OLATHE, Kan., March 1, 2023 – Heartland Soccer Association, the largest soccer league and tournament host in the United States, is excited to host the third annual Midwest College Showcase, to be played March 3-5, 2023 at the world-class GARMIN Olathe Soccer Complex. This tournament is an invitational showcase for young men and women soccer players who want to play at the college level. All who participate will demonstrate their talents and abilities to men’s and women’s college coaches from across the Midwest and beyond. Collegiate coaches from Divisions I, II, III, NAIA, and NJCAA are invited to scout players onsite as well as remote live and recorded video.
This College Showcase is designed by coaches for college bound youth soccer players and is expected to be one of the finest collegiate showcase tournaments in the Midwest. “We are excited to be able to provide a top-quality event, giving college coaches the opportunity to recruit, scout and meet with players,” explained Tournament Director, Dave Morrow. “This will be one of the first major College Showcases in 2023 and will be played at one of the finest soccer facilities in the United States.”
The 2023 Midwest College Showcase will welcome more than 85 boys and girls competitive travel teams ages U-13 through U-19 from across the Midwest. This elite event gives players the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of a large number of college coaches within a smaller, more targeted gameplay tournament.
“With a limited number of teams accepted to the tournament, our focus and priority is to provide the best experiences and level of play for young players who are looking to play at the college level. This will be a great pre-season event for teams in preparation for the spring season. We look forward to hosting this event and giving teams the best tournament showcase environment in the country,” says Shane Hackett, Heartland Soccer executive director.
Considering the importance of local media to our sport, we encourage and invite the media to attend and cover the event! The first set of games will start at 5:30PM on Friday. Saturday and Sunday games will begin at approximately 8:00AM.
Up next for Heartland will be the Heartland Spring Cup on March 17-19, hosting 130 teams from across the Midwest and the Kansas City Champions Cup, set for April 14-16, which is expected to bring in more than 450 teams.