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Teams and Schedule Announced for 2013 ODP Championships

February 7, 2013 10:16 AM
 
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FRISCO, Texas (Feb. 7, 2013) — US Youth Soccer's elite will compete at the 2013 US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Championships to be played March 1 and 3 at the FC Dallas Stadium Complex in Frisco, Texas.
 
State-level US Youth Soccer ODP Boys and Girls teams in the 1996 and 1997 age groups will play semifinal matches on Friday, March 1, beginning at 1 p.m., with championship and consolation matches to be played Sunday, March 3 beginning at 8 a.m. The teams competing qualified by winning their respective age group at their US Youth Soccer ODP Regional Championships.
 
The players must try out to qualify for the program's high-level through a series of trials at their local, State Association and then Regional levels. Those selected are exposed to 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 National Women’s Soccer League, as well as a majority of current and past national and youth national team members, as alumni. 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 offer development and exposure opportunities to any player, regardless of hometown or club affiliation.
 
National Qualifiers
1996 Girls Teams: New Jersey, Indiana, Georgia, California South
1996 Boys Teams: Eastern Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, North Carolina, California South
1997 Girls Teams: Eastern New York, Michigan, North Texas, California South
1997 Boys Teams: Virginia, Michigan, Florida, California South
 
2013 US Youth Soccer ODP Championships Schedule*
FC Dallas Stadium Complex | Frisco, Texas
 
Semifinal Matches - Friday, March 1
 
 
 
Time
Age Group
Team
 
Team
Field
1 p.m.
97 Girls
Cal South
v
Michigan
6
1 p.m.
97 Boys
Michigan
v
Florida
7
3 p.m.
97 Boys
Virginia
v
Cal South
6
3 p.m.
97 Girls
North Texas
v
Eastern NY
7
5:30 p.m.
96 Girls
Indiana
v
Georgia
6
5:30 p.m.
96 Boys
Eastern PA
v
Wisconsin
7
8 p.m.
96 Boys
North Carolina
v
Cal South
6
8 p.m.
96 Girls
New Jersey
v
Cal South
7
 
 
 
 
 
 
Championship Matches - Sunday, March 3
 
 
Time
Age Group
Field
 
 
 
8 a.m.
97 Boys
6
 
 
 
8:30 a.m.
97 Girls
7
 
 
 
10 a.m.
96 Boys
5
 
 
 
10:30 a.m.
96 Girls
8
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Consolation Matches - Sunday, March 3
 
 
 
Time
Age Group
Field
 
 
 
8 a.m.
97 Boys
5
 
 
 
8:30 a.m.
97 Girls
8
 
 
 
10 a.m.
96 Boys
6
 
 
 
10:30 a.m.
96 Girls
7
 
 
 
 
*Subject to change, please check USYouthSoccer.org for the most current schedule.
 
Scouting the top youth talent in the country, collegiate coaches will observe the US Youth Soccer ODP Championship players during these matches. The participants represent the future of American soccer at the collegiate and international levels.
 
US Youth Soccer is divided into four regions, Region I (East), Region II (Midwest), Region III (South) and Region IV (West) to assist in national competitions.
 
For more information regarding US Youth Soccer ODP and the US Youth Soccer ODP Championships visit www.usyouthsoccer.org/programs/OlympicDevelopmentProgram/.
 

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