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College Showcase Program

Western PA (WPA) College Showcase Program:

The aim of this program is to provide players who are talented, committed and have aspirations of playing in college the opportunity to attend college showcases that their clubs independently may not qualify for or don’t have enough players to attend. With only one ECNL team and no DA teams in PA West we need to find other opportunities for good players from our area to be seen.

This program is meant to be in addition to a player playing with their club team. Groups will train together prior to the College Showcases in preparation to show well at the tournament but these will not be a replacement for the club environment. 


Provide players who are committed and interested in playing in college the opportunity to go to college showcases with other committed players to be seen by college coaches.

Clubs Involved: Pittsburgh FC, Mountain District Union

 *If your club would like to get involved please reach out. We are committed to providing unique opportunities for players in PA West.

2020 Program:

This will be the first year of the program so it is very important that we bring quality teams as we are asking tournaments to accept us with no team history. We are taking applications in the following age groups. We will form teams only in age groups that we feel have the quality and commitment needed for players to show well at the Showcases. The program will consist of 5 elements:

  • STEP 1: Express Interest by creating an account and selecting the program. 
  • STEP 2: Schedule Evaluation / Provide Recommendation / Attend Tryout 
  • STEP 3: Accept Invitation 

U15                  2005 Girls and Boys                                          U17                  2003 Girls and Boys 
U16                  2004 Girls and Boys                                          U18                  2002 Girls 

Event Date Location
WPA College Showcase Training Weekend Feb 23, 2020 To Be Determined 
WPA College Showcase Training Weekend March 1, 2020 In The Net, Harrisburg, PA 
Loudoun Soccer College Showcase March 6-8, 2020Leesburg, VA 
WPA College Showcase Training WeekendMarch 15, 2020 In The Net, Harrisburg, PA 
Jefferson Cup Girls Showcase Weekend March 20-22, 2020Glen Allen, VA
Jefferson Cup Boys Showcase Weekend March 27-29, 2020 Glen Allen, VA

Program Fee:    $250-400* 

   Includes: Extra training opportunities, 2 showcases, uniform, coaching fees, training camp, college resources and video of games. 
*Will have confirmed before invitations are sent.

Loudoun Soccer College Showcase, presented by Steigerwald Gordon and Koch Wealth Management, for competition against elite teams in a college showcase setting. The Loudoun Soccer College Showcase offers each team competitive games in preparation for the spring season and excellent exposure for players to pursue college careers. This Showcase tournament is hosted by Loudoun Soccer, the largest youth soccer club in Virginia, and highlights the Club’s tradition of promoting soccer excellence and sportsmanship. Our 2019 Showcase hosted 240 boys and girls teams and we anticipate another strong group of registered teams again this year.

Jefferson Cup Showcase Fast Facts:

  • The Jefferson Cup features some of the top natural grass field complexes in the country and again for 2019 the Jefferson Cup will feature a total of 32 turf fields virtually ensuring full tournament play regardless of any weather issues.
  • Top Brackets of each age group and U16-U19 Showcase games will continue to be played on some of the nation’s finest natural grass complexes, including Striker Park and West Creek, with turf field back-ups for adverse weather. 
  • The River City Sportsplex (formerly SportsQuest) features 12 synthetic turf fields by Shaw Sportexe which allows tournament play to continue under adverse weather conditions for all age groups and brackets.
  • The Tournament accepts over 1400 teams from around 36 States throughout the country.
  • In the past 4 Years, the Jefferson Cup turns down an average of over 500 teams per year.
  • In 2018, the Jefferson Cup Boys Showcase Weekend was ranked the #5 overall youth tournament and the #7 boys in the United States.  The Jefferson Cup Boys Tournament Weekend was ranked the #2 overall youth tournament and the #3 boys in the United States. 
  • In 2018, the Jefferson Cup Girls Showcase Weekend was ranked the #3 overall youth tournament and the #2 girls youth tournament in the United States.  The Jefferson Cup Girls Tournament Weekend was ranked the #1 overall youth tournament and the #1 girls youth tournament in the United States.
  • In 2018 the Jefferson Cup weekends hold the #1, #2, #3 & #5 overall ranking in the country for all four weekends.
  • In 2009 and again in 2018 the Jefferson Cup reached its highest ranking ever being ranked the #1 youth tournament for boys and girls in the United States.
  • Each year the tournament draws an average of over 150 State Cup Champions, over 10 Regional Champions and over 5 National Champions per year throughout the nine age groups.
  • In 2018, 271 Boys College Coaches and 430 Girls College Coaches, attended the Jefferson Cup, achieving record numbers for the 7th year in a row for both boys and girls weekends.
  • The main sponsors of the Jefferson Cup are Markel Corporation, NIKE, Richmond SportsBackers, Richmond Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Richmond Strikers Soccer Club.
  • The Jefferson Cup has become associated with tournaments such as the Dallas Cup, The San Diego Surf Cup, WAGS Women’s Tournament, and the Disney College Showcase as one of the five premier North American tournaments in the country.