Congratulations from the PDA family to Danny Barbir - Tommy McCabe - Kevin Silva who have all been selected to attend the USSF U17 Residential program. Good luck @ Bradenton and we wish you all the best as you work your way towards the next U17 World Cup.
All 3 players have worked there way through PDA Boys Program PDA Pele Team - through our PDA Pre Academy program and Academy Programs.
Started in 1999, the U.S. Soccer Under-17 Residency Program has become a symbol of U.S. Soccer’s dedication to increasing the development opportunities for players and the success of the Youth National Teams.
With the recent successes of the U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team, the full-time Residency Program has grown in previous years, at one point reaching a mark of 40 players. U.S. Soccer has been able to maintain a strong group of players enrolled in the program to provide greater opportunities for young players and increase its investment in player development.
Richie Williams was named the U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team head coach in January of 2012, moving into the position just a few months after being appointed the U-18 MNT head coach in October of 2011. As the U-17 MNT head coach, Williams takes on the task of leading the U.S. Soccer U-17 Residency Program, which has been in place since 1999.
To read more click here http://www.ussoccer.com/teams/youth/us-under17-men/residency.aspx