US Club Soccer held their second id2 Training Camp of 2015 this past weekend in Raleigh, NC. Included in the 48 girls in the 2001 age group invited to participate was Naomi Ferguson of SLSG Missouri ECNL. Naomi is a seventh grader who is the youngest player on her 2000-2001 squad who are primarily eighth graders.
The event opened with training on Thursday followed by a series of games on Friday-Sunday. Naomi scored a pair of goals for her team during Saturday’s match. Sunday’s recaps haven’t been posted yet.
I shot a recent game between the SLSG MO U14 ECNL team against Chicago Eclipse, a club run by ECNL founder Rory Dames (also Chicago Red Stars Head Coach). A dramatic late winner by Bria Hamilton gave the team a key win as they have already qualified for the ECNL Champions League which features the Top 16 teams in the country.
STEVE PECHER TWEET
Congratulations to SLSG U13 Elite player Naomi Ferguson for being selected to this weekends Id2 Camp in NC I pic.twitter.com/mputnRMv4Z
— Steve Pecher (@4Pech) April 16, 2015
The second id2 Training Camp of spring 2015 gets underway at the WRAL Soccer Center in Raleigh, N.C., April 16-19. The current age cycle, established in conjunction with the U.S. Soccer youth national teams, targets top boys born in 2002 and girls born in 2001.
Players from all over the country descend on the capital city of North Carolina for the comprehensive identification and development camp. Coaching the girls are: Mike Bristol (Florida State University), Kenny Medina (Sting FC) and Erica Walsh (Penn State University).
id2 Girls Program Director Rory Dames leads the girls. US Club Soccer Executive Vice President Christian Lavers is also in attendance.
U.S. Soccer Women’s Development Coach, and former id2 Girls Program Associate Director, Tricia Taliaferro is keeping a close eye on the girls for future potential invitations to U.S. Soccer youth national team camps.
PHOTO GALLERY – SLSG Missouri hosts Chicago Eclipse, ECNL 2000-2001
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