Rockford, IL, to Host US Youth Soccer ODP Showcase
10 Jul, 2015
Region Two Event to be Held at Sportscore One and Sportscore Two Complexes
The schedule and field of teams are set for the 2015 US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Region II Showcase, which will be played July 9-12 at Sportscore One and Sportscore Two complexes in Rockford, Ill. The US Youth Soccer ODP Region II Showcase will feature Boys and Girls teams in the 1998 through 2002 age groups.
Teams will play preliminary games Thursday, July 9 through Saturday, July 11. Consolation and final matches will take place Sunday, July 12.
Winners of the 1999 and 2000 age groups will advance to the 2016 US Youth Soccer ODP Championships to compete against representative US Youth Soccer State ODP teams from Regions I, III and IV.
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The Region II Showcase benefits players by allowing them the opportunity to be identified as Region II Pool Players for the subsequent year, giving them the chance to expose their talents to some of the country’s top college coaches, and by providing them an opportunity to earn the right to represent Region II at the 2016 US Youth Soccer ODP Championships (1999 and 2000 age groups). Select Boys and Girls players in the 1998 through 2002 age groups will also be further identified and selected by Region II coaching staff to attend the 2015 US Youth Soccer ODP Region II ID Camps held July 12-16 at Sportscore Two in Rockford, Ill.
Players try out for the high-level US Youth Soccer ODP through a series of trials at their US Youth Soccer State Association. Those selected are exposed to some of 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.
To view the 2015 US Youth Soccer ODP Region II Showcase schedule, click here.
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.
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 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.