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About the Training Center Program

Purpose 
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
    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 scouting@ussoccer.org.
  • Local Combines
    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.
  • National Combine
    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.

Coach Attendance
Area club and college coaches are welcome and strongly encouraged to attend Training Center events to evaluate players and observe youth national team level training sessions.

Parents/Visitors
Similar to Youth National Team training environments, attendance by parents and non-coach spectators is not permitted.

Schedule
Please click here for the latest Training Center schedule 

FAQs
Please click here for the Training Center FAQs

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