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NSC Premier Girl's College ID Combine

NSC Girls Premier ID College Combine

Fall October 31, 2020

Winter February 7, 2021

 

Check out the USA CUP Premier ID College Combine July 12

The National Sports Center is hosting the 2nd annual Girls 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.

Event Details

  • One day event
    • Fall Saturday, October 31 - 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    • Winter Sunday, February 7 -  7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • National Sports Center M Health Fairview Dome
  • Virtual Classroom Session on recruiting
  • Training Session
  • Full-Sided Games
  • Session live-streamed for College Coaches
  • Open to all prospective student-athletics with graduation dates of 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 (limited only by number and age, grade level, and/or gender).
  • Limited Openings
  • Registration deadline
    • February Event: January 18, 2021
    • Limited space still available. Goalkeeper position is currently full.

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.

Participants:

  • Masks are required in the indoor entrance areas and bathrooms by all participants, coaches, and parents/guardians. Masks are currently required during play. For more information on our NSC League and Programs Mask Policy click here!
  • Please wait in car until 15 minutes prior to your group start time – no earlier than 15 minutes before start time are you allowed to enter the NSC M Health Fairview Dome. 

Parent/Guardian:

  • No Parent/Guardian Spectators are allowed in the NSC M Health Fairview Dome during this program. 

College Coaches

  • Masks are required in the indoor entrance areas and bathrooms by all participants, coaches, and parents/guardians
  • Must maintain 6 ft of social distance from other college coaches (that don’t live in same household). 
  • Must stay in designated viewing area.
  • Must exit immediately following the sessions.

 

Four tips to remember:

  1. If you feel sick, please stay home.
  2. All attendees are asked to wear a mask, unless they are actively participating in a game.
  3. Signage will be posted on campus to remind people of guidelines.
  4. Our facility staff will help keep public spaces clean and sanitized throughout the event.

Schedule of the Day

  • Week 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 Girls with the graduation years 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024.

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
      • Electronic recruiting packet for classroom session
      • Ability to use film for recruiting profile
  • Participants that play in a soccer club are eligible for an early bird discount of $25 valid until December 25. 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 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.
  • 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, 2021. *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.

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 (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. 

 

2021 Winter College Coach Featured Speakers/Trainers

Tori Burnett - Lead College Coach, Assistant Coach Macalester College 

-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.

Emily Cripe - Head Coach Hamline University 

-Cripe is in her fourth season at Hamline University a private liberal arts school in St. Paul, Minnesota, she played collegiate soccer at Seton Hall University.  Cripe came to Hamline after previous stops at her alma mater, an assistant coach at two different MIAC schools, and most recently providing data analytics for D-I women's soccer power North Carolina. The St. Paul, Minn. native attended Cretin-Derham Hall High School before heading east for college. She was a three-year regular for the Pirates, captaining the team in her senior season. She graduated in 2005 with a degree in Journalism and also holds her Ed. D. in Leadership from the University of St. Thomas. 

Ashley Haflett - Assistant Coach University of Sioux Falls.

-Haflett joins University of Sioux Falls in 2020 after serving as the top assistant at Missouri Western State in St. Joseph, Mo., since 2018. Prior to working at MWSU, she was the assistant coach at the University of Mary in 2017. At UMary, Haflett earned a Master's degree in Kinesiology in 2019. 

As the first-ever assistant at MWSU, she helped guide the Griffon teams to a cumulative 16-18-3 mark over two seasons.  She was highly involved in all aspects of the program, which included 11 Griffons earning All-MIAA honors in 2018 (eight) and in 2019 (three). While she was at MWSU, the soccer team earned a 3.5 cumulative GPA and completed more than 1,300 hours of community service. She also organized a donation drive for the St. Joseph YMCA and with the Sports Bra Project. At MWSU, she helped with the program's involvement in Team IMPACT, which is a national program pairing children who have chronic and severe illnesses with college athletics teams. She was also responsible for goalkeeper training with MWSU where goalkeepers in 2018 and 2019 earned All-MIAA honors.

As a student-athlete at Augustana, she was an All-NSIC goalie for the Vikings. Additionally, she has coaching experience working with youth boys and girls teams through Dakota Alliance Soccer Club and Brandon Valley High School.

Danielle Mendez - Assistant Coach St. Olaf College, Goalkeeper Trainer

-Mendez is in her second season as an assistant coach/goalkeeper coach for the St. Olaf women’s soccer program in 2020-21.

Mendez came to St. Olaf after two stints as an assistant coach/goalkeeper coach with NCAA Division I programs and also has coaching experience at the club level, following a standout career at St. Catherine University.

In 2018-19, Mendez worked at the University of Montana as an assistant coach/goalkeeper coach, helping the team to the 2018 Big Sky Conference championship while allowing just 1.09 goals per game with 10 shutouts in 22 games. The Griz recorded three-straight shutouts against higher-seeded opponents to win the conference tournament as the No. 5 seed. Starting goalkeeper Claire Howard earned Second Team All-Big Sky Conference honors and was named the Big Sky All-Tournament Team goalkeeper.

Mendez was a four-year starter at St. Catherine University from 2012-15 and graduated as the program’s career leader in goals-against average (1.45) and shutouts (19), while setting single-season records for goals-against average (0.86) and fewest goals allowed (16). Her 274 saves were second-most in school history.

List of College Coaches Planning to Attend Winter 2021

- Augsburg University
- Beloit College
- Bemidji State University
- Benedictine University
- Bethany Lutheran College
- Bethel University
- Central Methodist University
- Cleary University
- Coe College
- College of St. Benedict
- College of St. Mary
- College of St. Scholastica
- Concordia University (NE)
- Concordia University Chicago
- Concordia University St. Paul
- Crown College
- Culver-Stockton University
- Doane University
- Edgewood College
- Grand Valley State University
- Gustavus Adolphus College
- Hamline University
- Hastings College
- Husson University
- Illinois College
- Illinois Institute of Technology
- Illinois Wesleyan University
- Indian Hills Community College
- Indiana University Northwest
- Iowa State University
- Knox College
- Macalester College
- Marian University
- Missouri Southern State University
- Mount Marty University
- Mount Mary University
- North Central University
- Northland College
- Presentation College
- Purdue University Fort Wayne
- Rochester Community & Technical College
- Roosevelt University
- Southeastern Community College
- Southwest Minnesota State University
- St. Catherine University
- St. Cloud State University
- St. Mary's University
- St. Norbert College
- St. Olaf College
- Trinity International University
- University of Minnesota, Morris
- University of North Dakota
- University of Sioux Falls
- University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
- University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
- University of Wisconsin, Parkside
- University of Wisconsin, River Falls
- University of Wisconsin, Stout
- University of Wisconsin, Superior
- Viterbo University
- Wayne State College
- William Penn University
- Winona State University

 

2020 Fall College Coach Featured Speakers/Trainers

Tori Burnett - Lead College Coach, Assistant Coach Macalester College 

-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.

Steve Bellis - Head Coach, Concordia University, St. Paul

- Bellis brings 15-plus years of soccer coaching experience to Concordia University, with a strong passion for the game of soccer and a commitment to a well-rounded student-athlete experience.

- Bellis led his led his squad to the best record in program history with a 17-3-3 record and a 12-1-2 record in conference play along with a NSIC regular season title. With the best record in program history and hosting and playing in their first ever conference tournament championship game Bellis led the team to their first ever NCAA Tournament appearance and winning their first ever NCAA Tournament game in a shootout victory over Northeastern State. Bellis was named NSIC Coach of the Year and he and he and his staff were awarded the Central Region Coaching Staff of the Year. Bellis oversaw one of the best defenses in the country in 2019, setting a program record with 15 shutouts, and a .63 goals against average, while holding their opponents to only 8.6 shots per game. Bellis's 2019 team had a streak of six shutouts in a row and a stretch of seven wins in a row during the season. 

Taylor Greathouse - Assistant Coach, Augsburg University

-Greathouse enters her second year as the graduate fellow on the Augsburg University Women's Soccer coaching staff in the 2020 season. 

-Greathouse played at St. Catherine University for the 2013 and 2014 seasons, before an injury sidelined her collegiate career. In the 2015 spring season, she traveled to Barbados with her team, defeating the National Team of Barbados twice and University Of West Indies once. 

Christiane Cordero, Former Division 1 Goalkeeper

-Cordero was a Divison-I goalkeeper at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. She went to ECU as a third string walk-on her freshman year, then earned the opportunity to start as a sophomore and kept it through the rest of her career. Cordero earned First Team All-Conference USA and Third Team All-South Scholar her senior year. She graduated in 2013 with a Communications degree and works as a reporter with WCCO-TV.

List of College Coaches Planning to Attend Fall 2020

Augsburg University

Aurora University

Beloit College

Bemidji State University

Benedictine University

Bethany Lutheran College

Bryant & Stratton College (WI)

Carroll University

Central Methodist University

Cleary University

Coe College

College of St Scholastica

College of St. Benedict

Concordia University St. Paul

Concordia University, Nebraska

Doane University

Edgewood College

Finlandia University

Grand Valley State University

Gustavus Adolphus College

Hamline University

Hastings College

Hawkeye Community College

Illinois Wesleyan University

Indian Hills Community College

Iowa Wesleyan University

Iowa Western CC

Knox College

Lake Forest College

Lakeland University

Lawrence University

Macalester College

Minnesota State University - Mankato

Missouri Southern State University

Nebraska Wesleyan University

North central university

Northeast Community College

Northern State University

Northland College

Nyack College

Presentation College

Rochester Community and Technical College

Roosevelt University

Southwest Minnesota State University

St Catherine University

St. Cloud State University

St. Norbert College

The College of St. Scholastica

Trinity International University

University of Jamestown

University of Manitoba Bisons

University of Mary

University of Minnesota Crookston

University of Minnesota Morris

University of North Dakota

University of Sioux Falls

University of Winnipeg

University of Wisconsin - Stout

University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

Upper Iowa University

UW-La Crosse

UW-River Falls

UW-Stout

UW-Superior

Viterbo University

Wayne State College

Western Illinois University

Wheaton College (IL)

Wisconsin Lutheran College

List of College Coaches Attended in Winter 2020

- Augsburg University

- Bemidji State University

- Bethany Lutheran College

- Clarke University

- College of St. Benedict

- College of St. Mary

- College of St. Scholastica

- Concordia College, Minnesota

- Concordia University, Nebraska

- Concordia University, St. Paul

- Crown College

- Edgewood College

- Dakota Wesleyan University

- Finlandia University

- Grinnell College

- Gustavus Adolphus College

- Hamline University

- Hawkeye Community College

- Indian Hills Community College

- Iowa Central Community College

- Iowa Western Community College

- Lake Superior College

- Macalester College

- Minnesota State University, Mankato

- Mount Marty College

- North Central University

- North Dakota State University

- Northland College

- St. Catherine University

- St. Olaf College

- University of Minnesota - Morris

- University of Minnesota - Duluth

- University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

- University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

- University of Wisconsin - River Falls

- University of Wisconsin - Stout

- University of Wisconsin - Superior

- William Penn University

- Wisconsin Lutheran College

 

*Over 200 college coaches have been invited to attend and will be added as they register.

College Coach Register to Attend

Register to attend Winter February 7!

-All College Coaches receive a gift for attending in person.
-Ability to recruit virtually (more information coming soon)
-Refreshments and snacks will be available as well.

NSC Fund for Play

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Thank you for considering!

Program Contact

Clinton LaBeau

Director

Phone: 763-785-3679

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