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NCAA Mar 09, 2012

NSCAA and Elite Tournaments add Tacoma to new Showcase Tournament series

Elite Tournaments and National Soccer Coaches Association of America have added a fourth showcase tournament to their NSCAA College Showcase series. The Northwest event will take place July 27- 29, 2012 in Tacoma, Washington, and is the first west coast venue for the rapidly growing Elite Tournaments – a Maryland
firm specializing in promoting and managing soccer events in partnership with local club and venue owners.

“The NSCAA is very excited to continue to expand its horizons with adding Tacoma to an outstanding slate of NSCAA Showcases,” Said Geoff VanDeusen, Director of Events for the NSCAA.

In keeping with the NSCAA’s development philosophy, the tournament will be structured as a one-game-per-day showcase for teams, while coaches of each participating team will receive a complimentary NSCAA membership, and the opportunity to participate in a unique coaching educational session.

In addition to the showcase matches, players will be given the opportunity to participate in supplementary monitored training sessions, developed by the NSCAA to provide a broader perspective on personal abilities and attributes. These sessions will focus on everything from speed and agility modules, to individual skill
building exercises.

This northwestern United States event partnership was born when Elite Tournaments met with Tacoma South Sound Sports, the local sports commission. Tacoma South Sound Sports was able to set up a relationship between the NSCAA College Showcase Series and Washington Premier FC, a local soccer club who will be hosting this event.

“Elite Tournaments is a well-run organization with a proven track record. With their partner, National Soccer Coaches Association of America, they promote and manage tournaments to maximize the exposure for upcoming soccer athletes,” Said Seth Spidahl, of Washington Premier FC. “As they expand their footprint to the Northwest, we are pleased that they selected Washington Premier’s soccer complex to host their Northwest College Showcase Event.”

The WPFC Field Complex boasts 10 grass fields on 25 acres of land, plus a synthetic turf stadium field with lighting. Located in Puyallup, Washington, the complex is about 2.5 miles from Tacoma with easy access to the airport and local activities. The facility’s quality is in keeping with Elite Tournaments’ desire to only target top notch facilities in prime locations in their tournament partnerships. The NSCAA College Showcase- Northwest will mark the first west coast event for Elite Tournaments.

“The NSCAA Showcase- Northwest represents a milestone for the NSCAA College Showcase Series and Elite Tournaments, as it provides both entities with a coast-to-coast presence,” Said Matthew Libber, VP of Operations and Business Development. “This event is a culmination of our expansion efforts to bring top quality events and our brand to the entire US.”

The tournament is open to both boys and girls teams ages U15 to U19 and is currently sanctioned as an unrestricted event open to US Youth Soccer and US Club Soccer teams. Pending International approval from the U.S. Soccer Federation, International teams are also welcome.

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