Region III ODP Teams hit the road to Mexico
4 Oklahomans are on the rosters
The US Youth Soccer Region III Olympic Development Program enjoyed a successful trip to Mexico last year, which showed off the quality from the South region of the States against some top academies.
This year, Region III ODP made the trip again with the 1997, 1998, and 1999 age groups. The three teams combined to go 7-3-2 on the trip.
4 Oklahoma players Whitney Gonsalves (99), Dakotah Bainter (98), Tristan Tippeconnic (97), & Austen Parker (97) were on the rosters.
The 99 age group, under the direction of Darren Powell, went undefeated south of the border with wins over Chivas San Rafael (3-0), Atlas (7-0), and Estudiates Tecos (4-2). The youngsters, which featured U.S. U14 Boys National Team pool member Jonathan Amon, played to a 1-1 draw with Selection Jalisco State in their opening game.
The 98 age group, which was coached by Trevor Adair, netted wins over Chivas San Rafael (2-0), Atlas (4-2), and Estudiantes Tecos (2-1), but dropped the opener to Chivas (3-4).
The ‘97s featured seven players who were also on the tour last year. Despite the experience, the oldest age group to make the trip dropped the opening clash against Chivas by a 1-5 score. The 97s then played Chivas San Rafael to a 1-1 draw, but lost the next clash 3-2 to Atlas. The ODP squad did end the trip to Guadalajara on a winning note with a 2-1 win over Estudiantes Tecos in the last game.
Region III also made a trip to Costa Rica back March with the 1996 and 1995 age groups. The 95s, led by coach Wolfgang Suhnholz, went 4-0-0 in San Jose with wins over the Costa Rica U17 Men’s National Team (1-0), Saprissa (1-0), Belen(5-3), and Alajuela (3-0). The 96 squad, coached by Ken Fogarty, nabbed a 2-1 win over Belen, but lost the other three games.
ODP Player News
1997 Region III Girls
Melton Hailey with TSCH 98 has been selected to play for Region III at the 2013 ODP Girls National Training Camp
US Youth Soccer has announced the attendees and schedule for the 2013 US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Girls National Training Camp, taking place January 31-February 2, at Reach 11 Sports Complex in Phoenix, Ariz. Girls from the 1997, 1998, and 1999 age groups will represent all four regions.
Invitation-only players will have the opportunity to work with some of the nation’s top coaches to improve their playing abilities. The developmental 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. The camp aims to enhance players’ problem solving skills within the game, and better their technical and tactical abilities so they leave feeling confident in their performance.
US Youth Soccer ODP, the nation's original player identification program, has continued its tradition of elite competition and player development for more than 30 years, and is the only development program that can claim members of Major League Soccer and the Men’s and Women’s National Teams.
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1997 Region III Boys
Congratulations to Tristan Tippeconnic for selection as a member of Region III's team.
The annual US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Boys Winter Interregional continued Saturday at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. The three-day event features boys from the 1997 age group.
Continuing its tradition of elite competition and player development, youth from the nation's top player identification program, US Youth Soccer ODP, will train and compete in front of national staff and collegiate coaches to maximize their exposure for selection to the next level of play. The 2012 US Youth Soccer ODP Boys Winter Interregional includes players primarily in the 2014-2016 graduation classes.
US Youth Soccer ODP, the nation's original player identification program, has continued its tradition of elite competition and player development for more than 30 years, and is the only development program that can claim members of Major League Soccer and the Men’s and Women’s National Teams. To learn more, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org.
Highlights from today's matches:
1997 Boys: Region IV v. Region I
After a tight first half, Region I broke the game open in the final 40 minutes to defeat Region IV, 4-1. Erik Reiss opened the scoring for Region I in the 7th minute, and Benjamin Orr added a pair of goals in the 45th and 63rd minutes to push the advantage to 3-0. Region IV’s Noa Harrisson gave his team some life with a 67th-minute strike, but Reiss scored his second goal of the game in the 70th minute to put the game away.
1997 Boys: Region III v. Region II
Neither team could break through for much of the contest until Jose Cerra gave Region III the lead with a 68th-minute goal. Jacob Van Der Luit doubled the lead with a 79th-minute tally to give Region III a 2-0 win over Region II.
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Olympic Development Program
The ODP page of our web site will have the most up to date information. Be sure and check this page regularly.
Please note: There will be no "tryout" dates for ODP this year. Instead, a series of training center events will be held.
These training sessions and Player Development Events will be the evaluation tool to see if the players will make the Oklahoma State ODP team.
Read the link below entitled "What is ODP?" for more details.
Registration - Use the following link to register online: REGISTRATION
What In the World is ODP?
Best answer to that question (and many related ones) can be found here:
What is ODP?
Frequently Asked Questions about ODP: FAQ
US Youth Soccer Association put together a document that descibes the type of player(s) who make the Region III team and are successful in that sense. Very good description:
What makes a successful ODP player?
ODP Coaches: for a list of coaches for the various ODP teams, click here
***We would like to have players Register by 11/1. This way we can make sure we schedule the appropriate number of staff at the right locations and times.***
IF YOU DON’T REGISTER, YOU CAN’T ATTEND THE TRAINING CENTER SESSIONS. THE TRAINING CENTER SESSIONS ARE THE TRYOUT VEHICLE FOR MAKING THE ODP TEAM THIS YEAR!
Training Sessions - Use the link below for current training dates
Oklahoma Select/ODP Training Center dates/locations
Training sessions February
South Texas ODP Sub-Regional games at College Station Feb. 15-16. Playing STX, LA, NTX
ODP Camp Dates 2013
**2001 Boys, June 23-26. 2001 Boys Sub-Regional ODP Camp. Clarksville, Ark.
2000 & 1996 Boys, July 15-19. Region 3 ODP Camp. Tuscaloosa, AL.
1997-99 Boys , July 10-14. Region 3 ODP Camp. Tuscaloosa, AL. (Those chosen for Region 3 Pool will be asked to stay for Holdover Camp 15th and 16th.)
**2001 Girls, June 12-16. 2001-2000 Girls Sub-Regional ODP Camp. Norman, OK
Top Team: June 30-July 3 Region 3 ODP Camp. Montevallo, AL
2nd Team: June 12-16. 2001-2000 Girls Sub-Regional ODP Camp. Norman, OK
1999 & 1996 Girls: July 6-10. Region 3 ODP Camp. Montevallo, AL
1998 & 1997 Girls: July 12-16, Region 3 ODP Camp. Montevallo, AL