EDP Talent ID Program 2012-13

Purpose of TIP

To support U.S. Soccer’s Youth National Team programs by identifying the most promising young players within EDP & MAPS providing meaningful developmental opportunities that would better prepare these players for selection into U.S. Soccer Training Centers and U14 National Development program.

TIP Structure

1. Development Days:
EDP & MAPS Clubs will recommend players born between 1999 – 2002 to attend local Development Days.

These days will be held during July & August in locations conveniently located to the majority of EDP membership clubs.
High level training, small sided games and player development workshops will be staffed by DOC’S of EDP Core Clubs and directed by Tony Williams TIP Technical Director
The most promising players will be invited into a select player pool.

2. TIP Training Centers. TIP Training Centers will operate in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Providing opportunities for a larger pool of younger players to train more often, closer to home.
Players can participate in up to five Training Center sessions will take place every other month between September 2012 – June 2013

3. Regional Formation Centers : Players from TIP Training Centers will be invited to attend our Regional Formation Centers

Four Residential 2-3 day Talent Showcases would be held between October 2012 – June 2013

4. TIP Representative Squads: Representative Squads will be selected to showcase their talent in developmental fixtures with Top Club Teams/ Youth Academies of Professional Clubs.

TIP Benefits

• Provides U.S Soccer with a convenient, cost effective mechanism to identify promising players that are currently not playing in DA clubs within EDP market.
• Provides EDP & MAPS membership Clubs with opportunity to attract, develop and retain top talent.
• There will be no cost for players to attend TIP Events.

For more information on EDP TIP Program contact Jen Marcella EDP Program Coordinator