CDYSL Senior Showcase
Held in November at DiCaprio Park, Guilderland, NY
Each year CDYSL joins forces with the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association and Section II Coaches to host a post season College Bound Showcase for senior male and female all-stars throughout Section II.
Participants are selected by their leagues/coaches to represent their individual conferences and showcase their talent by competing against other Section II all- stars. Coaches from colleges all over the Northeast and Mid- Atlantic regions have been invited to attend the games and evaluate local players who in turn hope to be invited to continue their soccer careers in college next year.
Section II coaches and their league representatives meet prior to sectionals to determine which seniors will be invited to play in the showcase. Each league sets their own criteria for inviting seniors to participate in the College Showcase/Senior All-Star games. CDYSL is NOT part of that process, does not select the participants for AND will not be contacting those seniors invited to play.
Each year in preparation for the games, CDYSL compiles a profile booklet for college coaches giving them a brief glimpse at the potential pool of players in Section II whose soccer and academic interests match their campus’ needs. Over the years, coaches have told us that our efforts have made their job much easier.
Game Day Information for Players
Q: How will I know if I’ve been invited to play?
A: Each league sets their own criteria for inviting seniors to participate in the College Showcase/Senior All-Star games. You will likely be contacted either by your coach or league/section representative.
CDYSL is NOT part of the selection process AND will not be contacting those seniors invited to play.
- Arrival Time:
All Players should plan to arrive at DiCaprio Park 45 minutes before your scheduled game time to report to the Check-In tent and pick up your jersey.
- Letter or Intent (waiver to participate):
All participants should have received a “Letter of Intent” from the league representative with their invitation to play in the Senior Games. This is basically a waiver allowing you to play. It must be signed and turned in to your assigned coach on the field before you will be allowed to play.
Click on the following link “Letter of Intent” to download a copy if you have not received one.
If you have been invited to play in this year’s Senior Showcase games - NYS Public High School Athletic Association and Section II guidelines for eligibility to participate in the Senior Games state:
- IF your team is still in competition for the State Title on game day you will be ineligible to play on game day.
- IF you received a RED CARD at the last game you competed in (regular season or post season play), you will be ineligible to play on game day.
Information for College Coaches:
- Check-In on Game Day:
All Coaches are asked to check in at the Registration Tent on Game Day upon arrival to confirm attendance for interested players and to pick a copy of the Senior Profile booklet which will also include Game Day rosters.
NOTE: Seniors listed in the potential pool of players sent to college coaches prior to November 11th and whose teams were still in the running for a state title as of November 11th are not eligible to compete in the All-Star Games. Their names are noted at the bottom of each league roster in recognition of their nominations.
Directions to DiCaprio Park
3420 E Lydius St.
Guilderland , NY 12303
From I87 (Northway) and Thruway:
Exit the Thruway at exit 24 and take the Northway south to its end at Western Ave (Rt. 20). Turn right and follow the directions below (From East – Crossgates).
From East (Crossgates):
West on Rt. 20 ( Western Avenue). Make a right on Route 155. Continue on Rt. 155 to Old State Rd. Make a left turn on Old State Rd (opposite SEFCU). Continue on Old State Rd past the stop sign and over the NYS Thruway. After the Thruway make a right turn on E. Lydius Street. Continue on E. Lydius St. for approx 1.5 miles to the Soccer Fields on the left. If you drive down a hill with a Gun Club on your right you have gone too far.
CDYSL wishes to thank the following organizations for their additional support and contributions to the success of this event:
Contact CDYSL by Phone: (518) 435-2325 or Email: Kathy.Marco@cdysl.org