Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/7/20
Registration for limited spots for the Victory Event Series Beast of the East on July 17 at MapleZone Sports Institute in Aston are being accepted.
The date and location were changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Victory Events also announced today it will provide free film – a $185 value – to all players as a give back as a result of the Dead Period Extension.
Coaches also can nominate their 2021, 2022, or 2023 players for this elite showcase.
Date: Friday, July 17, 2020
Location: MapleZone Sports Institute in Aston
Price includes custom reversible jersey, 3 showcase games, and all game film included!
Boys Grad Years: 2021, 2022, 2023 – Limit 216 athletes
The event will receive live coverage from TopLaxRecruits.com and Phillylacrosse.com websites.
What is the Division I Dead Period?
Last week, the NCAA announced that the Division I Dead Period will be extended through July 31st, which eliminates evaluations and recruiting at tournaments and showcases. While this does not officially affect Division II and III, we have heard from college coaches that a D2 Dead Period may be implemented through July 31st. In addition, there’s a real possibility that these policies will extend through August.
What about Divisions II and III?
Victory is working to replace the Division I coaches who had been scheduled to be at Liberty National Elite with in demand Division II and III coaches. The updated list of programs attending will be released soon.
In addition, we are working with our film partner to provide game film to all college coaches who aren’t able to attend due to recruiting and travel restrictions. This currently includes all D1 coaches (and may include some D2/D3s, if they’re not permitted to travel). All D2/D3 coaches who attend will also be provided with the game film.
How can I still get Division I exposure this summer?
All of the college coaches that we’ve spoken with have said that ‘film will be king’ this summer. Coaches will want both full games to evaluate multiple players on a team, as well as highlight reels to quickly evaluate individual players. The ability to pause, rewind, and fast forward film will be key.