Washington State and Oregon Premier Leagues hold PDP events

There was plenty of top-notch talent on display in the Pacific Northwest last weekend, as US Club Soccer hosted Player Development Program (PDP) events with the Washington State Premier League on March 2 near Seattle and with the Oregon Premier League on March 3 in Portland, Ore.

In all, about 130 players participated, with a nearly even split between girls born in 1999-2000 and boys born in 2000-01. Scouts from the id2 Program were on hand, giving players an opportunity to earn inclusion in future events.

[Washington State Premier League PDP rosters] [Oregon Premier League PDP rosters]

There was plenty of top-notch talent on display in the Pacific Northwest last weekend, as US Club Soccer hosted Player Development Program (PDP) events with the Washington State Premier League on March 2 near Seattle and with the Oregon Premier League on March 3 in Portland, Ore.
 
In all, about 130 players participated, with a nearly even split between girls born in 1999-2000 and boys born in 2000-01. Scouts from the id2 Program were on hand, giving players an opportunity to earn inclusion in future events.
 
Both PDPs featured excellent coaching, with the Seattle event staffed by former U.S. goalkeeper and current University of Washington associate head coach Amy Griffin, Whitman college coach Mike Washington, Northwest United FC coach Kristian Powell, Tynecastle FC coach Rick McCampbell, Issaquah Soccer Club coach Emerson De Oliveira, and the WSPL’s Stanley Holmes.
 
The Portland PDP was led by a slew of respected club coaches, including US Club Soccer board member Tom Atencio and Rochelle Hearns from Tualatin Hills United, Mike dePinna and former MLS player Miguel Guante from FC Portland, Tina Ellertson from Salmon Creek, Scot Thompson from BSC Portland, and Angela Harrison from the Oregon Premier League. In addition, the University of Portland’s Lisa Sari Chambers was in attendance as a scout for U.S. Soccer.
 
The players enjoyed outstanding facilities as well, with the WSPL event held at Starfire Sports Complex and the OPL’s at Buckman Field.
Coaches put the players through technical repetition drills, small-sided games and 11-v-11 matches, and as with all PDPs, top players may earn invites to id2 Program Training Camps. Two are scheduled for this spring: March 21-24 in Chula Vista, Calif., and April 11-14 in Charleston, S.C.
 
Special thanks go out to the participants, coaches, facilities and other staff for a great weekend.
 
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Centered around the National Premier Leagues (NPL), PDPs are regionally-based identification and development programs conducted within the id2 Program with invitations based primarily upon scouting within the hosting NPL. The id2 Program and Player Development Programs (PDP) are each sanctioned as an Olympic Development Program as approved by the United States Olympic Committee and U.S. Soccer Federation.