Schedule

Showcase Day 1

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 04

Time

Group A

Group B

07:00 am - 08:00 am Check-In
08:00 am -08:30 am Welcome - Thomas Anderson, President & Founder USP (@Court #9)
08:30 am - 09:00 am Team Meeting / Warm-up Talk: Making the most out of your Showcase
Dave Fish, former Head Tennis Coach - Harvard University
Rex Ecarma, former Head Tennis Coach - University of Louisville
09:00 am - 09:30 am Doubles Matches #1 Free Time / Interaction with coaches
09:30 am - 10:00 am Team Meeting
10:00 am - 10:30 am Talk: Making the most out of your Showcase
Dave Fish, former Head Tennis Coach - Harvard University
Rex Ecarma, former Head Tennis Coach - University of Louisville
Singles Matches #1
11:00 am - 11:45 am Lunch / Rest / Interaction with coaches
11:45 am - 12:00 pm Team Meeting (@Team Area)
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm Singles Matches #1 Lunch / Rest / Interaction with coaches
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm Talk: UTR & College Recruiting
Matt Andre - UTR College Program Manager
Dave Fish - UTR Head of Development


College to Pro-Tennis
Emilio Sanchez, former top-ranked ATP Player / Davis Cup Coach
02:00 pm - 02:30 pm Free Time / Interaction with coaches Doubles Matches #1
02:30 pm - 03:00 pm Talk: UTR & College Recruiting
Matt Andre - UTR College Program Manager
Dave Fish - UTR Head of Development
03:00 pm - 03:30 pm Fastest Serve Contest (Presented by Pocket Radar)
03:30 pm - 04:00 pm Parents' Talk: The Perfect Recruiting Campaign
Thomas Anderson, President & Founder of University Sports Program
Rex Ecarma, former Head Tennis Coach - University of Louisville
03:30 pm - 05:30 pm College Coaches Expo

Showcase Day 2

THURSDAY DECEMBER 05

Time

Group A

Group B

07:30 am - 08:00 am Check-In
08:00 am -09:00 am Talk: College to Pro-Tennis
Emilio Sanchez, former top-ranked ATP Player / Davis Cup Coach

Tips to improve your SAT & ACT test scores
Dr. Jennifer Winward , Windward Academy
Singles Matches #2
09:00 am - 10:00 am Free Time / Interaction with coaches / Team Meeting
10:00 am - 11:00 am Singles Matches #2 Tips to improve your SAT & ACT test scores
Dr. Jennifer Winward , Windward Academy
11:00 pm - 12:00 pm Lunch / Rest / Interaction with coaches
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm Lunch / Rest / Interaction with coaches Doubles Matches #2
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm Doubles Matches #2 Free Time / Interaction with coaches / Team Meeting
02:00 pm - 03:30 pm Free Time / Interaction with coaches Singles Matches #3
03:30 pm - 04:00 pm Team Meeting (Team Area)

Parents' Talk: Ask the College Coach (open forum)
Thomas Anderson, President & Founder University Sports Program
Dave Fish, former Head Tennis Coach - Harvard University + Guest Coaches
04:00 pm - 04:30 pm Singles Matches #3 Free Time / Interaction with coaches
04:30 pm - 05:00 pm Showcase Wrap Up (@Court # 9)
05:00 pm - 06:00 pm
06:00 pm - 06:30 pm Showcase Wrap Up (@Court # 9)

Important Tips

  • Showcases are an integral part of your recruiting plan, that must also include other efforts such as communicating with college coaches, playing tournaments, sending videos, etc.
  • Relax, take your time to find your game. You will play for two days in front of coaches. Do not try to over impress.
  • You are being evaluated on and off the court. Act professional.
  • Pay attention to small details: How you dress; what you say; body language; review your social media pages
  • While on the court, do not worry which or how many coaches are watching you. Just focus on playing your best level that day.
  • Coaches do not have the time and chance to approach each player who they are interested in. Most will want to follow up at a future date. They have all your contact information.
  • Do not be shy to interact, ask questions, initiate contact, be yourself and act friendly. Make coaches remember you. Do not hesitate to approach any coach you are interested in speaking with.
  • Understand the rules on player coach - contacts.

CONTACTING COACHES

NCAA Division I

  • You may receive brochures for camps, questionnaires, NCAA materials and non athletics recruiting publications at any time.
  • A coach may begin sending your recruiting materials and electronic correspondence June 15 between your sophomore and junior year in high school.
  • You or your family may call a coach beginning June 15 between your sophomore and junior year in high school.
  • A coach may call you or your family beginning June 15 between your sophomore and junior year in high school.
  • A college coach may have a contact with you or your family off the college's campus beginning August 1 of your junior year in high school.
  • You or your family may visit a college at your own expense (unofficial) beginning August 1 of your junior year in high school.
  • A college may pay for you to visit (official visit) the college beginning August 1 of your junior year in high school.

NCAA Division II

  • You may receive brochures for camps, questionnaires, NCAA materials and non athletics recruiting publications at any time.
  • A coach may begin sending your recruiting materials and electronic correspondence June 15 between your sophomore and junior year in high school.
  • No limit on number of calls by college coach beginning June 15 between your sophomore and junior years. You may make calls to the coach at your expense.
  • A college coach may have a contact with you or your family off the college's campus beginning June 15 between your sophomore and junior year in high school. No limit in the number of contacts off campus.
  • You or your family may visit a college at your own expense (unofficial) at any time, except during a dead period.
  • A college may pay for you to visit (official visit) the college beginning June 15 between your sophomore and junior years. Between June 15 before your junior year and the end of your senior year, you may make only one official visit per college and up to a maximum of five official visits to Division I colleges. There is no limit to official visits to Division II colleges.

NCAA Division III

Division III tennis has fewer restrictions on email and phone calls:

  • Letters and emails may be sent at any time.
  • No limit on number of calls or when they can be made.
  • Off campus contact after your sophomore Year. No limit in the number of contacts.
  • You may make an unlimited number of unofficial visits any time.
  • Official visits may occur after January 1st of your junior year. Between June 15 before your junior year and the end of your senior year in high school, you may make only one official visit per college and up to a maximum of five official visits to Division I colleges. There is no limit to official visits to Division III colleges.

NAIA and NJCAA

  • Can send printed materials and call at any time.
  • May have contact with players at any time as long as they are not enrolled in another 4 year institution.

Questions you may ask college coaches

  • What Academic Program is your college best known for?
  • What is your graduation rate? the minimum SAT or ACT score for admissions?
  • How many players do you carry on your team?
  • How many are a freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors?
  • Where are the players from?
  • What number do you expect I can play my first year?
  • Can you describe your training and fitness program?
  • Is your team Nationally or Regionally ranked?
  • What is the cost of attendance for the year?
  • Does your school also offer academic scholarships?