METAIRE, La. (Nov. 4, 2016) - A total of 62 players from 10 different clubs participated in the Player Development Program (PDP) hosted by Gulf States Premier League, Oct. 29 at Lafreniere Park in Metaire, La. The PDP targeted 2003-04 boys and 2002-03 girls, and several players have been invited to the upcoming id2 Training Camp in Casa Grande, Ariz., Dec. 8-11.
This PDP marked the second of the year for Gulf States Premier League, as the NPL member hosted a PDP on March 26 when 62 players from nine clubs participated.
Staff coaches were: Mike Martin (Gulf Coast United), Natalie Colle (Gulf Coast United), Mark French (Louisiana Fire Juniors), Olaide Yusuf (Biloxi City FC), Jason Providence (Gulf Coast Texans SC). NPL General Manager Leo Garcia was on-site to oversee the event.
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PDPs are regionally based identification and developmental programs conducted within the id2 Program umbrella. PDPs are focused around the NPL and other top leagues in specific geographic areas.
PDP invitations are based upon objective scouting of elite clubs and leagues, combined with recommendations from top Directors of Coaching. Each PDP includes at least one training session and one internal competition.
ABOUT US CLUB SOCCER:
A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer fosters the growth and development of soccer clubs in order to create the best possible development environment for players of all ages.
Anchored by Players First and its five pillars of Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety, US Club Soccer offers registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms, player identification and a variety of other programming, resources and services.
US Club Soccer is sponsored by Nike and supported by LaLiga through a technical partnership.