2018 Player Development Programs | A Year in Review
RICHMOND, VA (June 12, 2018) – Player Development Programs (PDPs) are identification and development programs with three primary goals: (i) provide top players with an opportunity to be identified and evaluated for higher levels of play; (ii) provide a high-quality developmental experience; and (iii) recognize and reward individual performance and achievement.
Players are selected for PDPs based on their performance in Girls ECNL competitions and by objective recommendations from Girls ECNL Directors and scouts across the country. The Girls ECNL hosted ten (10) PDP events across the country over the past five months, with players representing every Girls ECNL member club.
|Date||PDP and Location||Member Clubs||Team Assignments and Schedule|
|Feb 3, 2018||PDP Midwest
University of Wisconsin – Madison
|Eclipse Select SC, Elite Girls Academy, FC Wisconsin, Minnesota Thunder Academy, SLSG-IL, SLSG – MO||CLICK HERE|
|Feb 24-25, 2018||PDP Southeast
GSA Soccer Complex
|Alabama FC, Armada Youth, Atlanta Fire, Concorde Fire, FC Alliance, Florida Elite, Florida Krush, GSA, NTH-Tophat, Orlando City, Tampa Bay United, Tennessee SC||CLICK HERE|
|Feb 24-25, 2018||PDP Mid-Atlantic
Mesa Soccer Complex
|BRYC Elite Academy, Carolina Rapids, CESA, McLean YSA, NCFC Youth, NC Fusion, South Carolina United, Richmond United||CLICK HERE|
|Mar 9-11, 2018||PDP Southwest/Mountain
University of Nevada – Las Vegas
|Arsenal FC, Del Mar Sharks, Colorado Storm, Heat FC, Real Colorado, San Diego Surf, Sereno SC, So Cal Blues, Slammers FC, Strikers FC, West Coast FC||CLICK HERE|
|Mar 10-11, 2018||PDP Ohio Valley
Seven Hills School
|FC Pride, Internationals SC, Michigan Hawks, Ohio Elite SA, Ohio Premier, Pittsburgh Riverhounds, Vardar, WNY Flash||CLICK HERE|
|Mar 10-11, 2018||PDP Texas
Southern Methodist University
|AHFC, Challenge SC, Classics Elite, Dallas Texans, D’Feeters SC, FC Dallas, Solar SC, Sting Austin, Sting Dallas, TSC Hurricane||CLICK HERE|
|Mar 17-18, 2018||PDP Northeast (South)
|Bethesda SC, Continental FC, FC Bucks, Maryland United, Match Fit Academy, PDA, World Class FC||CLICK HERE|
|Mar 24-25, 2018||PDP Northwest (Bay Area)
Mustang Soccer Complex
|Davis Legacy, Mustang SC, MVLA, Pleasanton Rage, San Juan SC, Santa Rosa United||CLICK HERE|
|Mar 24-25, 2018||PDP Northwest (Pacific)
Liberty High School
|Crossfire Premier, Crossfire United, FC Nova, FC Portland, Utah Avalanche, Washington Premier||CLICK HERE|
|June 9-10, 2017||PDP Northeast (North)
FC Stars Soccer Complex
|Albertson Fury, Connecticut FC, Scorpions Soccer, Connecticut FC, East Meadow SC, FC Stars, FSA FC||CLICK HERE|
The Girls ECNL PDPs listed above included a training session and two 11 v. 11 games. There are no costs for participation in Player Development Programs. The Girls ECNL covers all staffing, facility rental and equipment costs for the Girls ECNL PDPs. The only responsibility for participating players will be the cost of travel and accommodation (where necessary).
Top players from each Girls ECNL PDP, along with other players scouted in Girls ECNL competition throughout the year, will be considered for invitations to the Girls ECNL / id2 National Training Camp and the Girls ECNL Integrated Training Camp at the University of Portland in July. For more information about the Girls ECNL National Training Camps, CLICK HERE.
About Girls Elite Clubs National League: The Girls 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 Girls 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 is an organization committed to the development and support of soccer clubs in the United States. US Club Soccer offers youth and adult registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms at the recreational and competitive levels, as well as a variety of other programming, including the Olympic Development Program-sanctioned id2 Program and Player Development Programs. Through US Club Soccer, all of a club’s programs – recreational, competitive and adult – are able to be united under one organizational umbrella, creating a “members for life” culture within each club. US Club Soccer is sponsored by Nike.