On February 1-2, nine FC Wisconsin Eclipse players featured in the 2014 ECNL Player Development Program (PDP) event in Madison, WI, at the University of Wisconsin's McClain Athletic Facility.
On February 1-2, nine FC Wisconsin Eclipse players featured in the 2014 ECNL Player Development Program (PDP) event held in Madison, WI, at the University of Wisconsin's McClain Athletic Facility. The event featured 50 of the top players in the ECNL Midwest Conference from Eclipse Select, FC Wisconsin Eclipse, Minnesota Thunder Academy, Sockers FC - Chicago, St. Louis Scott Gallagher - Illinois, and St. Louis Scott Gallagher - Missouri. Players were selected for the event based on their performances throughout the ECNL season. The FC Wisconsin Eclipse players that participated in the event are listed below:
Each ECNL PDP event includes a training session and 2 internal scrimmages over two days. The ECNL covers all costs of staffing, facility rental, and equipment for each event. The training sessions for all ECNL PDPs are designed to be similar to those held at Youth National Team camps, and top players from all ECNL PDPs across the country will be considered for selection to the ECNL / id2 National Training Camp in August. The Madison PDP also included former US Womens' National Team star Lindsay Tarpley as one of the staff coaches.
The full roster for the ECNL PDP in Madison is available here.
ECNL PDPs are part of US Club Soccer's id2 Program, and are sanctioned as Olympic Development Program events by US Soccer and the US Olympic Committee.