Apply today for 2014 Virginian Elite Showcase
Applications for the 2014 edition of The Virginian Elite Showcase are now open. Don’t be left out of the biggest Memorial Day event on some of the best venues in the National Capital Region.
Service takes on special meaning on Memorial Day at Virginian Elite Showcase
Lieutenant Colonel Lance Eldred of the U.S. Army spent the first day of his Memorial Day weekend volunteering at the Virginian Elite Showcase. What was supposed to be a weekend about him and his fellow soldiers ended up being a weekend about selflessly serving people, as he decided to help out at the coaches’ tent over at South Run Park.
Perfect weather, penalty-kick shootouts, passionate parents adorn U-12 girls division
There was no shortage of drama and quality on display during Virginian Elite Showcase Under-12 girls play at Howison Park Sunday. With the age group divided into 11v11 and 8v8 divisions and further split into several different bracket levels, there were almost too many games to keep up with.
Sunshine, sportsmanship, turf talk on Day 2
On a day where the Virginian Elite Showcase matches at Greenbriar and Poplar Tree parks were rife with chippy, hard-nosed play, the highlight of the day came in one of the afternoon matches at Poplar. Stafford Revolution (Va.) earned a 2-0 victory over Steel Town Magic (Pa.) in the U16 Girls showcase, and also produced the day’s best example of sportsmanship.
With long-term focus, academy system demands sacrifices
Every team at the Virginian Elite Showcase soccer tournament has played their fair share of soccer this year. Even in the U16 Boy’s Showcase division, these young men (most of whom are sophomores in high school) eat, sleep and breathe soccer.
Goals galore in Girls Showcase divisions on Day 1
The day started out blustery, with surprisingly low temperatures in the 40s – and with a 4-0 pasting of VSA Heat Gold by Lee-Mount Vernon SC Patriots Red in the U16 Girls Showcase at Greenbriar Park in Chantilly.
2013 Virginian Elite Showcase Coverage Central
Visit SoccerWire.com’s ”Coverage Central” for the 2013 Virginian Elite Showcase soccer tournament where SoccerWire.com reporters will be posting regular updates there from various tournament venues throughout Northern Virginia.
Virginian Elite Showcase builds “win-win” partnership with Modell’s Sporting Goods
It makes perfect sense: You have one of the best youth soccer tournaments around in the Virginian Elite Showcase, and a top-notch sporting goods company in Modell’s Sporting Goods. Both are working together ahead of this weekend’s 38th edition of the tournament.
Small but mighty: Thunder Blitz Ajax (Md.) U-12s bring Dutch technique to Virginian Elite Showcase
When the Thunder SC Blitz Ajax Under-12 girls team takes the field at the Virginian Elite Showcase this weekend, odds are the squad from Howard County, Md., will stand out right away. That’s because, as head coach Norm Van Order estimates, its players are, on average, about two to three inches shorter and 20 pounds lighter than their opponents.
“Love of the game” powers Chas Sumner as he leads VISTA LFC Avalanche into Virginian Elite Showcase
For many coaches in youth sports, be it Little League, Pop Warner, or soccer, what brings them to the team is typically a child. A son or a daughter is usually the impetus for someone to start coaching. For Chas Sumser, the coach of the VISTA LFC Avalanche, a Northern Virginia Under-17 girls team preparing to take part in the Virginian Elite Showcase this weekend, it’s not about offspring.