As we reflect on our first Fall Best In Class, we were thrilled at the turnout and the results. Over 30 men's and women's college coaches attended to train and coach our athletes.
Saturday kicked off with a men's tune up, led by NCAA All-Americans and PLL players John Geppert and Xander Dickson. A handful of athletes got updated BIC Combine scores.
Sunday kicked off with 90 minutes of training followed by games and an All-Star Game. College coaches were flying around dropping knowledge. Dana Dobbie's "Mic'd Up" was one of my favorites: "you have to love picking up your stick!" Coach Dunn and myself picked up several new drills and ideas. Check out Penn State DC Andy Meyers share some wisdom here.
Are College Coaches Recruiting 2026s yet?
This likely varies by school, but the answer is "kind of". For the class of 2026, it seems that mostcoaches are very much in discovery mode. One coach noted that the "kids who have IT, stand out" and then there are many kids continuing to figure out how to play hard (college level hard) and compete, which can make it difficult at this age. Every chance you get to step on the field, is a chance to get a little bit better from last time out. Take advantage of it! However, if it doesn't go your way, there are plenty more opportunities to bounce back. I spoke on this in ourCircle Communitythis week (see below).
Inside Lacrosse was on site and got men's and women's evaluations across both grades. You can read the women's recaphere, and you can read the men's recaphere. There were certainly players in attendance that I would consider Top 50 prospects in the men's and women's 2026 class whom we have received inquiries on and came up often in conversation with the coaches on site. Over 20 athletes have received the Best In Class "Invite-Only" Summer Invite as we continue our process there.
Stay tuned for more BIC events and updates, and be sure to check out who was nominated to our inauguralAll-Star Game.
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Watch Best of Men's and Women's Fall Showcase 2023
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