Taking place this past weekend, the CT80 Division I Showcase was held for the first time ever at Yale at Reese Stadium. The approach to the event is a little bit different from other individual showcases. There aren’t a half dozen fields going at once with hundreds of players in attendance. It’s one field for 2019’s and one field for 2020’s with 80 kids per class in attendance making four teams. It’s not about exclusivity, it’s about exposure.
Andrew Stimmel, an assistant at Yale, told me the smaller event is by design. Any event in its first year also will have to deal with not really knowing who would attend. Continue reading