Any club’s Director of Coaching is able to recommend players with national team potential for inclusion at an id2 Training Camp.
These recommendations from coaches throughout the country are a key component of the id2 Program and supplement US Club Soccer’s objective scouting process that utilizes a network of scouts at games, tournaments and other high-level events across the country.
This comprehensive national scouting and recommendation program is used to form a pool from which top players are invited to attend an id2 Training Camp. At the camps, players work with some of the nation’s best coaches, play with and against some of the nation’s best players in their age group, and are scouted by on-site U.S. Soccer staff.
Because players significantly mature and can dramatically change in short periods of time at these ages, coaches should submit recommendations for top players ahead of each pair of camps regardless of whether the player has been previously recommended.
NOTE: U.S. Soccer Development Academy full-time Academy players are not eligible to participate in the id2 Program. This is due to U.S. Soccer rules that prohibit full-time Academy players from participating in outside soccer leagues and events. Developmental players in the Academy, however, are still eligible to participate in the id2 Program.