15th Annual National Showcase This Weekend
The Albion Cup National Soccer Showcase is one of the largest and most well organized event in the country. Held in San Diego, July 17-20, the tournament gives college exposure showcasing the top teams in the country. The quality of the event makes it one of the most desirable events in the nation. Puma and soccerloco are major sponsors that support the success of this growing event.
Just a few college’s represented at the event include: San Diego State University, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA, UCSD, UCSB and UNLV. View Full List of College Coaches Attending.
An additional benefit to the event is the Tournament All-Star team. Albion has partnered with Pro Select Soccer to select a Puma Tournament All-Star Team to train and compete in Brazil in June 2016.
This elite group of players will train and play against professional teams in Brazil.
The Pro Select Staff will be identifying these players from the following age groups throughout the tournament:
BU14 Puma V Elite
BU15 Puma V Elite
GU14 Puma V Elite
GU15 Puma V Elite
GU16 Puma V Elite
Pro Select will notify the head coach and/or manager of any player that has been chosen to participate within a few weeks of the tournament concluding. Pro Select will communicate through the team manager or coach initially with the selection of players.
SoccerToday met with Noah Gins, Executive Director of Albion SC regarding the tournament:
Diane Scavuzzo: How competitive is the Albion Cup National Showcase youth soccer tournament?
Noah Gins: This tournament is a National Showcase and the highest bracket is one of the toughest levels of competition in the USA. Albion Cup is well known for a very high level of competition with teams traveling from all over the nation to compete. This year we have youth soccer teams participating from Hawaii, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Washington, Utah, New Mexico, Colorado, Idaho, and Oregon. We even have teams coming from Canada.
Diane Scavuzzo: How many teams participated last year and this year?
Noah Gins: Albion Cup had 600 teams participate in last year’s youth soccer tournament. This year, we had over 700 teams apply and accepted 620 teams.
Diane Scavuzzo: What do you like best about hosting this event?
Noah Gins: We enjoy creating the best atmosphere for the youth soccer player and coach. We also believe in spoiling the team with as much professionalism as possible. We look forward to seeing our teams competing on the fields.
Cal South‘s Albion SC is well recognized for its continual demonstration of player development and commitment to the game.