CHARLESTON, S.C. (March 2, 2015) - A Player Development Program (PDP) event held Feb. 22 in suburban Dallas helped identify 49 of the area’s top boys and girls players. The event, hosted by the NPL’s South Central Premier League, targeted boys born in 2002 and girls born in 2001. It included participants from Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, and 11 total clubs were represented.
Challenging winter weather conditions, which have recently plagued the region, forced the PDP event to be moved indoors to Liverpool FC America’s Sky Blue Sports Complex.
Participants were led through technical sessions in the morning and 7 vs. 7 games in the afternoon. Staff coaches directing the camp were: Jack Butler (University of Dallas), B.J. Guerra (Liverpool FC America) and Raul Herrera (Liverpool FC America and Premier Goalkeeper Academy).
id² Program staff were also on-site to scout for future, potential invitations to upcoming id² Training Camps.
PDPs are regionally based identification and development programs within the id² Program umbrella. Player invitations are based upon objective scouting of elite clubs and leagues. Both the Player Development Program and id² Program have been granted Olympic Development Program status by the U.S. Soccer Federation and the US Olympic Committee.
The South Central Premier League launched in the NPL for the fall 2013 season. It includes eight clubs from Oklahoma and Texas, which compete in U-13 through U-17 boys and girls age groups.
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.