Purpose: As part of “Project Change the Game Now”, the Washington Spirit has created a Market Training program for Advanced Player Development and Education. This is a unique program that offers a Path 2 Pro perspective for learning what it takes to be a professional player in all aspects of player development both on and off the field. This program is intended to bring together the TOP players in the market at U17 & U19 as part of an identification process for the Washington Spirit and US Soccer for potential US Soccer Youth National Team selections and future NWSL professional prospects.
Identification & Selection Process: This is an INVITATION ONLY program where player recommendations will come from Club Directors with follow up from US Soccer Scouts, College Coaches, and our Washington Spirit scouting program. Each session is a separate session and players will be invited back based on performance standards.
- 24 Field Players
- 4 Goalkeepers
Session Details: The program will include both classroom and field sessions that will be directed by our Professional Coaching staff with support from our Professional players when they are in market. Sessions will cover advanced educational topics that will include direction from our High-Performance coach.
Sessions will kick off in October 2019 and Club Directors will be receive notification of a player or players selected and the registration process details.
The Washington Spirit is excited and proud to offer this Market Identification Program to help make a difference in Advanced Player Development.