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USA CUP Premier ID College Combine

USA CUP Premier ID College Combine

July 12, 2021

The National Sports Center is hosting the 1st annual USA CUP Premier ID College Combine. This ID Combine will help prospective student athletes participating in USA CUP Weekend or USA CUP learn about the college recruiting experience and showcase skills to college coaches. College coaches from all over Minnesota and throughout the Midwest and America are invited to attend.

EVENT DETAILS

  • One day event, Monday, July 12 -  8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • National Sports Center Stadium
  • Classroom Session
  • Small-Sided Games
  • Full Sided Games
  • Open to all prospective student-athletics with graduation dates of 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025 (limited only by number and age, grade level, and/or gender).
  • Sessions will be livestreamed.
  • Limited Openings
  • Registration deadline June 25, 2021

Livestream Links

SCHEDULE OF THE DAY

Girls

  • 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. - Registration/Welcome
  • 9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - Classroom Session Group 1/Training Session Group 2
  • 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - Classroom Session Group 2/Training Session Group 1
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Full Side Games

Boys

  • 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Registration/Welcome
  • 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Classroom Session Group 1/Training Session Group 2
  • 1:15 p.m. - 2 p.m. - Classroom Session Group 2/Training Session Group 1
  • 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. - Full Side Games

College Coach Register to Attend

Click here to register!
Click here to register for USA CUP Weekend and USA CUP Weeklong.

All College Coaches receive a gift for attending in person.
All Sessions will be livestreamed for free.
Refreshments and snacks will be available as well.

Age Groups

  • Open to all perspective student athletes with the graduation years 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025

REGISTRATION AND FEE

  • Click here to register! 
  • If this is your first time using the system, you will need to create an NSC Event HQ account.  You only need one account per family (the account should be set up with an adult as the account holder)  Once you create your household account and have verified your email address and set your password  you can then add "participants" to your account (children, spouses, etc.)
    New Account click here to get started 

    Already have an account then click here to login 

    Please contact the program registrar with any questions or for further assistance

  • $125 per participant
    • Each participant receives:
      • T-Shirt
      • Recruiting packet for classroom session
  • USA CUP players can receive a discount, please contact Clinton for code click here to email.
  • Refund Policy. Refunds are not issued for cancelled registrations after the player has been accepted into the program. Cancelled registrations can by a different individual for the 2021 event or transferred to a future session. Valid until the 2022 event.
  • Surcharge Fee. The National Sports Center has instituted a 2% surcharge on all submitted card payments to help cover a portion of the processing fees assessed to the NSC by the card processing companies. Customers can avoid the fee by paying with an e-check with an online registration.

2021 Featured Speakers/Trainers Girls

Mike Regan -  Head Coach North Dakota State University

Regan (REE-gan) was named the head women's soccer coach at North Dakota State on Jan. 19, 2018. Regan is the fifth head coach in NDSU program history. The Bison earned a spot in The Summit League Championship Semifinals in his first year at the helm.

The Bison have had five All-Summit League selections in Regan's first two years, including four first team selections. NDSU has also had a pair of All-Summit League Freshman Team selections and two Summit League All-Tournament Team picks.

Prior to joining the Bison, Regan coached at Indiana University, Drake University, and North Iowa Area Community College.

Regan also has extensive coaching experience at the youth level. He is currently a staff coach with the U.S. Youth Soccer Region II Girls Olympic Development Program and served as the head coach of the Iowa ODP '98 age group for three years. Regan holds a National 'A' Coaching License from the United States Soccer Federation.

Erin Kasmirek-Mallett -  Head Coach Southwest Minnesota State University

Kasmarik-Mallett enters her sixth season as head women's soccer coach at Southwest Minnesota State in 2020. She was named to the position on July 23, 2015 and has compiled a career record of 30-56-3 overall, including 27-46-2 in conference play.

From Coon Rapids, Minnesota, Kasmarik-Mallett was a standout player for the SDSU women’s soccer team from 2005-08. She was a first team All-Summit League honoree during her senior season, leading the league with six game-winning goals, tied for the league lead in goals and ranked second in points. She helped lead the Jackrabbits to their first ever NCAA tournament appearance in 2008, scoring a team-high 24 points with 10 goals. She closed her career recording 39 points with 15 goals and nine assists in 75 games. 

Allison DeGroot -  Head Coach University of Wisconsin-Superior

DeGroot enters her fourth season as UW-Superior head women's soccer coach in 2020. DeGroot holds a 19-35-6 (.367) record in three seasons.

DeGroot was named 2019 & 2021 UMAC Coach of the Year, and was the first female women's soccer head coach to be honored since 2009.

Played Division I soccer at Marquette in Milwaukee, Wis., where she helped the Golden Eagles reach the second round of the NCAA tournament in 2006.

2021 Featured Speakers/Trainers Boys

Gareth Smith, Head Coach, Drake University

Smith was named head coach of the Drake men’s soccer program in 2015 after six seasons as an assistant coach. Smith led Drake to the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament title in his first campaign. The tournament title clinched the Bulldogs third trip to the NCAA Tournament, where they won at Kentucky, 2-1, to open the tournament. The road win over the Kentucky was the third NCAA tournament win in school history and first since 2009.

A native of Scotland, he played for Motherwell F.C. as youth Academy and reserve team player. From the age 15 through 18 he was selected for the Glasgow Regional Select Team for three consecutive years. 

He holds a USSF ‘A’ license, UEFA license, USSF National Goalkeeping license, U.S. and Scottish F.A. National Youth license, and is a certified fitness and conditioning coach.

Zach Neiberger, Assistant Coach, St. Cloud State University

Neiberger enters his second season with the men's soccer program in 2021. 

A resident of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Neiberger served as an assistant coach at Hamline University from 2018-2019.  A former high school All-American, Neiberger played his collegiate soccer at NCAA D1 San Diego State University and UW- Milwaukee.

Barry Chastey, Head Coach, College of St. Scholastica

Enters his 16th season as the head coach of the Saints in 2020. He was first hired at St. Scholastica in the summer of 2003 as the head men’s and women’s junior varsity coach and assistant to both varsity programs before moving into the head coaching position for the 2005 season.

Under the direction of Chastey, the Saints have claimed 11 UMAC Regular Season and eight Tournament Championships. In 2010, Chastey led the Saints to a sweep of the conference regular season and tournament championship en route to the program’s first NCAA Tournament berth. In 2012, he guided the Saints to their second NCAA Tournament appearance where they fell to eventual national semifinalist Loras College (Iowa) in the first round. From 2012-15, Chastey guided the Saints to the highest scoring offense in the nation. In 2014, he led the Saints to the first 20-win season in program history. His squads currently hold the NCAA record for consecutive conference games without a loss. Chastey was named the UMAC Coach of the Year in 2007.

2021 Featured Speakers/Goalkeeper Trainer

Brandon Barkus,  Head Women's Coach, Augustana University

- Barkus has been the Head Soccer Coach at Augustana since 2006, compiling a record of 155-99-28, six NCAA tournament appearances and one NSIC tournament championship.

In 2019, Barkus saw seven of his players earn All-NSIC honors (including three on the All-NSIC First Team), three earn USCA All-Region honors, two earn D2CCA All-Region honors, one earn CoSIDA Academic All-District honors, one earn NSIC All-tournament honors, four earn NISC Player of the Week honors and 18 earn Academic All-NSIC honors. 

As a player, Barkus was a two-time honorable mention All-America goaltender at Benedictine College in Atchison. He started three years for the Ravens and twice served as team captain.

List of College Coaches Planning to Attend (Updated Regularly)

Men's College Coaches

- Bethany Lutheran College
- Drake University
- College of St. Scholastica
- St. Cloud State University
- University of Illinois - Springfield
- University of Northwestern - St. Paul

Women's College Coaches

- Augsburg University
- Augustana University
- Bethany Lutheran College
- College of St. Benedict
- College of St. Scholastica
- Concordia University, St. Paul
- Edgewood College
- Gustavus Adolphus College
- Hamline University
- Knox College
- Marian University
- Michigan Tech University
- North Dakota State University
- Northland College
- Roosevelt University
- Southwest Minnesota State University
- University of Jamestown
- University of Wisconsin, Superior

REGISTRATION SYSTEM

We are excited to present you with a new registration experience - NSC Event HQ. This system will streamline your enrollment process and give you more access to your customer account. Use this system to register for Premier Girl's College ID Combine.

If this is your first time using the system, you will need to create an NSC Event HQ account.  You only need one account per family (the account should be set up with an adult as the account holder)  Once you create your household account and have verified your email address and set your password  you can then add "participants" to your account (children, spouses, etc.)
New Account click here to get started 

Already have an account then click here to login 

Please contact the program registrar with any questions or for further assistance 

NSC Fund for Play

NSC FUND FOR PLAY

The NSC Fund For Play is the contribution and donation arm of the National Sports Center Foundation. We are dedicated to improving the lives of Minnesota residents by creating programs and initiatives that support a diverse and engaged community. If you would like to make a donation to improve the health, well-being, and outlook of participants through access to sports and healthy, safe environments, please click HERE.

Thank you for considering!

FAQS

What should I do to prepare for the combine?

  • Plan to play your best!
  • Complete a combine profile to be distributed to the coaches when you are accepted into the event.
  • Contact prospective college coaches prior to the event by reaching out to any school you are interested and tell them that you will be attending the combine. There is a list below of the college coaches planning to attend the event to see who is already signed up. 

What do I bring to the combine?

  • White T-shirt
  • Dark Shorts
  • Dark Socks (preferably Black)
  • Molded cleats or Turf Shoes (games on artifical turf)
  • Shin guards
  • Water or Sports Drink of preference
  • Water bottle
  • Snack (concessions will be available on site)
  • Pen or writing utensil
  • Notebook
  • Soccer Ball

How many participants will be at the combine?

  • There will be a maximum of 80 boys and 80 girls athletes at the combine.

Will I be playing with my current teammates?

  • All players register as individuals, so you will not be able to request to play with specific people.
  • Combine staff will look at the registrations to put the groups together based on positions.

I am a parent, can I watch the combine?

  • Parents are welcome to join the classroom for the session. 
  • Parents not allowed to spectate the training or small-sided games.

When will I get my group assignment?

  • Players are provided their schedule, group assignment, and number at check-in. All of the activities take place in one area so college coaches can see you.

When will I hear from the attending college coaches?

  • There are specific rules about when college coaches can contact with players. Please visit the NCAA website for more information.
  • If a coach is interested in a player and the coach is permitted to contact the player according to NCAA rules, then it is up to that coach when the contact occurs.
  • Parents and players may be able to contact coaches for schools of interest, please review the NCAA rules for clarification.
  • There are no guarantees that any of the attending coaches will contact your player. 

2021 Featured Speakers/Recruiting Seminar

Dan Rothert, Founder, Top Student Athlete Recruiting

-Before retiring from college coaching after the 2019 season, Dan Rothert, was one of the most successful college soccer coaches in NCAA history at any level. One of the few coaches with over 500 collegiate wins, Rothert’s 613 wins at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, between the men’s and women’s programs, puts him in rarified company. Rothert built Loras College into a NCAA III powerhouse for both men’s and women’s soccer. In his 22 years with the men, his teams won 12 conference championships and made 12 NCAA tournaments, while advancing to 8 Sweet Sixteen’s and 5 NCAA Final Fours (including finishing as national runner-up in 2015).   

Rothert also spent 5 years as Associate AD overseeing recruiting where he learned the in and outs of admissions and financial aid and uses this knowledge to help his clients find great fit opportunities and save money on college costs.

His company, Top Student Athlete Recruiting helps high school soccer prospects and families find the right-fit college to attend and compete at – academically, athletically, socially and financially.  Click here to learn more. 

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