CHARLESTON, S.C. (Feb. 2, 2011) – Bringing together a group of the best female youth soccer players from around the country born in 1994 and 1995, the 2011 ECNL/id2 National Training Camp will take place Feb. 10-13 on the campus of Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla. The camp is a joint effort between the Elite Clubs National League’s Player ID Program and US Club Soccer’s id2 national player identification and development program.
A total of 83 players, (43 born in 1994 and 40 born in 1995), representing 44 clubs are slated to attend the camp. In addition to six on-field training sessions or games played in front of U.S. National Team staff and a wide range of college coaches, participants will have the opportunity to attend educational presentations.
The only cost to players involved is that of travel to and from the National Training Camp. All lodging, meals and training gear are provided by the ECNL, US Club Soccer and Nike. Included in the National Training Camp will be special appearances and presentations from former Olympic and World Cup-winning players.
Players attending the ECNL/id2 National Training Camp will also have the unique opportunity to be educated about their physical performance during matches and training sessions using GPS technology. Dr. Jason Vescovi, an applied sport scientist with over a decade of experience evaluating athletic performance in female soccer players, will use GPS technology to educate players on the physical demands of the game from the youth to professional level, and ways in which they can improve their own standards and performances.
“This camp will not only be a tremendous developmental experience for the players, but it should also be an experience they will remember for the rest of their lives,” said ECNL President and US Club Soccer Executive Vice President Christian Lavers. “Our goal was to identify the best players in the country, put them in a position to showcase their ability against one another, and then provide an unmatched educational experience through discussions with some of the best female players ever to play the game and instruction by top level coaches – and I think we have done that.”
“This camp will once again provide a great opportunity for players from all around the country to come together and perform in front of U.S. Soccer staff and college coaches,” said Rory Dames, US Club Soccer’s id2 Girls’ Program Director. “I am very excited to see the players compete with each other in a challenging environment and for them to have the chance to learn from our great guests and staff members.”
A full schedule for the ECNL/id2 National Training Camp can be found here.
The list of attendees for the 2011 ECNL/id2 National Training Camp is as follows:
The 2010-11 id2 program will feature boys born in 1997-98 and girls born in 1994-97. The program once again includes three Regional Training Camps, the National Selection International Tour and the girls’ National Training Camp.
2010 id2 Regional Training Camps for 1997-98 boys and 1996-97 girls:
• Sept. 30-Oct. 3 at the PDA Soccer Complex in Zarephath, N.J. (boys and girls)
• Nov. 11-14 at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas (boys and girls)
• Dec. 9-12 at Grande Sports World in Casa Grande, Ariz. (boys and girls)
2011 ECNL/id2 National Training Camp for 1994-95 girls:
• Feb. 10-13, 2011 at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla.
2011 id2 National Selection International Tour for 1997-98 boys:
• Feb. 17-27, 2011 – Scotland and England
About the ECNL:
The ECNL is a non-profit national youth soccer league founded in 2009 to provide the best possible developmental environment for American female youth soccer players through the creation of the highest level of national competition and an identification and development program to provide an avenue for players to participate in U.S. Soccer’s National Teams. The 2010-11 season is the ECNL’s second season. Each of the 52 member clubs in 2010-11 field a team in the U-15, U-16, U-17 and U-18 age groups, each competing for the ECNL National Championship, the ECNL National Club Championship and promotion and relegation between flights. The ECNL is sanctioned by US Club Soccer. For more information, visit http://www.eliteclubsnationalleague.com.
About US Club Soccer:
US Club Soccer is a non-profit organization whose mission is to develop competitive club soccer in the United States. A member of the United States Soccer Federation since July 2001, US Club Soccer has grown to include member clubs and leagues in all 50 states. In addition to sanctioning and administering tournaments, leagues and other competitions as well as offering a range of programs for its members, US Club Soccer annually conducts the National Cup. US Club Soccer also directs its own player identification and development program – id2. For more information, visit http://www.usclubsoccer.org.