In 2017, The Prospect Camp model held by the colleges around the country is continuing to grow as a excellent way to be recruited.
The showcases and recruiting tournaments aren’t just the only way to get exposure for your son or daughter.
Colleges are now inviting players, they may be interested in, to their campuses for a day or during a weekend event to show of their skills.
The payments for the Prospect Days go to either the lacrosse programs budget or a local charity in the community.
That is what York College of Pennsylvania Head Coach Brandon Childs has done with the D3 Prospect Day which was held this past Sunday.
Childs has created the Childs4Lacrosse Foundation which helps grow the game at the youth level in York (Pa.).
“It’s our way of teaching the game. We wanted to be a home destination for York County youth lacrosse and a provide tournaments during the summer,” said Childs on what Childs4Lacrosse offers to the area.
On Sunday, Childs4Lacrosse held the Division III Prospect Day at the York men’s lacrosse field. And their was a recruiting seminar and lunch in the athletic center.
York College Lacrosse put together a staff consisting of D3 coaches from all over the country.
The staff consisted coaches from the following programs:
York, Lynchburg, Gettysburg, St. Mary’s, Scranton, Eastern, Mary Washington, Elizabethtown, Frostburg, and Delaware Valley, Wesley, and Harford Community College.
If you are going to do a prospect day, why not go to an event that features different programs that fit what you are looking for in a school and a lacrosse program.
York College is located just 1 hour north of Baltimore and 1 1/2 hours west of Philadelphia. Making York, PA. the perfect host for a D3 Prospect Day.
The D3 Prospect Day had team instruction, positional work, and games. It presents a great opportunity to work with the coaches from each school, as well as showcase. abilities in the live game setting.
A really great part of the event is that 10% of player registration fees and 10% of every paid coaches stipend went to Cure International.
Cure International serves children who, because of their disabilities, are often the very last: The last to be included. The last to be protected from abuse. The last to be afforded dignity. And, sometimes, even the last to be given food in their own homes.
The goal for this event is to provide at least 1 surgery for a child in need. The amount of money Cure publishes online equals what we need to raise in the US to help support each procedure. Based on the average need across Cure’s network, that amount is $1,000 for each orthopedic surgery, reconstructive surgery, and neurosurgery.
To learn more about Cure International click here.
It was a fantastic event, which is designed to be benefit everyone involved. The players and their parents left feeling like they got something out of a lacrosse recruiting event as well has doing a good deed.
Several of the players expressed that they were excited about the variety of coaches and being able to interact with them in a practice setting.
The Players in Attendance at the D3 Prospect Day:
Max Anderson A 2020 Central Dauphin
Zachary Anderson A 2019 Northwestern Lehigh
Hunter Baar A 2019 Garnet Valley
Travis Berman A 2019 River Dell Regional
Ethan Castleman A 2019 Patriot
Nicholas Fanelli A 2019 Pennridge
Ryan Franks A 2019 State College
Cole Gellatly A 2019 Brother Rice
Brady Halloran A 2021 West York HS
Will Harnick A 2019 Pine Richland HS
TJ Herron A 2020 Dallas
Davis Ingley A 2018 Parkside HS
Vincent Lennon A 2019 Calverton
John Lux A 2019 Cedar Crest
Victor Simone A 2019 Notre Dame Academy
Bryan Jon Sotomayer A 2020 Pleasant Valley
Michael Wood A 2020 Catonsville
Mike Zavaglia A 2020 Morris Knolls
Ian Chapman D 2018 Manchester Valley
Logan Feuer D 2019 Quince Orchard HS
Jonathan Goodman D 2019 Glenelg HS
Matthew Huss D 2019 Hillgrove HS
Cian McCole D 2019 Bel Air HS
Tyler Morgan D 2020 Pleasant Valley
Julian Pigliavento D 2019 Niskayuna
Josh Pol D 2019 Cherokee
Brennan Redcay D 2019 Conrad Weisner
Connor Riggs D 2019 Bel Air HS
Keith Shocker D 2019 York Subrban
Christopher Tyssowski D 2018 Westminster HS
William Winters D 2019 Northern Highlands Regional
Nolan Wisniewski D 2019 York Catholic
Austin Galler FO 2019 Battlefield HS
Sam Sharps FO 2019 Colonial Forge
Mitchell Burkholder G 2019 Manhein Township
Finn Campbell G 2018 LaSalle College HS
Riley Day G 2021 Montclair
Keith Dement G 2018 Long Branch HS
Brendan Eyestone G 2019 General Brown
Blaze Hake G 2019 Central York
Sam Kefauver G 2019 Francis Scott Key
Sean Kelty G 2021 Urbana
Bryce Rowe G 2018 Lower Dauphin HS
Cole Harden LSM 2019 Bel Air HS
Stevie Mancha LSM 2019 Parkside HS
Gavin Rossman LSM 2018 Downingtown West HS
John Sanick LSM 2020 Catonsville
Dylan Shatzer LSM 2018 North Hagerstown
Connor Van Zijl LSM 2018 Selinsgrove
Edward Zabrowski LSM 2019 Bel Air HS
Nick Coyne LSM/D 2018 Middletown HS
Thomas Ballou M 2019 West Springfield HS
Rashaan Evans M 2018 Parkside HS
Vinny Giuffrida M 2021 York Suburban
Matthew Hawksworth M 2019 Central York HS
Matthew Jahries M 2019 Towson
Pasen Maynard M 2020 York Catholic
Jason Mills M 2019 York Subrban
Jared Monar M 2020 Parkside HS
Sam Norris M 2019 Dulaney
Austin Novick M 2019 Central Bucks South HS
Grant Pargas M 2019 Shawnee
Daniel Poblete M 2019 Friends School
Ryan Pritchard M 2020 DeMatha HS
Sam Riley M 2020 DeMatha HS
Ryan Sisitki M 2019 Midland
Justin Tepper M 2019 Beth Tfiloh
Zachary Wallen M 2019 Mt Pleasant
Colby Smith M 2020 Old Mill
Matthew Soutar FO 2019 Lanape