College Showcase Tournaments

The Karen FA hosts college showcase tournaments for athletes in underserved communities providing pathways to play in college and extend their education.

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Expanding Opportunities for All Athletes

Did you know that our college showcase tournament goes far beyond a "soccer tournament". We have intentionally structured our tournaments to serve communities who site outside of the very expensive "Pay to Play" youth soccer model in the United States, providing opportunities to be scouted by college coaches. Here's what we did in 2023!

200 Athletes Served

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200 Athletes Served

In 2023 we provided 200 athletes from underserved communities the opportunity to participate in a college showcase event.

400 Free Meals

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400 Free Meals

Nutrition is a key part of health and well being. We were happy to provide 400 free meals to the athletes during our tournaments, eliminating any barriers to eat and perform well during our events.

200 Free Uniforms

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200 Free Uniforms

College Showcase tournaments require all players to have number on their jersey to be identified. In many of the communities, players and teams will wear the same colored tee shirt when playing, not a uniform. We provided all of the athletes full jerseys so they could be identified by college coaches.

Free Entrance Fee

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Free Entrance Fee

We eliminated the financial barrier of traditionally expensive tournaments and provided the event for free to the participating athletes.

Career Development Summit

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Career Development Summit

We partnered with MNUFC to provide a career event for our athletes to show them the different career opportunities in professional sports.

Pathways to College

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Pathways to College

Provided athletes with the opportunity to be scouted by college coaches and further their education after high school.

Free Video Footage for Athletes

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Free Video Footage for Athletes

We recorded full games for every team and provided access to them so they could create their own highlight reels. We also provided game footage to college coaches who could not attend the tournament.

Supported Local Minority Owned Businesses

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Supported Local Minority Owned Businesses

We partnered with local minority owned food trucks and vendors to provide meals to the athletes at our event.

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Men's Tournament

We are excited for the upcoming Men's College Showcase tournament in the Summer of 2024. We will host the tournament at Como Park High School in St. Paul, July 20-21, 2024.

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Women's Tournament

Our Women's College Showcase tournament will be at Como Park High School in St. Paul, July 20-21, 2024. We are looking forward to our second year hosting this great event.

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Representing Communities from Around the Globe

The youth, coaches, and staff participating in our tournament represent many ethnic communities from around the world. These countries include Burma, Thailand, Laos, Japan, Vietnam, Australia, Somalia, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Brazil, and the United States.

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2023 Colleges and Universities

We would like to thank all of the colleges, universities, and pre-professional teams that attended either of our college showcases for men or women. We look forward to having you out for our 2024 tournaments.

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Thank you for the continued support from all of the media locally and around the world, sharing the stories of the Karen community and KFA. Read the articles below to learn more about the impact we are making.

Supporters

Thank you to all of the individuals, companies, and organizations supporting the Karen community.

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