PHILADELPHIA, Penn. – Maccabi USA announced recently the inaugural Development Academy program, a Soccer ID Camp, to be held at the University of Vermont in Burlington, June 28-July 2.
The competitive five-day, four-night ID camp give teen players in grades 9-12 the opportunity to receive expose to college coaches, as well as learn what it takes to become a collegiate student-athlete. In addition to the athletic experience, this program includes intentional and purposeful Jewish education and leadership development.
“We are really excited for this new initiative which will further Maccabi USA’s mission of growing Jewish pride through sports,” explains Leon Lifschutz, Maccabi USA Development Academy director. “The development academy will nurture development as athletes on the field, as people off the field, and help participants connect their athletic and cultural identities. It will have the additional benefits of keeping us connected with coaches and alumni all while growing our player pool for future international events. For those hoping to be selected for one of Maccabi USA’s U16 or U18, boys or girls teams going to Israel in 2021 for the Maccabiah Games, this camp will provide an opportunity to be seen as Maccabi USA representatives.”
Maccabi USA (MUSA) is the official sponsor of the U.S. Team to the World Maccabiah Games and the Pan American and European Maccabi Games, as well as a sponsor of the JCC Maccabi Games for teens in North America. It strives to provide Jewish athletes the world over the opportunity to share their heritage and customs in competitive athletic settings.
For more information, contact Shane Carr at (215) 561-6900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.