About PDP Hawaiʻi / id²

 
 
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Hawaiʻi’s Player Development Program (PDP) is the 13th player identification program sanctioned by US Club Soccer — through the MISO Junior League on Oʻahu, and the Hawaii Soccer Federation on Maui.  PDP’s operate under US Club Soccer's id² Program umbrella — an Olympic Development Program (ODP) approved by the U.S. Olympic Committee and U.S. Soccer.  PDP/id² was established to provide an opportunity for the country’s elite youth soccer players to be identified, developed, and scouted for inclusion in U.S. Soccer’s National Team programs – at no cost to players. Targeted birth years are established every year in consultation with U.S. Soccer, according to the scouting priorities for the U-14 National Teams.

Invitations to attend PDP Hawaiʻi are based on a combination of recommendations from top coaches and directors of coaching; combined with objective scouting of top clubs who participate in the MISO Junior League, the Hawaii Soccer Federation, and through participation in the US Club Soccer Hawaiʻi State Cup.  At Hawai‘i PDP’s, invitees play with and against the top talent in their age group, while being scouted by id² Boys Director, Gerry McKeown, and id² Girls Director, Tricia Taliaferro.  There is no cost for players to participate in the PDP/id² Program.  Top PDP performers are invited to attend a National id² Training Camp in December, where all meals, lodging, ground transport, and training gear are provided by US Club Soccer and Nike.


PROGRAM FUNDAMENTALS


1.  Players should be initially scouted within the environment they are most comfortable – i.e., their club training and normal competition environments.

2.  Clubs have the largest impact on player development; club coaches and club competitions an integral part of the PDP/id² Program.  

3.  Players are rated and evaluated for potential program inclusion based on a combination of recommendations and information from the players’ regular trainers and coaches; and objective and independent scouting.

4.  There is no cost for players to participate in the PDP/id2 Program.  If invited to the National id² Training Camp, all meals, lodging, ground transport, and training gear are provided by US Club Soccer and Nike.


PDP TO ID² SCOUTING & SELECTION TIMELINE


PDP — LOCAL

O'ahu Boys and Girls

Hawaiʻi State Cup (Easter)

Invitations to attend the PDP Hawai‘i Showcase (June)  

PDP Hawai‘i Showcase (Fall Break)

Neighbor Island Boys and Girls

Hawaiʻi State Cup (Easter)

Invitations to attend the PDP Hawai‘i Showcase (June)  

HSF Scouting Event (Jul/Aug)

PDP Hawai‘i Showcase (Fall Break)

ID² — REGIONAL

Boys and Girls

id² Training Camp (Dec)

ID² — NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL

Boys

National Selection International Tour (Spring)

Girls

Nike/ECNL National Training Camp (Summer)


ID² DIRECTORS | PDP HAWAIʻI SCOUTS


GERRY McKEOWN

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Gerry is US Club Soccer’s Boys id² Director, with over 30 years of experience in coaching youth, collegiate, semi-professional, and U.S. Soccer Youth National Teams. Currently, Gerry’s the Coaching Director for the Players Development Academy in New Jersey (since 2001); a consultant for Nike Soccer Sports Marketing Player Scouting (Since 2006); and an Assistant Coach for Rutgers University.

As a collegiate coach, Gerry's career began at Jersey City State College, with stops at Stevens Technical Institute, North Carolina State University (women), Montclair State University, and St Peter’s College. He’s coached semi-professional teams—the Kearny Scots and New Jersey Riptide—as well as Olympic Development Program teams for New Jersey State and Region I. Gerry was also a Staff Coach for the U15 and U18 U.S. Soccer Youth National Teams (2005-2011).

GERRY’S ID² ALUMNI
[SINCE JOINING US CLUB SOCCER IN 2007]

Christian Pulisic – Chelsea F.C./Borussia Dortmund
Lynden Gooch – Sunderland A.F.C.
Matt Olosunde – Manchester United
DeAndre Yedlin – Newcastle United F.C.
Jonathon Gonzalez – CF Monterrey
Josh Sargent – SV Werder Bremen
Daniel Barbir – West Bromwich Albion
Colin Fernandez – Chicago Fire
Benny Swanson – Columbus Crew
James Murphy – Sheffield Wednesday F.C.
Emerson Hyndman – A.F.C. Bournemouth

Edwin Lara – Club León
Timothy Weah – PSG/Celtic F.C.
JJ Foe-Nuphaus – Hoffenheim
Tyler Adams – RB Leipzig
Tommy Redding – NY Red Bulls
Ian Harkes – DC United
Corey Baird – Real Salt Lake
Kevin Silva – Hearts F.C.
Carlos Ritaccio – University of Akron
Nick Taitague – FC Schalke
Dan Edelman – PDA


TRICIA TALIAFERRO

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Tricia’s current roles are Director of Player Development and ECNL Director of Sunrise Prime FC, US Club Soccer’s Girls id² Director, and U-23 WNT assistant coach and scout.  Her background includes: 13 years as a NCAA Division I Head Coach in the ACC and BIG TEN; U-16 Girls National Team Head Coach; Assistant with U-17 WNT in two (2) World Cups (2012/2016); experience with U-14 to U-23 and the senior women’s national teams.  She has worked with Antigua and Barbuda coaching U-15, U-17, and women’s national team.  Coached the U-17 team in the CONCACAF Caribbean Qualifiers-Haiti.  Tricia holds a U.S.S.F. A license, youth national coaching license, and talent identification scouting license.  She is a graduate of FIFA’s Women’s Leadership program and currently CONCACAF leadership group.


TOM SHIELDS

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Tom currently serves as the Boys Director of Coaching at STA; Global Director of Club Development and Coaching Education for Beyond Pulse; Director of Player Performance and Pedagogy at Rutgers University’s Men’s Soccer Program of the NCAA's Big 10; Associate National Staff Coach for United Soccer Coaches; and as a Boys National Staff Coach for US Club Soccer’s id² Program. As an educator, Tom has presented at the United Soccer Coaches National Convention and for Coaching students at Ohio University and the University of Hull. He was also a lecturer at his Alma Mater, Leeds Metropolitan University, England (2010-2011), where he earned an Undergraduate degree in Sports Coaching and a Masters in Sport and Exercise Psychology.  His additional coaching experience has included spells with Hull City Ladies (FA Women's Premier League); Hull University; Central Connecticut State University (NCAA Division I); Bradford City FC; Hull City and Leeds Carnegie Ladies FC (FA Women's Super League) where he worked with and helped develop, a number of current International, Professional and Collegiate Players including 4 who represented England in the 2015 Women's World Cup. He is completing his USSF A License to accompany his USSF National Youth License, United Soccer Coaches Premier Diploma and FA Youth Award.

 

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