Bradenton, Fla. (March 4, 2013) – IMG Academy will host more than 55 top high school club teams from the United States and Puerto Rico when they take to the pitch for the second annual IMG Cup – College Showcase, March 8-10. Teams in the U15, U16, U17 and U19 Divisions will have an opportunity to impress college coaches from top programs around the nation.
“We take a lot of pride in hosting high-level, professional quality events at IMG Academy that give players the best chance to compete and get the best college exposure,” said Scott Dean, Director of Soccer, IMG Academy. “The IMG Cup – College Showcase is no different, and we are expecting a large turnout of coaches from some of the nation’s best programs.”
College coaches representing top programs, including the likes of Akron, St. John’s, Ohio State, Penn State, Dartmouth, the University of South Florida and more than 30 other colleges, will be in attendance.
The action kicks off on Friday, March 8 with games starting at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. On Saturday, morning games start at 10:30 a.m., and afternoon kickoffs are set for 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. The event concludes on Sunday March, 10 with games in the morning at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and afternoon at 12:30 p.m. For the most up-to-date schedule of games and field assignments, please click here to visit the IMG Cup – College Showcase web site.
The IMG Cup – College Showcase is an extension of December’s IMG Cup – Boy’s Invitational. The events are held to provide an additional forum for potential college prospects to showcase their talents, and to perform on IMG Academy’s world-class fields and facilities. This year’s College Showcase comes on the heels of professional off-season training at IMG Academy, which saw Major League Soccer’s (MLS) New York Red Bulls, D.C. United and Columbus Crew, in addition to Sweden’s Malmö FF, playing a series of exhibition matches this past February.