Winter Futures Showcase Roanoke College

Winter Futures Showcase Roanoke College
Winter Futures Showcase Roanoke College

Come join Bill Pilat, Head Coach of Roanoke College, this winter at the "Futures" Lacrosse Showcase in January. The two day showcase will be hosted at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. This camp will have 4 full fields, 10 vs 10 games, on field turf.

Futures Showcase

  • For all 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 High School Graduates 
  • Two day showcase to display your talents in front of College Coaches
  • Special College Coach Instructional Session for all Teams
  • Each player submits a one page profile for coaches to review
  • Every camper receives a reversible Nike practice jersey
  • This Showcase will only enroll the first 144 Players who sign up
  • Campers and teams are encouraged to register early! 

College coaches will be coaching teams along with College coaches attending the event to scout and recruit players. There will also be an instructional practice sessions on first day. The camp is open to any and all entrants.

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Bill Pilat
Camp Director

Bill Pilat

In his 28th season on the Roanoke College sidelines, Bill Pilat has accumulated nearly 68-percent of the men’s lacrosse wins in school history.

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A 1985 graduate of the college, Pilat has won 302 games in his head coaching career. Pilat is the winningest coach in program-history, winning all but 162 games in the program's nearly 50-years of existence.  His win 70% win percentage is also the best in the history of the ODAC.

Coach Pilat earned his 300th career win on April 19th, becoming the 15th men's lacrosse coach in all of NCAA Divisions I, II or III to accomplish that milestone.  During his tenure as coach, Pilat has led the team to 10 ODAC Championships and now 12 NCAA Tournament appearances after appearing in the NCAA Tournament yet again in the 2015 season. The Maroons finished the season with its program record setting seventh consecutive 10-win season.

Pilat is an integral part of Roanoke’s lacrosse excellence both as a player and a coach. As a player, Pilat was a three-time All-American, two-time ODAC Player of the Year, and the 1985 Roanoke Male Athlete of the Year. Also in 1985, Pilat received the C. Markland Kelly Award and the Hero’s Award as the nation’s top goaltender. With 710 collegiate saves, he has 29 more stops than any other keeper in school history. In addition to leading the program in career saves, Pilat has also coached six of the nine other players ranked in the top 10 all-time saves list at the school. Three of those goalies have earned All-American status.

In addition to coaching and recruiting, Pilat has been very active in the lacrosse community. A former member of the Division III Advisory and All-American committees, he has served as the president of both the ODAC and Division III Coaches associations. He has been the chairman of the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association’s Century Club and was a member of the U.S. World Lacrosse Team player selection committee. His talks at the annual national lacrosse conventions have drawn interest from coaches throughout the country. Pilat is also one of the nation’s most recognizable summer camp directors, running several camps in Virginia, Florida, Connecticut, Ohio, and New York. The Bill Pilat Goalie School is regarded as the nation’s best camp for goalies. Pilat’s latest venture is a new goalie video aimed at improving the skills and fundementals of both novice and advanced keepers. In five years on the market, Pilat’s video has sold over 3,000 copies.

Pilat graduated cum laude from Roanoke in 1985 and earned a master’s degree from Alfred University in education in 1986. While at Alfred, he served as a graduate assistant with the Saxons’ lacrosse program. Pilat spent the 1987 season as a member of the Washington & Lee University staff, helping the Generals to a national semifinal appearance, before returning to Roanoke as an assistant in 1988.

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J.B. Sheridan
Camp Director

J.B. Sheridan

J.B. Sheridan enters his sixth season as head men's lacrosse coach at Randolph-Macon College.

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Sheridan arrived in Ashland after a two-year stint as an assistant coach at Goucher College. As a member of Kyle Hannan's staff with the Gophers, Sheridan spearheaded all phases of the program that posted a 24-9 overall record during his time there. In 2010, Goucher went 14-4, captured the Landmark Conference Championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.

Sheridan served as the Gophers' defensive coordinator, while working with the goalkeepers and face-off specialists as well. Sheridan mentored 12 All-Landmark Conference selections as well as two All-Americans. Off the field, Sheridan was responsible for all aspects of recruiting, scouting and the Gophers conditioning program.

Prior to joining Hannan at Goucher, Sheridan broke into the coaching ranks at his alma mater, Salisbury University, serving as an assisting coach for the 2007 and 2008 seasons. During that time, the Sea Gulls went 45-0 and captured two National Championships. Sheridan was involved in all aspects of the SU program that featured 17 All-Americans and two National Players of the Year during that time.

As a three-year player at Salisbury, Sheridan helped the Sea Gulls to a 60-1 overall record, including National Championships in 2004 and 2005. Sheridan graduated from Salisbury with a degree in Graphic Design and was recognized with the Salisbury University Athletic Department Academic Achievement Award in 2006.

Sheridan is pursuing his Master's Degree in Education with a focus in academic administration and sports leadership from Goucher.


The Following Colleges will be in attendance at the Winter Showcase in 2017. Roanoke College, VA - Div. III Shenandoah College, VA - Div. III Wesleyan University, CT...

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The Following Colleges will be in attendance at the Winter Showcase in 2017.

Roanoke College, VA - Div. III
Shenandoah College, VA - Div. III
Wesleyan University, CT - Div. III
Hampden Sydney College, VA - Div. III
Randolph Macon College, VA - Div. III
Bellarmine University, KY - Div. II
Guilford College, NC - Div. III
Lebanon Valley College, PA - Div. III

Camp Details

The Winter Futures Showcase is being offered January 7th from 9:00am-5:00pm & January 8th from 9:00am-1:00pm (Restricted to 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020s).


• Lunch
• Games coached by the college coaches
• Reversible Nike practice jersey

More Important Camp Details


• ATTACK - Spots Open
• MIDFIELD - Spots Open
• DEFENSE - Spots Open
• LONGSTICK - Spots Open 
• GOALIE - 0 Spots Open **Wait list only

Registration Info

A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers prior to camp. All health and release forms will be collected on the first day of camp. 

Check-in Saturday, January 7th
Check-in takes place between 8:30-9:00am. 

Check-out Sunday, January 8th
Check-out takes place at 1:00pm.

Showcase Includes

  • 4 Fullfield, 10 vs. 10 Games
  • All Games on field turf 
  • College coaches coaching teams
  • College coaches attending event to scout and recruit players
  • Instructional practice sessions on first day
  • Certified High School and College officials at every game
  • All games filmed for optional purchase through PRODIGY LAUNCH 
  • Reversible jersey for every player
  • Talk from college admissions officer for parents and players
  • College coaches roundtable discussion for parents and players
  • Talk from strength and conditioning coach for all players
  • Special hotel rates for parents and players. (See Below)
  • Convenient location 10 minutes from Roanoke airport  
  • Excellent restaurants within walking distance from field


Campers have the opportunity to pre-order a Futures Showcase t-shirt in the camp registration process. You will receive items purchased on the first day at camp check-in.

  • T-Shirt - Price: $25 (Sold Out)
  • T-Shirt Sizes Available in Adult Small, Medium, Large & XL

Weather Policy

In case of inclement weather, every effort will be made to play all games on the turf field. There will be no refunds for shortened schedule (if necessary) due to weather. In the event that weather cancels showcase, full refunds will be given to participants minus $75.00 administrative fee to pay for prepaid (jerseys, insurance, credit card fees, field rental, advertising, etc). 

Lodging for Participants and Families

All players and families must make their own hotel reservations. When making reservations, ask for the Special Winter Showcase Rates below. All Hotels listed are 5-7 minutes from campus fields. 

Comfort Suites
100 Wildwood Rd.
Salem, VA  24153
La Quinta
140 Sheraton Dr.
Salem, VA  24153

Ridgewood Farm Comfort Suites
2898 Keagy Rd.
Salem, VA  24153



In Roanoke College, you'll find a beautiful campus in a classic college town, with a vibrant city and beautiful countryside just minutes away. The campus is only 10 minutes from the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport, with direct flights to more than nine cities in the Midwest and East Coast. It is 3-4 hours by car from Charlotte, N.C., Richmond, Va., and Washington, D.C. 

Camper Reviews

T.L., GeorgiaParent of Futures Showcase Camper '17

  • 4/5.
Well run showcase!

Coach Pilat - I just wanted to say thanks for such a well-run showcase.

The coaches who spoke Saturday morning were candid, shared good advice and were easy to speak with throughout the weekend.  They represented a good variety of schools and lacrosse programs and were the kind of people any parent wants to coach their child.

I truly appreciate the adjustments to the schedule so that the boys were able to get as much time playing as possible and still stay safe. Ben had a great time with Coach Cameron and the boys on his team.

Even though the weather was less than ideal, it was well worth the trip and the time to be there this weekend. Wishing you and the Maroons all the best this spring!

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J.S., New JerseyParent of Futures Showcase Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Enjoyed the weekend!

My son attended the Futures Showcase at Roanoke College this past weekend and I wanted to tell you how much my son and I enjoyed the weekend. The Camp was very organized, started on time and kept it's schedule both days. The coaching was very good as well as the quality of play. The refereeing was also better than any high school player or parent has ever experienced. Thank you to all involved for a worth while lacrosse camp. 

J.M., VirginiaParent of Futures Showcase Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Top notch!

My son had a blast! The event was well organized and the competition was amazingly clean and respectful. The officiating was top notch and they let the boys shine. Thank you!

T.A., OhioParent of Futures Showcase Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Had a great time!

Thank you for hosting such a wonderful event. My son and I had a great time!

R.H., North CarolinaParent of Futures Showcase Camper '16

  • 4/5.
Had a blast!

My son had a blast and has already gotten two emails from coaches that were at the showcase!! Kuddos to putting on a great event.

M.J., VirginiaParent of Futures Showcase Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Wonderful time!

My son had a wonderful time. He was so excited to tell me about every drill, every scrimmage and the fun he had meeting the other campers. You and your team of coaches made a great impression on him. I am impressed, as a parent, how open and honest you were with the campers on the importance of doing well in school, being a well rounded student, having a great attitude, etc. 

Camp Dates & Prices

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.