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FYSA ODP Information

For the 2008-2009 seasonal year we will be selecting players in the 1992-1996 age groups. The trials for players born 1995-1996 will be in the fall with the trials for the players born 1992-1994 in the spring.

Fall Trials for players born 1995-1996

The Fall trials will be held on the dates and locations below:

October 4-5 ODP Region C Trials 95-96 Boys-Girls Ft. Myers,

18-19 ODP Region A Trials 95-96-Boys Miami

25-26 ODP Region A Trials 95-96-Girls Plantation

25-26 ODP Region B-N Trials 95-96 Boys-Girls Orange Park

November 1-2 ODP Region B-S Trials 95-96 Boys-Girls Titusville

*Rest of schedule see below

Early Registration trial deadline is September 17th. Information and registration materials can be found on our website at under ODP.

We will also offer training centers for all players who participate in November and December.

The Olympic Development Program is charged with identifying and training the best players Florida has to offer between the birth years 1992-1996. It is an elite program designed to identify the elite players. To that end a player may be identified through two areas: trials and scouting. US Soccer has a scouting system to identify players outside of our program and place them into our program at the appropriate level of our trial process. Our FYSA staff also was involved in the scouting process and we will continue to expand our program. There was a great amount of cooperation between our staff and US Soccer in identifying and evaluating players.

This year was a very successful year in terms of players from our Florida Youth Soccer Association State Teams. We had a record 91 players make the Region III pool for ages 1990-1995. We also had 43 players with pool or game with US Soccer Full National or National Youth Teams. We have three players who participate with our program competing for spots with the US U17 Men and Womenís National Teams (see articles below).

CABRERA NAMES 40-PLAYER RESIDENCY ROSTER: U.S. Under-17 Menís National Team head coach Wilmer Cabrera and his staff have named 40 players to the 2008 fall semester of the U.S. Soccer Under-17 Residency Program in Bradenton, Fla. All of the players were born in 1992, 1993 and 1994, and are eligible to compete in the 2009 FIFA Under-17 World Cup. The players will be competing for a place on the U.S. team that will attempt to qualify for its 14th consecutive FIFA Under-17 World Cup in April or May, when the qualifying tournament will be held in Mexico. Dates and venues for that tournament will be announced at a later date.

U.S. Under-17 Residency Roster
GOALKEEPERS (4): Samir Badr (Fairfax, Va.), Earl Edwards (San Diego, Calif.), Jonathan Kempin (K.C. Wizards Juniors), Spencer Richey (Crossfire Premier)
DEFENDERS (13): Michael Ambrose (El Paso, Texas), Julio Arjona (D.C. United Academy), Zachary Herold (Port St. Lucie, Fla.), Perry Kitchen (Chicago Magic), Jordan McCrary (Concorde Fire), Boyd Okwuonu (Edmond, Okla.), Emilio Orozco (Oxnard, Calif.), Shaquille Phillips (D.C. United Academy), Tyler Polak (Lincoln, Neb.), Alberto Rosas (Real So Cal), Alex Shinsky (York, Penn.), Jared Watts (North Meck), Eriq Zavaleta (Westfield, Ind.)
MIDFIELDERS (17): Jonathan Canales (Santa Ana, Calif.), Dustin Corea (Milwaukee, Ore.), Andrew Craven (St. Simons Island.), Sean Davis (Matchfit Academy), Bryan Duran (Duncanville, Texas), Victor Garza (Edinburg, Texas), Luis Gil (Pateadores), Joseph Gyau (FC DELCO), Donovan Henry (Schulz Academy), George Malki (Scottsdale, Ariz.), Carlos Martinez (Las Vegas, Nev.), Alex Molano (F.C. Dallas Juniors), Joel Nash (Birmingham, Ala.), Victor Pineda (Chicago Fire Academy), Charles Renken (Scott Gallagher), Dominic Sarle (BW Gottschee), Erik Stephenson (Surf)
FORWARDS (6): John Agudelo (N.Y. Red Bulls Academy), Jonathan Brown (Clinton, Miss), Jaime Gutierrez (Lake Forest, Calif.), Stefan Jerome (Davie, Fla.), Alfred Koroma (Solar Red), Jack McInerney (Alpharetta, Ga.)

U.S. UNDER-17 WOMEN IN FINAL PREP FOR WORLD CUP IN NEW ZEALAND: The U.S. Under-17 Womenís National Team will hold its second-to-last training camp before the 2008 FIFA U-17 Womenís World Cup when the team comes together in Jersey City, N.J. from Sept. 12-19. U.S. head coach Kazbek Tambi will bring 24 players to camp as he nears the naming of the 21-player roster that will represent the USA at the first-ever world championship for U-17 women being held from Oct. 28-Nov. 16 in New Zealand. Tambiís squad is undefeated in international matches in 2008, going 8-0-0 which includes wins in all five matches at the U-17 Womenís CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament that was held last July in Trinidad & Tobago. The U.S. team will depart for this historic Womenís World Cup on Oct. 23 and open the tournament on Oct. 30 with a difficult Group C match against Japan in Hamilton. The USA will also face Paraguay on Nov. 2 in Hamilton and finish group play against France on Nov. 5 in Auckland. The 16-nation tournament features four groups of four teams each with the top two finishers in each group advancing to the quarterfinals. During the camp in New Jersey, the U.S. U-17s will get the chance to attend the U.S. Womenís National Team match against Ireland on Aug. 17 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

U.S. U-17 WNT Roster
GOALKEEPERS (3): Alexa Gaul (Naperville, Ill.), Jennifer Pettigrew (Kearney, N.J.), Taylor Vancil (South Elgin, Ill.);
DEFENDERS (6): Cloee Colohan (West Point, Utah), Crystal Dunn (Rockville Center, N.Y.), Alexis Harris (Plano, Texas), Rachel Quon (Lake Forest, Ill.), Julia Roberts (Fredrick, Md.), Anne Steinlage (Grand Haven, Mich.);
MIDFIELDERS (10): Kathryn Bennett (Clyde Hill, Wash.), Alyson Birgel (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Morgan Brian (St. Simons Island), Elizabeth Eddy (Costa Mesa, Calif.), Olivia Klei (Pleasanton, Calif.), Amanda Laddish (Leeís Summit, Mo.), Kristen Mewis (Hanson, Mass.), Samantha Mewis (Hanson, Mass.), Sydney Payne (Lutz, Fla.), Erika Tymrak (Bradenton, Fla.);
FORWARDS (5): Hayley Brock (Acton, Mass.), Tani Costa (Honolulu, Hawaii), Victoria DiMartino (Massapequa, N.Y.), Samantha Johnson (Palmdale, Calif.), Courtney Verloo (Tualatin, Ore.)

November 23 ODP Training Centers 95-96

December 14 ODP Training Centers 95-96

January 10-11 ODP Supercenter 95-96 Ft. Myers

15-19 Region III ODP Championships New Orleans

24-25 ODP Supercenter 95-96 Jacksonville

February 21-22 ODP Region C Trials 92-94

28-Mar 1 ODP Region A Trials 92-94 Weston

March 7-8 ODP Region B Trials 92-94 Ocala

May 2-3 ODP State Trials Viera, FL

29-31 ODP Boys Developmental Camp


June 6-7 ODP Team Training Auburndale, FL

6 SAT Testing Date

13-14 ODP Team Training Auburndale, FL

July ??? ODP Region III Camps