Blue Chip Showcase 2024

Welcome to the Blue Chip Showcase!

Nike Blue Chip Showcase Teams,

Hello and Welcome to the 2024 Nike Blue Chip Men’s Showcase.  The Nike Blue Chip Showcase has been in existence for over 25 years and has become recognized as the Premier College Recruiting Showcase in the Midwest and one of the top College Showcases in the country.

Kings Hammer SC welcomes more than 650 teams from across the country and internationally to compete in the Nike Blue Chip Showcase each year. Over 400 College Coaches attend the Blue Chip Showcase each year to scout players from around the country and Canada. This event brings in elite clubs from across the United States and Canada. These teams also come from many of the top youth leagues around the country, including the ECNL, US Youth Soccer National League, US Youth Regional Leagues, SCNSL, and US Club Soccer National Premier Leagues.

The Nike Blue Chip Showcase will be hosted at the Warren Co Sports Park in Lebanon, OH, and Voice of America Park in West Chester, OH! Two of the best soccer-specific facilities in all of the Midwest, located just 15 minutes apart, both facilities provide high-quality playing surfaces along with convenience to many local attractions for teams and families.

In this event guide, you will find all the information you need for this year’s event including links to schedules, facility maps, and local area attractions to visit while you are in town. Please take a moment to look through the guide. We also ask that you forward this link to all of your players and families so they have this information for the weekend. The link is mobile friendly as well so they can pull it up on their phone and refer to it throughout the event. We hope you have a chance to enjoy all that Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky have to offer while you are here.

Thank you for choosing the Kings Hammer Blue Chip Showcase. We are excited about the great competition this year and look forward to hosting your team in Cincinnati!

Lisa McIver and Tyler DeZarn
Kings Hammer Event Directors

Questions

If you have any questions prior to arriving, please feel free to reach out. Good luck and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Tournament Contacts

Schedules

  • Click here to view the Men’s Schedule
  • PLEASE NOTE: The Nike Blue Chip Showcase is played over 3 days and is open to elite level U13 – U19 teams.
    • U13/U14 will be tournament format with a championship game.  Most Teams will play Saturday and Sunday, with some playing on Friday evening as well.
    • U15-U19 will be showcase format with all teams playing 3 games. This means each team will only play 1 game per day (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) to allow players to maximize their talents in front of the college coaches. All U15-U19 teams will play on Friday. Friday games will begin at 8 am.

Facilities

Parking

The address to each facility can be found at the following:

Voice of America Park7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester, OH 45069

  • There are daily parking passes required for all matches played at Voice of America Park.  Please be advised that the Voice of America MetroPark has updated and improved their parking pass process. Please share this with everyone on your team to expedite receiving your pass. Every vehicle must purchase a pass. Passes will now be sold for advance purchasing but will still be available to purchase on the day of the event. Cash will no longer be accepted in person. Passes are $8 per day for any passes purchased in advance online or $10 per day for passes sold once the tournament begins. Passes can be purchased through the online box office found here and will be available at 8am on the Monday prior to the start of the tournament. Once purchased a QR code will be sent to your inbox.
  • Passes will no longer be scanned upon entering the park but instead will be checked upon exiting. Everyone must enter through the Cox Road gate. The Butler Warren gate will be closed for both entry and exiting. Cars exiting the facility will need to exit through either the Cox Road gate or the Liberty gate. When leaving the park, please be advised that lanes 1 and 2 will be express checkout lanes for pre-bought tickets only. If returning to the park that day, please make sure you get a ticket from the parking staff to avoid being recharged for your next visit.

Since this is a new process, we ask that you please be patient.

Warren County Sports Park See Below for Field Address

  • Fields 1 thru 12: Use 1408 St. Rt. 741, Lebanon, OH 45036 (Gates 1 & 2)
  • Fields 13 thru 18: Use 3021 Greentree Rd., Lebanon, OH 45036 (Gates 3 &4)

Team Check-In

Since team check-in took place online in advance, you do not need to check-in when you arrive at the fields.  However, please make sure to bring your player cards to each game.

Athletic Trainers

Trainers will be located at Voice of America Park and Warren County Sports Park throughout the weekend in case your child needs to be evaluated for an injury. They will be positioned throughout the park under event tents with “Medical” flag signage posted up next to them.  This is a large event, please be patient with the trainers. They will be assisting as quickly as possible and will be treating players on an as needed basis.  IF a player should need any pregame taping it is the player/teams responsibility to provide necessary supplies and it will be at the trainers discretion on whether or not they will be attending to preventative measures.

Weather Updates

In the event of inclement weather, we will update our website with details on the field status. If anything changes from a weather or field standpoint for the weekend we will inform all Coaches and Team Managers as listed in the GotSoccer system. Please make sure to update your team contact information if you have not already done so.

Event Merchandise

Apparel will be available for purchase at the Merchandise tents at both Voice of America Park and Warren County Sports Park. There will be staff onsite, Friday through Sunday 7AM-5PM.

If you would rather save yourself some time. You can preorder and have items pressed and ready for pick up at your chosen location. Order ahead at the following link:  BLUE CHIP SHOWCASE – Kings Hammer Shop

Your items will be available for you to pick up at the merchandise tent anytime during the mentioned times.

On-Site Merchandise Tents:

Awards

Awards will be given to the Champion and Finalist in each of the U13 and U14 divisions ONLY following each Championship Match as they playing in the standard tournament format.  Please send one representative from your team to the large white headquarters tent at the conclusion of your Championship Match to collect awards. There will be back drops and banners available to take pictures. There will be NO awards for the U15-U19 divisions as they are playing the Showcase format (one game on each Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

Concessions

There will be concession stands open at Voice of America park and Warren County Park on limited hours. There will also be a coffee truck at each of those locations. You are encouraged to pack or visit any of the various local establishments for majority of your food and drink needs.

Find us on Social Media

We would love to see your pictures at the event. Tag us on the platforms below or send photos to info@kingshammer.com.

Explore Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky

We have included links below to the Cincinnati CVB, Bulter County CVB, Warren County CVB and Northern KY CVB so you can plan your weekend prior to arriving in town. These links include information on things to do (entertainment, attractions, shopping, outdoors) as well as dining recommendations.

Top 5 Things to do in the Greater Cincinnati Area

Discounts & Promotions

OrthoCincy Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Kings Hammer Soccer Club is proud to partner with OrthoCincy Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. As the official preferred sports medicine provider for Kings Hammer in its Midwest Region, OrthoCincy provides your athlete direct access to the world-class orthopaedic specialists, expedited urgent care services and a full spectrum of ancillary care for injuries.

During the tournament season, Kings Hammer will staff independent certified athletic trainers (ATC) for sideline coverage as much as possible.  These trainers will address minor, in-game injuries as well as those unfortunate injuries that will likely require follow-up physician care. All injuries, regardless of severity, will be logged in a portal that OrthoCincy will use for follow-up courtesy calls to ensure your athlete is receiving the proper post-injury care.

OrthoCincy is committed to providing preferred scheduling for your athlete. OrthoCincy sports medicine specialists have designated time slots blocked within their schedules to accommodate same-day injury appointments for Kings Hammer athletes. OrthoCincy Orthopaedic Urgent Care also offers walk-in access to orthopaedic specialists at five locations in Kentucky and Ohio.

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