RICHMOND, Va. (March 5, 2013) – The rosters and schedule for the Elite Clubs National League Player Development Program event to be held in Frisco, Texas, on March 9-10 have been announced. The event will be held at the FC Dallas Sports Complex, with some of the best players from the following ECNL clubs in Texas: Sting, Texans, Solar Chelsea Soccer Club, FC Dallas, D’Feeters, Lonestar, Challenge, Texas Rush, Albion, and TSC Hurricane.
Congratulations to TSC Hurricane players -- Kristen Killion, Anna Beffer, Liz Keester, Tatum Wagner and Lana Duke. For a full roster of the participating players, including team assignments for this event, click here.
Player Development Programs (PDPs) are regionally-based identification and development programs within US Club Soccer’s id2Program with three primary goals: (i) provide the top players within specified elite leagues with an opportunity to be identified and evaluated for higher levels of play; (ii) provide a developmentalexperience; and (iii) recognize and reward individual performance and achievement. PDPs are operated in conjunction with elite leagues sanctioned by US Club Soccer.
Each Player Development Program includes a training session and two 11 vs. 11 games. U.S. Soccer scouts are in attendance at each PDP to observe the players.
Players are selected for the Player Development Programs based on their performance in ECNL competitions and by recommendations from ECNL coaches. Between January and June 2013, the ECNL will be hosting nine PDP events across the country, providing an opportunity for top players in every ECNL club. 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