Player Development Program 4/14/18

In spring 2018 the Northeast Soccer League will be hosting our first Player Development Program (PDP) for 04 and 05 girls and boy players. We are thrilled to be able to offer this program after having our application to host the event accepted by US Club Soccer. Application to host PDP Program is generally only approved for leagues with National Premier League (NPL) so this is a massive vote of confidence from US Club Soccer in not only our league structure but the players and member clubs within it.
Players may be selected from the PDP program to enter US Clubs id2 program with potential for U.S. National Team inclusion. The id2 program for 2018/19 cycle will be for 05 boys and 04 so we have decided to focus on this age range for our initial PDP event.
Important Logistics:
Location:           Marlboro Forekicks, 219 Forest St, Marlborough, MA 01752
Dates:                Saturday April 14th and Saturday May 12th
Times:               04 and 05 boys 10:30am to 12:30pm
                            04 and 05 girls 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Format of Coaching Days:
US Club Soccer will be providing the league with a formal template to follow including curriculum and expectations. Elite staff from the league will be in attendance to deliver coaching sessions and instruction to the players as well as select top players to move to the next stage of the PDP program which will probably include inter league PDP play or a tournament event.
Further details will be sent to players regarding dress code and other logistics closer to the date.
What to do now?
The NSL will be posting this to all our media outlets to make the member clubs aware of this superb opportunity for our players.  However, this program is for elite players that can represent the league at further inter league PDP events, tournaments and even potential to enter the US Club Soccer id2 program. We would ask that Directors of Coaching and/or Club Coaches enter the names of players you feel would benefit from exposure to the PDP program using the following link: Refer a Player.
Some important facts about the PDP program;
  • This event is totally free for all players.
  • PDP’s are regionally based identification and developmental programs conducted within the US Club Soccer id2 Program.
  • PDP invitations are based upon objective scouting of elite clubs and leagues, combined with recommendations from top Directors of Coaching.
  • Each PDP includes at least one training session and one internal competition which could be a summer 2018 tournament.
  • Both the id2 Program and PDP have been granted Olympic Development Program status by the U.S. Soccer Federation and the US Olympic Committee.
  • Further information can be found at the following link usclubsoccer.org/programs/player-identification/pdp/
Thank you for your attention to this e mail and if you have any further questions or need clarification please e mail technicaldirector@nslsoccer.org

 

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