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    US Club Soccer – a prominent member of the U.S. Soccer Federation and the leading organization developing soccer clubs across America – announces one of its final id2 training camps of the year will occur in Austin, Texas.

    Targeting the top 2005 girls and 2006 boys, the Austin id2 Training Camp occurs Sept. 26-29 at the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex.

    This four-day, invitation-only camp is renowned for its elite player development and identification tactics, as well as exposure to top coaches and scouts. Participants are challenged through a combination of field training and classroom sessions.

    This is the first time the id2 Program has made a stop in Austin, as id2 directors Gerry McKeown (boys) and Tricia Taliaferro (girls) aim to find talent in that region of the country.

    Any club’s Director of Coaching is encouraged to submit recommendations of players with youth national team potential. This supplements US Club Soccer’s objective scouting process that uses a network of scouts at games, tournaments and other high-level events across the country.

    Targeted birth years are established every year in consultation with U.S. Soccer in order to align with the scouting priorities for the first youth national teams. In accordance with those scouting priorities, both of these camps will also extend to 2006 girls, in addition to the 2005 birth year.

    Established in 2004, US Club Soccer’s id2 Program provides an opportunity for the country’s elite youth soccer players to be identified and developed, and scouted for inclusion in U.S. Soccer’s National Team programs. The id2 Program is an Olympic Development Program (ODP) approved by the United States Olympic Committee and the U.S. Soccer Federation. There is no cost for players to participate or be scouted, and all meals, lodging and gear are provided by US Club Soccer and Nike.

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