If you've found yourself wondering what you don't know about the collegiate recruiting process, NEXT STEP EDU is for you! We've seen and heard it all and know just how much ISN'T covered when families and players begin the recruiting process. We were frustrated with how much was being left out, how important information wasn't available or presented, and how little confidence players and families had when making one of the most important and impactful decisions for their future. So we decided to do something about it!

NEXT STEP EDU is specifically designed to EDUCATE players and families about how to successfully identify which colleges will meet their family needs, how to go about communicating with collegiate staff, how to get noticed, how to stay on a coach's short list, perhaps most importantly what NOT to do, and so much more! All of it is practical. All of it is applicable. All of it is meant to help YOU!

NEXT STEP EDU is broken into two parts:
Part One 11:30 am - 1:00 pm: A presentation for players and families lead by the Director of Next Step Lacrosse who has helped hundreds families find the perfect collegiate fit. It's both educational and inspirational  and is meant to empower families, giving them actionable steps to take with them and build ownership of the entire recruiting process.

LUNCH FROM 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Part Two 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Families split where the players head to the field to play in front of college coaches and the parents stay for an additional presentation by a college coach.
-Players at the field will play short field high tempo giving coaches plenty of opportunity to see players push themselves and equal opportunity to receive coaching to identify current strengths and areas that need more attention.
-Parents in the auditorium will have the opportunity to ask any questions they may have about the recruiting process and hear real and unfiltered information that has the power to enlighten, educate, and help make the recruiting journey less of a mystery. After this presentation, parents will rejoin their players to watch the end of their playing at the field!

This isn't a standard "recruiting talk" that you may have come across in the past but rather a deep dive into how to take control, create a meaningful plan, and execute so that your efforts pay off!

How do we make it even better? We limit the number of families attending to just 40 so that no one gets lost in the crowd and everyone has the opportunity to benefit! We also include registration to the NEXT STEP SHOWCASE Event for the same low price so you are actually getting two events for one! To top it off you'll receive a 30 minute call from Coach Eliza, Director of Next Step Lacrosse so that she can get to know you and exactly what you are looking for!

 

 
Sunday July 26, 2020 11:30 am - 4:00 pm (Held in 2 Parts)
Erskine College, Due West, SC. (more details below)
Cost is just $265.00 (Includes NEXT STEP SHOWCASE registration!)
Any high school player who is either certain or thinks they may want to play at the collegiate level.
 

 
To register, simply fill out the fields to the right
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be directed to our secure PayPal registration
page. You do not need to have a PayPal
account to sign up, just an active credit
or debit card.

The registration fee is $265.00 which includes registration for NEXT STEP SHOWCASE in either 2020 or 2021!
 
GRAD YEAR
PLAYER NAME
PLAYER PHONE NUMBER
 

 
The 2020 NEXT STEP EDU will be held at the Erskine College. The campus features a comfortable auditorium for the presentation segments of the event as well as a natural grass playing surface within easy walking distance from the auditorium for the on field portion. There is also abundant parking and a number of easily accessible options for families to utilize during the lunch break!

The address of Erskine College is:
2 Washington Street
Due West, SC 29639

Here is a Google Maps Link to the facility:
ERSKINE COLLEGE
 

 
Players will need to bring all of their equipment to include: Stick, Goggles, and Mouth Guard. Players should wear footwear appropriate for athletic activities on a natural grass surface (we highly recommend cleats). Players should also bring a water bottle with enough water to stay hydrated during an active lacrosse session. Players and families may also find it of great benefit to bring a notebook to record any thoughts or insight they have during the presentation sections.

Please come dressed for conditions at the time of the event. This time of year, conditions can vary widely so please plan accordingly.
 

 
Please plan to arrive early enough to sign in. We will begin promptly at the listed times. Players should plan to be fully dressed and equipped at the listed time for the on field portion of the event.

Only registered players will be permitted on the playing surface during the event.

We encourage parents and family members to attend the on field portion and observe their players but please keep aware of your surroundings. Lacrosse can be a very fast paced activity and thrown balls have been known to stray from their intended targets. If you have any questions about where a safe viewing location can be found at the venue, simply ask any of the staff in attendance.

All of the facilities we utilize are tobacco, alcohol, JUUL, e-cigarette / vape, and drug free venues.

We love four legged members of the family but please do not bring any pets to the facility. This is as much for their safety as it is for that of our players. An obvious exception is made for service animals.
 

 
Once payment is received, no refunds will be issued.
Event registration fees may not be carried forward to any future event and are only used for the event for which they were collected.
Please keep these policies in mind when deciding to register.
 

 
All events are assumed to be held as scheduled unless direct notification is made through this website. In the case of inclement weather, every attempt will be made to hold the event as scheduled.

Event organizers reserve the right to modify, amend, or otherwise alter the event to fit the conditions at the time of the event to include coaching or staff changes.

Event organizers reserve the right to cancel or reschedule an event in its entirety for reasons of safety, field conditions, under the direction of the facility staff, or at the discretion of the event staff. If possible an alternate date, time, and location will be scheduled. Registrants unable to attend the alternate date will be offered a camp credit to be used toward a future event.

Please keep these policies in mind when deciding to register.
 

 
These comments come directly from players like you and families like yours! We are fully committed to building the most impactful events possible but hearing it from those who have been in the past only confirms that this event delivers! These are just from our 2019 NEXT STEP EDU event!
-So I don't know how to say this but I am amazed by what I didn't know. Your event gave me more in 5 hours than I have gotten in 5 years. To say it was worth our time doesn't begin to cover it!

-I had high expectations coming into the event but those were blown away by what you presented. We have a lot of ground to cover going forward but now we have a plan and more importantly, we have confidence.

-What parent wants to sit down with their child and not have the answers? What you've provided is beyond helpful.

-As we started our ride home, the car was very quiet because we were shocked by how little we actually knew before your event. Once we started talking about what you presented, we couldn't stop and the conversation lasted all the way home and into the evening. We covered topics we would have never thought to bring up if it hadn't been for you. Thank you is too small for what you've given us.

-The content, format, delivery, and depth of knowledge of this event is unlike ANYTHING we've experienced. We will be recommending to everyone we know to get their spot for your next event. It's that important!

-It's not often I find myself surprised but you did it! You took complex and difficult topics and made them easy to understand so that I can return to them with my child as we go forward. And you did it without making anyone feel like they were behind or should be ashamed for not knowing such valuable information.

-WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? This is the information families need! I am beyond happy that we attended! We'll be working on what you presented as soon as we get home!

-I have invested countless hours and too many dollars chasing what "everyone" said we needed to help our daughter be successful in her quest to be recruited. Not one time have I heard what I heard here today. Not one time have I been given what you shared today. Not one time have I left an event and had an actual conversation with my daughter about what we heard until today. You are doing it right and more should follow your lead.

-If I could make one suggestion, you need to record this and put it on the internet! People need to hear what you are saying and benefit from your guidance. As a family who has traveled every summer and fall for the last 8 years to all the big events, recruiting showcases, and recruiting events, we've never come across what you presented today. We can't say thank you enough and we can't wait to come back for the Showcase!
 

 
Please reach out to us with any questions or if we can be of help in any way!
ecody@nextsteplacrosse.com    
 

 

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