The ODP Interstate Games were played in Rockford, Illinois last weekend and the Missouri 2003 ODP Boys Team participated. A notice from the Illinois ODP program alerted me to the event (MissouriSoccer didn’t include it in their ODP schedule or offer any other information I could find other than the photo above). College coaches were invited to to scout some of the top male players in the Midwest in the 2001, 2002 & 2003 boys age divisions.
The event included teams from Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan while Missouri brought the 2003 boys. They played two games, against Wisconsin and Michigan, on Sunday March 4th. I have been unable to find any information on the results.
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I’d love to be able to identify the Club and High School affiliation for each of these boys so that I can better follow their development. Contact Ole to send him details. For clubs, I use the following model: Club – Calendar Year – other Descriptive – Coaches last name in order to be certain I have them associated with the correct team. Example Lou Fusz 2003 Carotenuto
Anyone wanting to offer to identify the players above so that I can better identify them down the road is welcome as well.
The Region II website shows three Regional ODP events including one in St. Louis. The problem is it is labeled 2017 while the other two events are both 2018. I’ve reached out to Region II to confirm if the St. Louis event (details below) is returning this year as their listing would seem to indicate.
The ODP Regional Showcase to be hosted by the St. Louis Youth Soccer Association Complex in St. Louis, MO. featuring the 2000-2005 age groups for both boys and girls. This event will include state games and state training sessions.
Region II Participating States: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio South, South Dakota
Field Location: St. Louis Youth Soccer Association Complex (SLYSA) is located at 3901 Huster Road, St. Charles, MO 63301
US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (ODP) is the original Olympic development program. With programs in all 55 US Youth Soccer State Associations, it is available to any player. US Youth Soccer ODP is the only elite player development program that can claim members of Major League Soccer and the National Women’s Soccer League, as well as the majority of current and past national and youth national team members, as alumni.
US Youth Soccer ODP Midwest is an identifying program of choice for players and coaches with a focus on development. Contact your State Association for more information on tryouts and state programming which are pathways to participation in ODP Midwest. To learn more, visit US Youth Soccer ODP.