DSC Announces 2017 College ID Camps

DSC is excited to offer an opportunity for all players ages 15-19 to directly train and be observed by college coaches.  The camp will include technical training, small sided and showcase games. In addition, the camps will include a Q & A with coaches on the College Recruiting process.  We welcome all DSC and non-DSC players to attend.

Dates: 

Boy’s Camp – January 21
Girl’s Camp – January 22

Location: 

Manchester Meadows Soccer Complex, Rock Hill

Registration and Cost

$105 per player due at the time of registration.

Camp includes training, games, College Recruiting Seminar and  camp t-shirt.

Participation is limited so please sign up early!

A list of colleges attending will be released soon.

For both boy’s and girl’s camp  questions please email idcamp@discoveriessoccerclub.org

Dear Mom and Dad

Article that was posted on SCYSA website. Important read for all of our parents!

 

Parents, please read this with your player, and share it with other parents you know; especially share it with “that” parent. Ask your player how they want you to act, how you can cheer in a helpful way, and when is a good time to talk about the game. When you ask, please listen to and respect their answer. This is just a way to look at things from a different perspective.


Dear Dad/Mom:

I was afraid to say this to your face after the game today, but I was thinking that maybe you could stop coming to my games for a while. It doesn’t seem that fun for you anyway, and I know it’s not fun for me when you are there. I used to love when you watched me play when I was younger, but now, I wish you weren’t there. I think I am starting to hate playing soccer. I might quit. I bet you are wondering why.

I heard you in the stands today during my soccer game. I was going to say I heard you cheering, but that wasn’t really what you were doing. You were coaching. You were yelling about the other team, the other coaches, and at the officials. I also heard you yelling at me every time I got the ball.

I believe you think you are helping, but you are not. You are confusing me.

It’s confusing when you coach me from the sideline. When I play soccer, I feel like I have to make so many decisions at a time. Should I dribble or pass? Should I cross or shoot? Should I step up or stay back? Where are my teammates? Where are the defenders? I am trying to figure all these things out while out of breath, and fighting off defenders. With all this going on, you want me to listen to you, too? It seems no matter what I do, whether good or bad, you continue to yell at me. It is impossible to listen to you and play the game at the same time.

It’s confusing when you and the coach shout instructions at the same time. I can’t listen to both of you. Many times the things you say contradict what the coach teaches me at practice. My coach is trying to get me to pass it out of the back, but you keep yelling at me to kick it long. My coach encourages me to dribble past players, but you tell me to get rid of it when I try to dribble. My coach tells me to pass the ball to feet, but you tell me to kick it over the top and our forwards will chase it down. I either get yelled at by my coach, or by you. To make matters worse, sometimes the other parents join in and yell, too! I am so stressed out there. It’s not a very good feeling.

It’s confusing to me when you yell at the officials, especially since you teach me to respect teachers, coaches and my elders. Dad/Mom, some of these referees are kids that go to my school. I see them at lunch and in the halls and I am so embarrassed.Would you yell at me like that if I was a new referee? Even when the officials are right, and you are standing 50 yards away, you yell at them. I wish you would just let the game play out and let me and my coach handle what is going on.

It’s confusing when you are still upset about the loss hours after a game. How long is it appropriate to be sad and angry? I mean, I am the one who played, right? We are supposed to win some and lose some if we play good teams, right? We got beat, but now we have to move on and get ready for the next game. I am not sure how staying angry will help me get better for the next game. I certainly don’t feel like learning much immediately after a loss. The best thing you can do after a game is tell me you are proud of me for competing, and showing good sportsmanship, and that you love to watch me play. What are we going to eat is helpful too. But that’s all. I can get better next practice.

It’s confusing when you talk badly about my coach in front of me. You tell me to respect my coach and listen to what he says, but then I hear you and other parents say he doesn’t know what he is doing. My friends say that their parents tell them not to listen to the coach, and they don’t know who to listen to any more. No wonder our coach gets so frustrated with us.

It’s confusing when you talk badly about my teammates in front of me. I know some of my teammates aren’t as fast, or as strong, or don’t kick as well, but they are my friends, Dad/Mom. In school, they teach me that I should treat everyone with respect, but then you disrespect my teammates right in front of me. I wish you would try to see the good in my friends instead of pointing out their faults.

It’s confusing when you yell and scream at mistakes and act like playing soccer is an easy thing to do. I am not sure if you remember what it was like to be a player. Do you remember what it was like to be going through a growth spurt, and feeling awkward when you try to run and jump (never mind the sore knees)?  Do you remember how hard it was to learn to trap or pass a soccer ball, or for that matter hit a baseball, or catch a fly ball? Sometimes you try your very best, and still get it wrong. It doesn’t help or make me feel any better about my mistake when you yell at me for it, or tell me to “get my head in the game.” What does that mean, anyway? You yell things and most of the time I have no idea what you are talking about.

Dad/Mom, I don’t want to tell you how to parent or anything, but sometimes I feel like your love is conditional upon how the game goes.

When we win, everything is great, but whenever we lose, or I have a bad game, it seems like you hate me. I wish I was riding home with someone else, and not you.  I think it’s because you keep talking about the game when I don’t want to. You go over every mistake. Even when we win, all I hear about is what went wrong. If you talked about the game at dinner, or the next morning, it would be fine, but please, not on the car ride home.

I certainly appreciate all the time and money you spend to let me play. But sometimes it feels like we are out there playing just to entertain the adults. We just want to play. And we want you to watch if you can do so without yelling at the refs, screaming at other parents, and coaching from the stands.

Could you do that for me dad/mom? Could you just come, watch the game quietly, and then not talk about it on the ride home? If you can, I would love for you to come.

But if you can’t, I would prefer if you just dropped me off and let me play.

Dad/Mom, I love sports, I love my team, and I love my teammates. I want to play with my team forever, but not if it makes me feel like you hate me and you are angry at me all the time. Not if it makes me feel worse about myself.

Please let me know what you decide.

I Love You,

Your Player


For more information, please follow these useful links:

Shared with permission — http://changingthegameproject.com/

“Let Them Play” by Dr Jerry Lynch: https://www.amazon.com/Let-Them-Play-Mindful-Success/dp/1608684342 

Changing the Game in Youth Sportshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXw0XGOVQvw

6th Annual DSC Clifton Carter Memorial Golf Tournament

DSC will be hosting the 6th annual Discoveries Soccer Club Clifton Carter Memorial Golf Tournament, in memory of Clifton Carter at the Tega Cay Golf Club on October 27th 2016.

This event took on special meaning for the club when in September 2011 with the tragic passing of Clifton, a member of our 95 Green team. With this, the members of the board at DSC felt it appropriate to dedicate the proceeds of our annual event to the DSC Scholarship Fund, and to memorialize Clifton by naming the tournament after him.

This event is one of the biggest and most significant on the DSC calendar. Through donations, sponsorships and participants, we have raised over $18,000 through this event in recent years, with every penny of this money being dedicated to the DSC Scholarship Fund. Not only is this event a great way to contribute back to the club, but it is also a great Club Day, where members and parents have the opportunity to mingle and socialize in a friendly environment at a beautiful location.

We wholeheartedly appreciate our members considering this event as a very worthy cause as we continue to work towards ensuring kids in our area can have a place to play and participate in the game.

Team Entry Fee:$400
Team Sponsor:$500 (4 person team, logo on website, social media, logo on banner)
Hole Sponsor:$100 (with participating team)
Cart Sponsor:$200 (logo on 5 carts, logo on banner)

To enter you can complete the attached application below and mail with payment to the DSC office, 1974 Carolina Place, Suite 120, Fort Mill, SC 29708 or log onto our website for information and register your team at www.discoveriessoccerclub.org.

If you have any questions about sponsorship or your team, contact Mark Seren at mark.seren305@gmail.com

All proceeds from this event will be deposited in the Clifton Carter Memorial Fund at Discoveries Soccer Club. Discoveries Soccer Club is a 501(c)(3) cor- poration; a tax exempt, nonpro t organization to foster local, regional, na- tional and international amateur soccer competition.

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Clifton Robert Carter, born November 4, 1995, the son of Mark and Mandy Carter of Fort Mill, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2011. Clifton, a sophomore at Fort Mill High School, touched the lives of many. His infectious smile and playful spirit brought joy to his fellow students, friends, teachers, and teammates.

A talented athlete, Clifton, at the time of his passing, played soccer on the Fort Mill High School junior varsity team and on the Discoveries 95 Green Premier team. Despite his gentle nature on the field, Clifton was a fierce competitor on the pitch. His presence during the games ignited a spark that will continue to live in the hearts of all who knew him.

 

DSC Winter Training Announced

The Winter Training Program is designed to offer all players of the club (2010 (U7) – 2000 (U17) Boys & Girls) the opportunity to practice together as a team during the off season, but also give the opportunity to the player who wishes to further develop their technical ability and all round game. It will be a fantastic way to stay in shape throughout the summer months so you are physically ready for the 2017 spring season. The program will work on all aspects of the game focusing on the physical, technical/ tactical, psychological and social components.

Dates and Times

                                Monday                      Wednesday                          Thursday

Week 1               November 28th            November 130th                      December 1st

Week 2               December 5th                   December 7th                        December 8th

Week 3               December 12th                 December 14th                      December 15th

Week 4                January 2nd                      January 4th                             January 5th

Internal Scrimmages included December 8th and January 5th.

The practices are 75 minutes in duration and there will be two time slots that certain age groups will be assigned to on each day.

These are: 5:15pm – 6:30pm OR 6:30pm – 7:45pm

Venue: Manchester Meadows

Jersey INCLUDED

DSC and Tega Cay Parks and Rec Announce Partnership

For Immediate Release;

Discoveries Soccer Club and Tega Cay Parks and Recreation are delighted to announce a new partnership moving into the 2016/2017 season. Commencing this summer, DSC will begin supporting the Tega Cay soccer program through summer camps, player clinics, coach/parent education programs, while also helping promote activities through social media and other program specific marketing campaigns. Through this agreement, DSC will provide Tega Cay with consistent staff support through the season, assisting in certain administrative roles such as evaluations, scheduling, and on-site program assistance.

Also, through our successful Youth Development Model, DSC will look to offer a structured and professional player pathway for the more advanced Tega Cay player looking to expand their soccer experience. The Tega Cay arm of our YDP program will work in conjunction with Tega Cay Parks and Rec, offering a clear route to advance each Tega Cay player to his or her own ability and potential.

Executive Director Dave Carton;

“This is a great opportunity for all involved. Both DSC and Tega Cay Parks and Rec are committed to providing the highest level of service to each of our members, and through this expanded relationship we are in a position to extend our programming to an area that is seeing so much development and growth. Thanks to Charlie Funderburk and Joey Blethen for putting their faith in our organization. We are excited to get started with everyone at Tega Cay as soon as possible.”

Parks & Recreation Director Joey Blethen;

“We are excited to be partnering up with one of the top club soccer providers in the state. This will provide benefits to all of our soccer participants regardless of age or skill level. This partnership will take our recreation program to the next level with increased coaches’ training and curriculums, player clinics and the assistance of Dave and his experienced staff. This agreement also creates a natural progression for the players that are ready to take their game to the next level. It is a great day for DSC and Tega Cay Parks and Rec.”

Discoveries staff will begin collaborating with Tega Cay staff and officials early in the summer 2016 to begin promoting and developing all programming on offer through Tega Cay recreations soccer department. For more information please visit;

www.discoveriessoccerclub.org

 

Discoveries Soccer, Comporium Reach Title Sponsor Agreement

For Immediate Release

Discoveries Soccer, Comporium Reach Title Sponsor Agreement

ROCK HILL, S.C. – (Apr. 18, 2016) – Discoveries Soccer Club (DSC) are delighted to renew our agreement with Comporium to be its 2016-17 title sponsor.  According to DSC officials, the partnership for the upcoming season will provide additional advertising and growth opportunities for the youth soccer program in this area.

“Comporium has delivered unmatched service and excellence to our neighbors,” said Dave Carton, who serves as the executive director of the Discoveries Soccer Club. “As a community partner, this local company has been a Discoveries sponsor for years, funding various programs and events. We are excited to continue this partnership, and we are looking forward to a fantastic year!”

“With soccer being the fastest growing sport in the U.S.; plus, the fact that thousands of area youth and coaches participate in the programs and camps in this area, we consider this to be a wonderful way to enhance quality of life in our communities,” said Comporium’s Matt Dosch, executive vice president of customer operations and external affairs.

Tryouts for the 2016-17 season have been scheduled during early to mid-May and will be held at Manchester Meadows in Rock Hill.  According to the DSC, the deadline to register for the tryouts is 24 hours prior to the players’ tryout date determined by the individual’s birth year.  The DSC website notes that the US Soccer Federation age groups have changed.  Also, all returning players must try out, and every player is expected to attend both tryout sessions.  For full information regarding registration for the upcoming season, visit www.discoveriessoccerclub.org.

About Discoveries Soccer Club

Discoveries Soccer Club, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is located in Rock Hill, S.C. It is affiliated with the South Carolina Youth Soccer Association (SCYSA), United States Youth Soccer Association, and US Club Soccer. The club fields boys and girls teams in U8 through U18 divisions, competing in various regional and statewide leagues in the Southeast, including the Region III Premier League, the South Carolina State Challenge League (SCSCL), the President’s Medal Soccer League (PMSL) and Sandlapper League.

 About Comporium

Comporium, Inc., headquartered in Rock Hill, S.C., is a diversified privately held communications company providing voice, video, data, wireless, smart home systems and advertising services. Comporium’s ventures include companies providing fiber transport and business solutions, data storage and managed services, smart devices and connected home/car services, and digital signage. For more information, please visit www.comporium.com.

Contact: Matthew Dosch Dave Carton
  Comporium Discoveries Soccer Club
  Phone: 803-326-7287 Phone:  803-372-3442
  matt.dosch@comporium.com info@discoveriessoccerclub.org

 

BARCELONA SUMMER CAMP 2016

DSC is pleased to announce the return of the Barcelona Summer Camp 2016 brought to you through our exclusive collaboration with UE Cornella.  Coaches and Players will be arriving in the US for this special camp.  The Barcelona Soccer Camp (BSC) is organized by ISL Futbol and UE Cornella of Barcelona. UE Cornella is one of the top 10 soccer academies in Spain. The club is known by the large number of professional players that have come through their Academy. In the last 5 years, more than 90 players have been transferred from UE Cornella to professional clubs such as Arsenal, FC Barcelona, Lazio, Real Madrid.

FC Barcelona is the most popular futbol club in the world, and the recent teams are arguably some of the best to ever play the game. Very few youth players have the opportunity to make it into the FCB Academy, however, due to the exclusive relationship between UE Cornella and FC Barcelona, players selected by UE Cornella have the best chance to be tracked and considered by FC Barcelona.

UE Cornella is the soccer academy that currently transfers the most players to FC Barcelona every year.

Who can attend: The camp is open to boys and girls ages 7-18. Availability is limited so REGISTER NOW! All players must register online.

Cost: $325. no refunds after June 1st.

When: July 18-22

Times: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm each day

What to Bring: a ball, healthy bagged lunch, sunscreen, hat, and personal water bottle (we will provide a healthy fruit snack and have coolers to refill).

What to Wear: shin guards, cleats, hat and sunscreen.  Players will be provided a uniform.

Camp Includes:

  • Five days of elite training with UEFA Certified Spanish coaches. The sessions will be conducted directly by the UE Cornella coaches, and the players will learn the principles of the Barcelona/Spanish training methodologies.
  • Each participant will receive one full training kit that includes a Barcelona Soccer Camp Jersey and one pair of Shorts.
  • BSC will serve fruit and water during the breaks which occur between sessions to ensure the campers stay hydrated and healthy.
  • Finally, the campers will receive a certified diploma for the completion of the camp. Several prizes and awards will be given to a number of players at the end of the camp.
  • A few players will be chosen to attend a Barcelona Camp in Nov. – more details to come.

COACHES FROM BARCELONA
Each with UEFA Pro License

The coaches of the Barcelona Soccer Camp are one of the program’s keys. Unlike many other soccer camps, all our coaches are certified by UEFA. Each of the Spanish coaches hold the UEFA Pro License, which is the highest coaching level in the world. They have coached the best players in Europe such as Jordi Alba (FC Barcelona), Ignasi Miquel (Arsenal FC), Mario Rodriguez (Real Madrid), and Keita Baldé (Lazio).

We also have the opportunity to bring coaches and players from the best NCAA soccer programs in United States. They will help our Spanish coaches to conduct the training sessions and will be scouting for young talented players.

We bring an extraordinary goalkeeper coaches from Spain. He has trained many goalkeepers that are playing professionally in Spain, England, Italy, Germany, and Portugal.


UE Cornellà is the third most successful youth development club in Catalonia behind FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol. They are also a feeder club and grass roots partner with FC Barcelona, RCD Espanyol and England’s Blackburn Rovers.

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Discoveries Soccer Club 2016-17 Junior Academy and Select Tryouts

Discoveries Soccer Club, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is located in Rock Hill, SC. It is affiliated with the South Carolina Youth Soccer Association (SCYSA), United States Youth Soccer Association, and US Club Soccer. The club fields boys and girls teams in U8 through U18 divisions, competing in various regional and statewide leagues in the Southeast, include: the Region III Premier League, the South Carolina State Challenge League (SCSCL), the President’s Medal Soccer League (PMSL) and Sandlapper League.

Our program philosophy focuses on providing every player a positive learning environment that encourages self-confidence, leadership and, through quality coaching, the opportunity to attain the soccer skills necessary to reach their full potential regardless of their level of play. We provide a safe atmosphere where we stress age appropriate training and methodology, and place development above winning.

US Soccer Federation age groups are changing to calendar birth years beginning with 2016 Tryouts. This affects all players. Please check your age group carefully when reviewing the tryout ages and dates. All players planning to try out for an older age group listed must first have approval from their DOC prior to registering. The chart below is for both boys and girls.

BIRTH YEAR2016-2017 BOYSTRYOUT DATESTIMESLOCATION
2003U14May 14 – 153:00pm – 4:30pmManchester
2002U15May 14 – 153:00pm – 4:30pmManchester
2004U13May 14 – 156:00pm – 7:30pmManchester
2000U17May 16 – 175:00pm – 6:30pmManchester
2001U16May 16 – 177:00pm – 8:30pmManchester
1997/98*U19/20May 18 – 195:00pm – 6:30pmManchester
1999U18May 18 – 197:00pm – 8:30pmManchester
BIRTH YEAR2016-2017 GIRLSTRYOUT DATESTIMESLOCATION
1997/98*U19/20May 14 – 159:00am – 10:30amManchester
1999U18May 14 – 159:00am – 10:30amManchester
2000U17May 14 – 159:00am – 10:30amManchester
2001U16May 14 – 1511:00am – 12:30pmManchester
2002U15May 14 – 1511:00am – 12:30pmManchester
2003U14May 14 – 151:00pm – 2:30pmManchester
2004U13May 14 – 151:00pm – 2:30pmManchester
BIRTH YEAR2016-2017 JUNIOR ACADEMYTRYOUT DATESTIMESLOCATION
2005U12May 4 – 55:30pm – 7:00pmManchester
2006U11May 4 – 55:30pm – 7:00pmManchester
2007U10May 2 – 35:30pm – 7:00pmManchester
2008U9May 2 – 35:30pm – 7:00pmManchester
2009U8May 2 – 35:30pm – 7:00pmManchester

*U19/20 Eligible players born from 8/1/97 – 12/31/98.

Registration: All returning players must tryout and pay the tryout fee- no exceptions.
• Your player must register in his/her true age group based on birth date as of per the new USSF calendar birth year age group schedule listed above.
• Our registration programs will list both the age group as well as birth year to help clarify your selection. Ex. U14/03.
• If you previously created a user name and password to register for a program, you have an existing account and would return to that account as a registered user to register for 2016-17.
• If you have never registered for a DSC program, you are a new member, and would start by creating a username and password, and follow the prompts.

Tryout Fees:  $30 per player (includes tryout t-shirt). You may pay online by credit/debit card or at the field with check or cash with the ‘pay by mail option’. Print your registration receipt and bring to the field. Deadline to register is 24 hours prior to your tryout date. If registering at the field the cost will be $35.

Arrival Time: Players must check-in at the tents in front of the turf field for your field assignment and to receive your tryout shirt. Please arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to tryout start time.

General Information:
• All players are expected to attend both tryout sessions.
• T-shirts will be given with a tryout number which will be used for both sessions – please have your player wear it to each session- we will not be able to issue an additional shirt the second session.
• Bring a ball, and plenty of water.
• Wear shin guards and cleats.
• Every new player must register and tryout in their true age group according to their birth year the 1st (first) night. (See age group chart above). Trying out for a team up an age group is determined by the coaching staff. If allowed, your player may tryout with an older age group on the 2nd (second) day of tryouts unless prior approval was granted at the time of registration.

Team Placement and Acceptance:
• Players are evaluated and placed on teams with players of similar ability to promote growth and development of each player.
• Players will be notified within 48-72 hours of tryouts/evaluations.
• To accept your roster slot, please pay the $200 non-refundable commitment fee online at your account within 24 hours of notification. If you are unable to pay with debit/credit card, please call Beth Balint at 803.372.3442 to arrange a payment option.
• If you have a balance from the 2015-16 seasons or did not pay tryout fees, your player will not be placed on a roster until fees are up to date.
• You will receive an email with commitment night information and the registration packet.

Club Financial Overview 

Age Group/Level Season Program Details   Yearly Fees
U8-10 Academy Fall/Spring Min. 3 sessions per week, 1 x 2hr Speed session per season, Preseason camp          1,000.00
U11-12 Academy Fall/Spring Min. 3 sessions per week, 1 x 2hr Speed session per season, Preseason camp, SCYSA League Play          1,080.00
U12-14 Classic 1 & U12-15 Open Fall/Spring Min. 2 sessions per week, one 2hr Speed session per season, Preseason camp, SCYSA League Play          1,130.00
U12-15 Challenge Fall/Spring Min. 3 sessions per week, one 2hr Speed session per season, Preseason camp, Fitfor90 account, SCYSA League Play          1,300.00
U14 Premier*** Fall/Spring Min. 3 sessions per week, one 2hr Speed session per season, Preseason camp, Fitfor90 account, R3PL League Play          1,500.00
U15-19  Classic 1 & Open Fall Min. 2 sessions per week, one 2hr Speed session per season, Preseason camp, SCYSA League Play          1,000.00
U16-19 Challenge Fall Min. 3 sessions per week, one 2hr Speed session per season, Preseason camp, Fitfor90 account, SCYSA League Play          1,125.00
U15-19 Premier  Fall Min. 3 sessions per week, one 2hr Speed session per season, Preseason camp, Fitfor90 account, R3PL League Play          1,350.00

***U14 Region 3 Premier level fees will be adjusted pending qualification.

 

Junior Academy and Select Program Fees Include:

4 day Preseason camp, 2-3  training sessions/week, one 2 hour block of speed and agility training with Asaad Davis per active season,  goal keeper training, team equipment, player registration and insurance, league fees, referee fees, practice and game field rental and administrative costs.

Not included:

**Premium Adidas uniform kit. (fall 2016 is the 2nd year in the  2 year cycle.) State Cup entry fee and related expenses; coach travel expenses; team tournament expenses – all paid directly to the team- these range from $100-$200 per season depending on the team and the number of tournaments.

If you are in need of financial assistance you can Click Here to download the financial assistance application.  Bring completed forms and appropriate documentation to the commitment night meeting.  To receive financial aid players will be asked to also make a smaller commitment fee upon acceptance of the roster slot. Financial aid assistance forms without documentation and payment will not be processed. Financial Aid is available – deadline is May 25.   Mail application to Discoveries Soccer Club, 1974 Carolina Place, Suite 120, Fort Mill, SC 29708.

Commitment Meetings dates, times and locations will be posted soon.

Inclement Weather: Call the DSC weather line at 803.980.1678, check facebook- discoveries sc
Program Questions: Dave Carton, 803.372.3441, doc@discoveriessoccerclub.org
Registration Questions: Beth Balint at 803.372.3442 or registrar@discoveriessoccerclub.org

 

Ben Whitesell (03 Gold) Selected for US National Training Center

Congratulations to Ben Whitesell (03 Gold) on being selected to attend the US National Training Center this month in Greensboro. Ben will join Junior Trucillo and William Jenkins who were also recently selected to attend.

Director Dave Carton;

“Congrats to Ben on his selection. Ben works very hard and has been extremely committed to his own development through the years. Ben is a very tidy little footballer, and the fact he’s left sided marks him out as well. We have no doubts that Ben, or either of the other selections will represent us well at this event. We’re excited for the players, and look forward to committing many more young DSC players to these events in the future.”

US Training Centers are conducted in conjunction with local clubs and state associations to identify players with Youth National Team potential. Training Centers are conducted by a member of the U.S. Soccer National Team staff. TCs are a new platform designed to improve player identification, player development and coach development. Each TC will be administered by the Academy conference’s Technical Advisor, assisted by Academy coaches and National Team coaches. Most TCs will be aligned with the Youth National Team calendar to evaluate players before trips and camps. Top players from each Academy club at both age groups will be invited to attend the training sessions. Non-host coaches are encouraged to attend. After piloting the program during the 2008-09 season in large markets such as Chicago, New York and Los Angeles, positive feedback was given by both Academy players and coaches and has led to an increased number of TCs that continue to improve the everyday environment.

William Jenkins (03 Gold) and Junior Trucillo (02 Gold) Selected to attend the US National Training Center

Congratulations to William Jenkins (03 Gold) and Junior Trucillo (02 Gold) on being selected to attend the US National Training Center this week in Greensboro NC.

DSC Director Dave Carton on both players selection;

“We’re delighted for the two boys and we are confident they will have a good showing. While both are very talented, they also work very hard on their game and I’m sure they will take a lot from the experience. We work very hard with our players and we have a lot of players in our club that we feel can make an impression at this level. We are rapidly transforming into a platform for players of extreme quality to develop and compete, so we look forward to seeing many more represent us at the US Training Centers in the future.”

US Training Centers are conducted in conjunction with local clubs and state associations to identify players with Youth National Team potential. Training Centers are conducted by a member of the U.S. Soccer National Team staff. TCs are a new platform designed to improve player identification, player development and coach development. Each TC will be administered by the Academy conference’s Technical Advisor, assisted by Academy coaches and National Team coaches. Most TCs will be aligned with the Youth National Team calendar to evaluate players before trips and camps. Top players from each Academy club at both age groups will be invited to attend the training sessions. Non-host coaches are encouraged to attend. After piloting the program during the 2008-09 season in large markets such as Chicago, New York and Los Angeles, positive feedback was given by both Academy players and coaches and has led to an increased number of TCs that continue to improve the everyday environment.