Following a successful fall with the Crossfire Premier U-15/16 Development Academy, defender Ethan Bartlow has been called into the U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team Residency Program.
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. The U.S. players live on campus at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., and train in the morning under the guidance of Head Coach John Hackworth and U-17 MNT assistant coaches. In the afternoon, the players attend classes at St. Stephens Episcopal School. While in the full-time residency program, the U.S. not only trains daily under Hackworth, but also has access to the IMG Academy’s spacious facilities. The team regularly uses IMG’s state-of-the-art strength-training facilities, as well as some of the nation’s best sports psychologists that work at the Academy. The IMG Academy includes top-of-the-line soccer equipment, three Bermuda grass fields, two swimming pools, newly renovated student housing and dining facilities.
The U-17 MNT consists of players born in the year 2000 or after whose goal is to represent their countries at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India.
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