PAUL CALIGIURI PLATFORM
Youth soccer development in the U.S. is fragmented and the scope of the USSDA program is limited, which excludes a wealth of unidentified talent.
Women continue to be relegated despite high participation and better performance.
The growth of multicultural segments is an untapped source of talent, but these groups have almost no access to the Olympic and national team development pipeline.
Adult leagues have been isolated from the role they can play in the development of U.S. Soccer, resulting in low exposure and opportunities for its members.
Talent ID is a task of a few, preventing a larger scope.
ODP and ID2 have been minimized through the creation of USSDA.
1. Create in every state a Performance Development Task Force where local soccer representatives will address state opportunities with the support and guidance of a national steering committee.
2. Develop a comprehensive curriculum to address development by age level (i.e. U6: basic pass and receive; U16: Creativity).
3. Create state and national Youth Development Training Centers to serve as epicenters for identification, development and training.
1. Provide career development training to cultivate the next generation of soccer coaches, administrators, educators, and referees.
2. Reduce by 50% player fees that go to the USSF and redirect them to more opportunities for adult league members.
3. Strengthen USASA link to our Pro leagues to leverage it as a source of potential players and future fans.
1. dentify women and multicultural segments as main focus in all player development initiatives.
2. Grow accessibility through extra-day training (i.e. Friday Training).
3. Conduct a comprehensive analysis of multicultural participation, representation in U.S. Soccer system and engagement.
1. Train and empower high school coaches to become performance and development scouts, immediately increasing “eyes for talent” by the thousands.
2. Facilitate and extend opportunities for high school players with an emphasis on unregistered U.S. Soccer talent.
3. Build a standardized guidance process to identify talent.