Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/1/14
From Press Release
Adrenaline Lacrosse has announced that the Adrenaline Black Card Recruiting Event will be held on June 13th, at Rutgers University in Piscataway, N.J., and will include the Duke’s Lacrosse Club and Mesa Fever in its team tournament the next two days.
Adrenaline has introduced a new twist, partnering with eight elite club programs to form the Adrenaline Platinum Cup. With the remarkable talent in attendance, the Platinum Cup will be the premier club tournament in the country, and will be held immediately following the conclusion of the Adrenaline Black Card event, June 14th – 15th.
The inaugural event is set to include, Team 91, Long Island Express, True National, Mesa Fever, West Coast Starz, Duke’s Lacrosse Club, Laxachusetts and SweetLax. Each club program will bring their national teams from the graduation years of 2015 to 2019 for this highly competitive tournament. There will be divisional champions at each individual graduation year.
The Black Card and The Platinum Cup will combine to create an impressive recruiting weekend. All proceeds from the Adrenaline Black Card will be donated to the National Prostate Foundation in the name of coaching icon Jack McGetrick.
“This event is very simple. It is about the eight best clubs in the sport coming together to compete in high quality games over the course of a single weekend,” said Alex Cade, President and CEO of Adrenaline. “When building this weekend it has been about two things: putting the players in the best situation possible to ultimately give them the most opportunities for their future and creating an event that has a mission beyond the lacrosse field.
“We believe the intimate environment, highly competitive clubs, and first class event production will create a memorable and valuable experience for the athletes. Connecting the event with the Black Card event only enhances what will be a great three days of lacrosse. Also including the top players and teams in the country with a charitable cause is important to the Adrenaline Movement. These influencers in our sport have a chance to redefine its culture and I hope this event can show them they can.”
The Adrenaline Black Card will feature many of the top uncommitted players in the country. Only the 2016 and 2017 classes will be represented. Each team will be comprised of 19 players who will compete in four games throughout the day. Last year’s event produced an unprecedented CPSR (Adrenaline’s Collegiate Placement Success Rate) for upperclassmen and a commitment rate of 100 percent is expected as the 2016s continue to make the next step towards committing to play lacrosse at the collegiate level.
In addition to unparalleled recruiting exposure, Black Card participants will also receive a custom gear pack from Cascade, Maverik and Adrenaline Apparel. The Adrenaline Evaluation Team (AET) along with the help of recommendations from respected high school, club and college coaches will combine forces to invite only the most deserving and recruit-able players in the country.
In 2012, Adrenaline became the first company to disregard the preconceived notions of high priced recruiting showcases with the design of the Adrenaline Black Card. The event, which is run again this year at cost, only charges the participating players for the use of fields, referees, and coaches. The fee for this year’s event is $150.00, a price point that is absolutely unprecedented in the world of recruiting showcases. Adrenaline is confident that this event will undoubtedly pool together the absolute top 1% of our country’s best players.
Most importantly, Adrenaline will be raising awareness for Prostate Cancer in honor of Coach Jack McGetrick. The longtime Bellarmine and Hartford coach lost a long battle to the disease in 2010. All proceeds from the event will be donated in his name. Last year the Adrenaline Awareness initiative raised over $2,700 for the great cause, a number that hopefully will be trumped by this year’s fundraising as awareness continues to spread. If you wish to make a donation please do so by visiting the Jack McGetrick Donation Page.
“We were able to lay a solid foundation for this event in our first two years and we have all of the top coaches in the country signing on and supporting us for this initiative in year three,” Jono Zissi, Director of Recruiting, said. “The amount of recruiters coupled with the talent pool and low cost, make this unlike any other marquee recruiting event in the country, and that is something we are very proud of here at Adrenaline.”