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US Youth Soccer ODP Boys to Compete in 2005 adidas Super Group

December 11, 2005 09:00 PM
 

Disney’s Soccer Showcase to host international event

FRISCO, TEXAS (December 15, 2005) – Top talent from US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) will compete in the adidas Super Group at Disney’s Soccer Showcase in Lake Buena Vista, Florida from December 27-30, 2005.

Fresh from the US Youth Soccer ODP Boys Thanksgiving Interregionals this November, the US Youth Soccer Boys 1989 Regional teams will compete in the eight-team adidas Super Group at the Showcase. Joining the US Youth Soccer ODP regional teams will be: the U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team; U-17 Men’s National Team from France, Japan and Spain.

“The adidas Super Group provides another opportunity to further the player development of our athletes and provide additional international experiences,” said Bob Bounpane, US Youth Soccer ODP Boys Committee Chairman. “Hundreds of college coaches and Disney’s first class facilities make this a great week to end an outstanding 2005 for our elite player development program.”

The showcase event will be played at Disney's Wide World of Sports® Complex and is among the top recruiting tournaments in the country. This year, the showcase will play host to over 400 teams along with the eight Super Group teams and more than 600 collegiate coaches.

Initially created in 1977 as the US Youth Soccer Select Team Program, US Youth Soccer ODP was formed to identify a pool of players in each age group from which a National Team could be selected for international competition. A Girls program was added to US Youth Soccer in 1985. The players must try out to qualify for the program’s high-level training from carefully selected and licensed coaches.

US Youth Soccer ODP is the original ODP program and the only elite player development program that can claim members of Major League Soccer and Women’s United Soccer Association, as well as a majority of current and past national and youth team members, as alumni. And, with programs in all 55 State Associations as well as regional and national championships and participation in international tournaments, US Youth Soccer ODP continues to lead the way.

US Youth Soccer ODP players participating at the adidas Super Group at Disney’s Soccer Showcase have been selected through a series of trials at their local, State Association and then Regional levels.

A number of US Youth Soccer teams from the state level will be represented at the Disney’s Soccer Showcase. A complete team list can be found at www.disneyworldsports.com as well as additional information regarding the Showcase.

Elite soccer events are nothing new to Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex, which has played host to the 1998 Major League Soccer All Star Weekend and Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championships. The Complex also hosted the prestigious US Youth Soccer National Championships in 2004 and 2005 after previously hosting the championships in 1999 and 2000.

For more information regarding US Youth Soccer and the US Youth Soccer ODP, please log on to www.USYouthSoccer.org.

adidas Super Group Schedule of Events
Disney’s Soccer Showcase
December 27-30, 2005

GROUP A   GROUP B    
           
Japan U-17   USA U-17      
Spain U-17   France U-17    
US Youth Soccer O.D.P. Region II (Midwest) US Youth Soccer O.D.P. Region I (East)  
US Youth Soccer O.D.P. Region IV (West) US Youth Soccer O.D.P. Region III (South)
           
           
Date Time Team vs Team
           
Tues., Dec. 27 2:30PM   Region III O.D.P. vs USA U-17
  2:30PM   Region I O.D.P. vs France U-17
  4:30PM   Region II O.D.P. vs Spain U-17
  4:30PM   Region IV O.D.P vs Japan U-17
           
Wed., Dec. 28 12:30PM   Region I O.D.P. vs USA U-17
  12:30PM   Region III O.D.P. vs France U-17
  2:30PM   Region IV O.D.P vs Spain U-17
  2:30PM   Region II O.D.P. vs Japan U-17
           
Thurs., Dec. 29 10:30AM   USA U-17 vs France U-17
  10:30AM   Japan U-17 vs Spain U-17
  10:30AM   Region I O.D.P. vs Region IV O.D.P.
  10:30AM   Region III O.D.P. vs Region II O.D.P.
           
Fri., Dec. 30 8:30AM   Region IV O.D.P. vs USA U-17
  10:30AM   Region III O.D.P. vs Japan U-17
  10:30AM   Region I O.D.P. vs Spain U-17
  10:30AM   Region II O.D.P. vs France U-17

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About US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) - US Youth Soccer ODP, established in 1977, is the original Olympic development program in the United States. Formed to identify a pool of players in each age group from which a National Team could be selected for international competition, selected players are exposed to the nation's top coaches from collegiate institutions, U.S. Soccer and the professional leagues. Programs exist in each state and with competitions such as the US Youth Soccer ODP National Championships, Interregional Training/Competition, Regional Camps and International play. US Youth Soccer ODP continues to lead the way in elite player identification and development. US Youth Soccer ODP is an approved program of the U.S. Soccer Federation.

About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) - The Game for ALL Kids!® is the largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3.2 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member state associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org.

 

 

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