FRISCO, Texas (March 16, 2009) – US Youth Soccer announced the rosters for the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Championships on March 20 and 22 at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.
State-level US Youth Soccer ODP Boys and Girls teams in the 1992 and 1993 age groups will play semifinal matches on Friday, March 20, beginning at 1 p.m., with championship and consolation matches to be played Sunday, March 22 beginning at 8 a.m. The teams competing have qualified by winning their respective age group at their US Youth Soccer ODP Regional Championships.
1992 Girls Teams:
Maryland, Kansas, North Texas, California South
1992 Boys Teams:
Eastern Pennsylvania, Indiana, North Carolina, California North
1993 Girls Teams:
Virginia, Minnesota, North Texas, California South
1993 Boys Teams:
Virginia, Indiana, Oklahoma, California South
Eagerly seeking the top youth talent in the country, collegiate coaches will observe the players at the US Youth Soccer ODP Championships. The participants represent the future of American soccer at the collegiate and international levels.
The players must try out to qualify for the program's high-level training through a series of trials with licensed coaches at their local, State Association and then Regional levels. Those selected are exposed to some of 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 and Women's Professional 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 regarding US Youth Soccer ODP and the US Youth Soccer ODP Championships, including schedules, visit USYouthSoccer.org
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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.
Media Request: When referring to the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program, the original elite player program in the United States, please refer to the program only as the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program or US Youth Soccer ODP, and never as USYSODP or simply ODP. We appreciate your cooperation.