Regional teams in the 1994-1997 age groups to participate
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Nearly 300 of nation's top players in girls youth soccer will converge on the campus of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla., for the annual US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program
(US Youth Soccer ODP) Girls Thanksgiving Interregional. Teams from US Youth Soccer's four regions will compete Nov. 20-25, 2011. Regional teams are comprised of players selected from US Youth Soccer State Association and regional level evaluations.
Continuing its tradition of elite competition and player development, youth from the nation's top player identification program, US Youth Soccer ODP, will train and compete in front of national staff and collegiate coaches to maximize their exposure for selection to the next level of play. More US Youth Soccer ODP players have been called into Youth National Team camps than any other ID program, including 129 of 148 players called into U-14, U-15, U-17 and U-18 camps since September 2011.
The 2011 US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional will include teams from ages 1994-1997. The 1996 and 1997 age groups will play two 40-minute halves, while the 1994 and 1995 age group will play two 45-minute halves. In accordance with FIFA standards, teams will be allowed seven substitutes with no re-entry.
Rosters will be released prior to the event. For complete information on the US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional, including rosters, scores, schedules and more, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org
. Also, keep up with the action on Twitter @usysodp
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.
Schedule of Events
2011 US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Fla.
Sunday, Nov. 20
9 a.m. 1994 Region I v. Region IV Field 1
10 a.m. 1995 Region I v. Region II Field 2
11 a.m. 1994 Region II v. Region II Field 1
Noon 1995 Region IV v. Region III Field 2
Monday, Nov. 21
9 a.m. 1996 Region I v. Region IV Field 1
10 a.m. 1997 Region I v. Region IV Field 2
11 a.m. 1996 Region II v. Region III Field 1
Noon 1997 Region II v. Region III Field 2
Tuesday, Nov. 22
9 a.m. 1994 Region I v. Region II Field 1
10 a.m. 1995 Region I v. Region IV Field 2
11 a.m. 1994 Region IV v. Region III Field 1
Noon 1995 Region II v. Region III Field 2
Wednesday, Nov. 23
9 a.m. 1996 Region I v. Region II Field 1
10 a.m. 1997 Region I v. Region II Field 2
11 a.m. 1996 Region IV v. Region III Field 1
Noon 1997 Region IV v. Region III Field 2
Thursday, Nov. 24
7:30 a.m. 1994 Region IV v. Region II Field 2
7:30 a.m. 1995 Region III v. Region I Field 1
8 a.m. 1995 Region IV v. Region II Field 3
9:15 a.m. 1994 Region III v. Region I Field 2
Friday, Nov. 25
7:30 a.m. 1996 Region III v. Region I Field 1
7:30 a.m. 1997 Region III v. Region I Field 2
9:15 a.m. 1996 Region IV v. Region II Field 1
9:15 a.m. 1997 Region IV v. Region II Field 2
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.
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