About Hawaiʻi PDP
Hawai'i's Player Development Program (PDP) is the 13th player identification program sanctioned by US Club Soccer, through the MISO Junior League on O'ahu, 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. The PDP/id2 Program 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.
Invitations to attend Hawaiʻi PDP's are based on recommendations from top coaches and directors of coaching, combined with objective scouting of elite clubs who participate in the MISO Junior League, HSF Premier, and through participation in the US Club Soccer Hawaiʻi State Cup. At Hawai‘i PDP's, invited players will 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. Targeted birth years are established every year in consultation with U.S. Soccer, according to the scouting priorities for the U14 National Teams. 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 Arizona, where all lodging, meals, and training gear are provided by US Club Soccer and Nike.
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 lodging, meals, and training gear are provided by US Club Soccer and Nike.
ID² DIRECTORS | HAWAIʻI PDP SCOUTS
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 – Dortmund
Lynden Gooch – Sunderland
Matt Olosunde – Manchester United
DeAndre Yedlin – Tottenham Hotspurs
Jonathon Gonzalez – CF Monterrey
Josh Seargant – Werder Bremen
Daniel Barbir – West Bromwich Albion
Colin Fernandez – Chicago Fire
Benny Swanson – Columbus Crew
Edwin Lara – Pachuca
Timothy Weah – PSG
JJ Foe-Nuphaus – Hoffenheim
Tyler Adams – NY Red Bull
Tommy Redding – Orlando City
Ian Harkes – DC United
James Murphy – Sheffield Wednesday
Tricia’s current roles are Director of ECNL and Player Development for FC Prime, US Club Girls’ id² Director , and U23 WNT assistant coach and scout. Her background includes, 13 years as a NCAA Division I Head Coach in the ACC and BIG TEN, U16 Girls’ National Team Head Coach, Assistant with U17 WNT in Two World Cups (2016/2012), experience with U14 – U23 women’s national teams. She has worked with Antigua and Barbuda coaching U15, U17, and women’s national team. Coached the U17 team in the CONCACAF Caribbean Qualifiers-Haiti. Tricia holds a U.S.S.F. A license and youth national coaching license. She is a graduate of FIFA’s Women’s Leadership program and currently CONCACAF leadership group.
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.