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Monday, July 15, 2024

USA CUP Premier ID College Combine

Get recruited at the largest youth tournament in the USA on July 15, 2024!

The National Sports Center is hosting the 3nd 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 15 –  8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Brand-New Turf Fields
  • Classroom Session
  • Small-Sided, Position-Specific, and Fitness Training
  • Full Sided Games
  • Open to all prospective student-athletics with graduation dates of 2025, 2026, 2027 and 2028 (limited only by number and age, grade level, and/or gender).
  • Sessions will be livestreamed.
  • Limited Openings
  • Registration deadline June 28, 2024 – Click HERE to register.

Watch the Premier ID Combine LIVE!

Check out all the action LIVE! Click on the link and create an account or sign in! This is a free event to watch!

  • REGISTRATION COMING SOON!
  • Login and select the corresponding event.
  • 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 

  • $135 per participant
    • Each participant receives:
      • T-Shirt
      • Recruiting packet for classroom session
  • Participants that playing in Target USA CUP are eligible for a $25 participant discount. Please email Lucas at [email protected] for the code. 
  • 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 2024 event or transferred to a future NSC ID Combine session. Valid until the 2025 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.
  • Event Cancellation Policy: The following policy will be enacted IF an event hosted by the National Sports Center MUST be canceled by the directives of the State of Minnesota or the Minnesota Department of Health. Please know that our top priority on making decisions moving forward will be the safety and health of our players, coaches, referees, employees and fans.

    Participants will receive a refund for your event entry. Team registration refunds will be processed at 100% of the registration total. Refunds will be credited to your account by no later than December 31, 2023. *Please note that if a individual elects to drop prior to the event, the above voucher policy will be in effect. This includes individuals making their own decision to withdraw prior to the potential cancellation. If a customer (club, team, individual) is required to quarantine because they have become sick or exposed to the COVID-19, and are not able to participate for this reason, there will be no refund unless done within the parameters of the existing policy for refunds.

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 Coaches! Please register on the links below:

USA CUP Weekend

USA CUP Premier ID Combine

USA CUP Week

  • All college coaches receive a gift for attending in person.
    All Sessions will be livestreamed for free.
  • Refreshments and snacks will be available

Jack Paris, Head Women’s Coach, Webber International University

Paris joined Webber International University as the Assistant Head Women’s Soccer Coach and Assist Men’s Soccer Coach in August of 2022.

Coach Paris joined Webber from Division-II Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida where he served as Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach from 2020-2022. He also took on responsibility of Director of Operations within the program as well as Coordinator of Domestic Recruitment. Paris is a native of England and came to the United States in 1993 where he called Tampa, Florida his home.

Prior to coaching, Paris played in the Tampa area and continued his playing career overseas in England and Denmark.

 

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.

Emma Morris, Head Women’s Coach, Bethany Lutheran College

Emma Morris enters her fourth season as the head coach of the Bethany women’s soccer team.

In 2019, the Vikings qualified for the UMAC Tournament for the first time since 2016 and two players received All-Conference honors. In 2020, two players were named All-Conference. In 2021, Morris helped lead the Vikings to their most successful season in program history. The Vikings had one player named First Team All-Conference, three players named Second Team All-Conference, and one player earn Honorable Mention All-Conference in 2021.

Morris comes to Bethany from Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio, where she spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach where she helped the Student Princes to an overall record of 17-19-2.

Collegiately, Emma played soccer at both Ashford University and Viterbo University. In 16 games as a senior at Viterbo, Morris earned North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) scholar-athlete honors. At Ashford, Morris was a starter for the 2015 NAIA Association of Independent Institutions (AII) conference championship team. She was also named a 2015 Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athlete

Lucca Shimanuki, Goalkeeper Coach, North Central College

Coach Lucca Shimanuki originates from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Shimanuki moved to Tennessee in 2013 to pursue an education at Martin Methodist College. He also played college soccer as a goalkeeper for the Redhawks and was a part of the National Championship team his freshman year.

After earning his degree in 2017, Shimanuki coached high school girls soccer for a year at Fayeteville High School in Tennessee. Shimanuki moved to South Dakota in 2018 to continue his education in Education of Coaching Leadership, earning his master’s degree in May of 2020. When attending Mount Marty, Shimanuki worked as graduate assistant and goalkeeper coach for the Lancers Men’s Soccer team. Shimanuki spent the summer of 2019 playing for the NPSL teamSioux Falls Thunder.

Since moving to Minnesota in August, 2020, Shimanuki work as Director of Goalkeeping at Twin Cities Rush. Shimanuki looks to continue to grow in his coaching career as a member of the NCU soccer coaching staff.

Please click HERE for the list of registered coaches (this list is updated regularly)

Anthony Clark, Assistant Coach, University of Detroit Mercy

Clark comes to the Titans after spending four seasons as an Assistant Coach at his alma mater Ohio Northern University.

During his tenure at Ohio Northern, Clark specialized in creating offensive tactics for the forwards and the attacking midfield along with serving as the team’s Recruiting Coordinator.

Under Clark’s guidance, ONU finished the 2022 campaign with a 13-4-5 overall record winning the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) regular season championship with an 8-0-1 mark in conference play. The Polar Bears earned an at-large berth in the NCAA Division III Tournament advancing to the third round before falling to Williams (Mass.) and finished with a No. 13 ranking in the final United Soccer Coaches National Poll.

Individually, Clark assisted in the development of Levi King who earned 2022 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III All-Region VII First Team honors for the second time finishing his career as a four-time All-Region selection. He also was named to the All-OAC First Team as the conference’s Midfielder of the Year for the second straight year and was a five-time All-OAC selection, four-time First Team pick and two-time OAC All-Tournament Team selection.

Phillip Bohn, Head Coach, Webber International University

Bohn joins the Warriors after spending the last five years as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at fellow NAIA, LSU-Shreveport. Accumulating a winning record in each of his five seasons, Bohn compiled an overall record of 63-30-5 and a conference record of 33-12-2. The 2018 season stands as the best season in LSUS history as the Pilots finished 15-5 and won their first ever RRAC regular season title. Bohn was named the 2022 RRAC Coach of the Year as well as 2022 United Soccer Coaches West Region Staff of the Year.
 
Prior to Shreveport, Bohn made four previous stops as a head coach. He spent three seasons in Salina, Kansas, at Kansas Wesleyan University where he compiled an overall record of 37-18-5 and was an impressive 23-4-3 in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference.
 
Before that, he spent one season at Central Baptist College in Arkansas and four seasons at Jamestown College in North Dakota. Through 13 seasons as a head coach thus far, Bohn has an overall record of 144-95-15.
 
Bohn earned a USSF National ‘B’ Coaching License and has NSCAA advanced regional coaching diplomas.

Roberto Yepez, Head Coach, Viterbo University

Roberto enters into his first season as the Head Coach of Viterbo University. Yepez comes from being the Assistant Coach at Point University and had been the assistant coach at Lincoln College for 3 seasons before that. Yepez was born and raised in Bloomington, IL and graduated from Lincoln Christian University in 2019. As a player, Yepez played in the NAIA with Lincoln Christian University and Semi-professionally with Baltimore Kings.

Lucca Shimanuki, Goalkeeper Coach, North Central College

Coach Lucca Shimanuki originates from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Shimanuki moved to Tennessee in 2013 to pursue an education at Martin Methodist College. He also played college soccer as a goalkeeper for the Redhawks and was a part of the National Championship team his freshman year.

After earning his degree in 2017, Shimanuki coached high school girls soccer for a year at Fayeteville High School in Tennessee. Shimanuki moved to South Dakota in 2018 to continue his education in Education of Coaching Leadership, earning his master’s degree in May of 2020. When attending Mount Marty, Shimanuki worked as graduate assistant and goalkeeper coach for the Lancers Men’s Soccer team. Shimanuki spent the summer of 2019 playing for the NPSL teamSioux Falls Thunder.

Since moving to Minnesota in August, 2020, Shimanuki work as Director of Goalkeeping at Twin Cities Rush. Shimanuki looks to continue to grow in his coaching career as a member of the NCU soccer coaching staff.

Leonardo Barbosa, Assistant Coach, St. Mary’s University

Coach Leo Barbosa originates from Minas Gerais, Brazil. Leo acquires a US Soccer “B” license, along with United Soccer Coaches Advanced National Diploma and premier Diploma. Leo has extensive coaching and goalkeeping experience and is also currently Med City (NPSL) goalkeeper coach and Minnesota Rush Technical Director.

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. 

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.

Clay Glasgow, Head Coach, Southwest Minnesota State University

-Clay Glasgow was named head women’s soccer coach at SMSU on Feb. 25, 2022.

Glasgow comes to SMSU after spending the past eight seasons as head women’s soccer coach at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, S.D.

During his last two seasons at DWU, the Tigers amassed back-to-back winning seasons and qualified for the Great Plains Athletic Conference Tournament both seasons. He coached a remarkable number of outstanding athletes including 11 NAIA All-American Scholar-Athletes and 19 All-GPAC selections, with a notable five All-GPAC first team honorees during his tenure. During his first season at DWU in 2014, the team was picked to finish last in the preseason polls, yet the program won 10 games and advanced to the GPAC Tournament semifinals.

Glasgow began his coaching career at Life University in Atlanta, where he worked as a camp coach in 2001-02 while playing soccer at Brewton Parker College. He then transferred to Mount Marty College in Yankton, S.D., where he earned all-conference honors for the Lancers.

Clara Webby, Assistant Women’s Coach, Macalester College

Webby returned to her alma mater as the Scots’ assistant coach in March of 2022. Webby spent the 2021 season as the top assistant at St. Catherine University.

While at St. Catherine, Webby helped the Wildcats win the MIAC regular-season and playoff championships while advancing to the NCAA Tournament. She was honored along with the rest of the coaching staff as Region IX Staff of the Year by the United Soccer Coaches. Before her stint at St. Catherine, Webby was an assistant coach at Macalester under previous head coach Krystle Seidel for two seasons.

Webby was a standout player for the Scots, earning All-MIAC and All-Region honors in 2016 and 2017. During her three seasons as Macalester’s starting central defender, Webby and the Scots registered 26 shutouts. After sitting out her senior season due to injury, she was included on the MIAC Sportsmanship Team. An international studies major, Webby graduated cum laude from Macalester. She also made the Academic All-MIAC team twice.

Gregg Olson, Head Coach, Macalester College

-Olson will begin his 10th season in the fall of 2021 at Macalester as head coach, having rebuilt the program into a MIAC, regional and national power once again. The Scots have finished in the top five in the MIAC in each of the last six years while appearing in the national top 20 rankings four of the past six seasons. In his last six seasons at Macalester, Olson has a record of 68-30-20 (.661), including a 39-14-7 (.708) mark in the MIAC.

Olson’s squads have consistently performed exceptionally well in the classroom, with a team grade-point average that ranked as high as 15th among 820 men’s soccer programs nationally across all divisions and first in the MIAC.

A native of Rockford, Illinois, Olson graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in English and Geography from the University of Vermont, where he was team captain as a senior. Olson also was a three-time winner of the team’s Donoson Fitzgerald Award for Perseverance, Integrity and Sportsmanship. After graduating from college, Olson spent two seasons playing semi-professionally before beginning his coaching career. 


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.

-Augustana University (SD)
-Augsburg University
-Cape Fear Community College
-College of St. Benedict
-Concordia University, St. Paul
-Cornell College
-Hamline University
-Johnson & Wales University (RI)
-Macalester University
-Minnesota State University, Mankato
-North Central University
-Rochester Community & Technical College
-Southwest Minnesota State University
-St. Catherine’s University
-University of Southern Maine
-University of Winnipeg
-University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

-Macalester College
-St. John’s University (MN)
-St. Cloud State University
-University of Northwestern (MN)
-University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
-University of Wisconsin, Madison

Click here to view those coaches registered for 2021 USA CUP Premier ID College Combine!

List of Schools Attended by USA CUP Premier ID College Combine Alumni

Boys
Bethany Lutheran College 
Bridgewater College
Cazenovia College
Christopher Newport University
College of St. Scholastica
Concord University
Concordia College (MN)
Eastern Mennonite University
Finlandia University
Gustavus Adolphus College
Hampden-Sydney College
Illinois Institute of Technology
Mars Hill University
Mary Baldwin University
Montreat College
Northern Virginia Community College
Oglethorpe University
Pfeiffer University
Randolph-Macon College
St. John’s University
St. John’s University (MN)
St. Mary’s University (MN)
University of Connecticut
University of Jamestown
University of Minnesota Morris
University of Northwestern (MN)
University of Wisconsin-Superior (Track and Field)
Virginia Commonwealth University
William & Mary
Wilson College
Wisconsin Lutheran College

Girls
Algoma University (Canada)
Augsburg University
Concordia University, St. Paul
Gardner-Webb University
Gustavus Adolphus University
Hampton University
James Madison University
Northwestern College (IA)
Longwood University
North Carolina Wesleyan University
Old Dominion University
Sawanee, The University of the South
Schreiner University
Southwestern University
St. Catherine’s University
Texas A&M-San Antonio
University of Jamestown
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
University of Wisconsin-River Falls
University of Wisconsin-Superior
Viterbo University
Virginia Military Institute

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