Tryouts for the Executive Cup College Soccer Showcase will be held in early June at locations in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Tryouts in Stage 1 will be held on Monday, June 3, at Cantiague Park Turf Field in Hicksville. A second tryout in the Stage is set for Wednesday, June 5, at Medford Athletic Complex turf field in Medford. Tryouts on each night will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. for girls and from 7:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for boys and are open to all.
Stage 2 and Stage 3 will be held on June 10 and June 17 respectively, but are invite only.
Now in its ninth year, the Executive Cup is designed to provide high school soccer players the opportunity to showcase their talents under the watchful eyes of college coaches. The program started in 2011 with only two boys teams. In the years since it has grown to include several boys and girls teams and also includes international teams.
Each participant is required to complete a three-stage tryout process. This includes an open tryout followed by two additional tryout stages where each player must be invited back by Executive Cup evaluating staff.
The staff consists of current and former collegiate athletes, as well as established club team head coaches and former professional soccer players. Once players are selected, team rosters will be set and practices will begin.
The showcase event matches are filmed, which will be provided to the players and college coaches throughout the country for recruiting purposes.