05 and 06 Challenge ECNL players Brianna Carrigan and Sydney Bassa were selected to the February id2 National Training Camp held at Viera Regional Park in Melbourne, Florida. Additionally, Challenge ECNL-Regional League Director Russell Gee will serve as a camp staff coach. Russell serves as one of three id2 national staff coaches currently working at Challenge, alongside Chris Maravalli and Stuart Self
Taking place over four days, the camp consists of training sessions and scrimmages, with the top 2006 and 2007 birth year players from across the country taking part under the eye of an elite coaching staff, led by id2 National Director Tricia Taliaferro.
Established in 2004, US Club Soccer’s id2 National Identification and Development Program provides an opportunity for the country’s elite youth soccer players to be identified and developed, and scouted for inclusion in U.S. Soccer’s National Team programs.
FOUNDING PRINCIPLES OF THE ID2 PROGRAM:
About Challenge Soccer Club: Challenge Soccer Club, an all-girls 501c3 not for profit organization, was founded in 1987 to provide youth girls soccer opportunities to both the Houston and Greater South Texas communities. Challenge’s goals are simple: (i) provide motivated female athletes the opportunity to pursue their goals in a structured and competitive environment (ii) provide top class coaching and educational support in a positive yet demanding setting (iii) improve the standard of girls youth soccer in South Texas while striving to be a power on the national stage by offering technical and tactically focused training sessions catered towards the female athlete. Challenge is a sanctioned member of US Club Soccer as well as a founding member of both the Elite Clubs National League and United Soccer Clubs South Texas based league.