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Email sent 10-9-15 at 10 a.m. to Registered Players for Friday 10-9-15 Regionalized Training Event- SportsBlast- Birmingham, CLICK HERE
A Note Regarding ODP Absences & Jerseys- CLICK HERE- ODP State Pool Email Send 10/5/15
Girls Regionalized Training Event added for Sunday 10/11 in Birmingham from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Field location is TBA. 99-02 Age Groups. Click this link to register now
ODP EMAIL SENT 10-3-15 RE: BOYS ODP Regionalized Training Event Sunday 10-4-15 Huntsville
9/27 Training Recaps are Posted to the Team Pages.
Boys Team Pages- http://www.alsoccer.org/odp/boys_odp_team_page/
Girls Team Pages- http://www.alsoccer.org/odp/girls_odp_team_page/
Alabama ODP has banner year at the 2015 US Youth Soccer Region III ODP Trials.
Fifteen State Select Teams from Alabama participated in the US Youth Soccer Region III Olympic Development Program Region Trials from June 28-July 17. The 12 different state associations from Region III participated in an opportunity to be selected for Regional and National pools, as well as to receive quality training and matches against different states. The girls participated in the Region Trials in Montevallo, while the boy’s camp was held in Tuscaloosa. All Alabama teams had full rosters and did not have to merge with other states for the experience.
The theme for the Region Trials experience was the 10 Principles of Possession soccer, which our teams trained on during the 2014-2015 State Team phase. Players worked on the simple technique of peeling off to create space and look to be proactive in their attack by having possession with a purpose. Although the ultimate measure of success is not in the win/loss records, our teams did a very good job of competing and as a state our W/L record was well over .500.
Furthermore, as the smallest state player registration wise in Region III, Alabama placed a record 42 players into the Region Pool. 28 boys were placed into the Region Pool, which ranks 4th out of 12 state association and only behind Florida, Georgia, and South Texas. Overall, Alabama ranked #6 out of 12 state associations; this shows that the Alabama ODP State Program is on the right track to continue to develop players. This number is up from 22 from the previous year. Success was achieved by:
- Having the support of all clubs, DOCs, and coaches to help recommend their players to the program. THANK YOU for your support!!!
- Staying organized, communicating clearly, and educating players and parents as to the process of the system.
- Consistent training themes and formats.
- Excellent coaching/teaching from the ODP Staff.
- Fantastic support from parents that make many sacrifices for their children.
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