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Elite/Showcase

Elite

Birth Years: 2004 (U17) - 2003/02 (U18/19)

Registration $210 (Does not include Uniforms)

Game Uniforms $120 (Home & Away Kits which includes 2 Game Tops, 2 Bottoms & 2 Socks)

Practice Kit $150 (3 Sets of Practice Kits which includes 3 Tops, 3 shorts, 3 Socks & Bag Pack)

Competitive players are comprised of returning and/or new players.  This program requires a 10-month commitment. This is the second highest competitive level at SmithFIT. This program is best suited for players who are committed to their development and advancing their technical skills while embracing the highest level of coaching. 

As players age through the program, they will be challenged mentally and physically. Top performing players will have an opportunity to tryout with Elite teams if requested dependent on roster availability. 

This program travels to an average of 3-5 colleges and universities across the nation to compete and gain valuable playing experience against actual college teams in an official capacity. This allows athletes to compete in a more direct capacity in front of college coaches allowing both players and coaches to make more immediate recruitment decision. 

Competitive programs compete in the STYSA Dynamo Dash League. South Texas Youth Soccer and the Houston-based Dynamo/Dash partner to present the South Texas Dynamo/Dash League. The league offers playing opportunities for competitive teams in Houston and the surrounding areas of the Eastern District, and serves as the qualifying league for entry into other South Texas & USYS competitions. STX Youth Soccer manages all operations of the league including rules of play, registration, scheduling and field usage, disciplinary actions, and referee assignments.

The SmithFIT Showcase Program is comprised of the top returning and/or new players who have the skills necessary to compete at both a club and collegiate level. This program requires a year-long commitment. This program is the highest competitive level we offer. Our Showcase Program has many benefits such as collegiate level exposure and tactics, however, it is a significant time commitment, and is physically and mentally demanding. To be considered a Showcase player, you must show an extraordinary commitment to training and development. 

Additionally, a player must possess the ability to prioritize a rigorous competition schedule as roster positions and playing time are 100% earned based on merit, and are never guaranteed. Showcase Teams follow a highly challenging and intricately designed curriculum aimed at preparing players for top college programs.

The Showcase program at SmithFIT consists of two levels of competition: (1) STYSA State Classic League, and (2) College Showcases. 

  • The State Classic League (SCL) is a fully sanctioned US Youth Soccer and STX Youth Soccer competitive league. SCL is the most competitive South Texas league, and provides a high-level of play between our top caliber Division I teams. SCL aids in developing competitive youth soccer players in South Texas, and serves as the league that determines the eligibility of participating teams and seeding for other South Texas Youth Soccer competitions. 
  • College Showcases are one of the most important aspects of a player’s transition to the collegiate level. The Showcase Team travels to an average of 6-8 colleges and university across the nation to compete and gain valuable playing experience against actual college teams in an official capacity. This allows athletes to compete in a more direct capacity in front of college coaches allowing both players and coaches to make more immediate recruitment decision.