Thank you to ALL of the teams that attended the Boys and Girls College Showcase Events! We hope you had an exciting weekend of soccer and we look forward to hosting you again in 2020!
Over the weekends of February 22-24 & March 1-3, Ohio Elite hosted nearly 250 teams from around the region as part of the Ohio Elite College Showcases. Along with the quality teams, more than 175 college coaches attended the events.
With an estimated economic impact of close to $1.5 million in hotel rooms, meals, and entertainment the Ohio Elite College Showcases have become top events for regional players to showcase their talents for college coaches and prepare for the spring season.
“Thank you to all players, parents, coaches, referees, college coaches, volunteers, facilities, and the many others that make the Ohio Elite College Showcases possible. Quality and commitment from all of these parties make our College Showcases an absolute success every year, bringing top players and teams together to play in front of an impressive showing of college coaches,” said Toby Frohlich, Event Manager.
Teams from Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Illinois, and Ohio were represented over the three day events.
"The Ohio Elite Boys Showcase was perfect for our teams heading into our very important Spring season. Quality opponents, turf fields and full matches...can't ask for more this time of year! Thank you to Ohio Elite for such a well-run event and a great experience for all of our players and coaches," said Chris Dore, Director of Player Development at Team Challenger FC.
With the all the talent assembled in Cincinnati, the college coaches came from near and far to evaluate potential athletes for the future. Coaches from Division I, II, III, and NAIA attended from as far away as Florida, Vermont, Massachusetts, and New York.
Despite high winds (Sunday of Girls event) and some late morning snow (Sunday of Boys event), the use of turf fields throughout greater Cincinnati allowed for over 95% of the games to be played in their entirety.
"We cannot thank enough the coaches, teams, and parents that come out to this event each year," stated Ohio Elite Executive Director, Tim Lesiak. "Getting quality games to kick off your spring season, and to do it in front of college coaches, is why these events have grown in both numbers and level."