Scouts Searching Nationally for id2 Talent
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (Nov. 22, 2004) – The next id2 National Training Camp may be over six months away, but our team of nationally based scouts are already out searching for the next group of America’s top youth players to invite to the second edition of id2.
Next year’s program, to be held July 24-28, 2005, will further the player identification and development revolution begun by id2 in the summer of 2004.
id2 takes a fresh approach to identifying and developing the nation’s best youth players. Parents no longer have to pay fees and for travel to multiple expensive tryout camps to ensure their players are seen by advanced scouts. id2 identifies players in their own environment as they compete with their club teams. With our scouts spread out across the country observing players as they compete with their club teams, the selection process is apolitical. Players will be identified regardless of their affiliation (i.e. US Club Soccer, USYSA, AYSO, non-affiliated, etc.).
Once players arrive at the id2 National Training Camp, US Club Soccer covers all player expenses. Top club, collegiate and national team staff coaches will conduct the 2005 id2 National Training Camp. Daily positional training sessions, showcase matches and classroom instruction sessions highlight the five-day id2 National Training Camp.
Over 100 U13 boys (‘91s) attended the inaugural id2 National Training Camp at SAS Soccer Park, which was attended by John Ellinger, then US Soccer’s Director of Youth Development. Six id2 attendees earned invitations to US Soccer’s U14 National Development Program camp in August and were named to US Soccer’s U14 National Team roster for a competition over Thanksgiving weekend. Over 20 more id2 participants were also added to US Soccer’s U14 player pool. The remaining id2 players continue to be scouted and evaluated by US Club Soccer’s staff.
In 2005, id2 will take player identification and development to another unprecedented level!
About US Club Soccer
US Club Soccer is a non-profit organization whose mission is to develop competitive club soccer in the United States. It has been a member of the United States Soccer Federation since July 2001, and has grown to over 900 member clubs and league teams in 44 states. In addition to sanctioning tournaments, leagues, and other competitions and conducting a range of programs for its members, it annually conducts the US Club Soccer National Cup, for member teams for boys and girls’ U12 to U17. The 2005 National Cup IV kicks off Memorial Day weekend. US Club Soccer also launched its own player identification and development program in the summer of 2004, termed id2. In 2005, US Club Soccer, in conjunction with Disney, will launch the inaugural Champions League Cup to determine the nation’s top boy and girl’s clubs. US Club Soccer’s growing list of National Corporate Partners include: 24 Hour Fitness, Budget Rent A Car, Cendant Hotel Group, Delta Airlines, Nike, Puma, Major League Soccer and TEKK Athletic; as well as a supplier group of six additional corporations. For more information, visit www.usclubsoccer.org.