Youth soccer showcase coming to Garmin Olathe Soccer Complex

Youth soccer showcase coming to Garmin Olathe Soccer Complex

Youth Soccer Showcase to be Held at the New World-Class Garmin Olathe Soccer Complex

Over 1000 College bound youth soccer players to attend the Midwest College Showcase the weekend of March 5-7 in Olathe

Heartland Soccer Association, the largest soccer league and tournament host in the United States,is excited to announce its inaugural Midwest College Showcase to be played March 5-7, 2021 at the new world-class GARMIN Olathe Soccer Complex. This tournament is an 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 1000 collegiate coaches from Divisions I, II, III, NAIA, and NJCAA are invited to scout players onsite as well as remote live and recorded video. 

This College Showcase is designed by coaches for college bound youth soccer players and is expected to be one of the finest collegiate showcase tournaments in the Midwest. “This has been a challenging year for college coaches to recruit, scout and meet with players,” explained Tournament Director Dave Morrow. “This will be one of the first major College Showcases in 2021 and will be played at one of the finest soccer facilities in the United States.”  

The 2021 Midwest College Showcase will welcome all boys and girls competitive travel teams ages U-13 through U-19 and provide those teams with a three-game guarantee. This elite event is an opportunity for players to showcase themselves in front of a large number of college coaches within a smaller, more targeted gameplay tournament and is expected to draw teams from across the Midwest and coaches from around the country. 

“With a limited number of teams accepted to the tournament, our focus and priority is to provide the best experiences and level of play for young players who are looking to showcase their talent to college coaches. This will be a great pre-season event for teams in preparation for the spring season. We look forward to hosting this event and giving teams the best tournament showcase environment in the country,” says Shane Hackett, Heartland Soccer Executive Director. 

In addition, the Showcase will host an individual Combine for players to gain additional exposure in front of college staff. The Combine will be held at the GARMIN Olathe Soccer Complex on Friday prior to the first games. The Combine allows for players to be coached and evaluated by multiple coaches in a two-hour session, providing a two-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 get the direct experience of working with College Coaches and Staff.

Coaches, clubs, teams and players can visit www.heartlandsoccer.net/college-showcase for more details.

Helpful Links:

Midwest College Showcase Team Registration https://register.htgsports.net/default.aspx?id=9336

Midwest College Showcase Player Combine Registration https://register.htgsports.net/default.aspx?id=9475 

College Coaches Registration https://register.htgsports.net/coach 

For media inquiries, please contact Sara Prigel at sara.prigel@heartlandsoccer.net or 913-888-8768.

 About Heartland Soccer

Heartland Soccer Association is the largest youth soccer league in the country with more than 1,500 league teams per season, 21,000 league youth players, 2,600 tournament teams each year, 44,000 tournament players each year, 4,000 coaches and 2,000 active referees. Heartland Soccer Association was formed in 1977 and has grown from an initial 600 players to serving teams from 16 states and internationally with league and tournaments. For more information, visit www.heartlandsoccer.net/.

Heartland Soccer has several opportunities for tournament sponsorship. Heartland partners with like-minded businesses who understand that investing in young people today creates a better community for all in the future. Our partners are important team members in creating an increasingly growing soccer family in our community. Your sponsorship will provide your business with increased brand visibility while making a direct impact on developing Kansas City’s youth through soccer. For more information on sponsorship, please contact Bridgette Samuelson, Director of Partnership Development and Operations at bridgette@heartlandsoccer.net.