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The OGSC Hornets are proud to launch the first ever GIST Showcase. The GIST Showcase provides players with an opportunity to SHOWCASE their talent to the local surrounding University and College Coaches/Programs, as well as provide them with a unique occasion to be in a Collegiate/University session.

Eligible players will participate in a high-level demonstration of their skills, knowledge and desire to compete with university and college coaches and representatives in the audience. Additionally, players are invited to attend a University Education Presentation that will provide details in regards to the recruitment process, rules, athletic bursaries, communication expectations and additional tools to help in the process of finding a secondary school soccer program.

Jay DaCosta

Assistant Technical Director

Registration Cost

Early bird - Before May 31 - $75
Regular Registration - After May 31 - $85
*Refunds will not be issued if the Combine is shortened due to weather

What you Get

Participants will receive the following:

  • GIST Showcase Training Shirt
  • Player Profile Template - created in consultation with the University/College Coaches.
  • Advance distribution of all Player Profiles to Coaches in attendance.
  • Training Session lead by attending Coaches.
  • 11v11 game - watched from all the University/College Coaches in attendance.


Boys Showcase - Friday, July 6, 2018
Girls Showcase - Friday, August 10, 2018
Location: Ottawa Gloucester Hornets Nest
SHOWCASE Timeline (tentative):
12:00pm – Sign In
12:30pm – Introduction & Warm-up.
12:45-2:00pm – Session Rotation (2x35min)
2:15-3:15pm – Education Presentation
3:30-4:45pm – Small Sided/Full Field Games (2x45)
5:00pm – Closing & Feedback

Who is invited

Regional players only aged to U15-U18 (birth years 2003 to 2000)

Players will be grouped accordingly, depending on number of registrants per age.

What to Bring and Expectations

  • All participants must be in proper equipment (shin guards, socks, cleats)
  • All participants expecting to provide full focus, efforts and cooperation during Showcase.
  • Each participant to bring water.

Coaches Attending

  • MLS Vancouver Whitecaps - Ottawa Academy Centre
  • Carleton University (Ottawa, ON)
  • Queens University (Kingston, ON)
  • Algonquin College (Ottawa, ON)
  • Ottawa University (Ottawa, ON) 
  • McGill University (Montreal, QC)
  • Nipissing University (North Bay, ON)

* List to be updated as coaches confirm.