At age 18, Leo Garcia boarded a plane in Argentina with a one-way ticket to Atlanta. The soon-to-be University of South Carolina student had a bus pass to Columbia, S.C. and two suitcases with clothes and a guitar.
Four webinars have been scheduled over the next two weeks to help US Club Soccer registrars and administrators best navigate KYCK Play and optimize the registration platform’s new enhancements for the betterment of their clubs.
The NPL’s Oregon Premier League and Washington State Premier League each hosted a Player Development Program (PDP) event this past weekend, targeting top area boys born in 2002 and girls born in 2001.
A Player Development Program (PDP) event held Feb. 22 in suburban Dallas helped identify 49 of the area’s top boys and girls players. The event, hosted by the NPL’s South Central Premier League, targeted boys born in 2002 and girls born in 2001. It included participants from Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, and 11 total clubs were represented.
The 2015 id2 National Selection International Tour is finally here, and after a brief domestic camp in Houston, the traveling party will depart for Argentina. Among the trip’s highlights are: playing top Argentinian youth academy teams, watching a professional game, exploring Argentina and engaging in various training sessions.
Only one week remains to apply for the 2015 Pennsylvania Cup, US Club Soccer’s state championship event for U-13 through U-18/19 boys and teams girls. The application deadline has been extended to March 6.
The id2 National Selection, an elite mix of some of the country’s best 18 players born in 2001-02, will begin its journey to Argentina Friday.
US Club Soccer congratulates the 10 players with ties to the id2 Program who will participate in the upcoming 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship in Honduras. Of those 10, nine have competed on id² National Selection International Tours.
The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL), the nation’s premier female youth soccer platform, has entered into a partnership with Fit For 90, the leading player monitoring and readiness platform in the United States.
Christian Pulisic, a 2012 id2 National Selection standout, further advanced his budding career by recently training with the Borussia Dortmund first team.
US Club Soccer’s cup-based national championship series arrives in less than four months, with the first National Cup XIV Regional event slated for mid-June in California. All Regionals are open to US Club Soccer members in the U-11 through U-18/19 boys and girls age groups.
U.S. Soccer Federation “C,” “D” and “E” coaching licenses courses may now be conducted by US Club Soccer, signifying a major step forward in US Club Soccer’s ability to directly impact coaching development and education for members.
Only two weeks remain to apply for the 2015 Pennsylvania Cup, US Club Soccer’s state championship event for U-13 through U-18/19 boys and teams girls. The application deadline is Feb. 27.
Applications are available for the 2015 Ohio State Cup, US Club Soccer’s state championship event for U-8 through U-19 boys and teams girls. The deadline to apply is March 1.
US Club Soccer is proud to announce the addition of four state championship events: Maine Cup, Massachusetts Cup, New Hampshire Cup and Rhode Island Cup, which will send winners to the 2015 NEP New England Regional Finals, June 6-7 at ForeKicks in Taunton, Mass., to compete for berths to the National Cup XIV Finals.
Pursuant to Article IX of the US Club Soccer Bylaws, elections for positions on the organization’s Board of Directors are held annually for one of the two board seats in each of the four U.S. Soccer Federation regions.
Two expanded Player Development Program (PDP) events held on consecutive weekends in Georgia helped identify and develop some of the area’s top players. The first PDP, held Jan. 25 at McCurry Park in Fayetteville, targeted 1997-2002 boys. The second PDP, held Feb. 1 at Gary Pirkle Park in Sugar Hill, targeted 1997-2001 girls.
In preparation for your spring registration needs, we want to update our members regarding upcoming enhancements to our registration platform, KYCK Play.
The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) today announced the College Impact of the league’s 2015 graduating class, revealing that 90 percent of the ECNL’s 1,357 graduating seniors will go on to play college soccer in the fall of this year. In total, 1,203 ECNL athletes will go on to play collegiately with 920 in NCAA Division I programs.
The 2015 Maryland Cup, US Club Soccer’s 4th annual state championship event for U-12 through U-17 boys and girls teams, will be held April 24-26 at venues in the Westminster area. The application deadline is April 10.
Of the 18 players selected for the id2 National Selection team traveling to Argentina later this month, 11 players were scouted at US Club Soccer’s Player Development Program (PDP) events.
The Virginia NPL, one of two new NPLs in the 2014-15 season, hosted its first Player Development Program (PDP) event at River City Sportsplex, just outside Richmond, Jan. 31. The event targeted top area boys born in 2002 and girls born in 2001.
The first id² Training Camps of the current cycle targeting boys born in 2002 and girls born in 2001 will be held in the spring at sites on both coasts of the country.
Top U-16 through U-18 boys and girls NPL teams are invited to apply for NPL berths at the 2015 soccerloco San Diego Surf Cup, held July 25-27 at the San Diego Polo Club. Accepted teams will compete in one of the nation’s elite college showcase events against teams from around the country. The application deadline is April 15.
The id2 National Selection team roster for the 2015 id2 National Selection International Tour to Argentina, Feb. 28-March 10, has been revealed. Eighteen elite boys – 16 born in 2001 and two born in 2002 – from nine states throughout the country comprise the squad.