recruiting.

This Fall Showcase is focused on letting players who have not committed get a chance to prove themselves in front of DI coaches. Jake will have a Freshman (2020), Sophomore (2019), Junior (2018) and Senior (2017) spots available.

Players are invited to this event via mailed invitations. There are no coach recommendations available for this event.

Players can be considered by applying here: http://sportsrecruits.com/news/jakereedbluechip/#

Click here for some great highlights of last Fall’s event via LR News.

Philly Showcase

When: November 16-17, 2013

Where: Episcopal Academy (PA)

Website: http://showcaselacrosse.com/phillyboys/


The Philly Lacrosse Showcase provides a highly competitive environment for elite high school players aspiring to play college lacrosse. This showcase has an online application process that requires a high school or club coach nomination.

Broken up into two days, Saturday will feature Sophomores (2016) and Juniors (2015), where 460 players from these classes will be in competition. All players will play in a minimum of three games. The top 40 players from each class – as judged by an all-star evaluation committee – will compete in the afternoon Fab-Forty all-star games.

Sunday will feature an invite-only team showcase featuring outstanding club and high school teams.

Our Take

The event has been successful in the past, and usually draws a solid crop of college coaches. What was once a more regional showcase has blossomed, thanks in large part to its proximity not just to Pennsylvania but also to Delaware, New Jersey, and New York as well. The event now pulls top talent from New Jersey and Long Island routinely.

Warrior Diamond Showcase

When: November 23-24, 2013

Where: St. Paul’s School, MD

Website: http://www.alohatournaments.com/Diamond-Showcase-General.aspx


The Warrior Diamond Lacrosse Showcase is an educational and showcase event for male High School Lacrosse players. It will be held at St. Paul’s School in Brooklandville, MD on November 23-24, 2013 and will feature 120 of the top male high school players in the Classes of 2015, 2016 and 2017. In addition, there will be a limited number of spots available for uncommitted seniors in the Class of 2014.

All Division I, II and III college coaches, as well as many MCLA coaches, are invited to attend. Many coaches will be on staff for the event. Last year over 65 college coaches from across the country attended to observe, coach and instruct players throughout the weekend. College coaches will on the sidelines throughout the weekend coaching players during their games. They will be assisted by top High School coaches from the Baltimore area. In addition, College Coaches will be presenting instructional clinics throughout the weekend that are open to all players when they are not competing in games. Players and parents will be invited to attend seminars presented by top College and High School coaches that will help them navigate the ever changing recruiting process.

Our Take

Players are invited to this event based of performance at other tournaments, camps, and their in-season play. Athletes can also be recommended by their high school coach on the events website, which is not necessary but encouraged.

The event draws DI programs from all over the country. Due to its proximity to Baltimore, there is a strong representation of ACC and other top DI programs from the area. The event has a good mix of DIII coaches in attendance as well, again with a more regional pull.

While the Diamond Showcase falls on a busy weekend, the location is the key ingredient to having coaches attend.

Click here for some great highlights of last Fall’s event via LR News.

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