id2 Program Training Camp concludes in Portland, Conn.
The first Fall 2012 id2 Program Training Camp drew to a close Sunday in Portland, Conn., concluding four days of high-level training at TD Bank Oakwood Soccer Complex.
Among the off-field highlights were presentations from two guest speakers. Elite guest coach Ella Masar, current member of the U.S. Women's National Team and forward for Paris Saint-Germain, provided some welcome advice to the girls, while U-15 National Team head coach Tony Lepore spoke to the boys about player characteristics.
Be sure to check US Club Soccer's Facebook page for photos from the event.
The first of two fall 2012 id2 Program Training Camps gets underway this weekend as 58 boys born in 1999-2000 and 53 girls born in 1998-99 representing 20 states will gather Oct. 11-14 for four days of high-level training and off-field sessions at TD Bank Oakwood Soccer Complex in Portland, Conn.
id2 Program Training Camps are invitation-only events that bring together the nation’s top male and female youth players for four days of competition, evaluation and fun. U.S. Soccer National Team staff, some of the nation’s top coaches as well as elite guest coaches and players attend id2 Program Training Camps. In addition to the on-field sessions, id2 Program Training Camps feature guest speakers, lectures/classroom sessions and other offerings, which make for a complete experience.
Every id2 Program Training Camp is attended and scouted by U.S. Soccer staff members. Aided by their time at US Club Soccer’s id2 Regional Training Camps, numerous attendees of past camps have advanced into U.S. Soccer’s National Team programs.
The age groups for the camps are selected in order to more closely align with scouting priorities for the U.S. Soccer U-14 National Teams. The id2 Program Training Camps are part of US Club Soccer’s id2 National Player Identification and Development Program and provide an opportunity for the country’s top youth players to be identified and developed for inclusion in U.S. Soccer’s National Team programs.
Live coverage from the camp will be provided throughout the event, including photos on US Club Soccer's Facebook page.