Adrenaline returns to the Fall recruiting scene November 2nd-3rd and November 16th– 17th to host the famed High Rollers event (http://adrln.com/lacrosse/recruiting/high-rollers/) in Indianapolis, IN and Costa Mesa, CA, respectively. Fishers High School will provide three top notch fields to host the Midwest event and Orange Coast College will also provide an ideal venue for a great weekend of top level lacrosse with a variety of food and retail vendors. The Adrenaline High Rollers product has become well-established over the past seven years and boasts a strong recruiting presence of 60-75 NCAA college coaches year after year. Last year’s Adrenaline High Rollers event reached an ever-growing College Placement Success Rate (CPSR) of 75%, one of many game-changing Adrenaline recruitment statistics (http://adrln.com/blog/adrenaline-company-wide-statistics-2013/).
This year marks the eighth annual Adrenaline High Rollers. The Southern California event have evolved into the premier Fall/ Winter recruiting event in the West, earning immediate waiting list status as players eagerly await primetime invitations for only 375 coveted spots. With players traveling from ten different western states (AZ, CA, CO, GA, HI, NV, OR, TX, UT, and WA, ID) and three Canadian provinces (Alberta, BC, and Manitoba), expectations are at an all time high for the much anticipated 2013 High Rollers lineup. The High Rollers event structure guarantees each player four games to ensure maximum exposure to college recruiters who in turn benefit from the ability to thoroughly watch players currently on their recruiting radar, and scout unfamiliar players who showcase definite next-level potential. Players will also participate in recruiter-led clinics throughout the day that focus on specific positional training and NCAA level drills. These clinics provide college coaches with a hands-on opportunity to evaluate and instruct players in an intimate setting where they can see how players react to new situations, concepts, and instruction.
There will be a break in regular tournament play on Saturday (Nov. 16th) for the SoCal High School All Star game. Recruiters and the Adrenaline Evaluation Team (AET) will nominate the top players from each roster to compete in the game. All Star players will receive additional Adrenaline reversibles and shorts. As a proud sponsor of the High Rollers event, STX (http://stx.com/) will complete the outfit with various top-of-the-line protective gear including gloves and arm pads from the StallionHD and Cell2 collections; goalies will receive the Shield Pro gloves. One team from the Middle School division will be named “All-Tournament Team” and also receive STX protective gear in addition to an STX Sidewinder backpack. Other proud sponsors of High Rollers include Knockaround (http://knockaround.com/), SKLZ (http://www.sklz.com/), and Gatorade (http://www.gatorade.com/#home?s=winfromwithin).
Adrenaline will provide another recruiting component to kick off the weekend with a first come first serve informative parent recruitment seminar on Friday night preceding the event (Register online today) (http://www.adrln.com/events/high-rollers-san-diego/parent-recruitment-seminar/). This seminar will provide invaluable insight into the recruitment process with information on the “do’s” and “don’ts” of recruiting and guidelines on how to make the right decisions during the recruitment process. Adrenaline Vice President Rory Doucette and Adrenaline Recruiting Director Jono Zissi will lead a panel of college coaches from various NCAA and MCLA divisions, including Denver University (DI), Fairfield University (DI), University of Notre Dame (DI), Harvard University (DI), Dominican University (DII), Colby College (DIII), Tufts University (DIII) and SDSU (MCLA).
Building off the tremendous success of the original Adrenaline High Rollers and the overwhelming interest and nominations from other emerging nontraditional lacrosse markets, Adrenaline is proud to announce its expansion to host the first ever Adrenaline High Rollers Midwest. Adrenaline’s proven infrastructure and collegiate connections will bring national exposure to the Midwestern talent while spotlighting up and coming Midwest collegiate programs. In its inaugural year, Adrenaline will maintain the utmost exclusivity by sending invites to only the top 130 players from all over the Midwest region, including Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio.
“We are very excited to bring our High Rollers event to the Midwest. Building on the success of our SoCal event and using our infrastructure, brand name, and relationships with the college coaching world, we will act as a vehicle for the Midwestern High School player trying to reach the next level,” says Jono Zissi, Adrenaline Recruiting Director. “It is also an exciting time in the Midwest with so many NCAA programs hitting the map.” The event will be highlighted by Notre Dame, Michigan, Denison, and Ohio Wesleyan coaches as tournament directors, and rounded out by a strong representation of NCAA and MCLA collegiate programs. “If anyone has a vested interest in growing the game in the Midwest, it’s our directors. They are the best ambassadors to help grow this region”, adds Zissi. Coach Sean Kirwan of Tufts University will join Mike Caravana of Denison University and Atsen Bulus from Ohio Wesleyan University in leading a parent recruitment seminar Friday evening before the event (Register online today). (http://www.adrln.com/events/high-rollers-indianapolis/parent-recruitment-seminar-1/)
All Midwest and SoCal primetime players will be decked out in head-to-toe Adrenaline Treatment and receive a one-of-a-kind Adrenaline High Rollers gear pack (http://www.adrln.com/events/high-rollers-san-diego/adrenaline-treatment-gear-19/) compliments of the Adrenaline Design team. Each player will be outfitted in custom matching Black and Gold 50s Vegas themed jerseys and shorts, accompanied by a custom High Rollers T-shirt. In an effort to increase recruiter visibility, each player will wear a pair of Adrenaline “J Train” Socks (http://www.adrln.com/shop/product/adrenaline-apparel-j-train-socks/) from the Adrenaline Movement line that will guarantee Dryness and Comfort during play. Players will wear these socks in different colors to help recruiters identify players by graduation year: 2014s- Kelly Green w/ White, 2015s- Carolina Blue w/ White, 2016s- Lime w/ White, and 2017s- Maroon w/ White. These socks feature the AdrenaSoft fabric with a reinforced toe and heel design to ensure comfort and durability. These socks also feature the AdrenaMesh technology that keeps the foot dry during athletic competition. An Adrenaline Retail presence will be on site selling hard to find Adrenaline apparel, including items from 2013 Fall/Winter line that hit stores early November.
Adrenaline’s goal is to build the High Rollers Midwest event from the ground up in a similar fashion to the time tested High Rollers SoCal event. Spots are still available for the High Rollers Midwest event, but are closing fast. If you think one of your players has what it takes to play at the next level, fill out the coaches nomination form online today.