Villanova Showcase 150
2024 Dates & Prices Coming Soon!
The Villanova Showcase 150 is returning for its second year with even more to offer! This dynamic, advanced showcase is designed for high school players with aspirations of playing in college. Additionally, it now welcomes middle school players eager to kickstart their journey in high school lacrosse! Participants will have the chance to spotlight their skills in front of prestigious institutions such as Villanova University, Rutgers University, Georgetown University, Providence University, Drexel University, Monmouth University, High Point University, and additional schools to be announced leading up to summer. Don't miss this fantastic opportunity! **schools present at showcase are subject to change**
The showcase will be held at The Proving Grounds in Conshohocken, PA located 5 miles north of Villanova University. Players will work on advanced skills, position play, team concepts with an overall intense level of competition. Games will be coached by the college coaches where you will get the opportunity to work with them in a competitive team atmosphere. The camp is open to any and all entrants.
- High School Ages: 15-18 (classes 2025, 2026, 2027)
- Middle School Ages: 11-14 (classes 2028, 2029)
- Every camper receives a reversible Nike practice jersey
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Head Coach Mike Corrado
The 2022-23 season marks Mike Corrado’s 17th year as the head coach at Villanova and his 28th overall with the program. Corrado was appointed head coach during the summer of 2006 after being named associate head coach one year earlier.View Mike Corrado's Bio ⟩
The 2019, 2013, 2010 and 2009 BIG EAST and CAA Coach of the Year has led the Wildcats to unprecedented success in recent seasons. Over the last 15 seasons, Corrado has garnered a .549 overall winning percentage. His career record currently stands at 118-98.
The 2021 season marked the ninth straight year Villanova has qualified for the BIG EAST Tournament: the most of any current member in the league.
The Wildcat got an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament in 2018 this marked the third time in program history Villanova entered the big dance. Corrado led the Wildcats to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 2009 and then again in 2011.
Corrado’s squads have consistently played the best competition in the nation and the Wildcats strength of schedule has ranked in the top-5 in the NCAA every year dating back to 2009 according to laxpower.com. Additionally, in 2014 Corrado was chosen to coach in the prestigious USILA North/South All-Star game, where he led the South squad to a convincing 16-10 victory over the North. Corrado returned as an assistant coach for the South squad in 2016.
Corrado has led several players to individual accolades since being appointed head coach. Over the past 15 seasons, 11 student-athletes have earned USILA All-America honors, seven have been earned conference major honors and a total of 55 have been chosen for all-conference laurels. Also, during his time as the head coach at Villanova nine student-athletes have earned USILA Scholastic All-American honors. A total of 20 Wildcat’s have been selected to play in the prestigious USILA Division I North/South Senior All-Star game in recent years, with Jack Rice taking home MVP honors in 2013 and Vigilante earning the same distinction in 2012.
In his time at Villanova, Corrado has served in several capacities including mentoring the defense and serving as the recruiting coordinator. His expertise specifically lies with coordinating defensive efforts, and in 2003 and 2004, the Wildcats scoring defense ranked first and seventh in the nation, respectively. In 2005, Villanova improved to fourth in the country, allowing just 7.13 goals per game.
In November of 2005, Corrado was inducted into the Villanova Varsity Club Hall of Fame, being just the fourth lacrosse player to ever receive this honor. Previous inductees from the men’s lacrosse program include Bob Adams (Class of 1980), Bill Hook (1980) and teammate Drew Cunningham (1985).
A former standout defenseman for the Wildcats, Corrado is in his second stint at Villanova having also served as an assistant under former Head Coach Randy Marks from 1992-95. Upon leaving Villanova, Corrado took a position at Conestoga High School before accepting a head coaching position with the Haverford High School varsity men’s lacrosse team.
As a student-athlete, Corrado was a four-year starter at Villanova from 1984-1987. He was the team’s Rookie of the Year in `84 and named co-captain and Most Valuable Player in his senior season when he collected a team-high 93 ground balls. For his career, Corrado tallied four goals and five assists from the offensive
end of the field and was an All-County player for Islip (N.Y.) High School prior to becoming a Wildcat.
Upon graduation in 1987, Corrado served four years in the U.S. Navy where he was based out of Norfolk, Va. He is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War and retired as a Commander from the Naval Reserves.
Corrado received his Master’s degree in Education from Temple University in 2002. Michael and his wife, Valerie, live in Drexel Hill, Pa. with their son, Matthew.
Associate Head Coach Simon Connor
Simon Connor returns to the Villanova sidelines for his 17th season as the top assistant on Michael Corrado's staff and his 12th as Associate Head Coach for the 2022-23 season. Connor was promoted to his current position in June, 2010.View Simon Connor's Bio ⟩
Throughout his duration under Corrado, Connor has helped Villanova reach national recognition as one of the top lacrosse programs in the country. He is heavily involved in all aspects of the program and is directly responsible for the inception and direction of the offense, preparing scouting reports, designing game plans, assisting in player development and acting as the recruiting coordinator.
The 2021 season marked the ninth-straight year Villanova has qualified for the BIG EAST tournament: the most of any current member of the league. Connor has helped lead the team to 10 conference tournaments over the past 11 seasons as a member of both the BIG EAST and CAA conferences and guided Villanova to their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearances in 2009. The Wildcats also returned to the NCAA Tournament in 2011 and 2018.
Villanova's squads have consistently played the best competition in the nation and the Wildcats strength of schedule has ranked in the top-5 in the NCAA every year dating back to 2009 according to laxpower.com. Additionally, in 2014 Connor was chosen to coach in the prestigious USILA North/South All-Star game alongside head coach Mike Corrado, where the staff led the South squad to a convincing 16-10 victory over the North.
Connor has led several players to individual accolades since being appointed associate head coach. Over the past ten seasons, 11 student-athletes have earned USILA All-America honors, eight have been named conference Player of the Years and a total of 55 have been chosen for all-conference laurels.
Nationally, Connor has guided 14 former players into the professional lacrosse ranks most recently Christina Cuccinello and Jake Froccaro.
Connor, a midfielder for the Wildcats in 2001-02, battled injuries throughout his time as a student-athlete before compartment syndrome sidelined his playing career at the end of his sophomore season. He began his coaching career as the head assistant and offensive coordinator at Harriton High School in Rosemont, Pa. before becoming the offensive coordinator at Whittier College in California. In his one year at Whittier, the Poets finished with an 8-7 record.
A 2004 Villanova alumnus, Connor holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He currently resides in Philadelphia, Pa.
Staff Schools Committed
Schools that will be represented in 2024. Villanova University, Saint Joseph University, Rutgers University, Georgetown University, Drexel University and Providence College. More schools will be added as they commit leading up to summer. **schools present at showcase are subject to change**
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
Please Note: This camp SOLD OUT in 2023. This program is in high demand, so please be sure to register early. The Villanova Showcase 150 will take place on Tuesday, July 23rd (High School) and Wednesday, July 24th (Middle School). This showcase program includes instructional work in the morning and scrimmages in the afternoon.
- Dates: July 23rd (High School), July 24th (Middle School)
- Age Group: 11-18
- Gender: Boys
- Camp Type: Day Camp
- Schedule: 9:00am-3:00pm
- Check-In: 8:30am at the Athletic Fields
- Lunch: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
The Proving Grounds
725 Conshohocken Road
Conshohocken, PA 19428
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High School - CAMP CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT
Tuesday, July 23rd
- Check in: 8:30am at the Athletic Fields
- Check out: 3:00pm at the Athletic Fields
Middle School - CAMP CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT
Wednesday, July 24th
- Check in: 8:30am at the Athletic Fields
- Check out: 3:00pm at the Athletic Fields
Lunch is NOT provided. Please bring a healthy lunch and snacks.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- Instruction: Morning and afternoon training sessions
- Supervision: Campers are supervised by staff during camp hours.
- Camp Reversible Jersey & Prizes: Campers will receive a Nike Lacrosse Reversible Jersey and prizes.
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY
- Ratio: 1:10 staff-to-camper ratio
- Groupings: Campers are grouped by age, ability, and experience.
- Equipment Needed: Please bring your cleats, helmet, mouthpiece, lacrosse stick(s), gloves, pads, helmet and pads (Goalies)
- Facility: The Proving Grounds
- Medical Protocol: Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
PREPARE FOR CAMP: COMPLETE YOUR PRE-CAMP CHECKLIST
To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist. All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!
CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO BRING
Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.
- Helmet and Mouthpiece
- Lacrosse Stick(s), Gloves, Pads
- Water Bottle
- Healthy Lunch & Snacks
- Signed Heath & Release forms and waivers (forms completed online do not need to be printed and turned in at camp)
Transportation is not provided. Campers are responsible for getting to and from camp on their own. There is no supervision before or after camp hours so please make arrangements to pick up your child on time.
For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.
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DAY CAMP AMENITIES
• Tuesday, July 23rd & Wednesday, July 24th
• Camp hours: 9AM-3PM
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
The Proving Grounds
The Proving Grounds are a regional multi sports complex available for soccer, field hockey, lacrosse, rugby, baseball and football tournaments and leagues. The state-of-the-art sports facility boasts eight outdoors sports fields.
July 19, 2023: My son being able to be coached and learn from reputable and experienced coaching staff
July 20, 2023: Meeting the staff and players from around the northeast.
July 19, 2023: Having the opportunity to work with D1 coaches
July 19, 2023: Being able to be Coached by top D1 Coaches
SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!
Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.