Nike Academy Showcase

The Nike Academy Showcase is an elite level showcase event for 13U - 19U boys teams and 13U – 15U girls teams. Played on Schaumburg Park District's, Olympic Park; a multiple artificial all-weather turf field facility; this event guarantees a good soccer environment early in the year for competition before the Spring season.
Important Information

Captain U is a sponsor of the NIKE Academy Showcase event and will complete the Team/Player Profile Book. 

All teams must complete the profile process by Monday - March 18th in order to be included:

  • Start by clicking link below to get started.
  • Team/Player Profile Books will be at main tent for College Coaches to pick up.
  • College Coaches list will be updates every 3-4 days as the response start to come in for the event.
  • IMPORTANT - REMEMBER TEAMS (ALL) may start as early as 1:00pm on Friday March 22rd, 2019. So please plan accordingly – NO Thursday night stays will be needed by any club.  
  • MRL Brackets welcome-email bailey@sockersfc.net prior to submitting application
Coach with Multiple Teams.
If you have a coach with multiple teams (max of 3 teams) and need scheduling request:

  • You must send separate email to bailey@sockersfc.net – by EOD Friday – February 15th - do not assume coaching request will be read in gotsoccer!
List of Schools Attending
Universty of:
  • Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Rockford University
  • Valparaiso University
  • Western Michigan University
  • Missouri Baptist University
  • Millikin University
  • Calvin College
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Marian University WI
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • University of Dubuque
  • Dominican University
  • Clarke University
  • Monmouth College
  • University of Illinois Springfield
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Lewis University
  • Cornell College
  • Calvin College
  • Hiram College
  • North Central College
  • Judson University
  • DePaul University
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Principia College
  • Purdue Northwest
  • Defiance College
  • Elmhurst College
  • Trinity Christian College
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Concordia University Chicago
  • Aurora University
  • Trinity International University
  • St. Xavier University
  • UIC
  • Beloit College
  • Bradley University
  • Alma College
  • University of Windsor
  • Lawrence Tech University
  • Coe College
  • Carroll University
  • Knox College
  • Spring Arbor University
  • UW - Green Bay
  • St. Mary's College
  • Carthage College
  • Pratt University
  • Viterbo University
  • Wisconsin Lutheran University
  • Olivet Nazarene University
  • Great Lakes Christian College
  • Concordia College
  • Bethel College
  • North Park University
  • St. Scholastica University
  • Loras College
Hosting Agreements Approval

13U-19U Boys and Girls

13/14U       $750
15U - 19U   $800

Nike Academy Showcase

  • Nike Academy Showcase (March 22nd-24th, 2019)
Todd BaileyAssistant Tournament Directorbailey@sockersfc.net
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Captain U

How to Register

Team Coaches/Managers:

  1. Click on the “Team Coaches/Managers” link.
  2. Find your team from the dropdown menu or add your team name.
  3. Fill out your team’s information and click “add team”.
  4. Fill out your team’s roster (and hit “save team members!” Those players will be added to the player profile book automatically.

Athletes:

  1. Click on the “Athletes” link above.
  2. Hit “Get Started” after filling out your basic profile information.
  3. Complete your profile and start reaching out to college coaches.
Additional Information

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

*If you are having issues with completing your roster please feel free to reach out to Captain U - help@captainu.com

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.
Showcase Division Details

Showcase Division

The Sockers NIKE Academy Showcase provides top level recruiting opportunities for players and college coaches from around the US. In addition to playing against top national and regional competition, the players and the parents can visit personally more than twenty conveniently located Chicagoland Universities and Colleges.
The Nike Academy Showcase Division is for Boys 16U thru 19U teams. USA and Canadian teams registered with their National organizations, including USYS state associations and US Club Soccer are eligible to apply.
The team's record and individual player's qualities and achievements will be considered for the team selection and brackets placement. Each team will play 3 games of 70 minutes, teams may roster up to 22 players per the US Youth Soccer rules and regulations. However, no more than 18 players may dress for each game.

 

  • 3 games 
  • Games played on all-weather turf fields
  • Boys | Ages 16U – 19U
  • Rosters of 22 players listed (18 play per game only)
  • Entry Fee $800
  • Tournament mandated hotels only
  • Application Deadline - February 15th, 2019
  • Brackets live - February 22nd, 2019
  • Schedule Preliminary live - March 11th, 2019
  • Schedule Final live - March 15th, 2019
  • MRL Brackets welcome-email bailey@sockersfc.net prior to submitting application.
  • Contact Todd Bailey | email bailey@sockersfc.net
  • Online Application
Academy Division Details

The Academy Division provides the top level teams around the region an opportunity to prepare for the demands of Spring season. Teams looking to get ready early on for Regional Leagues and State competitions should seriously consider this event.
Each team will play a minimum of 3 games of 70 minutes, all age groups will be divided into flights of 6 or 8 teams accordingly. Age brackets will be formed with the best competition in mind and selection is based on team's records and Club's reputation.

 

  • 3 games 
  • Games played on all-weather turf fields
  • Boys & Girls | Ages 13U – 19U
  • Rosters of 22 players listed (18 play per game only)
  • Entry Fee:
    • 13/14 - $750 / 15U - $800 / 16U/19U - $800

  • Tournament mandated hotels only
  • Application Deadline - February 15th, 2019
  • Brackets live - February 22nd, 2019
  • Schedule Preliminary live - March 11th, 2019
  • Schedule Final live - March 15th, 2019
  • MRL Brackets welcome-email bailey@sockersfc.net prior to submitting application
  • Contact Todd Bailey | email bailey@sockersfc.net
  • Online Application

Location

The tournament is played at Olympic Park in Schaumburg IL, which is located in a privileged area surrounded by quality hotels, restaurants and shopping malls, all in a 10 miles radius. Woodfield Mall is also only 5 minutes from the Olympic Park soccer complex featuring movie theaters, boutiques and fine dining. Eight synthetic turf soccer fields, now the centerpiece of Olympic Park, total over 550,555 square feet. The turf is technologically advanced, polyethylene infill system designed for fields that will experience extremely high levels of use. The surface emulates the playing characteristics of a natural grass field in perfect condition. 
This year the Nike Academy Showcase will also be hosting games at Wheeling High School and Heritage Park.

Online Registration Instructions

All registration will be done in Got Soccer. There is nothing to email and there will be no Friday or Saturday registration times!

ALL INFORMATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MIDNIGHT TWO WEEKS BEFORE KICK OFF

Instructions for Upload to Got Soccer:

1) Go to www.gotsoccer.com

2) Click on User Login in the upper right corner

3) Click on Team and Team Officials Login

4) Enter your Got Soccer Username and password

5) Click on our link to the NIKE Academy Showcase 2019 

6) Click on the Documents Tab

7) On the lower right, you choose which file you are uploading to the system

8) You can browse your computer for files

9) Once you upload a file, you’ll see if on the left

10) Upload everything required for your team

*Waivers do NOT need to be uploaded

 

What you’ll need to upload into the Got Soccer system: USYS Requirements (IYSA, etc.)

1) Official Team Roster

2) Player and Coaches Passes – 6-8 passes per page

3) Travel Permit are not a requirement we carry additional insurance for our event series.

4) Guest Player Forms Please complete online using the drop-down menus, save, and upload during the online registration process in GOTSOCCER.

 

US Club Soccer Requirements:

1) Official Team Roster

2) Player and Coaches Passes – 6-8 passes per page Please complete online using the drop-down menus, save, and upload during the online registration process in GOTSOCCER.

 

Outside United States Additional Requirement:

1) Permission to Travel Documents

 

ALL INFORMATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MIDNIGHT TWO WEEKS BEFORE KICK OFF

*All players passes will be checked before each game by Field Marshals.

**Coach or Team Manager should have Medical Form/Waiver for every player participating on hand at event.

QUESTIONS? Email Todd Bailey – bailey@sockersfc.net

Please include in the Subject Line: Team Name, Age Group and Gender with your questions.

Looking to be a Referee for this event?

General Information

Referees must complete both the registration and waiver to participate in the tournament.
All Applicants under 15 years of age must have a valid work permit:

  • All officials must sign the release form before the 1st game.

  • All officials must be currently registered.

  • Out of State referees must have their US Soccer Federation Registration during the event.

  • Deadline for referee's applications is 2 weeks prior to the tournament date

Location

Olympic Park in Schaumburg at 1675 Old Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173.

Age Groups

  • U08 - U10: 2x25 min. halves | 1 man system: $ 25.00
  • U11 - U12: 2x30 min. halves | 2 men system: $ 30.00 Each Official
  • U13 - U14: 2x35 min. halves | 3 men system: Center $ 35.00, AR $ 30.00
  • U15 - U18: 2x35 min. halves | 3 men system: Center $ 40.00, AR $ 35.00

Game Times

  • Friday 12:00 PM: Academy Showcase (March)
  • Friday 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 7:30 AM
  • Sunday 7:30 AM        

Contact:
GAETANO TRAVERSA (Referee assignor) | illinoissportsassigning@gmail.com

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Olympic Park

1675 Old Schaumburg Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173

Wheeling High School

900 South Elmhurst Road, Wheeling, IL 60090

Heritage Park

100 Community Blvd., Wheeling, IL 60090

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