Kelsey Turnbow selected for US Youth Soccer 2013 National Development Camp

1 of 2 players selected from Washington and
1 of 18 players in Region IV US Youth Soccer

US Youth Soccer's Region IV Olympic Development Program has selected Spokane Soccer Club Shadow G97-A player Kelsey Turnbow to attend the National Development Camp for Girls '99 players, being held Jan. 29-Feb. 3 in Phoenix.

An eighth-grader from Liberty Lake, Turnbow will attend Central Valley High School next fall. She is one of just two players from Washington and 18 from the 14 states that comprise Region IV 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:

  1. Technique
  2. Tactics
  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!"

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