At last year’s event, over 230 college coaches attended the SHOWCASE KC, with over 34 state championship-winning youth teams attending the competition. This event is already regarded as one of the finest collegiate showcase tournaments in the Midwest, as Sporting KC Youth Soccer is excited to continue to add value to this event for years to come.
The 2018 SHOWCASE KC tournament (Nov. 16th-18th, 2018) is an annual invitational showcase for young men and women soccer players who want to play at the college level. All who participate will demonstrate their talents and abilities to men's and women's college coaches from across the Midwest and beyond. More than 600 collegiate coaches from Divisions I, II, III, NAIA, and NJCAA are invited to scout players.
The 2018 SHOWCASE KC will welcome all boys and girls competitive travel teams ages U-15 through U-19 and provide those teams with a three-game guarantee. New this year, we’ve added the U13 & U14 age groups who will play a full tournament style event!
Sporting KC Youth Soccer will be working alongside GSI to create additional opportunities for participating teams, coaches, players and parents to learn more about the college recruitment process. Included in these ancillary events will be combines for players to gain additional exposure in front of college staff, coaching education opportunities for youth and collegiate coaches to learn from Sporting KC’s technical staff, and even college panels to educate parents and players on the ins and outs of college soccer recruiting.
Beautiful World Class Facilities
Team Friendly – great restaurants within minutes of the hotels and complex
We work hard on bracketing teams, every game is competitive
Online Registration and text message score updates
Three  Games [Friday/Saturday/Sunday]
Night Games Played Under Lights
Same Coach – Multiple Teams? No Problem
Preferred Hotel Rates & Amenities with GCI Team Travel
Different levels of Competition (Gold, Silver, Bronze)
250+ College Coaches attend our events to recruit
Diverse competition from all over the Midwest (region II & III)
Scheduling requests are offered
34 State Champion Teams played in ’17
DA, ECNL, NPL & MRL Premier teams play at this Showcase
Enjoy Free Parking
Excellent experienced Referees
GSI Sports has a 17 Year history of running top class events
SHOWCASE KC COMBINE
In addition to the SHOWCASE KC games, players have the opportunity to attend the SHOWCASE KC Combine.
The Combine will be held at the Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex on Friday prior to the first games. The Combine allows for players to be COACHED & EVALUATED by multiple coaches in a 2 hour session. This provides a 2-way evaluation process. College coaches get to work with the players in practice type situations and not just sit on the sideline and watch them perform.
Players, on the other hand, get to experience the mannerisms of the coaches and judge if that coach would be the right fit for them.
Date: November 16, 2018
Price: $50 before Oct 17 ($65 after October 17)
For more information, please contact Mike Cleary.
GSI Camp Director
COLLEGE PATHWAY EDUCATION PANELS
Dates: Saturday, November 17 & Sunday, November 18
Panel #1 (10/17): 10:30am-12pm
Panel#2 (10/17): 2:30pm-4pm
Panel #3 (10/18): 10:30am-12pm
Location: Children’s Mercy Park (Shield Club)
Player: $15 ($20 walk up)
Parent: $20 ($25 walk up)
Team Rate: $200 (up to 18 players, 2 coaches)
Consult a panel of current & former collegiate players/coaches and Sporting KC and Swope Park Rangers players about the college recruitment process. Open to all SHOWCASE KC attendees.
COACHES RECEPTION & CHECK-IN
Date: Friday, November 16
Location: Pinstripes Overland Park
Join us at Pinstripes to socialize & network with fellow coaches along with checking in your team(s) and picking up team packets. Complimentary food & beverages included.
TOURS OF CHILDREN’S MERCY PARK
Dates: Saturday, November 17 & Sunday, November 18
Children’s Mercy Park Tours (10/17): 11:30am-12:30pm // 1pm-2pm
Check out US Soccer’s crown jewel & Sporting KC’s home base in a SKC staff-led tour. Groups are limited to 20 people per tour due to time & space constraints. Open to all SHOWCASE KC attendees.
GSI HAS ESTABLISHED THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE
REGARDING TOURNAMENT HOTEL RESERVATIONS
- A condition of acceptance requires every “out of town” team to utilize one of the sanctioned hotels and book the rooms through Global Connections Inc. (GCI) using their online request system at www.GCITeamTravel.com. Global Connections has worked closely with the local hotels and has secured the best rates possible for this event. Outstanding properties will be available at affordable prices. Various options will also be available to satisfy team needs and all budgetary considerations.
- A team failing to utilize Global Connections will not be permitted to participate in the tournament.
- ALL teams traveling to participate in the tournament can designate a team representative to make the entire team’s request, or team members may do their own individually online at www.GCITeamTravel.com. GCI has secured tournament room blocks at reduced rates from a wide range of hotels to suit the needs of all participating teams. A list of the hotels can be found online for this specific tournament.
TEAM HOTEL RESERVATION IS EASY
Simply log on to www.GCITeamTravel.com, select the tournament you’d like to reserve rooms for and follow the prompts to make your selection and room request.
Looking for more tournament resources?
Please visit gsisports.com
$950 per team
$750 per team
Interested in refereeing this event?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
PARTNERS & SPONSORS
For more information on this tournament, please contact Huw Savage, GSI Tournament Director.