The National High School Lacrosse Showcase (NHSLS) was created to allow high school teams across the country to compete that most likely would not meet during the spring season and for the players to receive recruiting exposure. With the NHSLS being the original high school team only tournament during the summer, entering its third year, the NHSLS is already recognized as one of the premier recruiting events during the summer. College coaches have expressed their satisfaction in being able to evaluate players fulfilling their roles on their teams and playing within a system, as compared to playing in an individual event.
The NHSLS in its brief history has already attracted teams from fourteen different states and this past year had thirteen of the top twenty-five teams in the country based upon Inside Lacrosse High School Top 25 Poll. With the participants playing for their school colors, the effort and intensity displayed in the games are unique for summer lacrosse. The NHSLS was held in Baltimore in 2013 and in Howard County, Maryland in 2014. For the ease of travel for the high school teams and college coaches, the NHSLS plans on remaining in Baltimore or its surrounding counties.