Player Development Programs | A Year in Review

RICHMOND, VA (June 15, 2017) – Player Development Programs (PDPs) are identification and development programs within US Club Soccer’s id2 Program 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.  PDPs are operated in conjunction with elite leagues sanctioned by US Club Soccer.

Players are selected for PDPs based on their performance in ECNL competitions, and by objective recommendations from ECNL Directors and scouts across the country. The ECNL hosted eleven PDP events across the country over the past five months, with players representing every ECNL member club.

Date PDP and Location Member Clubs Team Assignments and Schedule
Feb 11-12, 2017 PDP Midwest (North)

University of Wisconsin – Madison

Eclipse Select SC, FC Wisconsin, Minnesota Thunder Academy, SLSG-IL, SLSG – MO, Sockers FC and Sporting Blue Valley CLICK HERE
Mar 5, 2017 PDP Midwest (East)

Central Michigan University

Indiana Fire, Internationals SC, Ohio Elite SA, Ohio Premier, Michigan Hawks, Vardar CLICK HERE
Mar 10-12, 2017 PDP Mountain

University of Nevada – Las Vegas

Colorado Rush, Colorado Storm, Heat FC, Real Colorado, SC Del Sol, Sereno SC, Utah Avalanche CLICK HERE
Mar 11-12, 2017 PDP So Cal

San Diego Polo Fields

Arsenal FC, Eagles SC, Irvine Strikers, Real So Cal, San Diego Surf, Slammers FC, West Coast FC CLICK HERE
Mar 11-12, 2017 PDP Northwest (Bay Area)

Trione Fields and Sonoma Academy

De Anza Force, Mustang SC, MVLA, Pleasanton Rage, San Juan SC, Santa Rosa United CLICK HERE
Mar 11-12, 2017 PDP Northwest (Pacific) Crossfire Premier, Crossfire United, FC Nova, FC Portland, Seattle Reign, Washington Premier CLICK HERE
Mar 11-12, 2017 PDP Texas

Southern Methodist University

AHFC, Challenge SC, Dallas Texans, D’Feeters SC, FC Dallas, Lonestar SC, Solar Chelsea SC, Sting Austin, Texas Rush, TSC Hurricane CLICK HERE
Mar 18-19, 2017 PDP Southeast

MESA Soccer Complex

Atlanta Fire, BUSA, Boca United, CASL, CESA, Concorde Fire, GSA, Orlando City, Richmond United, Tampa Bay United, Tophat SC, West Florida Flames, Weston FC CLICK HERE
Mar 18-19, 2017 PDP Northeast (Metro)

422 Sportsplex

Continental FC, FC Bucks, Match Fit Academy, PDA, Penn Fusion SA, World Class FC, Western NY CLICK HERE
May 6-7, 2017 PDP Mid-Atlantic

West Creek Soccer Complex

Bethesda SC, Charlotte SA, FC Virginia, Maryland United, McLean YS, NC Fusion CLICK HERE
June 10, 2017 PDP Northeast (New England)

FC Stars Soccer Complex

Albertson Fury, Boston Breakers, FC Boston, Connecticut FC, East Meadow SC, FC Stars, FSA FC CLICK HERE

The ECNL PDPs listed above included a training session and two 11 vs. 11 games. There are no costs for participation in Player Development Programs. The ECNL covers all staffing, facility rental and equipment costs for the ECNL PDPs. The only responsibility for participating players will be the cost of travel and accommodation (where necessary).

Top players from each ECNL PDP, along with other players scouted in ECNL competition throughout the year, will be considered for invitations to the ECNL / id2 National Training Camp at the University of Portland July 27-31, 2017.


About Elite Clubs National League:  The 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 ECNL is sanctioned by US Club Soccer and is sponsored by Nike Soccer.   |   Facebook /theECNL  |  Twitter@theECNL

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.

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