USSDA U14 Team Member Austin Holtebeck Attends US Soccer Training Center
FC Wisconsin Directors of Coaching Ben Shepherd, Billy Solberg and the entire FC Wisconsin staff congratulate USSDA U14 team member Austin Holtebeck for his invitation and participation in U.S. Soccer's Training Center this past Saturday, February 22, 2014. Invitations to the event (held in Bridgeview, IL) were extended to the best 2000, and 2001 birth year players in the Midwest. Such an opportunity represents a tremendous honor for the player, our U14 USSDA team and the club.
Holtebeck, a midfielder, who has developed with the club since he was 10 years old, is the 4th player from our inaugural year U14 Academy team to have been called into a US Training Center. He follows teammates Jonathon Hernandez, Andre Wangaard, and Ben Leas who attended such an event earlier this year.
Excerpted from the U.S. Soccer Training Center web page:
The U.S. Soccer Training Center program aims to identify the best players for the U.S. Soccer Youth National Team program. Training Center events are open to the top players from any team, club or organization at no cost to the player.
There are three types of Training Center events.
Sessions are free, single-day player identification opportunities for local players with the most potential to train under the direction of U.S. Soccer National Team coaches. U.S. Soccer runs over 300 Sessions per year around the country. Coaches can recommend their players to U.S. Soccer Youth National Team staff by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Combines are free, 2-3 day player identification opportunities for local players with the most potential to train under the direction of U.S. Soccer Youth National Team coaches. U.S. Soccer piloted seven Local Combines in 2013 in the major soccer markets for player development in the country. Players are selected based on their performance at Training Center Sessions and other events attended by U.S. Soccer scouts.
The National Combine is a 5 day player identification opportunity for players with the most potential to train under the direction of U.S. Soccer National Team coaches. U.S. Soccer will hold the first National Combine in 2013 at Nike's World Headquarters in Portland, Ore. All expenses will be covered for the players. Players are selected based on their performance at Training Center Sessions, Local Combines and other events attended by U.S. Soccer scouts.
- See more at: http://www.ussoccer.com/teams/youth/training-centers.aspx#sthash.3MhBEhrg.dpuf