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Dates and locations announced for Spring 2013 id2 Program Training Camps

With dates and locations now available for the pair of Spring 2013 id2 National Player Identification and Development Program Training Camps, US Club Soccer is accepting recommendations of players with national team potential for inclusion in the id2 Program via the id2 Player Recommendation Form.

Now in its ninth year, the focus for the remainder of the 2012-13 id2 Program cycle includes boys born in 2000 and girls born in 1999. (Girls born in 1994-97 will be targeted later in the 2012-13 id2 Program cycle.) These specific age groups are targeted to align the id2 Program Training Camps with U.S. Soccer’s national scouting calendar and to maximize the opportunity for players to be selected to U.S. Soccer Youth National Team camps.

In the spring of 2013, id2 Program Training Camps will be held March 21-24 in Chula Vista, Calif., and April 18-21 in Charleston, S.C. Each camp will include approximately 60 boys and 60 girls.

The id2 Program is sanctioned as an Olympic Development Program by the United States Olympic Committee and U.S. Soccer Federation, and it provides an opportunity for the country’s top youth soccer players to be identified and developed, and scouted for possible inclusion in U.S. Soccer’s National Team programs.

Recommendations from coaches throughout the country are a key component of the id2 Program. These recommendations supplement US Club Soccer’s own scouting process utilizing a network of key scouts at league games and competition events throughout the country. Early recommendation is encouraged.

Earlier this week, US Club Soccer’s id2 Boys’ Program Director Gerry McKeown unveiled the roster of 18 players for the 2013 id2 National Selection International Tour in advance of the team’s journey to Spain from February 28 to March 11. The squad consists of boys born in 1999 selected from id2 Program events held in 2012 and is the capstone of the boys id2 Program. The team includes representatives from 17 clubs and 11 states.

2012-13 id2 PROGRAM DETAILS:

The 2012-13 id2 Program will feature boys born in 1999-2000 and girls born in 1994-1999. The program will include four id2 Program Training Camps, the National Selection International Tour and the ECNL/id2 Program National Training Camp for girls.

id2 Program Training Camps for 1999 and 2000 boys and 1998 and 1999 girls:
•   Oct. 11-14 at TD Bank Oakwood Soccer Complex in Portland, Conn. (boys and girls)
•   Dec. 6-9 at Grande Sports World in Casa Grande, Ariz.(boys and girls)
•   March 21-24 in Chula Vista, Calif. (boys and girls)
•   April 18-21 in Charleston, S.C. (boys and girls)

2013 id2 National Selection International Tour for 1999 boys:
•   Feb. 28 – March 11 | Madrid and Barcelona, Spain

2013 ECNL/id2 National Program Training Camp for girls:
•   Dates and location TBA