Roster reveal, camp preview for this week’s id2 Training Camp in Virginia

CHARLESTON, S.C. (April 27, 2022) – Sixty-one players have been invited to the upcoming id2 Training Camp, April 29-May 1 in Richmond, Virginia, which serves as the final programming element for top girls born in 2007 and boys born in 2008. These athletes represent 38 clubs from 15 states spanning East and Central states and were selected from id2 Selection and Player Development Program (PDP) scouting events over the past year.

US Club Soccer’s id2 Program provides an opportunity for the country’s elite youth soccer players to be identified, developed and scouted for inclusion in U.S. Soccer’s National Team programs. It is considered an Olympic Development Program (ODP) approved by the United States Olympic Committee and the U.S. Soccer Federation.

id2 Training Camps are multi-faceted developmental environments with on-the-field training sessions and off-the-field presentations. Curriculum for the camps is established by id2 directors Gerry McKeown (boys) and Tricia Taliaferro (girls). A collection of the country’s top youth coaches leads training sessions and player evaluations. Assisting the directors at this camp are: Beau Brown (Sting SC), Matt Davison (FC Stars), Matt Lawrey (Atlanta United), Everett Palache (Cleveland Force SC), Stuart Self (Challenge SC), Tom Shields (STA) and Tyler Stakiwicz (PDA).

This past weekend, 61 players competed at the West Coast equivalent of this East Coast-based camp. These officially close out the age group cycle of girls born in 2007 and boys born in 2008, which has been abbreviated due to COVID-19 health protocols.

Participants and fans of the program are encouraged to follow @USClubSoccer (Instagram, Twitter & Facebook) for live coverage and join the conversation by using #id2Virginia.


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