u.s. soccer ynt talent identification

Welcome to Talent Identification (TID)

TID - THE HOME OF YOUTH SCOUTING FOR U.S. SOCCER.

Talent Identification is responsible for developing scouts worldwide to find the best soccer talent the U.S. has to offer. We are committed to expanding and improving our scouting network through accessible and holistic education, age appropriate identification, and club outreach. Developing the scouting network enables us to grow the Youth National Team player pool and find youth players with the most talent and potential to build the bright future of U.S. Soccer.

  • What is Talent?
    Talent is systematically developed skills that enable you to do a task in the top 10%. While genetics and a natural aptitude to excel influence talent, it is NOT innate, and can be developed in the right environment.
  • What is Potential?
    Potential is the qualities or abilities that may be developed to lead to future success or application. It is a measure of achievement beyond the current game performance level. Scouting youth players is to predict their future success.

Philosophy and Mission

Our Mission


To identify players with the potential to play for our Youth National Teams


Our Philosophy

We believe:

  • Talent can be developed
  • Clubs must drive talent identification in their communities through networking
  • Identification and examination must happen within the context of the game
  • Players develop at different rates and their performance trajectory is non-linear
  • Talent identification is a process with long-term objectives where performance and potential are influenced by environment, age and maturation
  • Scouts must use a common structure for examining players and speak the same Club/U.S. Soccer language
  • In making connections with all communities
  • In a gender-neutral approach where we can, and a gender-specific approach where needed


Personnel

Talent Identification Staff
Our administrative staff based at USSF headquarters in Chicago, along with our team of regional Talent Identification Managers, support a network of 200+ scouts across the world. You can reach us using the contact information below. 

Tony Lepore
Director of Talent Identification – Boys

Mirelle Van Rijbroek

Director of Talent Identification – Girls

Jackie Peszynski
Talent Identification Coordinator

Hailey Parungao
Talent Identification Associate

Ryan Carter
Talent Identification Associate

Contact us

Email: scouting@ussoccer.org
Phone: (312)808-1300
Address:   U.S. Soccer Federation
Talent Identification Department
1801 S. Prairie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616

 

 

Girls Talent Identification Managers

Region

Boys Talent Identification Managers

Region

Katie Cole

Central

Garrett Biller

Central

Diane Drake

East

Cris da Silva

East

Marieke Laurens

West

Henry Brauner

West