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NSC Premier Boy's College ID Combine

NSC Boys Premier ID College Combine

Winter January 30, 2022


The National Sports Center is hosting the 2nd annual Boys Premier ID College Combine. This ID Combine provides players a snapshot of collegiate soccer. It is an excellent opportunity for serious players to be seen by college coaches and create connections.  College coaches from all over Minnesota and throughout the Midwest are invited to attend.

*2021 Winter event sold out, so do not delay.

Event Details

  • One day event
    • Sunday January 30 - 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • National Sports Center M Health Fairview Dome
  • Classroom Session
  • Training Session
  • 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).
  • Limited Openings
  • Registration deadline
    • Winter Event: January 14, 2021

COVID-19 Protocol

All customers are asked to review the following prior to arriving on campus:

Our facilities National Sports Center COVID-19 Preparedness Plan click here! The indoor facilities portion is at the top of the page. 

Please note that this event does not allow spectators. Only participants and college coaches.


Schedule of the Day

  • Wednesday Night Prior to Combine 
    • One Hour Virtual Recruiting Seminar
  • 7:30 a.m. - 8 a.m. - Registration/Welcome Group One
  • 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. - Group One Training
  • 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - Group One Full Sided Games
  • 9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - Registration/Welcome Group Two
  • 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - Group Two Training
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Group Two Full Sided Games

Age Groups

  • Open to Boys with the graduation years 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025.

Application Information and Fee

  • Click here to register! 
  • 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 

  • $125 per participant
    • Each participant receives:
      • T-Shirt
      • Recruiting packet for classroom session
  • Participants that play in a soccer club are eligible for an early bird discount of $25 valid until October 1 for Fall and January 1 for Winter. Please email Clinton 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 2022 event or transferred to a future session. Valid until the 2023 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, 2022. *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.


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 (training/games on artifical turf)
  • Shin guards
  • Soccer Ball
  • Water or Sports Drink of preference
  • Snack (concessions will be available on site)
  • Pen or writing utensil
  • Notebook

How many participants will be at the combine?

  • There will be a maximum of 80 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. 


College Coach Register to Attend

Click here to register!

All College Coaches receive a gift for attending.
Refreshments and snacks will be available as well.
All sessions will be live-streamed to watch.


Luke Dunn, Head Coach, Viterbo University

Dunn is in his third season as the Head Men's Soccer Coach at Viterbo.

His 2019 team took a major step forward by winning seven matches, more than double the amount of wins in the previous season. Viterbo's 5-3 overall record was the program's best eight-match start to the season since 1999.

Dunn played NCAA Division I Men's Soccer at Valparaiso University (Ind.) as a midfielder from 2010-2013. He was a three-time recipient of the Valparaiso University Student-Athlete Presidential Honors. During the 2014 fall, Dunn served as an undergraduate assistant coach for the Crusaders.

Ryan Bolte, Associate Head Coach Bethany Lutheran College

Bolte enters his seventh season with the men’s program and his second as associate head coach. Bolte assists in all elements of program development including recruiting, practice planning, and gameday operations. The Colorado native joined the men’s coaching staff in 2015 and helped lead the team to a UMAC playoff appearance and the team’s first postseason victory in over a decade. The 2020 squad advanced to the UMAC Tournament championship game for the first time in program history. Bolte began assisting with the women’s program in 2016 and will continue working with them in 2021.
Bolte was a four-year letterwinner with the Vikings and ranks in the top 10 of eight career goalkeeper categories. He helped lead the team to UMAC tournament appearances in three of his four years.

Bolte graduated from Bethany with a degree in Exercise Science. 

Ramon "Al" Aycart - Goalkeeper Coach, Augsburg University Women's Team

Aycart enters his third season as the goalkeeper coach for Augsburg University women. In addition he has 17 years of experience at the club level, currently with Minneapolis United. He also is a Fitness Instructor and Strength/Conditioning Coach.

Dan Rothert, Founder, Top Student Athlete Recruiting (Recruiting Seminar Lead)

-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. 


-Bethany Lutheran College
-Bethel University
-College of St. Scholastica
-Concordia University, Chicago
-Dakota Wesleyan University
-Edgewood College
-North Central University
-Oak Hills Christian College
-Saint John's University (MN)
-St. Cloud State University
-University of Jamestown
-University of Northwestern (MN)
-University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
-Viterbo University

2021 Winter College Coach Featured Speakers/Trainers

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.

Justin Oliver - Assistant Coach, St. Olaf College

-Oliver is in his second season as an assistant coach for the St. Olaf men's soccer program in 2020-21 after joining the staff on Jan. 21, 2019.

In 2019, Oliver was part of a coaching staff that led the Oles to their first appearance in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Playoffs since 2015. After being picked eighth in the MIAC Preseason Coaches' Poll, the Oles went 9-10 overall and 5-5 in the MIAC to post their highest overall and conference win totals since 2015.

A Second Team All-American for the University of St. Thomas in 2017-18, Oliver joined head coach Travis Wall's staff after serving as the head coach at North St. Paul High School in 2018, leading the team to a 14-4-0 record. He also coached at St. Croix Academy from 2015-19.

Samuel Ruiz Plaza - Assistant Coach, Augsburg University

-Ruiz Plaza enters his second season as a graduate fellow on the Augsburg men’s soccer coaching staff in 2020. He also serves as the team's recruiting coordinator.
He was a four-year student-athlete at NCAA Division III powerhouse Messiah College. During his time at Messiah he helped lead the Falcons to their 11th National Championship (2017), an Elite Eight run (2018), a Sweet Sixteen appearance (2016), and two MAC Conference Championships (2016 & 2018). Individually, Ruiz Plaza received various honors including following Samuel’s senior season where he was named a USC All-American, USC Scholar All-American, All-American, USC All-Region, and he was also a two-time MAC All-Conference selection.
At the amateur level, Samuel is a three-year veteran for local NPSL club Minneapolis City (2016, 2017, 2019), and played for USL2 side Charlotte Eagles in the summer of 2018. 

John Moening - Goalkeeper and Assistant Coach, Hamline University

-Moening is currently the goalkeeper coach for both Men's and Women's programs at Hamline University. Moening is a former DIII All-Conference Goalkeeper at Hamline. 

Tori Burnett - Lead College Coach Recruiting Seminar, Assistant Coach Macalester College Women's

-Burnett entered the collegiate coaching ranks after a successful playing career at the University of Minnesota.

During her time at Minnesota, Burnett helped the Gophers reach two NCAA Tournaments and capture the 2016 Big Ten regular-season and tournament titles. She also earned All-Big Ten second team and All-Great Lakes Region third team accolades, while being named the 2016 Big Ten Defender of the Tournament.

Burnett graduated from Minnesota in May of 2018 with a degree in physiology. Prior to her time at Blaine Soccer Club, she worked at Minnesota Soccer Camps as a trainer and coach. A native of Colorado Springs, Colo., Burnett won two 4A state championships at Cheyenne Mountain High School. She currently lives in Minneapolis.

List of College Coaches Planning to Attend Winter 2021

- Augsburg University
- Bethany Lutheran College
- Bethel University
- Buena Vista University
- Carroll University
- College of St. Scholastica
- Concordia College (MN)
- Concordia University Chicago
- Crown College
- Dakota County Technical College
- Dakota Wesleyan University
- Dartmouth College
- Dayton University
- Dominican University
- Drake University
- Dubuque University
- Eastern Illinois University
- Edgewood College
- Elmhurst College
- Gustavus Adolphus College
- Hamline University
- Iowa Lakes Community College
- Iowa Western Community College
- Lawrence University
- Marian University
- North Central University
- North Park University
- Northwest Nazarene University
- Occidental College
- Ripon College
- Southeastern Community College
- St. Cloud State University
- St. John's University
- St. Louis University
- St. Mary's University
- St. Olaf College
- University of Jamestown
- University of Minnesota, Morris
- University of Northwestern (MN)
- University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
- University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
- University of Wisconsin, Platteville
- University of Wisconsin, Superior
- Viterbo University
- Wake Forest University
- Wartburg College
- Wisconsin Lutheran College


List of Schools Attending by Premier ID College Combine Alumni

2021 Class
Bethany Lutheran College
Hamline University
St. John's University
University of Minnesota Morris

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Program Contact

Clinton LaBeau


Phone: 763-785-3679