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, Palatine Park District - Aspen Park both are multiple artificial all-weather turf and grass field facilities; this event guarantees a good soccer environment early in the year for competition before the Spring season.
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.
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.
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.
￼(Picture of Schaumburg Park District's Olympic Park, Schaumburg, IL.)
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