The first two id² Training Camps of the current cycle, which targets boys born in 2001 and girls born in 2000, will be held March 20-23 at Howard M. Terpenning Recreation Complex and Nike World Headquarters near Portland, Ore., and April 3-6 at WRAL Soccer Center in Raleigh, N.C.
Approximately 60 boys and 60 girls will attend each camp. Opportunities for players at id² Training Camps include: training with some of the nation’s best coaches, playing with and against some of the nation’s best players in their age group, exposure to U.S. Soccer scouts, and off-the-field guest speakers and classroom sessions – creating a multi-faceted learning experience.
Top performers from the Spring 2014 id² Training Camps, as well as from a pair of camps to come in the fall, will be selected for id² National Selection programming at the end of the cycle.
Any coach is able to recommend players with national team potential for inclusion at an id² Training Camp by submitting an id² Player Recommendation Form. These recommendations supplement US Club Soccer’s own scouting process, which uses a network of scouts at various leagues and events. Recommendations are accepted on an ongoing basis for the entire cycle.
Now in its 11th year, the id2 Program provides an opportunity for the country’s top youth soccer players to be identified and developed, and scouted for inclusion in U.S. Soccer’s National Team programs. Open to all players regardless of affiliation, or lack thereof, the id2 Program is an Olympic Development Program approved by the U.S. Olympic Committee and U.S. Soccer Federation.
The targeted age groups for each id2 Program cycle are established every year in consultation with U.S. Soccer in order to align with the scouting priorities for the U-14 National Teams.
There is no cost to players to be identified for or participate in the id2 Program. For id2 Training Camps, all lodging, meals and training gear are provided at no cost by US Club Soccer and Nike.
ABOUT US CLUB SOCCER:
A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer is an organization committed to the development and support of soccer clubs in the United States.
US Club Soccer offers youth and adult registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms at the recreational and competitive levels, as well as a variety of other programming, including the Olympic Development Program-sanctioned id2 Program and Player Development Programs.
Through US Club Soccer, all of a club’s programs – recreational, competitive and adult – are able to be united under one organizational umbrella, creating a “members for life” culture within each club. US Club Soccer is sponsored by Nike and the Army National Guard.