Riverside resident Tyler Shaver has been chosen for the U.S. Soccer Under-14 Boys National Team training camp in Florida next February.
The 13-year-old is a defender for the New York Soccer Club (NYSC), according to a club announcement.
Tyler is one of 36 boys in his age group in the U.S. to be selected. This is the second time Tyler has been selected to attend a U.S. National training session; he also participated in the September 2013 training camp held at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in California. Tyler also was selected to attend the Region 1 Olympic Development training camp in Arizona in November but was unable to attend due to other U.S. Soccer Federation commitments.
Tyler attends Brunswick School, where he is in eighth grade and maintains a straight-A average. He has played with NYSC since August 2011 and was selected for the NYSC Academy Team when it was formed earlier this year. Academy soccer represents the highest level of junior soccer played in the U.S. NYSC has always placed player development at the forefront of everything it does. Tyler is the eighth player in the last four years to be invited to a U.S. National training camp.
“I'm really psyched to go to the U.S. National training camp," Tyler said in the announcement. "I have learned a lot from the NYSC coaches — they focus on technical skill and a good style of play. Through NYSC, I have also gotten coaching from coaches of some of the best teams around the world, like Chelsea, Ajax and Boca Juniors. But most of all, I love NYSC because I have fun.”
“It’s been great to see Tyler’s development and how his commitment and dedication have paid off with this early achievement," said NYSC President Mark Heffernan. "We wish him the best at his second U.S. National training camp."