STX Rising Showcase Series Questions
Will there be college coaches at Rising DI East & Rising DI West in January? The coaching staff at each of the Rising Showcase Series events will include college, high school and club coaches, including 3d Master Coaches.
Why did 3d Lacrosse and Jake Reed’s Nike Blue Chip Lacrosse Camp part ways? We created an incredible training and evaluation experience with 3d Blue Chip, one that set the standard for how players could improve over the course of a weekend and continue to improve from what they learned. However, without control of the end product to which we were sending hundreds of student-athletes every year (Jake Reed’s Nike Blue Chip), we simply could no longer guarantee that same 3d Blue Chip experience for players who made the cut. To that end, we started the Rising Showcase Series and are building on the best attributes of 3d Blue Chip and then improving upon those to deliver the best possible experience to up-and-coming lacrosse players.
Is there still going to be training at Rising DI East and Rising DI West? Absolutely! Rising DI East and Rising DI West will each include four complete games and six full hours of training in 3d's Box-Field Hybrid™ Development System, similar to the structure at 3d Blue Chip, but with enhancements to keep raising the bar for all participating players and coaches.
How many players, per class, will make it through from Rising DI East and Rising DI West to Rising DI Main Event? Here’s the specific #s breakdown for the Rising DI Series:
- Four age groups @ all three camps: 2018/19, 2020, 2021, 2022
- 120 players/age group at the two camps
- 40 Golden Tickets (direct invites) per grade = 160 total Golden Tickets
- 80 invites via Rising DI East & West, combined
- 240 total campers @ Rising DI East & West combined
- 80 out of 240, or 1out of every 3 players, will be selected from Rising DI East & West (combined) to attend Rising DI Main Event.
Are there direct invites to the Rising DI Main Event? Yes, Rising will send Golden Tickets to 40 top players in each of the four age groups (2018/19, 2020, 2021, 2022), for a total of 160 direct invites to the Rising DI Main Event. The 40 invites are carefully chosen by an experienced group of evaluators, all current or former coaches, who are on hand and watch every minute of every game played at the camp.
Should I attend if I have attended in the past and not made it through to Jake Reed? Definitely. With an incredible staff of coaches at Rising DI East and Rising DI West (formerly 3d Blue Chip), including college coaches, these winter training and evaluation camps will be better than ever before. New and improved training methods and drill work will ensure top level competition and a camp atmosphere that encourages and empowers players to simply get better at the game of lacrosse. Add to that the 1-in-3 odds of selection, and Rising DI East and Rising DI West are can’t-miss experiences for players looking to play college lacrosse!
Why should I go to a showcase when everyone is out for himself? Actually, we are the one training company that can say we have proven track record of creating a true team environment for gameplay, in which unselfish, creative and fast-paced plays and decision making rule the field. From 3d Blue Chip to our Rising DIII Showcases, coaches, players and parents have all experienced what our “train as a team first, play as a team second” model produce on the field in short order.
When and where will Rising DI Main Event be held? When and where are Rising DI East and Rising DI West? Rising DI Main Event will be held at The DE Turf Sports Complex in Kent County, DE on July 12&13, 2017. Rising DI East will be held at Northeast Regional Park in Davenport, FL from January 6-8, 2017. Rising DI West will be held at Reach 11 Sports Complex in Phoenix, AZ from January 20-22, 2017.
Why is 3d starting a new showcase? Without control of the end product to which we are sending hundreds of student-athletes every year (Jake Reed’s Nike Blue Chip), we simply could not guarantee the same 3d Blue Chip experience for players who made the cut. To that end, we started the Rising DI Showcase Series for winter and summer 2017.
Is 3d associated with Jake Reed’s Fall Nike Blue Chip? No, neither 3d Lacrosse nor the Rising DI Showcase Series is associated with either of Jake Reed’s Nike Blue Chip Lacrosse Camps.