Inaugural Caribbean Showcase provides Landmark Opportunities for Caribbean Athletes
Young, talented sportsmen and women from the Caribbean and Brazil are being urged to take advantage of a landmark opportunity to gain the attention of United States-based colleges and universities.
The first-ever Caribbean Recruitment Showcase is set for Saint Lucia from July 8 to July 16, 2016 and will include opportunities for National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCCA) sports scholarships in male and female basketball, volleyball, track and field, soccer, swimming and tennis, as well as beach volleyball for women.
Coaches from prestigious universities and colleges in the US will attend the event, hoping to recruit student athletes. Invited programmes include: Pennsylvania State University, the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of Michigan, Ohio State University, Florida State University, Vernon College, Seminole State Collage of Florida, East Carolina University, McCook Community College, Gannon University, Coppin State University, Towson University, Colorado State University, the University of Arizona, Hofstr University, the University of Kansas, the University of the Pacific and University of California, Davis.
The groundbreaking event is organized by Saint Lucia’s national volleyball team players, Tyna William and Kaji Charles, with support from Saint Lucia’s Ministry of Youth Development and Sports. William says the Caribbean Showcase is striving to give Caribbean athletes the best chance for exposure to colleges and universities.
Interested athletes are recommended to have CXC or SAT scores available by the time of the showcase, and must pay a registration and the showcase fee which covers accommodation, meals, transportation and showcase gear. Student athletes are being urged to log on to the website www. caribshowcase.com for additional information and registration details. Spaces are limited and athletes will be accepted on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
The deadline for registration is Wednesday June 22, 2016.