The Boys College Showcase is the premier Boys College Showcase in the Midwest annually. Welcome to the Proving Ground! St. Louis Scott Gallagher is proud to host the 2017 Event! This is the ultimate place for top clubs and players to be seen by over a hundred college coaches looking for great soccer talent. This event has been ranked very high in the National Tournament scene for several years. This showcase gives athletes a chance to shine at one of the biggest stages in our country for boys youth soccer. And talk about diversity…You’ll play teams from other states 90% of the time! The following age groups and flights will be offered for the 2017 event.
The St. Louis Scott Gallagher Boys College Showcase offers:
The Boys College Showcase will be offering Under 13-14-15 competition for those clubs that want to travel with younger teams as well. The U13 and U14 divisions will be limited and will be played on turf. All three divisions will play 40 minute halves. The number of teams accepted, the number of flights, and the placement of U15 teams amongst flights will be at the discretion of the tournament committee. We will not accept as many teams in Under 13-15 as we will in the College Showcase Age Groups.
Showcase Format for U16, U17 and U19 Age Groups
The U16, U17 and U19 teams will play two games on Saturday and one on Sunday. SOME teams may play one on Saturday and two on Sunday. Please let us know if you would prefer two games on Sunday. Games will be 40 minute halves for the U16’s and 45 minute halves for the U17 & U19’s. This will allow players to get maximum exposure to college coaches while allowing them proper rest between games. The tournament will make every attempt to schedule games to allow teams adequate travel time to return home. Please let us know if you are interested in playing a Friday night game.
All teams in the Showcase may enter with a maximum of 22 players on their rosters. The team or teams must be entered for competition in a league affiliated with US Youth or US Club Soccer or foreign governing body. Teams from Canada and Mexico must have permission to travel from their National Federation. State and National select teams are eligible as well. Prior to the start of competition, teams must present proof of affiliation and permission to travel. Validated State US Youth or US Club Soccer member passes, as well as medical release forms, are required for all players participating in the tournament. All Team Officials must have US Youth Soccer or US Club Soccer Member Passes unless traveling from a foreign country.
A maximum of 3 guests are allowed at U13 and U14. A maximum of 5 guest players per team is allowed for all High School aged teams, however, a team using guest players may have no more than 22 (18 for U15) players registered for the tournament. Guest players will need the proper state approved paperwork filled out. Individual Guest players looking for a team in the event can sign up online at:
Click here to sign up as a guest player Click Here
There are no awards for the Boys College Showcase.
College Player Profile Book
Upon notification of team acceptance, the Boys College Showcase will make available to all attending U-16, U-17 & U-19 teams, an opportunity to submit their team into our professionally bound and typeset “College Player Profile Book”. This book, detailing specific academic and athletic merits of each player, will be made available to the attending college coaches. These can be picked up at the fields or at Team Registration on Friday night.
Teams participating in the SLSG Boys College Showcase MUST (as a condition of acceptance) make all hotel accommodations using our The THS Company. There are no exceptions to this rule. Teams not using our tournament housing service will be disqualified. Please contact:
The THS Company
Contact: Reservations Department
Phone: 888-536-TEAM (8326)
Teams can also click on our Hotel/Travel button to make reservations. To book rooms teams should call reservations or use the THS website or link.
Application Procedures & Refund Policy
If you wish to participate in the 19th Annual Event, please complete and submit the online application and team information forms at www.slsgtournaments.com. Application Form and Team Information Form MUST be submitted online. Applications sent via US Mail, Email or FAX will NOT be accepted. All teams must send in payment within 7 days of applying. Payment will only be accepted by check.
Application Entry fee for BU16-BU19: $1050
Application Entry fee for BU15: $900
Application Entry fee for BU13-14: $825
Application Deadline: February 15, 2017
Acceptances will be posted on Monday, March 1, 2017
The LAST day to withdraw from the event and receive a refund is February 16, 2017.
Checks should be made out to:
St. Louis Scott Gallagher
Attention: Boys College Showcase
1046 McDonough Lake Road
Collinsville, IL 62234
Under no circumstances whatsoever will the Boys College Showcase Tournament Committee or St. Louis Scott Gallagher be responsible for any expenses (including the Tournament entry fee) incurred by any team. This includes a situation where the Tournament or any game(s) is canceled or terminated in whole or part.
We pride ourselves on our reputation as being the top Boys College Showcase in the Midwest! In order for the staff and our bracketing Committee to continue to further this standard of excellence, it is imperative that they have accurate and specific information on all teams wishing to participate. To achieve the appropriate level of competition, it is imperative that the application be completed in its entirety. You should use the NOTES section under the requests tab on your application to add any information that will help us accept and properly bracket your team. Teams not providing accurate and full information may be dropped from the event. To add notes, please read our FAQ’s for instructions.
Pre Academy Division for BU13-BU14
After a very successful Pre Academy Division at our 2011-2016 events, we have decided to once again host this division. So for the fifth year in a row, we will accept limited numbers in BU13 and up to 12 teams in BU14. Teams that participated in past Pre Academy Divisions include SLSG Metro, SLSG Missouri, Cincinnati United Premier (CUP), Javanon, Ohio Premier, Carmel United, Sporting KC, Chicago Magic, Colorado Rush & The Minnesota Thunder. Teams do not have to have USDA affiliation to quality for this division. Teams will play two 40 minute halves.
We hope we have answered all of your questions above or in our FAQ’s. However, if you have a question that cannot be answered by the above, please do not hesitate to contact Mitch Bohnak. Email is always the quickest and most effective way for you to communicate with us. Follow us on Twitter @slsgtournaments.
We hope this event will be even better than our previous 18!