November 16-18, 2018

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.

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 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.

BENEFITS

  • 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 [3] 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

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

October 10

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

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.
GSI Team Travel
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

PRICING

U15-U19:

$950 per team

U13-U14:

$750 per team

PLAYING FORMAT

11v11

U15-U19 // Girls & Boys

*3 game showcase, no finals or playoffs

NEW: U13-U14 // Girls & Boys

*Does include finals/playoffs

FIELDS

SWOPE SOCCER VILLAGE
6310 Lewis Road
Kansas City, MO 64132
WYANDOTTE SPORTING FIELDS
1500 N 90 Street
Kansas City, KS 66112
SCHEEL'S Overland Park SOCCER COMPLEX
13700 Switzer Rd
Overland Park, KS 66221
OLATHE SPORTSPLEX
1495 S Mahaffie Cir
Olathe, KS 66062

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.

COMBINE DETAILS

 

Date: November 16, 2018
Time: 4pm-6pm
Price: $50 before Oct 17 ($65 after October 17)
For more information, please contact Mike Cleary.

GSI Camp Director

Phone: 913.660.7769

Fax: 913.451.2141

Email: mcleary@exploregci.com

SPECIAL EVENTS

COLLEGE PATHWAY EDUCATION PANELS

 

Dates: Saturday, November 17 & Sunday, November 18
Times:
Panel #1 (10/17): 10:30am-12pm
Panel#2 (10/17): 2:30pm-4pm
Panel #3 (10/18): 10:30am-12pm
Location: Pinnacle National Development Center
Price:
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
Time: 5pm-10:30pm
Location: Pinstripes Overland Park
Price: Free

 

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 PINNACLE & CHILDREN’S MERCY PARK

 

Dates: Saturday, November 17 & Sunday, November 18
Times:
Children’s Mercy Park Tours (10/17): 11:30am-12:30pm  //   1pm-2pm
Pinnacle Tours (10/18): 2pm-3pm  //  3:30pm-4:30pm
Location: Children’s Mercy Park & Pinnacle National Development Center
Price: $10

 

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.

Interested in refereeing this event?

Please email referee@heartlandsoccer.net for more details.

PARTNERS & SPONSORS

For more information, you can also visit www.gsisports.com.

For more information on this tournament, please contact Huw Savage, GSI Tournament Director.

Phone: 913.660.7763

Fax: 913.451.2141

Email: hsavage@exploregci.com