SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2014
THE HILL SCHOOL, POTTSTOWN, PA
Registration/Nomination is now open!!
Players: Click here for the registration form
Coaches: Click here for the nomination form
Welcome to The Match™ and the chance to introduce yourself and your lacrosse playing talents to some of the top Division III coaches in the county. We are confident you will come to the event ready to Light It Up!
The Match™ is returning in 2014 after a very successful debut in October 2013. Over 160 players from 7 states participated in the inaugural event, and players, parents raved about our novel 7v7 short-sided format designed to maximize player touches and give our participants the chance to showcase their skills on offense, defense, in transition and in the goal in a fast-paced setting. Ours is a truly unique, popular and participatory recruiting event.
The name of our event is intended to reinforce a reality that is often overlooked in today’s frenzied recruiting scene. While many high school players may dream about playing Division I lacrosse, the truth is that spots are limited, the competition is great and not every great player is going to find his way onto a Division 1 roster.
Many players (and parents) recognize the reality of the situation late in the pursuit, but not until after devoting time, emotion and resources and sometimes experiencing a level of frustration in the process.
We believe that aspiring players should reach for the stars. But at the same time, we would encourage them to be realistic and strategic and proactive, focusing on colleges that might be the best fit for them academically and athletically. Strong players have an opportunity to leverage their lacrosse talents to get the best education they can, while competing at the highest possible level.
Put differently, the “Fit Is It”! Often the fit is the best school with a lacrosse program that promises to permit the player to contribute in a meaningful way sooner rather than later.
We have scheduled our event in late October to avoid the established fall recruiting events and the hype of the November circuit. Participation in those events may still be a part of player’s game plan. But our goal is to attract uncommitted players, including proverbial “late bloomers” or those who are still “under the radar,” who are considering playing high caliber lacrosse at the Division III level and want to compete in front of high caliber Division III coaches.
The Match™ will feature fellow aspiring student athletes, all of whom have been recommended by high school and/or club coaches, as well as an array of college coaches who are also looking for a fit, all in a competitive showcase that will take place in the more intimate setting afforded by The Hill School and its wonderful facilities.
Register soon! Space is limited!! We look forward to seeing you at The Match™!