US Soccer: U15 Girls National Team

by Jenna WendtLeave a Comment

During the third camp of 2016 for the U-15 Girls’ National Team (GNT) in Portland, Oregon, I had the opportunity of working with the same coaches I worked with last spring in Carson, California. I was also able to work with some of the same players, so it was a great opportunity to see how they had improved and matured over the past year.

us-soccer-u15-gnt-blog-1We had a very healthy week with just a few bumps and bruises, but nothing that kept anyone away from the field. During the week, the U-15 and U-16 GNT played each other in two games.  The U-16 team won both games, but the U-15 coaches were pleased with the player’s improvement from the first to the second game.

us-soccer-u15-gnt-blog-4I had no idea how big soccer is in the Pacific Northwest! As a team we attended a Women’s Major League Soccer game (Portland vs. Seattle). The game ended in a draw, 0-0, but it was so amazing to see 20,000 fans that never stopped cheering for 90 minutes, pack the stadium for the game!

us-soccer-u15-gnt-blog-2We also had the opportunity to train one morning at the Nike Campus in Beaverton, Oregon. This was a unique and exciting experience for the players and included a tour of some of the buildings, including the Fitness and Tiger Woods Centers. 


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