CHICAGO (Jan. 28, 2020) – With the objective to expand and improve the Women’s and Girls’ Youth National Team player pool, U.S. Soccer has launched a new Under-14 Talent Identification Program for the Girls’ Youth National Teams. The initiative will kick off in February with its first Regional Mini-Camp.
PENN FUSION LEHIGH VALLEY is happy to announce that U-14G (2006) goalkeeper Addison Etter has been selected and will represent PFSA. The Eastern Talent ID Session will take place February 28th in Springfield, VA. A total of 5 PENN FUSION SA players have been invited. Best of luck to Addison and all the young PFSA ladies involved.
In addition to expanding the YNT player pool at its early stages, the new scouting and identification structure changes programming for U-14 players by allowing them more time to absorb core principles of the YNT philosophy and accelerate their development. Additionally, travel is minimized through the first stages of the program, helping minimize days away from home, school and club.
The new program also offers the opportunity to bolster U.S. Soccer’s national network of scouts to further their education and development while also building its connections with clubs across the country.
While the past model has featured girls’ U-14 GNT programming in only even years, this new program will be held every year, always starting at the beginning of the calendar year.
Information obtained from U.S. Soccer Federation...