City Showcase Tournament and Symposium
2017 Application is Open!
April 13 - 15, 2017
Tournament Dates: Friday, April 14 & Saturday, April 15, 2017 Optional College Symposium Date: Thursday April 13, 2017
The City Showcase Tournament and Symposium provides strong competition, exposure to college soccer recruitment, and information on college access (from both an educational and athletic standpoint) for youth soccer teams and players from the New York metropolitan area and beyond. The event places particular emphasis on providing inner city and minority youth, who are underrepresented in higher education and college soccer, a platform to reach college. At the same time, the event welcomes teams and players from beyond the city and across the region each year. Last year, featured 96 U15-U19 teams from four states and Canada. Over 80 college coaches registered to attend. The City Showcase Tournament is a partnership between South Bronx United and Downtown United Soccer Club.

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Registration Information:

Teams Apply Now!

Open to Boys and Girls Teams, U15 – U19
Final Deadline: February 29th (or until spaces are full)

Application Instructions: 1. Apply:
Fill out the application form on GotSoccer. You will receive an automatically generated email once you submit the registration.

2. Payment:
The Registration fee is $595. Teams serving primarily low-income youth, may be eligible for a lower fee. See below.
Payment by Credit Card or E-check: Enter payment information upon checkout on GotSoccer. Application is complete.
Payment by Check: Checks should be made out to "South Bronx United, Inc" and mailed to:
City Showcase Tournament, c/o South Bronx United, 594 Grand Concourse, Suite 2, Bronx, NY 10451
Applications is NOT complete until fee is received. Teams will not be accepted until payments are received. Payments will not be processed until the team is accepted. Please mail a copy of the registration confirmation with any checks sent.

3. Acceptance:
Teams will be notified of acceptance beginning on December 15, 2016. Payments will be charged upon acceptance.

Application for Fee Assistance: The City Showcase Tournament strives to provide a platform for low-income youth and demographic groups underrepresented in higher education and college soccer. If the fee presents a significant hardship, your team may be eligible for a Discounted Fee. To be eligible, your club must (1) serve majority low-income youth, (2) charge minimal or no participation fees for its players, and (3) demonstrate that no other funding sources are available to cover tournament participation. To receive the application, please email showcase@southbronxunited.org or call (718) 404-9281.

Hotel Information:

Teams requiring hotel accommodations must book at the accommodations at one of the options arranged by the City Showcase through AB Sports Zone. Please make reservations here. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at showcase@southbronxunited.org

Required Documents:
  • GotSoccer Roster: Complete team roster on GotSoccer. The most important information to include is player name, jersey number, and grade. Roster should be completed by March 17, 2017.
  • Upload Official Roster: Please upload a copy of your official league or state roster to gotsoccer.com, under "City Showcase" and "Documents" tab. Keep a copy of this roster with you at every game.
  • Upload Player Passes: Please upload a copy of the front of each player pass for every player competing in the tournament. Upload to gotsoccer.com, under "City Showcase" and "Documents" tab. Keep a copy of this roster with you at every game.. Keep a copy of these passes with you at every game.
  • Upload Guest Player Passes: Please upload a copy of the front of each guest player pass for every player competing in the tournament to showcase@southbronxunited.org. Keep a copy of these passes with you at every game. Keep a copy of the medical release form. Write the guest player name on the official roster copy and add them to your GotSoccer roster. 3 guest players max.
  • Upload Waiver: Sign and upload the tournament waiver. Download waiver here. Waivers can be presented on the first day of the tournament.
  • Medical Release Forms: Team must bring a signed Medical Release Form for every participating player. Please use your appropriate US Club Soccer or US Youth Soccer Medical Release Form. (Notary section is not necessary.)
  • Permission To Travel Form: Required only for US Youth Soccer Teams outside of Region 1. Canadian teams must also have a completed form from its Provincial or National Association approving the team’s participation in the tournament and proof of insurance.
  • Read Tournament Rules: Read and share the Tournament Rules.

Tournament Check-In:
  • Tournament Check-In: Every team must check in at the City Showcase Registration Table at field 71 or field 82 on the morning of the tournament, at least 1 hour prior to their first game. Bring all player passes and documents required above as a precaution. However, document submission should occur online prior to the first day in order to speed up morning registration.

  • City Showcase Symposium
    Unfortunately, due to unforeseen facility conflicts, there will not be a 2016 Symposium.
    The City Showcase Student-Athlete Symposium is a unique opportunity for student-athletes and their parents to hear from college coaches, admissions officers, and other experts in the field in regards to recruitment, admissions, student life, financial aid, and other topics. The symposium is free to all youth and parents participating in the City Showcase Tournament and open to select NYC Public School groups by invitation only.

    Guests must RSVP.

    The 2015 Symposium featured:
    • Guest speaker, Ryan Meara, Goalkeeper for New York City FC and a Fordham University graduate
    • A panel including coaches from Manhattan College, Morrisville State, John Jay College and admission officers from Sarah Lawrence College and CUNY.
    • Informational booths on topics including EOP/HEOP, Financial Aid, CUNY admissions, recruitment consulting, and more
    • Refreshments and snacks
    • An opportunity for players on various teams to meet one another outside of the competitive game environment
    Tournament Information

    Games will be played during from sunrise to sunset on Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15 of Easter Weekend. (Most schools have a holiday on Friday.) We have a limited ability to work around schedules for teams with Friday conflicts. If you have a school or religious conflict please contact us upon registration.

    Filming Games and Recruiting Information

    SoccerRecruits will be onsite this year with Film & Recruiting packages available for all players in attendance. You can see the options here. These event-specific packages include HD game footage of your games filmed by professional videographers. Select packages also include access to the SoccerRecruits online platform that has proven to successfully help thousands of players find success in the recruiting process. Call 917-633-4662 or email help@soccerrecruits.com for more information!.

    It is also important to make sure all team rosters and profiles are updated on GotSoccer by a week prior to the event. College coaches will be using this information for recruitment purposes.

    Hotel Information:

    Teams requiring hotel accommodations must book at the accommodations at one of the options arranged by the City Showcase through AB Sports Zone. Please make reservations here.

    Tournament Rules (pdf)
    Field Directions

    Contact Us

    showcase@southbronxunited.org 718-404-9281
    College Coaches
    View 2016 Colleges Registered to Date View 2015 Colleges Registered
    College Coach Registration
    For all coaches confirmed to attend, we will provide team rosters with all player information, tournament schedules and field information. We are happy to answer any specific questions you may have. Coaches staying from out of town are also welcome to book accommodations using our reserved group rates.
    Contact Us showcase@southbronxunited.org 718-404-9281

    South Bronx United first hosted the College Showcase Tournament on Easter Weekend in 2010 at Macombs Dam Field. The next year, the event moved to Randalls Island. In 2014, Downtown United Soccer Club (DUSC) partnered with South Bronx United to create the City Showcase Tournament. In 2015, the event attracted 96 boys and girls teams from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Canada and over 90 college coaches registered to attend. The Student-Athlete Symposium has been held at Baruch College for the past two years. It has featured guest speakers including former USA Men’s National Team Captain Claudio Reyna and New York City FC player and Fordham University graduate Ryan Meara and panelists varying from admissions officers to college coaches at all levels.

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