CHARLESTON, S.C. (June 20, 2014) - The 2013-14 Northeast Pre-Academy League playoffs provided high stakes, while the neighboring Player Development Program (PDP) event offered guidance to some of the area’s top youth boys players.
Two different clubs won championships during the playoff event held at PA Classics Park in Lancaster, Pa., June 14-15. The postseason event included the U-13 and U-15 age groups. Remaining age group champions were determined through regular season play. Title-winning teams from the U-13, U-15 and U-17/18 age groups earned slots in the upcoming 2014 NPL Finals, set for July 10-14 at Bryan Park Soccer Complex in Greensboro, N.C.
Winning clubs are listed below:
|U-11 Boys:||FC Westchester blue (N.Y.); FC Westchester white (N.Y.)|
|U-12 Boys:||FC Westchester blue (N.Y.); Oakwood SC white (Conn.)|
|U-13 Boys:||PDA (N.J.)|
|U-15 Boys:||BW Gottschee (N.Y.)|
|U-17/18 Boys:||Soccer Association of Columbia (Md.)|
The June 14 PDP event targeted boys born in 2001 and featured 28 players from nine different clubs. Curriculum included dynamic warm-ups, technical exercises and short-sided games. It was directed by id² Boys Program Director Gerry McKeown.
Top performers from PDPs are selected to participate in id² Program Training Camps, which help identify and develop the country’s top youth players.
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 and Army National Guard.