CHARLESTON, S.C. (March 2, 2015) - The NPL’s Oregon Premier League and Washington State Premier League each hosted a Player Development Program (PDP) event this past weekend, targeting top area boys born in 2002 and girls born in 2001.
The event hosted by the Oregon Premier League included 52 participants, representing 15 clubs. It was held Feb. 28 at the Rock Creek campus of Portland Community College in Portland, Ore.
The following coaches led players through comprehensive training: Christopher Cramer (Barcelona Oregon), Jason Dodson (Crossfire Oregon), Adam Leyland (Lake Oswego), Kasey Saito (Crossfire Oregon and Williamette United) and Travis Feltner (Barcelona Oregon).
Curriculum included dynamic warm-ups, technical exercises, small-sided games and scrimmages.
The following day, the Washington State Premier League hosted a PDP that featured 63 participants from 21 clubs. It was held at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Wash.
The following coaches directed activities, sticking to similar curriculum as the PDP hosted by the Oregon Premier League: Eddie Henderson (Puget Sound Premier League Academy), Kristian Powell (Northwest United), Dave Simeone (Puget Sound Premier League Academy) and Darrel Marcelle (Newport Youth SC).
id² Program staff on-site at both PDPs to scout for future, potential invitations to upcoming id² Training Camps.
PDPs are regionally based identification and development programs within the id² Program umbrella. Player invitations are based upon objective scouting of elite clubs and leagues. Both the Player Development Program and id² Program have been granted Olympic Development Program status by the U.S. Soccer Federation and the US Olympic Committee.
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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.