Elite 120 College Showcase

Soccer Tournament

February 17 - 19, 2017   /   Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex, Overland Park, KS

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Tournament Cancelled

2015 Border Battle Tournament

The directors of GSI and Heartland Soccer met this morning along with the manager of the Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex.  Weather reports were provided by meteorologists.  I am sure you can image that as organizations both Heartland and GSI hoped to continue with our preparations.  After much discussion and based on the information being provided to us we believe that the right thing to do is to cancel the event.  We found that Friday matches would likely be unplayable with the high of the day reaching 19 degrees.  That number would obviously decrease dramatically around dusk and therefore making playing outdoor soccer totally unrealistic. 

After a cold start much of Saturday promises to be decent with some hit and miss weather challenges.  The problem would come later on Saturday as 2-4 inches of more snow is predicted.  The meteorologist said that Sunday would be a "mess".

So with all of this information we did not want to have teams come to the event only for it to be cancelled after you got here.  Again, we believe the right thing to do for the integrity of the event, the safety and the enjoyment of the kids playing and the families watching as well saving your team fees associated with the entry fee, hotels and travel is to cancel.

Our tournament refund policy is very similar to other tournaments and calls for us to maintain $150 of the entry fee.  We are going to waive this and provide you with a FULL refund.

GCI Team Travel will also be cancelling all hotels that have been booked for the event.

We will begin processing the refunds early next week.   If you paid via credit card, we will refund the full amount online, and it will show as a refund from HTGSports within 5 or 6 days. Teams who paid via check will be refunded by GSI Sports. Checks will be sent to the team representative who completed the online registration process.

Going forward, we are currently discussing future considerations for this event.  Hosting it in March is one option we are looking at.  The Border Battle has been one of the better events in the Midwest and we hope that you will continue to support the tournament as we make the changes needed.
Thank you for your understanding.

Huw Savage
Dave Morrow

Elite 120 College Showcase

The Elite 120 College Showcase will be part of our College Showcase series, this 120 team showcase promises to bring the finest Boys and Girls U15-U19 teams from all over the Midwest.

The 3rd Annual Elite 120 College Showcase will be played at one of the Nation's finest soccer facilities, the Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex, home of the 2013 USYSA National Championships. This is an invitational showcase for young men and women soccer players who want to play at the college level and help to achieve their dreams! More than 400 collegiate coaches from Divisions I, II, III, NAIA, and NJCAA are invited to scout players.


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To All Referees

You must fill out a W9 form and email it back before the tournament starts. All certified referees interested in officiating in this tournament should contact Gordon Crape.

Tournament Key Benefits

  • Beautiful World Class Facilities
  • 100% Money Back guarantee on any cancellation due to bad weather
  • 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)
  • 150+ College Coaches attend our events to recruit
  • Diverse competition from all over the Midwest (region II & III)
  • Scheduling requests are offered
  • Enjoy Free Parking
  • Excellent Referees
  • GSI Sports has a 15 Year history of running top class events
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Player Profile Book

CaptainU will provide online profiles and player profile books for college coaches

CaptainU will provide player profile books for college coaches and free access to their online software to help all attending athletes maximize their exposure at the upcoming event to college coaches. Click on the links below to get setup for the event.


Have questions? Contact: help@captainU.com

Hotel Reservations
Procedure

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.
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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.

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