Nation's Top Girls Invited for Elite Competition and Player Development
US Youth Soccer ODP Rosters 1991, 1992 and 1993
US Youth Soccer ODP Thanksgiving Interregional Schedule
National teams from the United States, Canada and Chile participating
FRISCO, Texas (November 7, 2007) – The annual US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Girls Thanksgiving Interregional is scheduled to be at the North Community Park and Coral Glades High School Sportsplex in Coral Springs, Fla. Teams will arrive on November 17, for two days of training, with competition play beginning on the 19th and running through Friday, November 23. National teams from the United States, Canada and Chile are also participating to provide the 1991 US Youth Soccer ODP teams with international experience.
Continuing its tradition of elite play, competition and player development, youth from the nation's elite player identification and development program, US Youth Soccer ODP, will train and compete in front of U.S. Soccer National Team Staff and collegiate coaches to maximize their exposure for selection to National Teams and collegiate programs.
The US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional will represent teams in the 1991, 1992 and 1993 age groups including national teams from United States, Canada and Chile. For more information on the US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional, including schedules, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org.
To review the rosters for the 2007 US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional, please click the link below:
US Youth Soccer ODP Girls 1991 Rosters
US Youth Soccer ODP Girls 1992 Rosters
US Youth Soccer ODP Girls 1993 Rosters
US Youth Soccer ODP is viewed as the premier identification and development program for the nation's youth seeking the opportunity to compete at the national and collegiate levels of play.
""The US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program is a vital part of the identification process for our youth national teams,"" said U.S. Women's National Team head coach Greg Ryan. ""Creating an environment for the most talented girls to play with and against the best players possible not only allows for their maximum growth as players, but also allows the national team coaches to see who really has the qualities to play at the highest levels. The US Youth Soccer ODP gets a lot of the credit for the success of our youth national teams at all age levels.""
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 through a series of trials at their local, State Association and then Regional levels. Those selected are exposed to the nation's best coaches, trainers and facilities.
US Youth Soccer ODP is the original Olympic development program and the only elite player development program that can claim members of Major League Soccer 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. For more information visit USYouthSoccer.org.
About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) – US Youth Soccer - The Game for ALL Kids!® is the largest youth sports organization in the country and 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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