CHARLESTON, S.C. (Aug. 27, 2015) - The Virginia NPL, which entered the National Premier Leagues landscape two seasons ago, hosted its third Player Development Program (PDP) event, Aug. 8 at Capital Park in Richmond, Va.
A total of 85 players participated, which included elite 2001-02 girls and 2002-03 boys. Seventeen different clubs were represented.
Aaron Brunner, U.S. Soccer Training Center liaison for Virginia, oversaw the girls groups. “The US Club Soccer PDP provided a tremendous opportunity for some of the top players in Virginia and within the Virginia NPL,” Brunner said. “The standard of play, willingness to improve and competitiveness displayed throughout the event was excellent.”
The Virginia NPL has tentative plans to host another PDP in December.
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.