SportsForce Street Team Starts Up

In order to get the word out about SportsForce and engage athletes, coaches and sports parents in person, SportsForce has put together a group of talented college students who are former competitive athletes and passionate sports enthusiasts to act as the SportsForce street team. The street team was an integral part in the planning and execution of our partnership with the Albion Cup Soccer Showcase and will be helping with upcoming events and our grassroots awareness campaigns.

Albion Cup National Soccer Showcase

SportsForce spent the last half of the week all over San Diego filming games for the Albion Cup National Soccer Showcase. The Albion Cup National Soccer Showcase was open for teams to play in either the Top Showcase Group or the Cup Group for Boys and Girls U8-U19. The event is an important soccer showcase for athletes looking to showcase their abilities to college coaches in attendance. Here’s a list of some of the college coaches in attendance: http://www.albioncup.org/CC/index_E.html.

Spread out of over several different top quality venues, the SportsForce team spent their days and evening at UCSD, Robb Field, and Hickman Field soccer fields just to name a few. Teams ranged from the U8 – U19 age groups for both girls and boys.

The Showcase was an amazing opportunity for the athletes who attended and there was quality play for the entire three-day event. Puma, the event sponsor, put on a special Puma V Elite Bracket for U14 and U15 teams, and also a chance for the Boys U15 team to advance to play in London. SD United Futbol Black took the top honors for the U17 Girls Showcase, while Laguna Hills Eclipse Blue took the title for the Cup in the same age bracket. For the U19 Women’s group, the host team, Albion SC White won the Showcase title, and the Laguna Hills Eclipse took the Cup in the U19 Women’s as well.

As for the upper age groups for the Boys teams, FC San Diego Gold, coached by top coach and former professional player Brian Quinn won the Showcase for the U17 Boys, while Legends FC Black took top honors for the cup division. The host team once again took Showcase honors for the Men’s U19 with Albion SC winning, while PQ Premier won the U19 Cup division.

Expanding Our Coverage in SoCal

Dennis Wyrick a former Arizona State baseball teammate with Andrew Beinbrink visited the SportsForce office to catch up and talk sports. Dennis was a two-sport star in high school, and went on to play Division I baseball in college and was a 35th round draft pick in 1999, and a 23rd round pick by the Orioles in 2003.

Dennis hung around to learn about the benefits that SportsForce is offering athletes, sports parents and coaches. Dennis talked about plans for the Orange County and Los Angeles areas and expanding SportsForce’s presence there. Dennis knows the world of sports as an athlete, and also as a coach as he is currently coaching football for the Orange Country Patriots Junior Midget team in his spare time.

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