The Shamrock Festival hosts an annual Recruiting Showcase on the Friday night before the tournament on nine courts in 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 in years past about this recruiting opportunity. Each college coach in attendance 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 for the Shamrock Recruiting Showcase.
Showcase is open to all volleyball players in grades 9-12, regardless of whether the player's team is competing in the tournament.
There will be two sessions: Session 1 is from 5:30-7:15pm and Session 2 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 and we will post the 2018 list when we get closer to the tournament. All college coaches who register with us in advance will receive free Recruiting Guides when they arrive at the Berglund Center.
Registration for the 2018 Showcase is now open. The cost of the Showcase is $50 per participant which includes a Showcase shirt. Showcase registration can be paid for by check or credit card. For those paying by check, the player will not be accepted to the Showcase until the check is received. The detailed information entered in the online registration form will be what is given to college coaches during the Showcase so please make sure it is correct before submitting.