25 Oct PDPs in Hawaii identify, develop more than 100 players from 20 clubs
Editor’s Note: This article was edited to include the PDPs in O’ahu. Its original version only included Maui.
More than 100 players players from 20 clubs spanning O’ahu, Maui, Kaua’i and the Big Island participated in boys and girls PDPs, on Oct. 8-9 at the Waipi’o Peninsula Soccer Complex on O’ahu and Oct. 14-15 at Keōpūolani Park on Maui. The PDPs were hosted by the Major Island Soccer Organization Junior League (MISO Jr.) and the Hawaii Soccer Federation (HSF), respectively.
id² boys program director Gerry McKeown was at both camps to instruct and scout players for potential invitations to the final id² Training Camp of the current cycle, which targets boys born in 2003 and girls born in 2002-03. That camp will be held Dec. 8-11 at Grande Sports World in Casa Grande, Ariz.
Players were selected to the Hawaiian PDPs based on recommendations from club coaches and directors, including those stemming from the US Club Soccer-sanctioned Hawaii State Cup, MISO Jr. and HSF Premier Leagues. Among the participants was Tommy Musto, a midfielder from Po’okela/FA Maui, who participated in the 2016 id² National Selection International Tour to Spain.
A collection of Hawaii’s top coaches directed the PDP training sessions: Mael Lefebvre (Honolulu Bulls SC), Emilia Dydasco (Leahi SC), Kit Halvorsen (Hawaii Surf SC), Matt Snyder (Hawaii Soccer Federation), Vinny La Porta (Kona Crush Soccer Academy), Carl Musto (FA Maui), Brent Nunes (Maui United SC) and Rebecca Filipović (Valley Isle Soccer Academy).
PDPs are regionally based identification and developmental programs conducted within the id² Program umbrella.
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