Embassy Cup is a premier level tournament for highly competitive teams ages U9-U19 (no U18) boys and girls. All games will be played primarily at the MD SoccerPlex, one of the top soccer facilities in the country. The Embassy Cup will offer two distinct levels of competition: Premier – This division will be for top-level teams looking for the best competition available. This division will feature, in the near future, teams from all around the world, as we work with various public and private organizations to bring foreign teams to our Nation’s Capital in a premier setting. Qualifier – This division will offer teams the opportunity to play their way into the Bethesda Tournament in November.
List of College Coaches Attending Embassy Cup 2017
- Bridgewater College - Michael Van Horn - Women's Head Coach
- Bryn Athyn College - Bree Benedict - Women's Assistant Coach
- Centenary College of Louisiana - Kyle Symczak - Men's Assistant Coach
- Chestnut Hill College - Sandy Dickson - Women's Head Coach
- Dickinson College - Patrick Corbett - Women's Assistant Coach
- Elmira College - Kaitlyn Mallernee - Women's Head Coach
- Harcum College - Samantha Farlow - Women's Head Coach
- Hood College - Ken Putnam - Men's Head Coach
- Johnson & Wales University - Men's Head Coach
- King's College - Mark Bassett - Men's Head Coach
- Norco College - Evan Camperell - Women's Head Coach
- Presbyterian College - Jonathan Porter - Men's Head Coach
- SUNY Brockport - Men's Assistant Coach
- Washington Adventist College - Women's Head Coach
- West Virginia Wesleyan College - Women's Assistant Coach
- Westminster College - Gabriel Kleinert - Women's Assistant Coach
There are (5) things to do to get recruited. An athlete has to:
1. Get Evaluated: Coaches don’t have time to look at every player so they have to rely on credible sources to get their information.
2. Post your academic/athletic resume online: This is a fast and easy way to get connected with coaches.
3. Create a winning highlight/skills video: Again, coaches can’t personally look at every recruit so they need a way to see your talents.
4. Contact coaches: They can’t recruit you if they don’t know who you are! It's not the tournament's job to contact the coaches...it's your job!
5. Start building relationships and following up with coaches now: The recruiting process started yesterday! With how competitive recruiting has become, athletes need to start building relationships with coaches as early as junior high.