Currently in its eight year as US Club Soccer’s player identification and development program, the id2 program now includes boys born in 1998-99 and girls born in 1995-98.
These age groups are critical to begin identifying our nation’s future in the game, as National Team staff will evaluate these players.
There is no cost to the player to be recommended or scouted for the id2 program.
Player recommendations and the results from US Club Soccer’s own scouting process will be used to form a player pool from which qualified players will be invited to an id2 Training Camp.
From the id2 player pool, approximately 60 boys and 60 girls will be invited to attend each id2 Training Camp in the 2012-13. Specific dates and locations of the id2 Training Camps will be announced shortly.
For the fourth successive year, a team of the best 18 boys from the id2 Training Camps will have the opportunity to experience the day-to-day culture of some of the world’s most well-known professional clubs while also improving themselves via high-level training and game competition as part of the 2013 id2 National Selection International Tour. Details for the 2013 trip will be announced soon; click here for information and highlights from the 2011 id2 National Selection International Tour.
US Club Soccer’s Player Development Programs are additional identification and developmental programs conducted under the id2 Program and centered around clubs and leagues (NYCSL - NPL) in specific geographic areas where top players from multiple local clubs are identified and invited to periodic training sessions.
Player Development Programs also include an educational component, with U.S. Soccer staff generally on-site to scout players as well as conduct off-the-field lectures, seminars, coaching and other related discussions.
Invitations are based upon scouting within these clubs and leagues, and by recommendations from Directors of Coaching.
The first US Club Soccer PDP program was established in Northern California in 2009. Within these “best vs. best” training sessions, players are considered for recommendation into the id2 Program. PDP events will be important locally-based scouting and development programs to identify new players for the id2 Training Camps.
For more information, please visit the PDP Web page on the US Club Soccer website.