Sousa 2015Our club is proud to announce that one of our U14 US Academy players, Travian Sousa, is being called for the upcoming Youth National Team Futures Camp in Carson, Calif., from May 23-26, 2015. 

The YNT Futures Camp will be led by U.S. Soccer Director of Scouting Tony Lepore, U-14 Boys’ National Team head coach Brian Johnson, U-15 Boys’ National Team head coach John Hackworth and all of U.S. Soccer’s Technical Advisors.

The aim of the YNT Futures Camp is to select the most talented players in the ’00 and ’01 birth year who also happen to be on a later physical development growth path, with the hope to eliminate the relative age effect on talent identification.  Over the long-term, the goal for this program to help US Soccer more easily showcase the technical and tactical skills that every National Team player must possess, especially when compared to physical maturity that in many cases is predicated by birth month. When scouting and evaluating players amongst the same age group, we tend to see big differences in performance based on birth month and maturity.  

We are sure this camp will be a great experience and personal development opportunity for Travian!