2020 keystone diamond showcase | recap
2020 Keystone Diamond Showcase | Recap
On February 8 and 9, Eastern Pennsylvania ODP hosted the 2nd annual Keystone Diamond Showcase at the DE Turf Sports Complex in Milford, DE. Over the weekend, five states flocked to DE Turf for 111 games between 109 teams! The five states included: Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and PA West.
Each team was guaranteed two full games throughout the weekend. During the day on Saturday, the U12-U14 boys played their games, while the U12-U14 girls played on Sunday. The older age groups, U15-U17, had one game per day. All games were in a competitive but friendly environment where the score was not kept. These friendly matches are played to prepare the teams for the East Region Championships in June.
Throughout the weekend, Scholar Athlete Advantage joined us to test all our EPA ODP players on their speed and agility. Each player went through six exercises. It was a fun and exciting experience for the players because many of them never had the chance prior to have their speed and agility tested.
We also had the opportunity of Athlete College Advisors joining us to speak to all our older age groups, U15-U17, about the college search. Brent Jacquette, former ODP Coach and Senior Account Consultant for Athlete College Advisors, spoke to both players and parents about the process of searching for colleges and what to know during the recruitment process. It was a great opportunity for these players and parents to learn about the college process, since they are now starting to look at schools and be recruited.
It was an overall great weekend and we are looking forward to the 3rd annual Keystone Diamond Showcase next year! Thank you to DE Turf Sports Complex for hosting us and all the families, players, coaches, trainers and referees for making this weekend a success!
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