City Showcase Tournament and Symposium
2017 Apply Here!
Priority Deadline: March 5th
Tournament Dates: Friday, April 14 & Saturday, April 15, 2017 Optional College Symposium and 4v4 Tourney: 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.

Past Participating Clubs: Beachside SC, BW Gottschee, Everton America, Fredericksburg SC, CSL Longueuil (Canada), Fabrose (Canada), Met Oval, New York Soccer Club, Repentigny (Canada), Revolution United FC, World Class FC....

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Registration Information:

Teams Apply Now!

Open to Boys and Girls Teams, U15 – U20 (Birth Year Age Groups: 1997-2002)
Priority Deadline: March 5th

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 Early Registration Fee is $595. Early Registration must be completed by January 27th. The Regular Registration Fee is $690 Teams serving primarily low-income youth, may be eligible for a lower fee. See below.
Payment will only be accepted by Credit Card or E-check: Enter payment information upon checkout on GotSoccer. Application is complete.
Payments will not be processed until the team is accepted. Teams can request for the tournament to wait until a specific date to process payment. If so, please email showcase@southbronxunited.org.

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
    They 2017 City Showcase Symposium will feature small group workshops with experts covering topics from college recruitment to student life to financial aid. During the symposium, tournament participants can also compete in a 4v4 indoor tournament being held during the day.
    Thursday, April 13, 2017 Location: Upper 90 Astoria 10 am - 4 pm

    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 select NYC Public School groups by invitation only. The 2017 Symposium is also featuring a fun 4v4 indoor soccer tournament hosted by Upper 90 Astoria.

    Guests must RSVP.

    2017 Speakers and Workshops will be announced soon. Past speakers have included:
    • Guest speaker, Claudio Reyna, Sporting Director for New York City FC and a University of Virginia graduate
    • 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

    View 2017 Applied Teams
    View 2016 Teams and Results

    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 2017 Colleges Registered to Date View 2016 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. Lunch will also be provided for all college coaches. 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.

    Past Results
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