William Jenkins (03 Gold) and Junior Trucillo (02 Gold) Selected to attend the US National Training Center

Congratulations to William Jenkins (03 Gold) and Junior Trucillo (02 Gold) on being selected to attend the US National Training Center this week in Greensboro NC.

DSC Director Dave Carton on both players selection;

“We’re delighted for the two boys and we are confident they will have a good showing. While both are very talented, they also work very hard on their game and I’m sure they will take a lot from the experience. We work very hard with our players and we have a lot of players in our club that we feel can make an impression at this level. We are rapidly transforming into a platform for players of extreme quality to develop and compete, so we look forward to seeing many more represent us at the US Training Centers in the future.”

US Training Centers are conducted in conjunction with local clubs and state associations to identify players with Youth National Team potential. Training Centers are conducted by a member of the U.S. Soccer National Team staff. TCs are a new platform designed to improve player identification, player development and coach development. Each TC will be administered by the Academy conference’s Technical Advisor, assisted by Academy coaches and National Team coaches. Most TCs will be aligned with the Youth National Team calendar to evaluate players before trips and camps. Top players from each Academy club at both age groups will be invited to attend the training sessions. Non-host coaches are encouraged to attend. After piloting the program during the 2008-09 season in large markets such as Chicago, New York and Los Angeles, positive feedback was given by both Academy players and coaches and has led to an increased number of TCs that continue to improve the everyday environment.