Over the weekend, TopDrawerSoccer.com posted two articles on the United States Under-17 Women’s National Team training camp, which ran from June 9th to the 16th. (For the full roster, see this earlier post.) The U-17s played three scrimmages, one against the U-18 USWNT and two split-squad scrimmages versus boys U-15/14 club teams. Continue reading
Somewhat out of the blue, US Soccer announced last weekend that the head coach positions for the two main youth women’s national teams, the Under-17s and the Under-20s will be full-time, starting after the two youth Women’s World Cups later this year.
Also, a “development coach” will be hired to focus “on enhancing the player development environment for young players” across the USA and to oversee the Under-15 Girls’ National Team program. In other words, this sounds as if the U-15 GNT head coach position will also be made a full-time job, but with broader duties.