US Youth Soccer is divided into four regions, each of which offers a regional ID camp for state association players in each eligible age group. The ID camps are designed to provide high-level competition and training for participating players. During this training and competition, players who are capable of performing at a higher level of play are identified for possible national team camp, pool, or team participation.
National Camps and Interregional events are held throughout the year at various locations in the United States. The National Team Coach or a U.S. Soccer scout is present at these events to observe, train, and identify players for placement in the national pool or on a national team. Candidates identified at regional events may be invited to attend a national camp.