Wednesday, February 26, 2014

NEPS 2015... SAVE THE DATE

Dates are set for the 2015 National Elite Prep Showcase.  The event will be held January 8-10, 2015 in Fort Worth, TX.  More information to follow.

NEPSXIII coming soon in 2015

Monday, January 27, 2014

2014 NEPS HIGHLIGHT VIDEO; see why this event is the best

The National Elite Prep Showcase brings together the top high school girls soccer programs from around the country. It is a true college showcase for high school soccer. This is where the best come to play. The battle for #1 starts here. Olympians, National team, college and World Cup superstars, National and State champions have all competed in this event that is in its 12th year. Fort Worth is the home to the nation’s top high school girls soccer showcase in January.  CLICK HERE to see, firsthand, why this event is the best high school girls soccer events in the country.

Friday, January 24, 2014

2014 NEPS Video Highlights COMING SOON

Following a cold Thursday and rainy Friday, players at the National Elite Prep Showcase faced a near 80-degree temperatures Saturday with sun beating down on their already tired legs. 

With a total of 65 matches played from 33 of some of the best teams in the country,
it’s a grueling event with most teams playing four full matches in a 48-hour window.

See the action first hand as the 2014 NEPS Video Highlights will premier soon.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

King highlights NEPS All-Tournament team

After 65 matches involving 33 teams at the National Elite Prep Showcase, one player stood above the rest and appropriately her name is King, as in Sarah King. 

The Coppell (Coppell, Texas) junior forward is the NEPS MVP for 2014 after scoring all six of Coppell’s goals in a 2-0-1 showing at the event. King highlights this year’s All-Tournament Team, which is based on voting from the participating coaches and compiled by StudentSports.com.  CLICK HERE for more. 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

NEPS action concludes: Day 3

FORT WORTH, Texas — Following a cold Thursday and rainy Friday, players at the National Elite Prep Showcase faced a near 80-degree temperatures Saturday with sun beating down on their already tired legs. It’s a grueling event with most teams playing four full matches in a 48-hour window. - See more CLICK HERE

Saturday, January 11, 2014

NEPS Day 2: Highlights, top performers

SOUTHLAKE, Texas — There’s a new player in town with names that conjure up memories of Dallas’ storied girls soccer past. After two days at the National Elite Prep Showcase in the Fort Worth-Southlake area of Texas, only three of the 33 participating teams are 3-0, and one of those is Bishop Lynch (Dallas, Texas). - See more CLICK HERE

Thursday, January 9, 2014

DAY 2... NEPS Weather/Lightning Delay Policy (Friday, Jan. 10th)

Due to the volume of games being played tomorrow (Friday, January 10th), along with the possible weather forecast of thunderstorms through the day, all NEPS games will follow the following protocol in the event of lightning delays.  (Games will be played through rain showers).  

All games must finish within their allotted time slot. An allotted time slot means kick-off time until five (5) minutes before the next scheduled kick-off.  The allotted time slots are:

Slot 1: 8:00 – 9:55
Slot 2: 10:00 – 11:55
Slot 3: 12:00 – 1:55
Slot 4: 2:00 – 3:55
Slot 5: 4:00 – 5:55
Slot 6: 6:00 - 7:55
Slot 7: 8:00 - 9:00

If there are lightning delays: 

One single air horn means clear the fields. If you hear the single air horn sound, you must clear the fields for 30 minutes.  When the air horn sounds for three consecutive times, it means all teams should re-take the fields, immediately.

If a lightning delay occurs during a game:

In the event of lightning delays, all games must be finished 5 minutes prior to the next game slot. 
If, due to a lightning delay a game does not resume during the game slot, or is not completed by the end of this time slot, the following procedures will be in place:

If the game is in the second half, the game will be considered complete and over. 

If the game is in the first half, the game is null and will not count in NEPS results.

If a game is suspended due to a lightening delay in the first half and resumes within the allotted time slot:

Play will resume where the game left off. With that understanding, halftime will be reduced to five minutes and as much of the second half should be played within the remaining time slot.    Warm up time will be at the referees discretion (who may consult with the coaches).

If a lightning delay extends into the next time slot, the next game will begin as soon as possible.  Half time will be reduced to five minutes and as much of the second half should be played within the remaining time slot. 

We are hoping this protocol will minimize the number of games affected by possible lightening delays.  If we alter the schedule, and continue to delay games throughout the day, the impact will be much more significant.