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Let's say you're the head coach of a solid 18u team and the goal is to play in top flight college exposure tournaments.

You've got enough money to take one trip west, one trip east and want to focus on 6-8 primarily midwest based opportunities (Denver to Toledo, Chicago, Texas, etc...).

You're already looking at Spring/Summer 2008 and would like to stay primarily ASA (although, exposure can happen anywhere it happens).

Where would you go?

Plus, as an addendum to this - does anyone have an online source for tournament listings? Everything I can find is years old.

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Online source: http://www.spysoftball.com

Based on my So Cal players' experience these were the best for recruiting:

     1)Any tournament put on by Gary Haning
     2)Everyone else

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Here's a few (perhaps outside your target area) in the South / Southeast U.S.


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The Fall Rising Stars Showcase Tournament is an exceptionally well attended College Exposure event. This year the dates are in the 4 week recruiting window and must be considered if looking at east coast or southeast schools.


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The America's Finest City Showcase is always well attended. This year improvements have been made based on inputs from teams. We have added a Friday Player Exposure Camp run by West Coast Players All-stars in the same manner the one in Las Vegas is done. The All-star's are coordinating that and the camp will run all day on Friday. We added a free coaches dinner hosted by the host hotel. We decreased number of teams and locations. Games will be at the main complex at Kit Carson and at the RB Community Park one exit and one mile away from each other. Game times have also been increased to allow more viewing time per game.

This showcase fits nicely between the Surf City Showcases hosted by Gary Haning and Dan Hay and provides a nice break in venue and location.  Yet it is only a 75 minute drive from those showcases. The showcase is within the new recruiting window. Weather in san Diego this time of year averages 72 degrees and sunny. San Diego is also home to many Native American casinos, and numerous other tourist attractions, making this an excellent venue for the entire family.

We are also happy to announce that the Texas Storm teams, and Texas Impact teams are joining us this year. Those quality programs will provide the tournament with a more well rounded cross section of areas that already include teams from Washington, Nevada, Arizona, all of California, Oklahoma and New Jersey. We also will continue to highlight several San Diego area teams on Friday night to assure their exposure on a main complex. A 16&U tournament is played in conjunction with the showcase as well. This effort is a joint effort hosted by San Diego Renegades and assisted by San Diego Legacy and San Diego Power Surge. More info can be found on the tournament page at



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