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2009 US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional Schedule Announced

November 1, 2009 09:00 PM
 
US Youth Soccer ODP Girls regional teams in the 1993-1995 age groups, U.S. Under-15 National Team and Costa Rica Youth National Team to Participate
 
FRISCO, Texas (November 2, 2009) - The annual US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Girls Thanksgiving Interregional is scheduled at the North Community Park and Coral Glades High School Sportsplex in Coral Springs, Fla. Teams will compete Nov. 22-27, 2009. 
 
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 and leading collegiate coaches to maximize their exposure.
 
The US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional will represent teams in the 1993 – 1995 age groups including the U.S. Under-15 National Team and the Costa Rica Youth National Team. 
 
"It's [US Youth Soccer ODP] valuable because all four regions coordinate with the states to seek out some of the best players in the country," said Mike Dickey, U.S. Under-15 Girls National Team head coach. "This kind of organization helps make sure that as many talented players as possible are identified and can be seen by the national team coaches. They are also able to participate in very well run camps that are designed to improve the level of these talented young players. I think one of the most important things the players get from participating in a program such as US Youth Soccer ODP is that it can lead to international experience at a young age and that is the No. 1 benefit to them and the national team programs. They also get exposed to some of the best coaches in the country while also playing with some of the best players in their regions. That helps players grow in many ways on the field." 
 
The 1994 and 1995 age groups will play two 40-minute halves and the 1993 age group will play two 45-minute halves. Teams will be allowed seven substitutes with no re-entry.
 
Rosters for the US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional will be released on Nov. 9, 2009. For complete information on the US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional, including rosters, scores, schedules and more, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org.
 
New US Youth Soccer ODP uniforms will be unveiled at the event. 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. Each player receives home and away uniforms, warm-ups and cleats from adidas.
 
 Schedule of Events
 
2009 US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional
North Community Park (NCP) and Coral Glades High School Sportsplex (CGHS), Coral Springs, Fla. 
 
Sunday, November 22, 2009
9 a.m.
NCP 1
1993
Region II vs. Costa Rica
11 a.m.
NCP 2
1993
Region III vs. Region IV
7 p.m.
CGHS
1993
Region I vs. U.S. NT
Monday, November 23, 2009
9 a.m.
NCP 1
1994
Region I vs. Region IV
10 a.m.
NCP 2
1995
Region I vs. Region IV
11 a.m.
NCP 1
1994
Region II vs. Region III
Noon
NCP 2
1995
Region II vs. Region III
7 p.m.
CGHS
1993
U.S. NT vs. Costa Rica
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
9 a.m.
NCP 1
1993
Region I vs. Region III
11 a.m.
NCP 2
1993
Region IV vs. Region II
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
9 a.m.
NCP 1
1993
Costa Rica vs. U.S. NT
10 a.m.
NCP 2
1995
Region I vs. Region II
11 a.m.
NCP 1
1994
Region I vs. Region II
Noon
NCP 2
1995
Region III vs. Region IV
1 p.m.
NCP 1
1994
Region III vs. Region IV
Thursday, November 26, 2009
8 a.m.
NCP 1
1993
U.S. NT vs. Region IV
9 a.m.
NCP 2
1993
Region II vs. Region I
10 a.m.
NCP 1
1993
Costa Rica vs. Region III
Friday, Nov. 27, 2009
8 a.m.
NCP 1
1994
Region IV vs. Region II
8 a.m.
NCP 2
1995
Region IV vs. Region II
10 a.m.
NCP 1
1994
Region III vs. Region I
10 a.m.
NCP 2
1995
Region III vs. Region I
 
* Schedule is subject to change
 
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. 
For more information visit www.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.
 
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 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.

Media Request: When referring to the United States Youth Soccer Association, the largest youth sports organization in the United States, please refer to the association only as US Youth Soccer, and never as USYS or USYSA. We appreciate your cooperation.
 

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