Strikers Fox Valley December Showcase – Quick Facts You Need to Know

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Strikers Fox Valley December Showcase – Quick Facts You Need to Know

***Inclement Weather Notice: In the event that the snow delays our traveling teams, we may move players & teams around, and adjust our tournament schedule accordingly.  Kelly McLean is coordinating with the coaches and some available teams will plan an additional game. Please check the Strikers Fox Valley Home Page for the latest weather and schedule updates.

Strikers Fox Valley Soccer Club Members– are you ready for the 2016 winter showcase? We’ve invited more than 100 college coaches to come watch you play in December. Athletes – if you’re serious about playing your sport 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, or contact us online here.

Coaches: (Click here to RSVP for the Boys ShowcaseClick Here to RSVP for the Girls Showcase)

Strikers Fox Valley Soccer Club December Showcase Quick Facts:

Is the tournament schedule out? Yes!

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When is the Showcase? The Boys Showcase is Saturday, December 17th and the Girl’s Showcase is Sunday, December 18th

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

What time will the tournament start and end? Start time will be 7:15 am until about 6 pm with each team playing at least once during the 10:00 am – 2:00 pm time range for best exposure.

Which Soccer Clubs are participating?

  • Boys –Strikers Fox Valley Uncommitted Junior & Senior Athletes, Rockford Raptors, Chicago Rush Panthers, Kopion FC  – (Ajax has withdrawn as of 12/16/16)
  • Girls –Strikers Fox Valley Uncommitted Sophomore & Junior Athletes,  Rockford Raptors,  &  Naperville Soccer Academy, Team Chicago, & Chicago Empire FC


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

Who will be organizing the Striker Teams? Your senior club coaches

When will the schedule be posted and by whom? Tentative Schedule out December 7th by Kelly McLean at Strikers FV (

When are team rosters due and to whom? Team Rosters with athletes name, number, ACT/SAT scores, & Graduation date is due December 1st to Kelly McLean

Which  College Coaches are invited?


Which College Coaches have RSVP’d so far?

Men’s coaches from:

  • North Central College
  • Illinois College
  • Knox College
  • Augustana College
  • Loras College
  • Lawrence University
  • Elmhurst College
  • University of WI – Platteville
  • Millikin University
  • University of Dubuque
  • Benedictine University
  • Aurora University
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Albion College
  • Trinity International University
  • Alma College


Women’s coaches from:

  • Illinois Wesleyan University
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville
  • Calvin College
  • Kalamazoo College
  • North Central College
  • Concordia University of St Paul
  • Ferris State University
  • Benedictine University
  • Alverno College
  • Upper Iowa University
  • Clarke University
  • UW Oshkosh
  • Roosevelt University
  • Cornell College
  • Viterbo University
  • Carthage College
  • Youngstown State University
  • Alma College
  • IPFW
  • Univ of Wisconsin – La Crosse
  • Indiana State University
  • Alma College
  • Lakeland University
  • Wartburg College
  • Augustana College
  • Loras College
  • MSOE (Milwaukee School of Engineering)


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. The tournament will keep them informed on the tournament schedule,  prepares player packets for them, and have breakfast and lunch available.

What else should I know? The teams will play three 40 min games with a running clock.

What else should student athletes be doing to connect with college coaches? Attend an upcoming info session with Aspire Soccer Consulting & Resources! 

  • For all 1998, 1999, and 2000 Juniors and Seniors (and their parents): Monday, December 5th, 2016 at Strikers FVSC Indoor Facility from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Realizing that some players may have changed their minds and decided they may be interested in college soccer, we are offering an opportunity to meet with Aspire Soccer Consulting & Resources prior to the December showcase.  This will help to answer any questions and get you set in the right direction should the opportunity to interact with any schools come about as a result of participating in the winter showcase event.

  • For all 2000, 2001, and 2002 Freshmen and Sophomores (and their parents): Monday, January 9th, 2016 at Strikers FVSC Indoor Facility Session One:  5:30 pm to 6:30 pm | Session Two:  7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

To prepare is to succeed! These sessions provide a view into the important issues and facts of college recruitment for Freshman and Sophomores who think they may be interested in playing in college.  This will help you to set priorities and prepare for your future college plans.

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. Lastly, 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 us at #630-740-8741, or contact us online here. 

In an effort to support the transition of our athletes, we are very excited to have two guest appearances for the Showcase.

  1. Career Vision is a tremendous organization that has been matching students with careers that meet their interest, aptitudes, and potential for many years. Encourage your athlete to stop by with questions (10 am – 2 pm). Learn more at
  2. Sandy Longworth of Longworth Prep is also supporting the Showcase this year. A former Guidance Counselor from St Charles North, Sandy is a wealth of information! Don’t miss this chance to find out what you need to know about college decisions! (10 am- 2 pm). Learn more here:

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