Rockford Public Schools was selected and excited to host an NCAA LIVE event again this summer. However, the Chicagoland Summer Showcase - scheduled to take place June 26-28, 2020 - has been postponed indefinitely due to the NCAA extending its dead period through June 30, 2020, with the potential of extending through the end of July due to COVID-19.

Last year, the Chicagoland Summer Showcase included 80 participating teams and more than 100 college coaches, and we were very excited to host again in order to spotlight student athletes and programs. If there is a future timeline offered by the NFHS/NCAA to conduct these events later this summer, we will review that possibility at that time and be in contact with updated information. If we are not able to conduct events later this summer, we will be granted permission to host again in the summer of 2021.

Demand for our 2020 event was extremely high. All schools that have paid will be automatically reimbursed as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope that you are all staying safe during this unprecedented time. For more information and updates on our event, you can always visit our website at www.ChicagolandSummerShowcase.com or contact Mat Parker.


  • NFHS and NCAA APPROVED FOR 2020! This event will be open to Division 1, 2, and 3 coaches as well as NAIA and NJCAA coaches.
  • This event is a FOUR GAME guarantee and is part of the new NCAA live periods for scholastic teams in June.
  • The event is open to high school boys teams. There will be a small school division and a big school division.
  • The event is open to teams from Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. 


  • Any coach that plans to sit on the bench during this event MUST be employed (paid or unpaid) by a member state association school. The IHSA will verify employment of all coaches at member schools. Coaches DO NOT need to acquire a USA Gold License to coach in these events.


  • All teams are required to submit an accurate roster prior to the event. The roster can be entered at the time of registration, or can be entered at a later date by logging back into your coach account.
  • Required information includes player names, jersey numbers, height, graduation year and cell phone numbers.
  • Suggested information includes GPA and SAT/ACT score. This information will be provided to college coaches in attendance, so accuracy is IMPORTANT!
  • Roster changes CAN be made by logging back into your Exposure coach account up until FIVE days before the event. Rosters will be locked after that time and college coaches packets will be created off of the rosters that are entered.