General Info – College Showcase: U16 to U19 Teams
Note: Please also read the Tournament Invitation and FAQ pages linked to the left.
College coaches: Please complete both steps
- Please register directly in our tournament system to attend: click here and select days you will attend
- Please also register in the GotSoccer system to attend the tournament - click here
- Please visit the College Coach page for additional info - click here
Teams and Players:
The Hempfield Adidas Fall Classic College Showcase portion of the tournament will be held on both Saturday and Sunday will be available to all teams accepted to the U16-U19 ages in all divisions, Premier, A, and B.
We will directly invite over 400 colleges and their coaches from the region to come and observe these older players.
Player Profiles will be created within GotSoccer and distributed by the tournament. All Teams will receive information upon acceptance regarding how to add your tournament roster and player profiles within your GotSoccer team account. To be included in this player profile info provided to college coaches, you must complete the steps we will provide. It is completely free, and these profile books will be available to college coaches nationwide as well as to those attending the event. If upon acceptance your roster is not finalized it can be updated up until Nov 8. Please visit the Player Profile Info page of our tournament website for instructions and more info.
Additionally, on Friday Night College ID Exhibition Games will be held indoors at LANCO Fieldhouse on Friday evening, Nov 17. The college coaches love this format because they know that everyone that is playing wants to play in college. We have done this for years with our events as do some of our local tournaments and have had very good success with this format.
- We will host three girls matches and three boys matches on Friday evening Nov 18, and we invite each team’s head coach to initially nominate 2 players graduating in 2018 or 2019 from their team that want to play in college to play in the games. This is great opportunity for college coaches to see current players interested in playing in college.
- Once all the tournament team coaches nominate their first 2 players, if we have not filled the team roster then we allow teams to nominate additional players and if space allows 2020 graduating players.
Here are some informative links also:
- NCAA 2017-18 Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete
- Types of Financial Aid
- Sample email for players to notify coaches of schools they are interested in once schedules are posted
Team players – Once accepted to the tournament players should begin to contact colleges they are interested in to let them know they will attend the Hempfield Adidas Fall Classic. This generates more interest from the college coaches in the event.
- Schedules will be posted on Oct 23-26 and we suggest you share the link to the schedules web page with college coaches between Oct 29 and Nov 8 for any school you are interested in letting them know you will be playing at the Hempfield Adidas Fall Classic.
- Lists of college coaches attending will be posted on this page beginning on Oct 29. These lists will be updated daily as coaches continue to register up until the day of the event. Remember, be sure to contact college coaches who may not be registered to attend the tournament. If they know there are players participating in the tournament and/or exhibition games they may decide to attend.
Summary | College Showcase Timeline:
- 10/7 – Application Deadline (early application discount deadline is 8/20)
- 10/13 - Accepted Teams Posted Online (on or slightly before this date)
- 10/13-16 – Tournament will provide team coach and Team Contact/Manager with instructions so that they can set up the team to be included in the player profile books via their GotSoccer team accounts.
- 10/13-16 - Tournament will send an informational email to each team’s head coach about Player ID Games and how to nominate players from their team.
Note: Deadline for nominated players to register is Nov 1.
- 10/23-26 - Tournament Schedules are posted. Between Oct 29 and Nov 8 players should re-contact college coaches to provide them with their weekend game schedules. This is what will also help increase the number of coaches attending by showing your interest in their institution.
- 11/9 and 11/10 Tournament will send schedules and game rosters to ID Exhibition Game players and College Coaches
- On 11/14 Player profile books will be emailed to college coaches. Copies may also be available at venues upon college coach request.
To contact the Tournament Director
Please include your Registration Number as "Subject" of ALL e-mails.