The Shamrock Festival hosts an annual Shamrock Recruiting Showcase on the Friday night before the tournament on nine courts at the Berglund Center (Roanoke Civic Center). This year’s Showcase is Friday, March 9, 2018. Our Showcase provides an opportunity for college coaches to see as many athletes as possible in one location. The format consists of individual skill/drill work with an emphasis on team drills and lots of controlled PLAY facilitated by individual court coaches who will help keep everything on schedule. We want the college coaches to be able to see the players play as much as possible as that is the feedback the coaches have provided to us about this recruiting event. Each college coach in attendance on Friday night receives a free recruiting guide (both electronically and in paper form) with all the detailed individual player information that you input online when you register. This Recruiting Showcase is open to all volleyball players in grades 9-12 and your team does not have to be competing in the Shamrock Festival in order for you to participate in the Shamrock Showcase.
There will be two sessions: Session One is from 5:30-7:15pm and Session Two is from 7:45-9:30pm. We send e-mail invitations to over 300 college coaches but we also encourage you to invite college coaches to attend if you want them to see you at the Showcase and/or throughout the weekend. A list of the coaches who recruited at the 2017 Shamrock Festival is available on the College Coaches page. All college coaches who register with us in advance will receive free Recruiting Guides and free Tournament Programs when they arrive at the Berglund Center (Roanoke Civic Center).
Registration for the 2018 Showcase will open on December 1, 2017. At that time, we will post the online form for applicants to fill out and submit their Showcase application. You will not be accepted to the Showcase until your check is received. The cost of the Showcase is $50 per participant which includes a Showcase shirt.