Southwest National Camp
July 24-25 Session l
July 27-28 Session ll
So what about the dozens of D1 prospects who do NOT get picked for the live camps,
Rcs Sports and Nelson Brands have collaborated to provide a very viable well organized solution. Approximately 100 players will be invited to showcase their skills right here in H-Town in front of D2, D3, NAIA & JUCO coaches while each game is streamed live to D1 Coaches and the world wide web via BallerTV. On July 24-25 (Session 1) and July 27-28 (Session 2), the SouthWest Exposure Camp will take place at Yates HS, directly across the street from University of Houston.
This camp will be ran by Channelview HS head coach DewShannon Holmes and approximately 10 other high school coaches. Let me stress something very important.... the targeted prospects for the SWEC are those who we feel are potential D1 prospects but the actual D1 coaches didn't think enough of them to do whatever needed to be done to get them into the camp at UofH.
This gives the prospects a fighting chance to move the needle on their recruitment at a pivotal time of their high school career. We will have a recap of each session circulated to the D1 coaches (for FREE). Meaning, since D1 coaches can't attend, a summary of SWEC top performers each day will be comprised and distributed in the parking lots, the restrooms, and even during our Rcs Sports party which will be held at Phil & Derek's while the coaches are in town.
This could yield the D1 coaches a chance to identify additional names to place on their Fall Recruiting Campus visit list. If you think for a minute D1 coaches won't be flocking into Greater Houston during the September and October contact period, you had better think again. Plus, reality is reality and all 200 campers who participate in the SWEC will NOT sign D1 letters of intent (and those non D1 coaches are very much aware of this fact). But this is one way to keep their dream alive and exercise their right to do so.
Lastly, any time a live D1 event takes place, there will be aspiring Non D1 coaches in attendance seeking to network for future D1 job considerations. This aligns right within the "Dog - Cat - Rat - Cheese" theory. Just think about it, and save me the effort of explaining it to you at this time. Point is, there WILL BE PLENTY college coaches representing Junior Colleges, D2, D3 and NAIA programs in attendance at the SWEC, because there will be lots of prospects for them to evaluate without having D1 coaches steal their thunder. If this particular week goes well, the city of Houston could be rocking in late July and college coaches regardless of their level, will get plenty of bang for their buck.