US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Girls will hold their fourth U-15 (94s) / U-16 (93s) Interregional Camp in Pomona, Calif., from Tuesday, February 17 to Saturday, February 21.
In attendance will be 176 invitation-only campers. The camp will be a scramble format with functional training, Small-Sided Games, street soccer, guest speakers and mini round-robin tournament on the final day. The developmental camp focuses on Small-Sided Games so that the players are highlighted as individuals.
"US Youth Soccer ODP realizes the importance of laying the groundwork for tactical and technical development of our young players," said Sam Snow, US Youth Soccer Interim Technical Director. "It is important that the experience for the players be positive and especially in these developmental camp situations. What our players learn in this initial set up can set the tone for their future developmental progress."
The camp will cover a number of topics including team defending both as individuals and small groups. Players will learn to better read the game under pressure and when to apply pressure including the distance and direction. On Thursday afternoon, teams will practice getting into the final third to provide players with creative ideas to get behind defenses. Players will also be shown the technical service requirements at the next level, how to create and recognize numerical advantages and combinations to exploit those advantages.
2009 US Youth Soccer ODP Girls U15/16 Interregional Camp Schedule
February 17-21, 2009
Veteran's Park Soccer Complex | Pomona, California
Tuesday, February 17
7:00 p.m. | Opening of Camp: All players, staff and coaches orientation meeting
Wednesday, February 18
Morning Topic: Small-Sided Games
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. | 93s
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. | 94s
Afternoon Topic: Team Defending
1 – 2 p.m. | 93s Goalkeeper training
3 – 4 p.m. | 94s Goalkeeper training
4 – 6 p.m. | 93s
7 – 9 p.m. | 94s
Thursday, February 19
Morning Topic: Functional Training and Keeper Training
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. | 93s and 94s
Afternoon Topic: Getting into the Final Third
3:30 – 5 p.m. | 94s
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | 93s
8:30 p.m. Lecture
Friday, February 20
9 – 11 a.m. | 94s
9 – 11 a.m. | 93s
Street Soccer Tournament
4 – 6 p.m. | 93s and 94s
Saturday, February 21
8:30 – 10 a.m. | Region I and II
10 – 11:30 a.m. | Region III and IV
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Lunchtime Scrambled Team Player Evaluations
2 – 5 p.m. | Regional Tournament
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.
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