Vegas College Showcase Help

First time at the March Las Vegas College Showcase - any tips? Best way to contact college coaches? Great places to eat? Any insider information that is helpful?
 

Giesbock

SILVER
Try to keep your team together much as you can. VEGAS is so sprawling with teams scattered everywhere that it’s hard to feel like you’re there for soccer. Likewise fields...hard to know if any coaches are at your particular field. Maybe go to school websites, flag soccer coaches contact info and invite them out to field XX Z for game at (name time)??? Hopefully someone at your club / team has already been working on that. If all games were at one big complex such as Silverlakes, it would be easier... good luck!
 
Try to keep your team together much as you can. VEGAS is so sprawling with teams scattered everywhere that it’s hard to feel like you’re there for soccer. Likewise fields...hard to know if any coaches are at your particular field. Maybe go to school websites, flag soccer coaches contact info and invite them out to field XX Z for game at (name time)??? Hopefully someone at your club / team has already been working on that. If all games were at one big complex such as Silverlakes, it would be easier... good luck!
Who cares about the soccer games. It's Poker and March Madness bro. Silverlakes is always there to play at for us SoCal folks. My kid, your kid, my little nieces and nephews all play their every month almost and soon will be going down a water park slide and horse rides. Vegas is Vegas!!! It's party time!!! My family get's the privilege to go two weeks in a row too :) I always take my wife to Vegas so I will be a good boy. She sit's right by me in the poker room and when I win, she takes some of my winnings to shop and that's how I save money. Also, when the drunk rich dads come in from the soccer fields I clean up, and then parlay that into March Madness. I come home a winner every year. Basically, trip is free and some little extra cash hopefully. Drunk dad does get lucky sometimes with all his chasing for flushes. Seriously, good luck to all the girls who are playing soccer in Vegas for many different reasons. I hope no one gets hurt. We just lost a player to ACL. Sucks :( Just getting ready for college coaches and that happens. That's life of pain & suffering. She's a tough fighter and will bounce back.
 

outside!

PREMIER
Find a hotel that serves free breakfast close to your field. If you are playing at Bettye Wilson, the Whole Foods near there has a good deli. Avoid the strip. If you have a Sunday afternoon game, stay overnight and drive home Monday. If you absolutely have to drive Sunday afternoon, the 95/40 combo has saved us over an hour before. Don't take the team to the strip.
 
Find a hotel that serves free breakfast close to your field. If you are playing at Bettye Wilson, the Whole Foods near there has a good deli. Avoid the strip. If you have a Sunday afternoon game, stay overnight and drive home Monday. If you absolutely have to drive Sunday afternoon, the 95/40 combo has saved us over an hour before. Don't take the team to the strip.
I kind of agree with this about the Strip. But it is a pretty amazing experience. The area by T-Mobile arena and the Linq promenade are pretty cool.
Yeah- they might see a few crazy drunks, smell some weed and probably see a few women who are a bit underdressed. But these are high school girls- they have probably been exposed to more than you think. Maybe just try to be away from the crazies before 8pm.
 

outside!

PREMIER
I kind of agree with this about the Strip. But it is a pretty amazing experience. The area by T-Mobile arena and the Linq promenade are pretty cool.
Yeah- they might see a few crazy drunks, smell some weed and probably see a few women who are a bit underdressed. But these are high school girls- they have probably been exposed to more than you think. Maybe just try to be away from the crazies before 8pm.
I have no issue with the strip itself. My issue is with the very long walk on tired legs that need to recover.
 
Good advice, Which hotels serve free breakfast? So far all I’m finding is hotels with resort and parking fees. What is the best part of strip to see - safe for kids? Thanks!
 
Regarding safe places to take the kiddos, use caution and discernment. My dd is 16 and were going down to sightseerers corner, then take in a movie, roller coaster and finish the evening with some killer food. Will drop her off with mom to make sure she gets her rest for her big day and I'll probably go back out to finish the sightseeing tour :)
 
I miss this annual trip. Loved to watch my daughter play, play some blackjack and eat good food. Whether your on or off the strip the most fun is if the team stays together. This way the girls can hang out and the dad's (this is a dad's trip) can drink and gamble together without worrying about their daughters as much. One rule we had was the dad's would also stay at the casino we are staying at so we were close if needed. It is a crazy weekend with March Madness and in some year's St. Patricks Day (which is a huge draw in itself).

From a recruiting perspective this tournament is spread all over Vegas. Before National League started holding league games most teams got a taste of the top complex (Betty Wilson). Now most don't even though the National League teams are not necessarily the best teams. Most coaches go to Betty Wilson and Kellogg. I have seen some of the lower division coaches at Heritage Park for the older ages. If your not at one of these complexes expect to see zero coaches. Don't know if they will go to James, it was not used when we were going. Prime time is Friday and Saturday day. By Sunday most coaches are gone. Also evening games had lower turnouts (probably because this is Vegas and they are heading out to party). Bring warm clothes because it can get real cold in Vegas in March. As others have said this tournament is not set up well to get a lot of coaches stopping by to see your team play. You have to work hard ahead of time getting your team on their schedule so they are at the right complex at the right time to see your dd.
 

RedCard

SILVER ELITE
Find a hotel that serves free breakfast close to your field. If you are playing at Bettye Wilson, the Whole Foods near there has a good deli. Avoid the strip. If you have a Sunday afternoon game, stay overnight and drive home Monday. If you absolutely have to drive Sunday afternoon, the 95/40 combo has saved us over an hour before. Don't take the team to the strip.
So the 95 to Bullhead then the 40 West is faster on Sunday afternoons???
 

Porkchop

BRONZE
How old is your DD? We just starting using scouting zone, (have used TG and College Fit) we are doing the players (3X)in a couple of weeks , Coach requires team members to email a min of 5 coaches- with Bio and schedule of games- Team Mgr also has Bio handouts to provide coaches at sideline. It also helps if opposite Team Highly ranked - We had a couple of the girls on the team get notices by the coaches coming to watch the other team.
 

RedCard

SILVER ELITE
Outside is right on. My dd never played in a showcase in Vegas before but I used to go to Vegas every year for the Madness and we would leave Monday morning. No traffic :)
Cool...We’re playing at the Silver Bowl Complex so the 95 is just South of there. A few years ago, we were leaving early on MLK Monday and some knucklehead decided to run across the 15 at Jean and he got nailed and killed by an 18 wheeler. Took about 2 hours just to get to the State Line.
 
Going out to Vegas is like going to Del Mar from Irvine. Once you pass SC, it's no mans land and potential for 2 1/2 hours. Once you pass Barstow and you got an accident, oh boy, life is hard. Juts bring lot's of water just in case. I wish we had this Vegas Showcase in March, one in Florida in the Winter for those interested in the East Coast, Texas in the early Spring and then have a big, huge summer tournament in socal where regulation takes place for the next season. Bring all the top teams (not clubs) that can prove they played together all year with no add on's during a certain point early in the season in case a player wanted out. Have regional games in SD, OC, IE and the Semis and Finals at Carson. This could be so big. No one is forced or felt to feel guilty if Goat can;t go to all the showcases. Pick none or one or all. Have A team, B Team and C team in the top clubs for Fr-Jr. Sr should stop all the travel and just play in a local league and enjoy senior year and have fun :) Make the A B and C teams practice and train all together. Some play ups who are and can hang.
 

ToonArmy

SILVER ELITE
Cool...We’re playing at the Silver Bowl Complex so the 95 is just South of there. A few years ago, we were leaving early on MLK Monday and some knucklehead decided to run across the 15 at Jean and he got nailed and killed by an 18 wheeler. Took about 2 hours just to get to the State Line.
I remember that. When I drove thru the incident the knuckle head was still there covered by a sheet and you could see his foot sticking out
 

ToonArmy

SILVER ELITE
We are also at silver bowl this year happily playing no cal south clubs unlike the MLK weekend. Sunset station casino is close to there and has a lot of restraunts around it and shopping has a mall a soccer store where you can buy your kangaroo leather no free breakfast but does have a food court for cheaper food with a tropical smoothie. Same with red rock if your in summerlin area playing at Betty Wilson
 
I second the "bring warm clothes" things ... it gets seriously cold at BW or KZ at night. If it's not windy it's not bad, but when the wind picks up you can freeze. Our team has stayed at Luxor before with no issues. Not too far to walk to the roller coaster at NY NY. We've done dinner at the Excalibur (Buca will take a reservation) and then the rides.
 
I second the "bring warm clothes" things ... it gets seriously cold at BW or KZ at night. If it's not windy it's not bad, but when the wind picks up you can freeze. Our team has stayed at Luxor before with no issues. Not too far to walk to the roller coaster at NY NY. We've done dinner at the Excalibur (Buca will take a reservation) and then the rides.
Don't stay at Excalibur, though. We were there two weeks ago for the Mayor's Cup and that place is a dump.
 
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