New US Youth Soccer ODP uniforms will be unveiled at Thanksgiving Interregionals
October 25, 2009 10:00 PM
Preview of customized uniforms
This is the first time that the US Youth Soccer ODP Boys and Girls regional teams will have customized uniforms by adidas. US Youth Soccer ODP uniforms are part of the adidas mi Team line allowing unique customization in addition to great performance.
"Our new uniforms are a very exciting new look for both the players as well as US Youth Soccer ODP," said Brent Mangus, US Youth Soccer ODP Boys committee chairman. "Last year the players benefited by receiving a pair of adidas cleats for the tournament and to take them home for their club schedule. This fall, the boys are all looking forward to being named to their regional team for this event. The new uniforms combined with new adidas cleats will enhance the professional look of each regional team as they take the field against the U.S. Under-14 Boys National Team."
"This is a lot of fun for the players and an honor to be the first group to receive these custom US Youth Soccer ODP kits. Adidas has been a long standing partner of US Youth Soccer and proud supporter of the many diverse programs offered by the organization. I have a feeling the players will have an extra spring in their step at the upcoming interregional events as well as their trips abroad as they continue to seek their dreams," David Messersmith, US Youth Soccer ODP Girls committee chairman, said.
Each player receives home and away uniforms and warm-ups. For a preview of the uniforms, please click here [boys
]. For the second year in a row, US Youth Soccer ODP players will also receive adidas cleats to wear at the Thanksgiving Interregionals.
US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional event is scheduled for Nov. 22-27 in Coral Springs, Fla., and Boys for Nov. 27-30 in Orlando, Fla.
US Youth Soccer ODP Girls will feature 1993, 1994 and 1995 age groups during the Thanksgiving Interregional. The U.S. Under-15 Girls National Team and the Costa Rica Youth National Team will train and compete against US Youth Soccer ODP during the Thanksgiving Interregional.
US Youth Soccer ODP Boys will feature players born in 1995 and 1996 during the Thanksgiving Interregional in Orlando. U.S. Under-14 Boys National Development Program will feature two teams (Grey and Blue) training and competing against US Youth Soccer ODP during the Thanksgiving Interregional.
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 National Team and leading collegiate coaches to maximize their exposure and opportunities to play at the next level.
The next series of US Youth Soccer ODP Interregional play is during the winter holiday. The US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Winter Interregional event is scheduled for Dec. 27-29 in Jackson, Miss., and Boys for Dec. 27-30 in Orlando, Fla. The Girls 1991 and 1992 age groups will compete and the Boys will feature the 1993 and 1994 age groups during the Winter Interregional.
US Youth Soccer ODP is known 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.
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.
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