Spring id² Training Camps set for Oregon and North Carolina
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The first two id² Training Camps of the current cycle, which targets boys born in 2001 and girls born in 2000, will be held March 20-23 at Howard M. Terpenning Recreation Complex and Nike World Headquarters near Portland, Ore., and April 3-6 at WRAL Soccer Center in Raleigh, N.C.
Approximately 60 boys and 60 girls will attend each camp. Opportunities for players at id² Training Camps include: training with some of the nation’s best coaches, playing with and against some of the nation’s best players in their age group, exposure to U.S. Soccer scouts, and off-the-field guest speakers and classroom sessions – creating a multi-faceted learning experience.
Top performers from the Spring 2014 id² Training Camps, as well as from a pair of camps to come in the fall, will be selected for id² National Selection programming at the end of the cycle.
Any coach is able to recommend players with national team potential for inclusion at an id² Training Camp by submitting an id² Player Recommendation Form. These recommendations supplement US Club Soccer’s own scouting process, which uses a network of scouts at various leagues and events. Recommendations are accepted on an ongoing basis for the entire cycle.
Now in its 11th year, the id² Program provides an opportunity for youth soccer players to be identified and developed, and scouted for inclusion in U.S. Soccer’s National Team programs. Open to all players regardless of affiliation, or lack thereof, the id² Program is an Olympic Development Program approved by the U.S. Olympic Committee and U.S. Soccer Federation.
The targeted age groups for each id² Program cycle are established every year in consultation with U.S. Soccer in order to align with the scouting priorities for the U-14 National Teams.
There is no cost to players to be identified for or participate in the id² Program. For id² Training Camps, all lodging, meals and training gear are provided at no cost by US Club Soccer and Nike.