Topeka Select Elite Academy and Pre-Academy Tryouts
Registration: Opens May 1, 2018
Schedule: Posted late May
Open to any player u16 and above
It is the Vision and Mission of the Topeka Select Academy program to identify and develop top players to compete at the highest levels of competition. Our goal is to match our players with proven coaching and development techniques in conjunction with regular assessment and review by our training staff. Training staff will include direction from current and former coaches and college level players.
Our goal is to create different levels that will focus on developing players and teams who are comfortable playing in a system that prepares them for the next level of soccer High School and College. Selection into the academy system comes with higher expectations and a deeper level of commitment by players, parents, coaches, and staff.
For the upcoming 2018 Fall season, our commitment is to participate in ID camps, play in the Heartland Soccer League, showcase events, regional tournaments, and workouts with college coaches and teams.
We will create player resumes, assist our players with college application and on-line recruitment surveys, and collaborate with High School and College coaches.
Fall 2017: The U18 Topeka Select Elite finished 6th in the Gotsoccer Kansas State Rankings. We already have two players who have verbally committed to play soccer at the next level (Lauren Peterson – Butler County Community College & Hannah Spellman – Benedictine College). Showcase finishes (Copa Cup – 3 wins and 0 losses, KC Showcase – 3 wins 0 losses, the Scott Gallagher Fall Classic Showcase – 3 wins and 0 losses)
Abigail Medley #50 with the U18 Girls - Topeka Select Elite lost her life in a tragic auto accident on Saturday, January 27, 2018.
Abigail was much more than just a soccer player. Abigail was a sister, a daughter, a best friend. Abigail was a silent leader on our team, whose energy and spirit filled the air. Abigail had a smile that would light up any room, and her passion for soccer, her friends, her family, and life were unmatched.
We love you Abigail! As we take the field, we know you will be with us. We will miss you!
Lauren Peterson Verbally Commits To Butler County Community College
Topeka Select Elite defender and mid-fielder Lauren Peterson, #4 , has given her verbal commitment to play soccer for Coach Adam Hunter starting in the fall of 2019.
Lauren has been one of the leaders and a solid center back and midfielder for the 18U Topeka Select Elite who won their last nine games in competitive College Showcases this fall season.
“Lauren is a player who can both stop the opponent's offensive attack, and start our counter-attack. Lauren's height makes her an ideal target for corner kicks, and her leg strength is an added bonus for switching the field of attack. Lauren's versatility lends her to be effective on defending back, center midfield, and offensive wing", stated Topeka Select Elite Coach Brian Cole.
As a Junior at Washburn Rural High School, Lauren will have her 2018 and 2019 seasons ahead of her.
Hannah Spellman Verbally Commits to Benedictine College
Topeka Select Defender, Hannah Spellman #12 has verbally committed to play soccer for coach Lincoln Roblee at Benedictine College the fall of 2019.
“Hannah is an outstanding 1v1 player, is technically very sound with both feet, is the ultimate team player, and she has an excellent work ethic. She elevates her team's effort and performance in practice by her effort and her expectations of her teammates” – Coach Kruetzer. “Hannah is a defensive leader on our team. Having the most varsity level soccer experience, Hannah lifts her team up, her 1v1 skills are excellent, and her ability to stop an offensive attack and switch the field of play is tremendous!” – Coach Cole
Hannah has both her Junior and Senior years to play soccer at Hayden Catholic High School to look forward to!
Register now for the 2018-2019 season!
Tryouts for U10 and below will begin on Friday, June 8th. U11 and above will begin on Saturday, June 9th.
Tryout locations and times will be published on Monday, May 21st at 5:00 pm.
Topeka Select Blaze u15 Girls own the Mid-American Cup, Gold division. The Blaze went 4-0, scoring 18 goals, and only giving up 1 goal. Congratulations Blaze!
The U10 Girls Topeka Select Attack - Champions - Mid America Cup, Wichita, Kansas. The Attack went 4-0 this past weekend. Congratulations Attack!
#2 Tara Dickerson - Hayden High School
#18 Sophie Sparks - 2020 - Seaman High School
Verbally Commits to Butler County Community College
#12 Hannah Spellman - 2019 - Hayden Catholic High School
Verbally Commits to Benedictine College
#21 Mirla Chavarria - 2020 - Highland Park High School