CHARLESTON, S.C. (Jan. 29, 2015) - 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.
The Chula Vista Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., will host the initial camp, March 26-29. Then, the WRAL Soccer Complex in Raleigh, N.C. will host the next camp, April 16-19.
Both sites are familiar to the id² Program. Most recently, Raleigh was the destination of one of last year’s spring training camps, while Chula Vista hosted a camp in March 2013.
Concurrently, recommendations of top boys born in 2002 and girls born in 2001 are now being accepted for the spring camps. Any club’s Director of Coaching is encouraged to submit recommendations for players fitting the current age group cycle and with national team potential. These recommendations from coaches throughout the country supplement US Club Soccer’s scouting process.
The id² Program provides an opportunity for the country’s elite youth soccer players to be identified and developed, and scouted for inclusion in U.S. Soccer’s national team programs. Targeted birth years are established every year in consultation with U.S. Soccer in order to align with the scouting priorities for the U-14 boys and girls 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. The id² Program, open to all players regardless of U.S. Soccer affiliation or lack thereof, is an Olympic Development Program approved by the United States Olympic Committee and U.S. Soccer Federation.
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.