The Showcase was an awesome event and a great way for coaches to see and meet prospective players, and learn more about all the great things the NAIA has to offer. Myra Minuskin, Softball Coach, Saint Xavier University, Chicago, Illinois
Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) April 29, 2015
Each year almost 8 million high school students participate in sports. Only 8% will go on to play in college but 70% of those students, including the more than 65,000 student-athletes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), play at smaller colleges and universities. NAIA college athletics programs are dedicated to student-centric, character-driven athletics with recruiting rules that put the student first. That’s why the NAIA is the only college athletics association that offers official NAIA Sports Showcases where prospective students can connect with NAIA coaches and learn about the $500 million in scholarship opportunities.
NAIA Showcase events allow student-athletes to display their skills on the field and engage with coaches free of cumbersome rules, allowing both students and coaches to find the right fit for both academics and athletics interests. During this one-day, one-stop event in front of NAIA Coaches, participants and parents have the opportunity to learn about the NAIA, recruiting and eligibility rules, connect with NAIA coaches and learn about scholarships available through its member institutions. Visit NAIAShowcase.com for registration information.
This second series of NAIA Sports Showcases, presented by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), will be held at venues in the Kansas City metro area in June and July 2015.
The 2015 NAIA Showcase series includes nine half-day events for baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, football, men’s and women’s soccer and softball. Men’s and women’s lacrosse will be held in the St. Louis metro area. Prospective student-athletes will test their individual skills with sport-specific performance drills developed by NAIA coaches.
Last year’s inaugural NAIA Sports Showcase held in East Peoria, Ill., helped high school juniors, seniors, and junior college student athletes connect with athletic programs at 53 NAIA schools. The three-day, multi-sport event hosted more than 330 prospective student-athletes from 14 states, 400 parents, and 71 coaches.
2015 NAIA Showcase Schedule – REGISTER NOW
KANSAS CITY METRO
- Football - Thursday, June 11 - Blue Valley Southwest High School Overland Park, KS
- Men's Soccer - Wednesday, July 8 - Blue Valley Soccer Complex Overland Park, KS
- Women's Soccer - Wednesday, July 8 - Blue Valley Soccer Complex Overland Park, KS
- Men's Basketball - Monday, July 13 – Blue Valley Southwest High School Overland Park, KS
- Women's Basketball - Tuesday, July 14 - Blue Valley Southwest High School Overland Park, KS
- Softball - Monday, July 20 - Blue Valley Recreation Complex, Overland Park, KS
- Baseball - Tuesday, July 21 - Blue Valley Recreation Complex, Overland Park, KS
ST. LOUIS METRO
- Men's Lacrosse - Monday, July 27 - Pattonville High School, Maryland Heights, MO
- Women's Lacrosse -Tuesday, July 28 - Pattonville High School Maryland Heights, MO
The cost for student-athletes is $150 (football) and $125 (all other sports). Register today at NAIAShowcase.com. For more information contact Austin Bennett the Sports Showcase Events Director, call (816)595-8109 or email ABennett@naia.org.
About The NAIA
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), Kansas City, MO., is a governing body of college athletics programs that are dedicated to student-centric, character-driven intercollegiate athletics. NAIA members provide more than 65,000 student-athletes with opportunities to play college sports, earn $500 million in scholarships and compete in 23 national championships. For more information, please visit http://www.naia.org.