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COMMUNICATING ABSENCES- Players are allowed to miss training sessions, but it is in their best interests to attend as many sessions as possible during the State Pool Training Phase. The sessions are designed to not only allow the coaching staff to evaluate players on their abilities, but to also teach within the US Soccer Curriculum. If a player is going to miss a State Pool Training event, please use this link here to leave your information and it will be communicated to the appropriate coaching staff. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/15ODPAbsences 

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ODP State Pool EMAIL Update 8/24/15- Clarifications on State Pool Requirements & Registering for Training Sessions


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:

  1. Having the support of all clubs, DOCs, and coaches to help recommend their players to the program.  THANK YOU for your support!!!
  2. Staying organized, communicating clearly, and educating players and parents as to the process of the system.
  3. Consistent training themes and formats.
  4. Excellent coaching/teaching from the ODP Staff.
  1. Fantastic support from parents that make many sacrifices for their children.

 

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