02 Aug id2 selections stand out during 2017 ECNL/id2 National Training Camp
PORTLAND, Ore. | Fourteen players comprising the 2017 id2 National Selection girls team made their mark on the ECNL/id2 National Training Camp, July 27-31 at the University of Portland and Nike World Headquarters. In total, more than 90 players participated in the camp, which also included 1999-2001 age groups for ECNL selections.
The id2 roster represented 14 clubs from 10 states. Players were selected from id2 Training Camps, Player Development Programs and other competitive events from the previous id2 age cycle, which targeted top girls born in 2002.
In alignment with the core values of the id² Program, there was no cost to players to participate, and selections were made regardless of U.S. Soccer affiliation. All costs, including airfare, lodging, meals and training gear were covered by US Club Soccer and Nike. It is sanctioned as an Olympic Development Program by U.S. Soccer and the United States Olympic Committee.
|Abby Allen||MF||Lonestar SC||TX|
|Sydney Bloch||D||LA Galaxy||CA|
|Hannah Boughton||MF||D’Feeters SC||TX|
|Lauren Bruno||D||FC Bucks||PA|
|Leah Chancey||MF||Solar Chelsea SC||TX|
|Sydney Davis||GK||Sereno SC||AZ|
|Rylee Forster||D||Jacksonville FC||FL|
|Taylor Huff||MF||Internationals SC||OH|
|Aryssa Mahrt||F||FC Wisconsin||WI|
|Paige Peltier||F||Minnesota Thunder||MN|
|Grace Phillpotts||D||Michigan Hawks||MI|
|Michaela Rosenbaum||MF||Santa Rosa United||CA|
|Alexandra Sampson||F||AZ Arsenal/West Coast FC||AZ/CA|
At the camp’s conclusion, staff coaches selected a Best XI list, which included two id2 players: Leah Chancey (Solar Chelsea SC) and Taylor Huff (Internationals SC). For a full list of camp participants, please visit this link.
During the camp, players participated in training sessions and 11v11 matches on the field, while the off-the-field component of the event included presentations and activities designed to challenge players in all aspects of the game.
This was the fifth annual event for the ECNL/id2 National Training Camp. 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 concluded 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 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.