The first annual Blue Chip West Coast Showcase at Cathedral Catholic HS in San Diego, CA October 28-29, 2017 was a great success! 20 College Coaches from Division I, II ,III and MCLA participated in the event. Saturday evening 7 college coaches lectured on recruiting process with approximately 200 players and parents in attendance. Peter Lasagna (Head Coach Bates and IL Columnist) alongside John Klepacki (Head Coach Western New England and Boston Cannons Asst. Coach) started off the night with a NCAA DIII perspective. They were followed by Johns Hopkins Associate Head Coach Billy Dwan and Albany University Assistant Liam Gleason who gave a "Top 10" Division I perspective on recruiting. They were followed by Colin Hulme (Asst. Fairfield University) and Matt Francis (Asst. Providence College) to give another spin on smaller DI schools and the recruiting process as it pertains to colleges of their size. The lecture was concluded with an outstanding MCLA perspective from Head Coach Todd MacRobbie from Arizona State. A question and answer period followed covering topics like early recruiting, new NCAA rules and guidelines, financial aid and scholarships, prospect days, the admission process, contacting and communicating with college coaches, video highlights and preparing an athletic and academic profile.
Sunday the day started with an exceptional hands on positional clinic run by all the college coaches on staff. High energy and outstanding coaching started the day off on a very positive note which gave these high school players the opportunity to interact and build relationships with outstanding coaches on the field. Games were played on two fields. The teams were coached by college coaches on staff providing a great learning environment for young players that aspire to play at the next level in a college level format. Here is a list of college coaches that staffed the event and were able to interact and coach prospective student-athletes on the field.
||Arizona State University
||Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
||Colorado State University
||Grand Canyon University
||Johns Hopkins University
||Johnson & Wales University, Denver
||Massachusetts Institute of Technology
||San Diego State University
||University of Albany
||University of Arizona
||University of San Diego
||Western New England University