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Inaugural NAIA Showcase

June 26, 2014
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The NAIA, the only college athletics association that offers an official event for prospective student-athletes with professional athletic assessments and NAIA coaches on-site, successfully held its inaugural showcase June 20-22 at the multisport Eastside Centre in East Peoria, Ill.

The three-day event hosted more than 330 prospective student-athletes from 14 states, 400 parents, and 71 coaches from 53 NAIA schools. Women’s soccer and softball opened the event on Friday, followed by men’s soccer and baseball on Saturday. The event concluded on Sunday with more than 150 football participants.

Each individual sport showcase was a one-day, one-stop for prospective student-athletes and their parents to connect with NAIA schools and showcase their skills in front of NAIA coaches.

Participants had the opportunity to learn about the NAIA, its recruiting and eligibility rules and have professional athletic testing assessments conducted by STAT Performance. Participants also learned about recruiting services offered by NCSA Athletic Recruiting.

Prospective student-athletes who are interested in receiving information about future NAIA Sports Showcases can contact the NAIA Showcase by email at

Highlights from WMBD TV in Peoria, IL