Colton Farley and Ben Ofeimu, both members of the Vardar U14 Academy Team recently participated in the US Club Soccer id2 program.The final id2 Training Camp of 2013, targeting boys born in 2000, was held Dec. 12-15 at Grande Sports World in Casa Grande, AZ.
A total of 125 boys and girls from 25 different states participated in the four-day, invitation-only camp. Boys id2 Program Director Gerry McKeown guided the players through training with 13 other coaches. Players had busy daily schedules, including training sessions and competitions, team meetings and special presentations off the field. The camp curriculum put a heavy emphasis on high-level technical training, combination play and general team tactics to get the players on the same page for competition.
“The id2 Program is a special opportunity for players,” McKeown said. “It provides the chance for top players to play against players at similar levels to themselves, while being challenged in new and different ways against some of the best players in the country.”
An Olympic Development Program as approved by the United States Olympic Committee and U.S. Soccer Federation, the id2 Program provides an opportunity for the country's elite youth soccer players to be identified and developed, while also being scouted for inclusion in U.S. Soccer's National Team programs.