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US Club Soccer offers a pair of integrated player identification and development platforms, both of which are Olympic Development Programs by the U.S. Soccer Federation and U.S. Olympic Committee.
id2 National Identification and Development Program: Open to all players regardless of U.S. Soccer affiliation or lack thereof, the id2 Program provides opportunities for elite youth soccer players in targeted age groups to be identified and developed, and scouted for potential inclusion in U.S. Soccer’s National Team programs. For each cycle, a national scouting and recommendation program is used to form a player pool from which top players are invited to attend an id2 Training Camp. Top players from those camps are selected for National Selection programming.
Player Development Programs (PDPs): Regionally based identification and developmental programs conducted within the id2 Program umbrella. PDPs are focused around the National Premier Leagues (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. Some PDPs also include off-field educational components, as well. id2 Program staff are on-site at PDP events to scout players for potential inclusion in id2 Training Camps, and U.S. Soccer staff may also be on-site to scout players for potential U.S. National Team inclusion as well as conduct off-the-field lectures, seminars, coaching and other related discussions.