By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
January 15, 2013-US Youth Soccer has announced the participants for the 2013 US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Girls National Training Camp, taking place January 31 to February 2 at Reach 11 Sports Complex in Phoenix, Arizona. Girls from the 1997, 1998 and 1999 age groups will represent all four regions of the United States.
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.
The invited players from the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) Olympic Development Program are:
Congratulations to all nine players!
ODP is considered the highest level of competition in the state. Crystal Dunn, who played in Eastern New York ODP for six years while growing up, received the MAC Hermann Trophy, emblematic of the best college soccer player, last Friday night in St. Louis. Crystal is one of many Eastern New York ODP players who have represented the United States internationally.
With 123,843 youth soccer players––68,587 boys and 55,256 girls––and more than 25,000 volunteers, the non-profit Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) stretches from Montauk Point, Long Island to the Canadian border. Members are affiliated with 12 leagues throughout the association, which covers the entire state of New York east of Route 81. ENYYSA exists to promote and enhance the game of soccer for children and teenagers between the ages of 5 and 19 years old, and to encourage the healthy development of youth players, coaches, referees and administrators. All levels of soccer are offered––from intramural, travel team and premier players as well as Special Children. No child who wants to play soccer is turned away. ENYYSA is a proud member of the United States Soccer Federation and United States Youth Soccer Association. For more information, please log on to http://www.enysoccer.com/, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.