Head Coach, Puerto Rico Islanders (NASL)
It has been a great pleasure every January in working with 2 very professional people in Julie (Lanzillo) and Daryl (Shore). They give the opportunity for players to follow their dreams in becoming a professional soccer player. This combine allows coaches from the whole country to see players that they may never get a chance to see as most certainly teams from the NASL and USL PRO leagues don't have the scouts to see these players (during the regular season).
Goalkeeper, Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL Pro)
Julie (Lanzillo) runs a first-rate operation at InfoSport. Every year it brings in hundreds of athletes and provides them with an opportunity to be assessed by and exposed to professional teams and their staffs. It is a model that has been copied by many other pro sport "combines" but never replicated. It continues to grow in numbers and success stories--much of this, thanks to Julie's efforts.
Assistant Coach, Montreal Impact (MLS)
I sincerely endorse Julie Lanzillo in her role as the President of InfoSport. Julie has done a fantastic job organizing the InfoSport Combine, which provides an opportunity for soccer players to showcase their talents in an effort to be identified by top coaches from Major League Soccer (MLS), North American Soccer League (NASL), United Soccer Leagues (USL) and Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL). With the evolution of professional soccer in the United States, the InfoSport Combine has become an invaluable platform for passionate soccer players who desire to obtain professional status and fulfill their dream of playing soccer at a higher level. As a result of Julie’s involvement over the last 11 years, the InfoSport Combine has become a major avenue for coaches to recruit potential players to fulfill their rosters. As a professional coach, I look forward to seeing the new talent as well as an increased level of play each year.
Assistant Coach, Houston Dynamo (MLS)
Part of my job as a professional soccer coach, and perhaps the most important aspect of that job, is seeking out and evaluating talent. The InfoSport Pro Soccer Combine allows me to see some great talent in a professionally-organized environment. Julie (Lanzillo) does a superb job and Daryl (Shore) brings in an outstanding and accomplished staff of coaches. In 2012, we (The Houston Dynamo) brought in and signed Erich Marscheider to a MLS contract (after his performance at the 2012 InfoSport Combine). Looking forward to the next combine!
Assistant Coach, Sporting KC (MLS)
"We (Sporting KC/MLS) drafted Michal Mravec on the strength of his performances in the (2011) InfoSport combine. I believe he has a very good shot to make our team. Thanks again for the opportunity to see quality guys at your combine... already looking forward to seeing you next year!"
Assistant Coach, Harrisburg City Islanders (USL Pro)
"The InfoSport combine is a tremendous opportunity for players to showcase their talents to a wide range of professional coaches all at the same location. The combine has always proven to be a great path for players to break into the professional game at all levels. Great facilities and solid organization makes the InfoSport combine a superb event for players and professional coaches alike and the Harrisburg City Islanders have benefitted from signing several players over the past few years from this combine."
Head Coach, Rochester Rhinos (USL Pro)
"With the professional leagues taking shape, I am encouraged that the sport of soccer is extremely healthy in 2011. The addition of the reserve league at the MLS level means that there will be plenty of more opportunities for players this season. The NASL and USL have both added new teams that will create more jobs then ever before. This is the time for players to take advantage of pro trials such as InfoSport. The number of professional coaches at this one event is extraordinary. I look forward to seeing the talent in Florida."
Goalkeeper, Omaha Vipers (MISL)
"I would like to thank you for giving me an opportunity to participate in the 2010 combine, it opened up a lot of doors for me and I have now made my way to the MISL with the Omaha Vipers as a goalkeeper. I tried out for 3 other teams in the PDL and USL but for now have found a home in the MISL, so once again thank you and I hope the Combine continues to be successful."
Head Coach, Anderson University
Former Assistant Coach, Clemson University
Former Assistant Coach, MLS
"The InfoSport Combine is a first class opportunity for talented players. It is the only annual event that I know of that gives motivated individuals the best chance to be evaluated by the preeminent assessors of talent in the US: current professional coaches. The fact is, the quality of the staff is the best indication of the legitimacy the combine holds within the coaching community. I feel that as pro soccer grows, the InfoSport Combine will develop even further in significance as a can't miss recruiting opportunity for professional teams."
Head Coach, University of Wisconsin
Former Assistant Coach, MLS
"It is with great enthusiasm that I recommend the InfoSport Combine to all players interested in being evaluated by Major League Soccer (MLS). Julie Lanzillo and Daryl Shore have done a tremendous job providing top collegiate and amateur players the opportunity of being identified by MLS. The list of coaches and clubs represented at the combine is always impressive. As MLS coaches, the opportunity to evaluate a pool of potential draftees and top players is an invaluable tool as rosters are planned for the upcoming year. "
Former Assistant Coach, Milwaukee Wave (MISL)
"I recommend the InfoSport Combine for all players who have aspirations of playing professional soccer for three reasons. First, it provides the player an opportunity to showcase their talents to virtually every team in Major League Soccer, as the coaching staff is comprised of many of the leagues assistant coaches. Secondly, the experience the player receives by competing in a combine environment is invaluable. Take Brent Whitfield for example, who attended the InfoSport combine for several years. Brent is a player that graduated from Cal-State Fullerton, and following his first combine did not receive a professional contract. He returned to the combine the following year and signed a professional contract with the Seattle Sounders, where he won a championship in the USL-First Division. In 2006, he signed a contract with MLS and is now playing for Chivas. Brent is just one of many players that have attended InfoSport's Pro Soccer Combine and gone on to sign a professional contract."