LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 2/16/14
From Press Release
Heritage Lacrosse and ReQRuitme Technology are teaming up in connection with the 7th Annual Patriot Games Lacrosse Showcase.
ReQRuitme Technology, the mobile application system that allows high school athletes to create Mobile Profiles offering college coaches instant access to recruiting data on their mobile devices (smartphone or tablet), has joined the 7th Annual Patriot Games Lacrosse Showcase. The tournament, which featured 214 teams from 13 states and Canada in 2013, will take place July 19th and 20th at venues in the heart of Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Players participating in the high school brackets (Graduation Years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018) at the Patriot Games will receive a one-year subscription to ReQRuitme by virtue of their team’s registration. With ReQRuitme, student-athletes will be able to set up Mobile Profiles for college coaches to have immediate access to their academic and athletic information (including highlight videos and coaches recommendations).
Players will be asked to set up their Mobile Profiles in advance of the tournament. Each participant’s ReQRuitme Code will be included with the roster information in the Patriot Games Recruiting Package given to all college coaches in attendance, permitting a coach to scan the code and instantly access and share the player’s recruiting data.
Entering its 7th year, the Patriot Games Lacrosse Showcase, which is directed by Heritage Lacrosse, is a popular boys’ lacrosse tournament held every July in the Philadelphia area, a convenient forum at the crossroads of major lacrosse hotbeds including Maryland, New England, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The Patriot Games attracts top club teams from around the country looking to test themselves against a diverse field of elite programs from other regions.
“The Patriot Games offers us another great opportunity to showcase our technology and how it enhances the communication between high school athletes and college coaches,” says Co-Founder Steve Gonzalez, ReQRuitme Technology partner. “This is our second time working with the Heritage Lacrosse staff (THE MATCH Recruiting Showcase also featured ReQRuitme Technology) and we are thrilled to be working with them again.
“The lacrosse players who complete their mobile profile will be able to get their vital information into a college coaches hands, literally, on the spot, at the Patriot Games,” Gonzalez adds. “It’s a great opportunity for athletes and college coaches to see how technology can enhance the recruitment process.”
“We are excited to feature the ReQRuitme solution for the benefit of our players and coaches,” says Scott Growney, a director of The Patriot Games. “ReQRuitme Technology is a wonderful tool to help our players control and communicate their narrative and make it accessible in real time to the schools and programs they are interested in. At the same time, it will serve the needs of the coaches in attendance, who may spot a player on the field and promptly view or bookmark his profile to obtain additional data and assess his prospects as a recruit.”
According to Growney, “ReQUuitme is a huge value-add for the event and will bring players and coaches together, creating dialogue and fostering further interaction.
The Patriot Games Lacrosse Showcase is run by Heritage Lacrosse, whose founders include Chris Bates, Pat Carney and Growney. Bates, the Head Men’s Coach at Princeton, is also a director of the King of the Hill Tournament – one of the top team recruiting camps in the country. Carney and Growney, together with Bates, also run a number of other lacrosse showcases, including the THE MATCH, a highly touted recruiting event featuring student-athletes who are interested in playing Division III lacrosse. They are also coaches in the highly-regarded Mesa Fresh Lacrosse travel program.
For more information about the 7th Annual Patriot Games Lacrosse Showcase and to register your team for the event, please visit http://www.patriotgameslax.com. For more information on ReQRuitme Technology, visit www.ReQRuitme.com.