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Islander Showcase Classic

Nebraska’s Only College Showcase Soccer Tournament

"I think there's tremendous value to a showcase that concentrates on high school teams rather than club teams.  The top club showcases are overrun with both coaches and players whose expectations are solely about the 'bigtime.'  Lots of good players are shut out of those club showcases; and many of the small college coaches who attend them - coaches of very good teams I might add - often find those players unreceptive to the small college option.  By all means shoot for your dream, but be open to wonderful possibilities you didn't even know existed.  I'll keep coming to the Islander Showcase Tournament looking for that player who gives his or her best to soccer, school, and life."

- Tom Maxon, Morningside Soccer Coach

Islander Showcase Classic - 2008

Teams and Format | Registration | Player Bio Book | Location | Lodging | More Info


June 26-27, 2010 • Fonner Park Soccer Complex • Grand Island, Nebraska

The Islander Showcase Classic is a boy’s soccer tournament designed to expose upcoming high school student-athletes to college soccer coaches from across the Midwest. This is a great, close-to-home opportunity for your players to showcase their skills and raise their profile for possible scholarship offers from leading collegiate soccer programs.

Player information will be distributed to all invited colleges, regardless of their attendance at the event.

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Teams and Format

This tournament has been designed to provide college coaches the opportunity to watch more athletes play over the course of the weekend.  Each team will play four games during the weekend - two Saturday, two Sunday - giving ample time for players to showcase their abilities to college coaches.

There will be no brackets as these matches will be scheduled games with no winners/losers brackets.
While we want to offer a competitive event, the focus on the weekend's games is not on wins and losses, but simply on high quality soccer. There will be no overtimes or shootouts. If a game ends regulation with a tied score, that is how it will end.

The tournament is limited to 16 teams.

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  • $60 per player with a maximum of 16 players on the roster
  • Registration limited to the first 16 teams that submit a completed Team Registration Form and $200 non-refundable deposit. The remaining amount and all other registration documents must be sent with a postmark no later than June 1, 2010. Make checks payable to Islander Showcase Classic.
  • Please do NOT have players who have already graduated from high school on your roster for this event. However, they are welcome to attend as a spectator and visit with college coaches in attendance.

To register your team, you will need to complete the following:

All registration materials should be mailed to:

Islander Showcase Classic
c/o Greater Grand Island Sports Council
2424 S. Locust, Suite C
Grand Island, NE 68801

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Player Bio Book

Each player will complete a one-page bio sheet in advance that must be included with the final team registration mate

rials. Bio sheets for all players will be printed, bound and given to the college coaches in attendance as well as to other coaches unable to attend.

The bio sheet will include a place to attach a head and shoulders photo as well as contact information, playing history, accomplishments, high school team information, future area of study, etc.

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The Islander Showcase Classic will be held at the Fonner Park Soccer Complex.

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For more information on lodging in Grand Island, go to

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For More Information

Contact Jeremy Jensen at

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