24 Jul Fourteen id2 girls standouts selected for 2017 ECNL/id2 National Training Camp
PORTLAND, Ore. | The best of the best will represent the id2 Program at the 2017 ECNL/id2 National Training Camp, July 27-31 at the University of Portland and Nike World Headquarters in Oregon. Fourteen players have been chosen after standout performances in the id2 age group cycle of 2002 girls.
They represent 14 different clubs from 10 states. The players incur no costs to participate in the camp, as all costs including airfare, lodging, meals and training gear are covered by US Club Soccer and Nike.
The id² squad accompanies more than 80 other top female youth soccer players born in 1999, 2000 or 2001 across the country, representing the ECNL portion of the event. These players were selected from ECNL Player Development Programs (PDPs), ECNL competitions and other events throughout the year. For a full list of camp participants, please visit this link.
A master list of all camp activities is available here. During the camp, participants compete with and against other top youth players in the country and are coached by an impressive staff of coaches. The camp includes training sessions and games, as well as off-the-field presentations and activities, including an El Clásico watch party on July 29.
All 65 id2 National Selection alumnae are currently playing or have commitments to play at the next level – Division I power conference and/or U.S. Soccer youth national team programming.
The 2017 ECNL/id² National Training Camp officially concludes the National Selection programming element for the id² age group cycle of girls born in 2002 and boys born in 2003. In March, US Club Soccer brought 18 top boys players to Spain, where they advanced to the quarterfinals of the prestigious Mediterranean International Cup, ultimately losing in penalty kicks to FC Inter Milan.
The ECNL/id² National Training Camp – celebrating its fifth annual event – is another example of the ongoing collaborative efforts of US Club Soccer and the ECNL. In alignment with the core values of the id² Program, there is no cost to players to participate and selections were made regardless of U.S. Soccer affiliation. It is sanctioned as an Olympic Development Program by U.S. Soccer and the United States Olympic Committee.
The current age group cycle, targeting 2004 boys and 2003 girls, enters the fall portion of its training camp cycle. US Club Soccer will host a camp in September and December for those age groups. National Selection programming follows these id² Training Camps every year.
The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) was founded in 2009 to enhance the developmental experience of female youth soccer players in the United States through: (i) improving the competitive environment through creation of a true national competitive league; (ii) improving the process for identifying elite female soccer players through a systematic scouting and identification program based on national competitions; and (iii) improving the daily training environment at top female youth soccer clubs through developing best practices and training and organizational guidelines for its member clubs. The ECNL is sanctioned by US Club Soccer and is sponsored by Nike Soccer.
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 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.