2017 December Showcase at Strikers Fox Valley

Strikers Fox Valley Soccer Club


Save the Date for the 2017 Winter Showcase at Strikers Fox Valley!


The Boy’s Showcase will be on Saturday, December 16, 2017, and the Girl’s Showcase will be on Sunday, December 17, 2017. This will be a great opportunity for Strikers junior and senior boys and Strikers sophomore and junior girls to participate and get in front of college coaches.


Showcases are an opportunity to play in front of college coaches, but what else do you need to know? Lots! Aspire Soccer Consulting and Resources will be giving 2 complimentary recruitment talks each day. Whether you are a player, parent, or a coach, this talk is for you! Join us for 20 minutes at one of four sessions held at Strikers Fox Valley in the Team Room:


Dec 16th (Boys Tournament) 10:30 am and 11:30 (20-minutes each session)

Dec 17th (Girls Tournament) 10:00 am and 11:00 am (20-minutes each session)


Last year, we invited more than 220 college coaches to come watch our athletes play at this showcase. If you’re serious about playing soccer in college, the time to act is now. Have you thought about how you will get noticed by college coaches? Which coaches have you corresponded with? Why have you chosen those coaches to contact? Aspire Soccer Consulting & Resources can help you get on the right track with an athletic recruitment plan. Call us today at 630-740-8741, email Aspire2Play@gmail.com, or contact us online here.


2017  Showcase Quick Facts:


When is the Showcase? The Boys Showcase is Saturday, December 16th and the Girl’s Showcase is Sunday, December 17th


Where will it be held? Strikers Fox Valley Facility at 1000 S Kirk, Geneva, IL 60134


What’s the format? Athletes will play in an 8v8 tournament.


Which Soccer Clubs are participating?

  • Boys – Confirmed – Rockford Raptors, Chicago Rush, Strikers Fox Valley, and Chicago Empire FC


  • Girls – Confirmed – Rockford Raptors, Chicago Empire FC, Strikers Fox Valley, and NSA


Which ages and Striker Teams will be involved? The senior coaches historically play uncommitted junior and senior boys and uncommitted sophomore and junior girls.


Tournament schedule:

Download Boys Tournament Schedule

Download Girls Tournament Schedule

Strikers Fox Valley 2017 Tournament Schedule


College Coaches Attending

Coaches- please RSVP if you plan to attend!



View the list of college soccer coaches invited to the 2016 showcase below.



College Coaches  expected: 


Men’s coaches from:


  • Augustana College
  • Aurora University
  • Dominican University
  • Elmhurst College
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Knox College
  • Lawrence University
  • North Central College
  • St. Ambrose
  • Trine
  • University of Dubuque
  • University of WI – Platteville
  • Wartburg University


Women’s coaches from:

  • Alverno College
  • Augustana College
  • Aurora University
  • Benedictine University
  • Beloit
  • Carthage College
  • Chicago State
  • Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Robert Morris
  • Roosevelt University
  • St. Ambrose


Am I able to invite a coach that is not on the list? Yes! Please send information on additional college coaches that will be attending to Aspire Soccer Consulting & Resources. We will keep them informed on the tournament schedule,  prepare player packets for them, and have breakfast and lunch available.


What should student-athletes do to connect with college coaches?

First, athletes should be communicating with college coaches and sending out their soccer schedules so coaches are able to observe play. You can get advice at the Aspire’s informational talks at Strikers Fox Valley. Or you can select a class where Aspire Soccer Consulting will build your recruitment tools with you and match you with 20 college programs that meet your interests and potential.


Upcoming Athletic Recruitment Opportunities:

  • Complimentary College Recruitment Talks: 12/16 and 12/17

During the Strikers Fox Valley Winter Showcase December 16th and 17th, Aspire Soccer Consulting and Resources is offering a 20-minute talk about athletic recruitment for all tournamnet participants! Please join us at Strikers Fox Valley in the Team Room:

Dec 16th (Boys Tournament) 10:30 am and 11:30 (20-minutes each session)

Dec 17th (Girls Tournament) 10:00 am and 11:00 am (20-minutes each session)



    • College Selection and Athletic Recruitment GOAL Class – Monday nights, Jan. 22, Jan. 29, & February 5th from 4-6 pm – Learn more and RSVP on Facebook!


Come for the athletic recruitment help – and stay for the scholastic tutoring and ACT/SAT prep classes. Fall and Winter sessions filling now. Registration required – please call (630) 587-2796 to register – space is limited! NEW LOCATION; Learning Ascent Tutoring – 2020 Dean Street Unit N, St Charles, IL


How can athletes set themselves up for recruitment success? Your athlete’s dedication to contacting coaches at “right fit” college programs is crucial to their college selection and athletic recruitment success. Understanding which programs have the level of scholastic rigor and the majors that satisfy the athlete’s interest and aptitude is essential. Athletes must combine that knowledge with an understanding of the college soccer programs performing at their ability and then market themselves to that list.  We suggest sending your player profile and a carefully crafted email outlining your athletic strengths, team contributions, and scholastic interests. If you need help, we are dedicated to this good work with classes and private consulting guidance at Strikers! Call Aspire Soccer Consulting and Resources at 630-740-8741, or contact us online here.