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CONGRATS to 3 Empire players making SoCal PDP 09

Congrats to our Empire SC players!

Over the last month, Southern California’s premier youth organization hosted their Player Development Program (PDP) where the top players from teams in the local regions compete for a spot on a regional team. Three of Empire SC’s athletes have been selected to represent their region in the 2009 age group.

US Club Soccer’s Player Development Programs (PDPs) are regionally based identification and developmental programs conducted within the id2 Program umbrella. PDPs are focused around the National Premier Leagues (NPL) and other top leagues in specific geographic areas.

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. Some PDPs also include off-field educational components, as well.

id2 Program staff are on-site at PDP events to scout players for potential inclusion in id2 Training Camps, and U.S. Soccer staff may also be on-site to scout players for potential U.S. National Team inclusion as well as conduct off-the-field lectures, seminars, coaching and other related discussions.

Both the id2 Program and PDP have been granted Olympic Development Program status by the U.S. Soccer Federation and the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Additionally, US Club Soccer sanctions PDPs that are hosted by major member organizations. All their PDPs are also approved as Olympic Development Program events.

Congratulations to our three players – Mia Rose, Cambria Carlstrom and Jeremiah Lawson!

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