US Youth Soccer is proud to announce the attendees and schedule for the 2017 US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Girls National Training Camp, taking place Jan. 26-30 at Reach 11 Sports Complex in Phoenix, Ariz. More than 200 top athletes have been selected from the 2002 and 2003 age groups to represent each of the four US Youth Soccer Regions. Kinley Brown (2003) and Sara Sanabria (2002), both of SLSG ECNL (and Missouri Rush prior to moving clubs), will be the two participants from the St. Louis area. It is a return trip for Sanabria who I featured in a story last March after her first trip.
ECNL Photos – 2002 Girls Need to identify Kinley in one of these galleries to update the story. Can anyone help?
Training will be led by U.S. Soccer Staff Coach and Marantha Baptist University Coach, Jeff Pill, who has over 40 years of experience in the sport and has worked with the U.S. Women’s National Teams at both the youth and senior levels. Numerous college coaches are set to attend the National Training Camp throughout the week, as well as April Kater, the Head Development Coach for U.S. Soccer Women’s Youth National Teams, and other U.S. Soccer scouts.
The Girls National Training Camp focuses on highlighting players’ individual talents as well as providing them with new tools and ideas through challenging daytime training and small-sided games. Players will have the opportunity to work alongside some of the nation’s top coaches to enhance their problem solving skills within the game, and further their technical and tactical abilities.
US Youth Soccer ODP has continued its tradition of elite competition and player development for more than 35 years, and is the only development program that can claim members of Major League Soccer, the National Women’s Soccer League, and a majority of current and past national and youth national team members as alumni. US Youth Soccer ODP is the nation’s original player identification program, and with programs in all 55 US Youth Soccer State Associations, is available to any player, regardless of hometown or club affiliation.