Sport-Scholarships.com held its 4th annual soccer showcase for women at the National Training Center in Leipzig on February 10th this year. The event took place one day before our 9th men’s soccer showcase on Feb 11-12.
We were happy to welcome 36 female prospects for 2017 & 2018 at the event, some of them junior national team players of Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Serbia. The players were carefully screened for their eligibility and athletic quality to ensure a good playing level on the field. On the universities’ side, 26 coaches visited the event. A good range of schools was represented, NCAA I-III and NAIA programs.
We started out with some training drills to test the technical abilities and shot techniques of the players. After that, the students were grouped into two teams and played a game 3x30min against each other. The coaches agreed that the playing level was good and most coaches spoke with more than one player about the opportunities at their university.
We chose the Sports School in Leipzig because it’s one of two indoor facilities with a full-size soccer field in Germany. In addition to that, we were able to rent the complete dorm of the sports school so that coaches could easily walk from the rooms or the breakfast area to the field. We picked the coaches up from the airport or train station on Thursday or Friday morning. We held an info session for students, parents, coaches and staff on Friday afternoon, before we walked over to the field and started practice. We were done in the evening and had a buffet-style dinner close by, where all coaches met to mingle. The women’s coaches would either leave Leipzig on Saturday or stayed for the men’s event and left on Sunday or Monday, where we dropped everyone off at the airport or train station again.
This is some feedback that we received from college coaches after the event during the last years:
I wanted to thank you both for putting on the showcase over the weekend. You and your staff did a great job organizing the event. I, as well as the other coaches, found it very professional and a high level of play. Thanks again. We’ll plan on seeing you next year.
Thank you so much for all of your help, hospitality and organization this past weekend. I returned home yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed my time in Leipzig. You guys made everything easy and I am hopeful that we made some good connections with the following players.
I want to thank you for a great event. I am hopeful we can recruit some game changing player for your event. There are a handful of your clients who could really help take us to the next level. I appreciate the hospitality while I was in Leipzig Sebastian, thanks for getting up so early this morning to take me to the train.
I just wanted to send you a quick email about a few players and then thank you for such an amazing experience in Leipzig! I had so much fun meeting all the coaches and the staff. I was extremely impressed with your organization and plan to tell other coaches about how well run everything was!
Please find the match footage from the showcase below. Just click on the windows to watch them. You can also enlarge them to full screen. Just send us a quick email to receive the rosters. You can also let us know what kind of players you’re looking for and we’ll make recommendations.
We’re looking forward to seeing you (again) in 2018!
Review Showcase 2017