FUTURE STAR ACADEMY SHOWCASE
2-5 MAY 2024
Have you ever dreamed of playing hockey in North America? Do you want to take your game to the highest level possible? As part of the Future Star Academy Showcase you are guaranteed to be seen by scouts and coaches from leagues such as the NHL, NCAA, USHL, NAHL, NCDC and more.
With the Future Star Academy Showcase you introduce yourself to scouts and coaches from all over North America, expanding your career opportunities to not only include Sweden (or other European countries), but also US and Canada. By attending our Showcase team you're not closing one door, you're just opening an additional one, increasing the potential to find the hockey path that suits you and your goals best. For players born 2004-2007.
THE FUTURE STAR SHOWCASE HISTORY
2023The 2023 showcase was extremely successful with almost every single player of the 90 participating receiving interest from North American clubs. A total of 32 players were drafted or chose to sign with clubs in the United States while many others attended camps as future prospects. With several scouts in attendance in person and over 100 watching through the televised broadcast every player got a significant look from the North American clubs. We actually anticipate the audience of scouts to continue grow, as recent rule changes have opened up possibilities for European players in Canada and expanded the number of import players a team is allowed to have.
Jiri Pospisil, Petter Wickström & Gustav Norén, Future Star Showcase 2023
20222022 the travel situation still were somewhat uncertain due to the previous pandemic and therefore we hosted the Future Star Showcase for the second time in Knivsta, Sweden. We had some coaches and scouts traveling to the Showcase and more than 100 watching our televised livestream. 87 players participated in the 2022 Future Star Showcase event, leading to 27 sign ups, 3 drafts of younger players and the majority of the players participating got some kind of offer.
Edvin Robertsson, Max Lundgren & Emil Kivistö, Future Star Showcase 2022
2021In 2021 we were unable to travel due to the corona restrictions but hosted our own event in Knivsta, Sweden, which was very successful. The event was televised for the scouts, and almost everyone of the 102 players participating received an offer to play in the USA.
Douglas Friberg, Gustav Blom & Marcus Brännman, Future Star Showcase 2021
2020For our 2020 Pre Boston Showcase trip we had 51 players in three teams signed up but the Showcase unfortunately got canceled due to the Corona virus. We still managed to get several of our players a team in North America through our Mentorship program, thanks to our unique and diverse contact network of scouts and coaches.
2019In 2019 we brought 34 players to the Boston Pre Draft Showcase, and our success level was unbelievable. Future Star Academy Team Black made it to the quarter finals and Team Blue became second in their group, missing the playoffs with just one goal. Close to every Future Star player were offered at least one opportunity to further their hockey careers in North America, with most players receiving numerous offers, including one player being drafted first overall in the NAHL Entry Draft.
Filip Löfdahl & Casper Söderling, Future Star Showcase trip 2019
Future Stars Camp is a must watch (attend) if you are looking to find some fantastic talent to bolster your line up. Mike McCarthy runs a first class event & is a great source of knowledge on all of the players playing in the event.
- Tim Kyrkostas-Islanders Hockey Club (NCDC)
Future Stars Camp is a phenomenally run event that does a great job of showcasing players in front of scouts from all over the world. Additionally, the knowledge that players gain from the seminars is invaluable.
- NCAA Division 1 Coach
The Future Star Academy showcase Camp provides a great environment for players to compete against the best players from the region. Players have the opportunity to showcase their game in front of scouts from multiple junior leagues and colleges. Swedish hockey is getting stronger each year and it is an honor to be part of The Future Star Academy Showcase and grateful to have an opportunity to connect with the young prospects and professional staff that creates such a great opportunity for both players and clubs.
- Josh Gratton, Potomac patriots
I had the pleasure of scouting Future Star Academy, as well as getting to know their coaching staff. The values they reinforce and instill in their players are exactly what coaches are looking for at the collegiate level, and they make it a way of life for themselves, and the athletes. The coaches are honest with their players and understand what it takes to play at the highest levels, which makes them a credible resource. The players are highly skilled, work hard, and welcome any instruction or constructive criticism. Their athletes take care of themselves away from the rink, and show strong leadership characteristics with the examples they set for others.
- Coach Russell, Plymouth State University
Mike and Future Star Academy have been a trusted resource for us to identity prospects for our club for a few seasons, and I look forward to learning more about this year’s group.
- Kalle Larsson-Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL)
I just want to thank you for a great trip, it was both educational and exciting. Hope you continue doing this project!
- Klas (parent)
We went on the Future Star Academy Showcase trip in 2019. Both the trip and the showcase were very well organized. The players got to experience tough, hard, good and fun trainings with American coaches. During the showcase tournament, the team met other high level teams and got to show themselves and their game to many active scouts. The visit to the college and the scout meetings were very professionally arranged. The team spirit and good behavior throughout the whole journey was as important as the performance on the ice. A really good trip to get to experience the life as a hockey player in North America. We will definitely go on another showcase trip with Future Star Academy.
- Johan (parent)
I decided to go to the showcase with Future Star Academy because I wanted to play junior and college hockey in the US. I believed this was the showcase where I could present myself to the most scouts and therefore be able to play at the highest level I could. Throughout the tournament I spoke to around 15 coaches and 8 of them offered me contracts, which was a lot more than I expected. Another great and unique thing about the Future Star Showcase trip is that you are coached by many different coaches from different teams who gets to know you really well, not just based on watching your games but by watching how you act at practices and outside the ice. If you want to play hockey in North America, I definitely recommend this trip because it will get you more opportunities than you can get elsewhere. Besides that, the trip is really well organized and there are no problems regarding things like accommodation or transportation.
- Tor (player)
We are very satisfied with the trip and the organisation around it, everything was very professional. It was very valuable to get an insight into North American hockey, how it works and how big the hockey is. Good presentations from coaches and students about college and junior hockey. The visit and tour of Boston University was impressive. But above all else, it was great to see a lot of good hockey in different arenas.
- Tobias (parent)
THE FUTURE STAR ACADEMY
The Future Star Showcase attracts a great number of scouts, coaches and GM's from all levels of the North America hockey world. Beyond the tournament itself, the Showcase also features trainings, lectures, recruiting help, and guidance in how to navigate this part of the hockey world. Future Star have an unique and diverse contact network which allows us to provide immense scouting opportunities for each player.
Players will be scouted live and in person by coaches and scouts who fly in to our Showcase, online during the Showcase weekend and also after the Showcase weekend. Our players have had a high success rate of receiving offers to play in North America after our previous Showcases. The recruiting process can go on for a while, and Future Star will help you in every aspect of the way to find the best fit for you.
Some scouts or coaches might be present during the trainings, and actively scout for their teams.
Age groups: for players born 2004-2007
Dates: May 2-5, 2024
Location: CIK-hallen, Knivsta, Sweden (about 45 mins outside of Stockholm) MAP
Price: 8495 SEK
INCLUDED IN THE SHOWCASE
- 4 trainings
- At least 4 games in the tournament
- Game jersey
- Future Star Hoodie
- Scouting info and help during 2024
- Recruitment info and help during 2024
THE FUTURE STAR SHOWCASE BROADCASTThe Future Star Academy Showcase os being broadcasted to scouts and coaches in North America, giving them unlimited access to watch all the games and highlights, both during and after the Showcase. Family members that are not on site, or players who want access to their games, can watch the all the Showcase games for only 249 SEK, both during the showcase weekend and afterwards. This clip is from the 2021 Showcase.
APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE FUTURE STAR 2024 SHOWCASE
1) If you already have a Future Star Academy player profile, use THIS FORM to apply
2) If you are a new player to us and don't have a Future Star Academy player profile, use THIS FORM to apply
If you make our Showcase team, you will get approved by email. The email includes information on how to pay for the Showcase and secure your offered spot. The payment is due 10 days after your application has been approved. You can choose to pay the whole showcase fee immediately (8495 SEK), or a registration fee (2995 SEK). If you choose to pay the registration fee separately, the final payment is due 2024-04-01. You log in to your player profile to make the final payment.
As the Showcase gets closer, you will get an email including schedule, rosters and all other detailed information needed for the Showcase.
Please note that all the correspondence from Future Star Academy will go to the e-mail address that is used as username for the player profile. You can choose an additional e-mail address in you address info, to which receipts for the payments will be sent. Please don't forget to fill in the cell phone number to the player as we may need this for additional correspondence.
If the player is 18 years old and older, but doesn't pay for the showcase, please fill in the parent responsible for the payment (the parent will then get all the correnspondence around the Showcase). If the player is 18 years or older and pay for the showcase himself, please fill in the players data where it says parent information as well.
Terms and conditions: The registration is binding and if the Showcase is being cancelled by the attendant THE REGISTRATION FEE IS NOT REFUNDABLE. If exceptional external circumstances (eg a Corona virus situation) forces Future Star Academy to cancel the showcase, then Future Star Academy retains 300 SEK in admin fees while the rest of the showcase fee is credited. If the showcase is being cancelled by the player later than 35 days before the showcase starts, the full fee is retained. Exceptions may apply in case of injury or illness prior to showcase start, then the showcase fee minus the registration fee is refunded if a medical certificate from a public health establishment is being sent to Future Star Academy, proving the inability to attend. Please note that the full showcase fee must be Future Star Academy in hand April 1st, 2024 at the latest. You find our terms and conditions here. When signing up for the showcase, you accept these terms and conditions.
Mike! We just want to reach out and thank you and all people involved for hard work and a great arrangement this Showcase 2021 weekend. Wilmer had a great time and we are all very happy for this opportunity! 🙏🏼🤩 See you and all the best.