US Youth Soccer’s Region IV Olympic Development Program has selected SSC Shadow G97-A player Kelsey Turnbow for the Jan. 29-Feb. 3, 2013, National Development Camp for Girls ‘99 players in Phoenix, AZ. Turnbow, an 8th grader from Liberty Lake, will attend Central Valley High School next fall. She is 1 of 2 players from Washington and 1 of 18 players in her age group from California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Hawaii, Nevada and Arizona to receive the invitation.
National Camps are held throughout the year at various locations in the United States. The U.S. National Team Coach or a National Staff Coach is present at these events to observe, train, and identify players for placement in the national pool or on a national team. Players are evaluated on the four components that make up a soccer player:
3. Fitness and Athletic Ability
4. Psychological Component (attitude)
“Kelsey is constantly working to improve her game and deserves the reward she has received,” said her SSC Shadow coach, Abbas Faridnia. “Best of wishes to Kelsey in Phoenix!" SSC Shadow Technical Director, Sean Bushey, added, ”We are very excited for Kelsey! She is an excellent teammate and gives her all to her team and club. We smile with her in this great achievement and believe she’ll continue to strive to cultivate her soccer gifts, while enjoying playing this awesome game!”