U.S. SOCCER ANNOUNCES 28 ADDITIONAL CLUBS TO BE INCLUDED IN GIRLS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY
CHICAGO (July 9, 2016) – U.S. Soccer has announced that TSC HURRICANE will be one of an additional 28 clubs...
U.S. SOCCER ANNOUNCES TSC HURRICANE AS ONE OF THE NEXT 28 ADDITIONAL CLUBS TO BE INCLUDED IN GIRLS’ DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY
Program Will Focus on Impacting Everyday Club Environments to Develop World-Class Players
CHICAGO (July 9, 2016 via U.S. Soccer) – U.S. Soccer has announced that TSC HURRICANE will be one of an additional 28 clubs that will be a part of the Girls' Development Academy. The program is designed to accelerate the development of world-class female players and will begin play in the fall of 2017.
Club applications were evaluated and accepted by U.S. Soccer’s technical staff based on the following criteria:
Leadership of the club and quality of the coaching staff
Desire to embrace and promote the core values of the program
U.S. Soccer license levels of coaching staff
Infrastructure of the club and the resources currently being invested in development (facilities, scholarships, staff to player ratio, etc.)
History of player production for Youth National Teams, the senior Women’s National Team and professional leagues
Market and depth of the player pool, geographic location and travel implications and proximity to other elite clubs
The Academy program will focus on positively impacting everyday club environments to maximize elite female youth player development. Increasing the training to game ratio, playing fewer but more meaningful games and providing assistance for coaching education and development are just some of the standards and best practices the program will promote.
"These are exciting times for players in TSC Hurricane, " says Executive Director Jim Tindell.
More information will be shared about the DA over the course of the next few months.