In-Camp Evaluation and Selction
Earn Your Spot
The Rising Showcase Series is an evolution of one of 3d Lacrosse's most successful products, 3d Blue Chip, which saw more than 8,000 players come through the program in a five year span and about 2,000 of those players going on to college. At 3d Blue Chip, players were closely evaluated and considered for invitation to Jake Reed's Nike Blue Chip Camp. The Rising Showcase Series (RSS) builds on and replaces 3d Blue Chip in the form of two new gateway showcases to be held in early 2017: Rising DI East and Rising DI West. The end goal, now a 3d Lacrosse product, is the Rising DI Main Event, the new summer showcase destination for the most talented players across the country.
A 3d National Evaluator, present at the last five years of our 3d Blue Chip training and evaluation camps, will preside over the player evaluations in each grade at the Rising DI East and Rising DI West showcases. National Evaluators work closely with all team coaches in that grade as well as the supporting RSS evaluation staff. By having the same National Evaluator focus on the same class group at both camps, similar to the evaluation process at 3d Blue Chip, all players will be given equal consideration for an invitation to the Rising DI Main Event, to be held in June 2017 in Delaware at the new state-of-the-art DE Turf Sports Complex.
Players attending either Rising DI East or Rising DI West will be evaluated on their performance throughout the weekend. This includes the carefully structured training sessions, during which coaches and National Evaluators will observe players as they react to new situations, concepts, personnel and instruction. As camp transitions to game play, players will be graded on their ability to implement the new concepts from the training sessions, in addition to their overall performance, athleticism, lacrosse IQ, effort, attitude and coachability. Lastly, it should be noted that the Rising evaluation begins and ends at either camp – no previous or future recommendations, endorsements, statistics, records or other information will go into the considerations as evaluation staff determines who has earned a spot at the Rising DI Main Event.
While all players will have equal opportunities to perform, the number of invitees will not necessarily be the same for each regional camp; regardless of regional numbers, the Rising Showcase Series staff will invite the best players from the both camps combined. National Evaluators and team coaches will utilize an evaluation process built on multiple criteria and will use the same system to evaluate and rank players across the country. Once both camps have concluded, the National Evaluators will work with the Rising Showcase Series staff and team coaches to finalize the selections and invite players to the Rising DI Main Event following the two regional camps.