ELEVEN PLAYERS SELECTED AS HAWAI'I'S TOP TALENT

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Eleven players from Oʻahu, Maui, and Big Island clubs were identified as Hawai'i's top talent within U.S. Soccer’s target age groups, after participating in the US Club Soccer (USCS) Player Development Program (pdp)—Hosted by the Major Island Soccer Organization Junior League (MISO Jr.) on Oʻahu, and the Hawaii Soccer Federation (HSF) on Maui.

 

 

GIRLS (2002 & 2003 BORN)

PLAYER NAME

Caneel Corpuz

Caetlyn Johannes

Tausani Tavale

Raelyn Yoshioka

CLUB/AFFILIATION

Chicas

Valley Isle Soccer Academy

Honolulu Bulls SC

Leahi SC

HOMETOWN/ISLAND

Hilo, Hawai'i

Kihei, Maui

Waipahu, O'ahu

Pearl City, O'ahu

 

BOYS (2003 & 2004 BORN)

PLAYER NAME

Logan Calpito

Noah Edwards

Kyler Halvorson

Conner Kong

Tommy Musto

Riley Tamanaha

CJ Tenbroeke

HOMETOWN/ISLAND

Ewa Beach, O'ahu

Waipahu, O'ahu

Honolulu, O'ahu

Kahului, Maui

Makawao, Maui

Hilo, Hawai'i

Honolulu, O'ahu

CLUB/AFFILIATION

Hawaii Rush SC

Honolulu Bulls SC

Surf Hawaii SC

FA Maui

FA Maui

Hawaii Rush SC

Surf Hawaii SC

 

On December 8-11, Hawaiʻi’s top-11 will join approximately 100 of the country’s elite performers, at the National Identification Development Program (id²) in Casa Grande, Arizona, where players will participate in several training sessions, scrimmages, and off-the-field presentations conducted by USCS and the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF).  Throughout the 4-day camp, USCS staff will scout for potential inclusion in id² national and international team tournaments and travel; and USSF staff will be on-site to scout for potential inclusion in future youth national team programming in 2017.

Last year, 11 players from Hawaiʻi were selected to attend USCS’ id² Arizona, where Maui player, Tommy Musto, was identified as one of the nation’s elite 2003-born boys.  Musto appeared on the 18-man id² National Selection International Tour roster in January, 2016, and in the following month, joined the id² NSIT in Barcelona, Spain, to compete against the infantile academy teams of Valencia, Villarreal, Espanyol, and Barcelona.  After being selected to attend id² as a repeat participant, Tommy stated, “I am excited for the new opportunity, and for the new challenge.  pdp and id² has made me a better player by showing me the highest level of soccer in the U.S. and abroad.  It also taught me that it is not only about performance on-the-field, but off-the-field as well.  You can never stop working your hardest.”

id² Selection, Caetlyn Johannes (Valley Isle Soccer Academy) positions herself for a header, at the US Club Soccer pdp—Hosted by the Hawaii Soccer Federation.

id² Selection, Caetlyn Johannes (Valley Isle Soccer Academy) positions herself for a header, at the US Club Soccer pdp—Hosted by the Hawaii Soccer Federation.

FA Maui player, and second-time id² Selectee, Tommy Musto, gains control of the ball, as Maui United SC Defender, Jonathan Merchant looks on.

FA Maui player, and second-time id² Selectee, Tommy Musto, gains control of the ball, as Maui United SC Defender, Jonathan Merchant looks on.

HAWAI'I'S PDP'S

The Hawaiʻi pdp’s were held in early October, and attended by over 100 players from all four of the major Hawaiian islands.  Identification and selection to attend the pdp’s were based on recommendations of top talent by coaches and directors of coaching throughout the state, combined with independent scouting by HSF and USCS staff—at the USCS Hawaii State Cup, and MISO Jr. and HSF Premier Leagues.  Invitations were sent to the top pdp performers in the second week of November, offering the opportunity to attend the next-level id² in Casa Grande, Arizona—the final of four id² Camps within the 2016-2017 cycle.  pdp and id² Camps are offered at no cost to players, based on USCS’ founding principle that player identification should be free.  At id², all training gear, ground transport, meals, and lodging are provided by USCS, with strong support by Nike.

 

ABOUT PDP/ID²

USCS’ id² Program is an Olympic Development Program (ODP)—approved by the United States Olympic Committee and the U.S. Soccer Federation—designed to provide the country’s elite soccer players an opportunity to be identified, developed, and scouted for inclusion in U.S. Soccer’s national team programs.  A comprehensive national scouting and recommendation program (pdp) is used to form a unique pool from which top players are invited to attend one of four id² Training Camps held in the mainland.  Clubs have the largest impact on player development, and as such, are an integral part of the pdp/id² Program.  Players are initially scouted within the environment they are most comfortable—their club training and competition environment—combined with recommendations of top talent, from club coaches and directors of coaching.

For information regarding the pdp/id² Program in Hawaiʻi, contact Vernon Kapuaʻala at vern@hawaiisoccerfederation.org or (808) 442-2937; or visit the Hawaii Soccer Federation website at www.hawaiisoccerfederation.org.


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