09 Feb Sixty youth players identified, developed at PDP hosted by United Soccer Clubs
COLLEGE STATION, Texas | The United Soccer Clubs (USC) hosted 60 players at a Player Development Program (PDP) event, Jan. 15 at Veterans Park in College Station, Texas.
Eighteen clubs were represented:
- AHFSH Fire
- Alamo City SC
- Challenge SC
- Classics Elite
- FC Thunder
- FC Westlake
- Liverpool FC
- Lonestar SC
- Lonestar SC – San Antonio
- New Braunfels Ajax
- One World Soccer
- San Antonio United
- Space City FC
- Texans SC
- Texas Rush
- West Lake SC
The PDP targeted 2003 girls and 2004 boys. Staff coaches were: Johann Arboleda (Texans SC), Jared Chandler (Lonestar SC), Mark Hunter (Dynamos), Andy McClelland (FC Westlake), Mauricio Ramirez (Lonestar SC – San Antonio), Victor Ruiz (Dynamos), Link Scoggins (Austin Texans) and Ashley Sheevers (Lonestar SC).
PDPs are regionally based identification and developmental programs conducted within the id2 Program umbrella. PDPs are focused around the NPL and other top leagues in specific geographic areas.
PDP invitations are based upon objective scouting of elite clubs and leagues, combined with recommendations from top Directors of Coaching. Each PDP includes at least one training session and one internal competition.
ABOUT US CLUB SOCCER:
A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer fosters the growth and development of soccer clubs in order to create the best possible development environment for players of all ages.
Anchored by Players First and its five pillars of Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety, US Club Soccer offers registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms, player identification and a variety of other programming, resources and services.
US Club Soccer is sponsored by Nike and supported by LaLiga through a technical partnership.