PepsiCo Showdown

Making A Difference On AND Off The Field! Checkout Recent Social Media Pictures Below!

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Making A Difference On AND Off The Field

Since its inception in 2003, the PepsiCo Showdown has grown and improved in every area, which is why it’s considered by many to be the crown jewel each season. 

The goal from the start has always been to bring different high schools, players and coaches together to shine on and off the field, while offering everyone the opportunity to get out of their communities to see different areas and economic situations.

While the PepsiCo Showdown creates countless on-the-field memories, it is more than just games. One thing we take great pride in is that the PepsiCo Showdown continues to be a resource for charities and fundraisers through Buddy's HELPERS, which you can read more about on the Buddy's HELPERS page.

Thousands of volunteers have gone above and beyond to ensure the PepsiCo Showdown is a positive experience for every person involved, and I encourage you to read some of the feedback or read the archives below. Or better, yet take a second and Google the PepsiCo Showdown. You'll see first-hand how this event put thousands of athletes, their communities and high schools in the spotlight through major media and social media channels.

If you ever have any questions, please let us know.


Joe Trost
Founder - PepsiCo Showdown


Boys: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016: Aquafina, ATI, Buddy's Helpers, Gatorade

Girls: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016: ATI, Buddy's Helpers, Gatorade, Jewel-Osco



I’ve had the chance to be part of the PepsiCo Showdown for several years and in several different ways…and it is truly a pinnacle in terms of soccer experiences in the nation today.
— Chip Huber - Dean of Student Engagement/Men's Soccer Assistant Coach
In the seven years I have been coaching at my school, this year me and my players had more interaction with college and club coaches than all of my years combined. I believe that the PepsiCo Showdown played a role in that exposure process.
— Jason Rollins - Boys Soccer Coach/East Aurora High School
The PepsiCo Showdown is more than wins and losses, but really about providing players with an amazing soccer experience. It represents what is good about high school soccer, allowing players a forum to showcase their talent.
— JJ Crawford - Girls Soccer Coach/Maine South High School