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The Dixie Top 200

Nashville, TN

 

 Same weekend as the last 2 years

27-28 October, 2018

Same successful format!

Registration opens September 1st!  

 

 

 

Dates:

Saturday & Sunday

Oct. 27th & 28th, 2018

 

Link for Roster Spreadsheet below


 

Location: 

Ted Rhodes Park (Metro Center Fields)

720 Mainstream Dr, Nashville, TN 37228

 

Montgomery Bell Academy: (Session 3)

4001 Harding Pike Nashville TN 37205

 

Cost:

2019 - 2022: $525 (5 Sessions)

2023 & 2024:  $425 (4 Sessions)

Refunds are for Medical reasons only after September 29th.

 

Hotel Information

 HOTEL INFORMATION

Dixie Top 200 Hotels - click link for best hotel rates in Nashville 


Recruiting Film Services provided by:



Event Film Packages

Secure your film from Dixie Top 200 2018 through this link.


Recruiting Rundown Recap of Dixie 2017

Ty Xanders look at the players who impressed from this year's Dixie Top 200.

Grades/Ages/Divisions

Open to boys in the 7th-12th Grade

Class Years: 2019-2022 (5 Sessions)

Class Years: 2023-2024 (4 Sessions)

We will have 3 Divisions of teams:

  • 2019/2020

  • 2021/2022

  • 2023/2024

About the Camp


We are excited to announce that the FOURTH annual Dixie Top 200 Recruiting Camp is returning to Nashville, Tennessee!  

The directors of The Dixie Top 200 have personally reached out to the best programs in the South to ensure the top athletes from the region will attend this event. The Dixie Top 200 promises to be a best-in-class player lacrosse experience; providing a unique opportunity for our athletes.  Players will get a taste for what it takes to get to the next level. A training camp atmosphere with direct instruction from DI, DII & DIII coaches; representing conferences from around the nation.  

The classes of 2019-2023 will participate in 5 sessions.  Two sessions will consist of drills and three sessions of games.  

The classes of 2023 & 2024 will participate in 4 sessions.  Two sessions of drills and two of games.  This younger age group will learn what it feels like to participate in a recruiting event while not having to feel the pressure of coaches taking notes.  

 



Sessions/Times

Saturday

Check-In:  8am - 9:30am

Session 1:  9:30 - 11:00

Lunch:      11:00 - 12:00 (lunch provided)

Session 2:  12:15 - 4:00

Session 3:  6:30 - 8:15 (2019-2022 only)

Sunday

Session 4:  8am - 11am

Lunch:      11am - 12pm (lunch provided)

Session 5:  12pm - 3pm

 

 

Programs Represented

(Past and Present)

DI:  Virginia, Richmond, Navy, Ohio State, Penn State, Furman, Mercer, Princeton, UPenn, Providence, Marquette, Jacksonville, Yale, Loyola, Maryland, UMASS, Denver, Harvard, Bucknell, Georgetown, Rutgers, Army, Lafayette, Bellarmine

DII: Maryville University, University of Alabama-Huntsville, Mars Hill College, Tusculum College

DIII:  Sewanee, Rhodes, Centre, Birmingham Southern, Berry, Denison, Washington & Lee, Oglethorpe, Piedmont, Williams, Tufts

NAIA: University of the Cumberlands, St. Ambrose University

 


2018 Coaching Staff

Nick Myers: Head Coach, The Ohio State University

Pat Myers: Head Coach, Lafayette University

Dave Zazzaro: Head Coach, Rhodes College

Joel Zalesky: Offensive Coordinator, Denison University 

Jon Sax: Defensive Coordinator, Tufts University

Mike Phipps: Offensive Coordinator, Georgetown University

Casey Ikea: Defensive Coordinator, University of Pennsylvania

Phil Havira: Assistant Coach, Centre College

Kyle Bernlohr: Defensive Coordinator, Bellarmine University

Connor McGowan: Head Coach, University of Alabama-Huntsville

2018 Coaching Staff

Marc Van Arsdale:  Assistant Coach, Loyola University

Stephen Toomy: Defensive Coordinator, Harvard University

Connor Samuelson: Assistant Coach, Williams College

Marty Watters: Head Coach, Sewanee: University of the South

Kyle Hannan: Head Coach, Mercer University

Dan Cocchi: Defensive Coordinator, Rutgers University

Pete Campbell: Head Coach, University of the Cumberlands

Jeremy Hirsch: Defensive Coordinator, Princeton University

Patrick Emmer: Assistant Coach, Furman University

Rick Lewis: Assistant Coach, US Army



Ty Xanders write-up from 2016

Pat DiMento

Director

Josh Scouten

Director

Matt Garvey

Director

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Feedback from 2018:

 

Gentlemen-

Thank you for another great event this year.  With each year, this event just gets better.  Top shelf coaching is unrivaled at this event.  A fantastic opportunity to refine skills and gain critical exposure!  Appreciate all you do. - Steve A

 

 

 

 

Feedback from 2017:

 

Thank you for including XXX in the Dixie 200 event this year. Personal on-field / in-game coaching adds tremendous value and development. The perfect opportunity to elevate play and lacrosse intelligence guided by the best available! Appreciate all you do.

Steve 

 

Feedback from 2016:

 

Guys,

I cannot express how great of an event the Dixie 200 was for all of our parents and players from Georgia. Top to bottom, this is one of the best events for any young lacrosse player who wants to learn more about the game.  

The coaching staff was top notch and not just because of their knowledge, but the way they interacted and bonded with all of the players. Many lacrosse events seem to forget that parents are just as interested and excited as the kids are to meet the coaches. The event was intimate enough for the coaches to include the parents and answer questions they had.

The entire event was very well run and facilities were perfect with the fields very close. I thought it was great to have the games on Sat night played at MB because it made it very special.

I am very thankful you included me in this event and I look forward to the years to come.

Thanks,

Joe

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It's a super event for kids in the southeast.  Nice to see the instructional component at any camp.  

John 

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XXX really enjoyed it. He learns so much at Dixie. Thanks for letting him be a part of that!

Always well run, organized, professional. 

Thanks again

Sherry

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Thank you for inviting us!

The event I thought was very well organized and kept them moving and learning. 

I don't think "recruiting" was our big take-away, but in an environment as such, we really walked away with what we need to do to get better. 

Randy

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Thanks  for all you do to make this event such a success!  XXX has enjoyed it both years and I enjoyed the format as well.  This year the coaches seemed even more engaged during the games and it was great seeing them offer real time feedback.  I think you guys made a great event last year even better this year! 

Thanks so much!

Kathy 

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From start to finish, this was an outstanding experience for XXX and  for me as well. XXX did a similar event- UNC's Freshmen/Sophomore Select back in January- but what set the Dixie Top 200 apart was the more personal aspect of it- the coaches working with the boys between drills, during the game, after the whistle blew. I appreciated how the coaching staff  included the parents and were accessible. 

Starting with the coaching staff, this was impressive group of coaches from a wide variety of colleges and college divisions. My son learned new techniques and ideas during the skill sessions. Having the coaches on the field during the games, providing that immediate feedback, helped focus on how to implement those concepts right then, not later. 


The guidance, advice, life lessons that the coaches shared make such a big impact, coming from men who the boys respect and admire. 

Even myself -after attending 4 or 5 recruiting talks at these type of events- I learned some new things at the recruitment talk by Coach Myers and Coach Conry.

And I have also have to compliment SpringHill Suites which was gracious enough to allow us to check out late before our four hour drive home! 

It was an outstanding weekend, worth every bit the time and money. I wish you continued success with doing this again in the future! 

Kind regards,
Terri

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Candidly, I was, before the event, skeptical.  XXX has been to so many similar events that were not too beneficial. 

This was a good event:

·         Great, professional coaching; best I’ve ever seen at an event like this.  I was really pleased with the quality of the coaches doing the teaching and the quality of the teaching.  Nick Myers was particularly good.

·         A good number of coaches from a range of schools (D1 to D3; locations; size; etc.).  Also, there were more coaches than I thought would attend.

·         Pretty decent talent level.  Again, candidly, I did not expect to see this level of talent from these two states.

·         Including lunch for the boys was a nice touch.  It kept them at the field with one another.  

Straight shootin’:

·         XXX team briefly had 3 goalies on Saturday night.  That was disappointing, but was fixed before Sunday.

Thank you

Sean

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Btw. I can't speak highly enough about the Dixie top 200. We will be waiting for sign ups this year.

Congrats on win against XXX.

Tifni 

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