CVSC players, Rebekah Valdez and Kyla Dolorfino, were extended invitations to train with the U.S. Soccer Federation. The girls attended training session on July 30, 2014 and are scheduled to train again on August 26, 2014.
U.S. Soccer Training Centers are run directly by U.S. Soccer Federation and different from ODP, Id2 and other identification programs. Training Centers are used to identify the best players for the U.S. Soccer Youth National Team program (ussoccer.com).
What is the U.S Soccer Federation? “As the National Governing Body of Soccer in the United States, and under the auspices of the United States Olympic Committee, the U.S. Soccer Federation is empowered and charged with developing the teams that represent the United States in all international competitions such as Olympics and World Cup” – Invitation Letter-Training Coordinator.
The Experience: Rebekah and Kyla participated in training session designed to replicate national team training camps. Selected players from across NORCAL Regions 2-8 were also in attendance.
Attending her first session:
“I’m honored to have been selected and given the opportunity to train. At first I was excited and then nervous. It was fun working out with players from other clubs I’ve played against in League games, tournaments, State Cups and even a couple I practice with in PDP. After training, at the Farmers Market while waiting for Italian Ice, I even got to hang out with a player from Santa Rosa United, who my CV team played against in a tournament just a few weeks earlier. I can’t wait for the next session.”
Kyla Dolorfino #12
CVSC United U12 Green Team
"I've had the opportunity to attend the training centers for about a year and have had a great experience. I've met a lot of kids from all over Northern California and received some great training from a lot of national team coaches and players. I hope to continue to be invited."
Rebecca Valdez #5
CVSC United U14 Green Team