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, and the Sporting Club Network 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!
In addition, the Sporting Club Network 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.
Contact Huw Savage
GSI Tournament Director
913.660.7763 - toll free
913.451.2141 - fax
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.
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
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.
Thanks so much for a great tournament. Our team had an awesome time! Everything was very organized. Fields and locations were easy to find. The games started and stopped as scheduled. Refs were courteous and fair. It was a very well-run, professional tournament. We will be back for sure!
Huw, on behalf of Omaha football club, thank you for another great event.
Hey! Thanks again. It was very well run and organized. We really enjoyed it and appreciate all your hard work.
You beat me to it – I was going to thank you and your group for a great weekend. For the same reasons you mentioned – top rate competition, lot of coaches present and of course the nice but windy weather. I do hope the tornadoes that went through the Midwest did not affect any of the teams.
Thank you for all the work you and your staff puts into making this a success. Our team enjoyed it all except the wind!!!! But being from Wichita we should be used to it!!!
Nice Showcase. The KCU Rangers 97/98 Girls had over 20 College Coaches attend our games. Hannah Miller #10 (Creighton) and Mikayla Smith #4 (UMKC) committed last Summer. We have several other offers that are being considered by the Team.
Great job on the tournament, Huw. Our bracket was evenly matched with all of the teams. I hope to bring a couple of my younger Knights teams back in the spring to Overland Park.
Very well run tournament. Thanks for accepting us and very glad we played.
Last year we had a great time at the GSi Showcase, but this year was even better with the new complex! This event was again well done, with great fields and weather, and teams closely matched. Too bad we are now U-18 this year as we would surely be back every year.
Thanks again for all of the hospitality at the showcase. Tremendous facility and everything was ran top notch.