Ages: Boys & Girls 14–19
Date: February 22–23, 2020
30+ College Coaches !
Frequently Asked Questions
I know what a showcase and ID camp are, but what is a “Combine”?
-A COMBINE IS AN EVENT WHERE ATHLETES ARE PUT THROUGH TESTS TO SHOW THEIR ATHLETIC ABILITY. A professional draft and college recruiting are not exact sciences, but the more information coaches have, the better decision they hope to make when it comes to selecting players for their program. A combine is essentially a set of measured, sport specific athletic drills, testing a player’s speed, quickness, power, fitness, etc. The first thing measured is each player’s height and weight.
COMMON COMBINE DRILLS INCLUDE:
• Agility Shuttle Run (5-10-5), Cone “L” or “T” Drills, Vertical Jump, Broad Jump, 40 yard dash, 100 yard dash, 1 mile run, etc.
• Performing well at a combine will definitely improve every player's chances of advancing to the next level, but is only a piece of establishing if a player can ‘really play’.
• During our program each player will be tested on specific drills, and will see how they compare among their peers as well as the ‘national averages’ of incoming college freshman.
How do the college coaches identify my player during the program?
Each player is given an individually numbered camp tshirt at check in. Each scouting college coach will receive a booklet with each player’s bio/information that was provided during player registration. Grad year, GPA, School, Club team, etc. will be included. Their jersey number will be linked to their player profile in this booklet, allowing the college coaches keep track of each player of interest throughout the program.
Are there any discounts available for this program?
Yes. We offer team/group discounts. Just let us know how many players you plan on sending. We also offer discounts for siblings and current Lou Fusz players. Email us at SHOWCASE@FUSZ.COM for details.
I want to work with a specific college coach who is attending, how can I make this happen?
Every player will have the opportunity to be viewed by all the coaches in attendance. If there is a specific coach or school you would like to be grouped with, email us at SHOWCASE@FUSZ.COM to make this happen.
My player is a goalkeeper, will there be GK specific training?
Yes, there will be GK specific coaching and training.
We’re flying into the event; do you have any transportation to/from local airports?
We recommend flying into Lambert International Airport. Located only 5 miles from our facility. We do offer airport shuttle service to/from our facility for a nominal fee. Attendees are also welcome to utilize a taxi type service at their own discretion. Please email us directly with more information regarding your arrival/departure flights.
What is the cancellation and refund policy?
Payment is required as part of the terms of being accepted into the program. Payment must be received via check prior to February 14th, or online through PayPal at time of registration. Refunds will only be given in the event of a serious injury or medical issue prior to the start of the program and will be handled on a case by case basis and will require a doctor’s note. Injuries that take place during the course of the event are not grounds for a refund.
In the event of inclement weather, causing a complete or significant portion cancellation of the program, partial refunds will be given. We will make every effort to keep the program running as scheduled, but may make adjustments to make sure we are able to get each player the most out of their time with us. All refund decisions are made at the discretion of the program directors.
My player has a medical condition requiring specific attention. Will there be medical staff on hand?
Yes, we will have full-time medical professionals & athletic trainers on-site for the entirety of the event provided by Washington University / Children’s Hospital Young Athlete Center.
Can parents sit in on the recruiting / informational meetings, or view the games?
Yes. Parents are welcome to join us in our auditorium during the informational seminar portion of the program and can view the games being played during the event. We will have designated seating/viewing areas for parents. They will however, NOT be allowed to interact with the players/staff during the event.
My player is driving to the event, what are the parking instructions?
Any player that will be driving themselves can park onsite, free of charge, in our gated facility parking lot. Any parents coming to attend the recruiting seminar (encouraged) or watch any of the games, can also park in this lot.
Is there a camp store/ concessions?
Yes, we recommend players bring extra cash for snacks, Gatorades, and additional food outside of the mid day lunch that will be provided on Saturday. Our team store located onsite will also have Lou Fusz Athletic and Nike gear available for purchase.
What should we pack/bring?
An email will be sent to all registered participants in the days leading up to the event with more details and a recommended packing list. A general guideline is as follows:
• Soccer Cleats (no metal spikes)
• Indoor/Turf shoes (optional)
• Sandals or Tennis Shoes
• Shin guards
• Appropriate Clothing for Weather
• Money for Food / Snack / Merchandise
• Change of Training Clothes (optional)
Attending College Coaches
The line up of coaches is subject to change without notice. Because schools are across the country they may be delayed or unable to attend for various reasons such as weather delays. We will do our best to keep the website up to date with the most accurate list of schools attending.
Check out the program website for additional info or shoot us an email to SHOWCASE@FUSZ.COM
Participant Waiver / Terms of Agreement
I, the undersigned, am the parent or legal guardian of the above-named player, who is under the age of 21 years, and I do hereby consent to the player’s participation in the sport of soccer as a player with Lou Fusz Athletic (hereinafter referred to as LFA), and such participation includes but is not limited to all practice sessions, scrimmages and games. Additionally, I do hereby release and forever discharge said LFA from any and all liability whatsoever and from any claim or any action or any claim for relief which may be asserted against said LFA or against any individual who is a member of said LFA including players as well as adults, by reason of any injury said player may receive or incur while participating in the sport of soccer and said soccer-related activities as set forth above or in the transportation of said player to or from any game or soccer-related activity. Additionally, I hereby authorize LFA personnel to seek emergency medical and/or dental treatment for said player by a doctor of medicine or by a doctor of dentistry, so long as they are licensed to practice by any state of the United States, or to seek said treatment by any qualified paramedic or nurse. I agree to pay for said medical and/or dental treatment to the extent that any medical or dental insurance that may cover said player is insufficient. Finally, I represent to LFA that I have, personal medical health insurance that will provide coverage for said player in case any accident or injury should occur relative to any practice, any game or any soccer-related activity. I further understand that having such medical health insurance is an express condition to said player’s participation with LFA and that the policy is in force and that such policy shall remain in force while said player is a member of any LFA activity, or said policy shall be substituted for by another policy. I further agree to inform LFA of any changes to the above facts and information as quickly as possible.
I hereby grant Lou Fusz Athletic permission to use my child's likeness in a photograph, video, or other digital media (“photo”) in any and all of its publications, including web-based publications, without payment or other consideration. I understand and agree that all photos will become the property of Lou Fusz Athletic and will not be returned. I hereby irrevocably authorize Lou Fusz Athletic to edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish, or distribute these photos for any lawful purpose. In addition, I waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product wherein my likeness appears. Additionally, I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of the photo. I hereby hold harmless, release, and forever discharge the Lou Fusz Athletic from all claims, demands, and causes of action which I, my heirs, representatives, executors, administrators, or any other persons acting on my behalf or on behalf of my estate have or may have by reason of this authorization.
I hereby acknowledge that it is my sole obligation to pay whatever expenses may be incurred relative to medical and/or dental treatment for said player to the extent that said family or personal medical insurance is not sufficient.
I hereby acknowledge that I have read all of the foregoing information and that I understand such information and I hereby acknowledge my consent to said player’s participation relative to all foregoing statements, representations and conditions.