Congratulations to the following Maryland United players selected to the id2 Program in 2017.
Boys 2004 ECNL (March, Grand Park, Indiana)
Girls 2003 ECNL (September, Lancaster, Massachusetts)
LANCASTER, Mass. | The second id2 Training Camp of 2017 is being held at FC Stars Soccer Complex, Sept. 28-Oct. 1. This camp is the first of two post-summer camps, with the final camp of 2017 being held in early December in Casa Grande, Ariz. Those will conclude the training camp portion of the id2 age group cycle targeting 2004 boys and 2003 girls.
As is customary for the fall and winter id2 camps, scouting extends to 2004 girls, as well, to accommodate upcoming U.S. Soccer Federation’s youth national team programming on the girls side. Beyond these two remaining camps, US Club Soccer will invite top performers from this entire age group cycle to participate in id2 National Selection programming: the id2 National Selection International Tour (Spring 2018 for boys) and the ECNL/id2 National Training Camp (Summer 2018 for girls).
Established in 2004, US Club Soccer’s 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. id2Program directors Gerry McKeown (boys) and Tricia Taliaferro (girls) implement curriculum and direct activities. The id2 Program is an Olympic Development Program (ODP) approved by the United States Olympic Committee and the U.S. Soccer Federation. There is no cost for players to participate or be scouted, and all meals, lodging and gear are provided by US Club Soccer and Nike.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 28:
The first day of camp is a half day with players arriving throughout the morning and early afternoon. At check-in at the headquarters hotel, players are given team assignments for their evening training sessions.
All training sessions will be held at FC Stars Soccer Complex, while off-the-field presentations, team meetings and meals are at the hotel. It’s both a challenging and rewarding experience for these young athletes, as they are treated like young professionals – potentially giving them a glimpse into their future.
Below is a video from last year’s winter camp in Casa Grande, Ariz., where you can see what a typical “day in the life” of an id2 participant is like.
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