Press Release
Teams and Schedule Announced for the 2013 US Youth Soccer ODP Championships
febrero 07, 2013

Teams and Schedule Announced for the 2013 US Youth Soccer ODP Championships
March 1-3, 2013 | Frisco, TX

From USYouthSoccer.org:

FRISCO, Texas (Feb. 7, 2013) - US Youth Soccer's elite, including 4 Cal South Pro+ ODP teams, 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, Cal South
1996 Boys Teams: Eastern Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Cal South
1997 Girls Teams: Eastern New York, Michigan, North Texas, Cal South
1997 Boys Teams: Virginia, Michigan, Florida, Cal 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
1:00 p.m.
1997 Girls Cal South vs. Michigan 6
1:00 p.m. 1997 Boys Michigan vs. Florida 7
3:00 p.m. 1997 Boys Virginia vs. Cal South 6
3:00 p.m. 1997 Girls North Texas vs. Eastern New York 7
5:30 p.m. 1996 Girls Indiana vs. Georgia 6
5:30 p.m. 1996 Boys Eastern Pennsylvania vs. Wisconsin 7
8:00 p.m. 1996 Boys North Carolina vs. Cal South 6
8:00 p.m. 1996 Girls New Jersey vs. Cal South 7

Championship Matches - Sunday, March 3
8:00 a.m. 97 Boys
8:30 a.m. 97 Girls
10:00 a.m. 96 Boys
10:30 a.m. 96 Girls

Consolation Matches - Sunday, March 3
8 a.m. 97 Boys
8:30 a.m. 97 Girls
10 a.m. 96 Boys
10:30 a.m. 96 Girls

*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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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.

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.