Colan Sewell and the Rough Diamonds Athletic Foundation (RDAF) are proud to announce the fifth annual RDAF Summer Showcase. The event will be held June 30th at French Field in Kent, WA.
“This year we are expecting 20 to 30 schools from FCS, D2, D3, NAIA and Junior College levels,” Sewell told NEI. “There really is a school for every athlete in attendance.”
One of the problems with many showcases nowadays is they have become cattle calls. They end up with 600 to 1000 athletes spread out over multiple fields. The problem for colleges with one coach in attendance representing their program is it becomes physically impossible to see every athlete at different positions across the many fields.
Sewell and RDAF have found the recipe for success in their unique setup.
“We structure our format with four separate sessions,” Sewell said. “This way we keep everything on one field and the numbers low, allowing coaches to see every athlete, at every position throughout the day.
“Over the years we have taken suggestions from college coaches about how to run the event to benefit them. Last year we added a QB only session at their request, and it was a major success.”
“This year we are keeping the same format, but will be changing some of the drills to allow for more game-like reps for the athletes.”
At the end of the day, this event is about maximizing the exposure for every athlete in attendance, and really being the best opportunity to help athletes move forward in the recruiting process.
Below is a look at the schedule for the day.
For more information on the event, visit – RDAFShowcase.com
Session 1: 9am-11:05am OL/DL & Specialists (K/P/LS)
Session 2: 10:50am-1:30pm RB/TE/LB
Session 3: 2:30pm-5:00pm QB Session
Session 4: 4:45pm-7:15pm WR/DB