USL News Release
Thursday, December 22, 2011
TAMPA, Fla. - United Soccer Leagues is pleased to announce the players nominated and selected for the 2011/12 Super Y-League Olympic Development Program National Camps. Each nominated player has been identified as one of the top players in their birth year, and among the top two percent of players in the Super Y-League.
The ODP Program, which brings together top players from across the United States and Canada, is a crucial component of the USL Super Y-League, offering the best players from the U13 to U17 age groups a chance to receive top-quality coaching and the opportunity to be scouted by U.S. National Team and college coaches. This year’s ODP age groups will feature the top players (192 girls & 192 boys) born in either 1995/96, or 1997/98.
The camps will once again be held at the world-class facilities of IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida, home to the U.S. Soccer U-17 Residency Program. USL National Technical Director Peter Mellor, who has spent the past 18 years as a member of the U.S. National Staff and 25 years as an ODP coach, will direct the camps.
IMG Academies is the world’s largest and most advanced multi-sport training facility for athletic, academic and personal development. During the span of 30-plus years, the Academy’s advanced training methods have helped countless youth, adult, collegiate and professional athletes improve in sport and life by providing an energetic and inspiring atmosphere on a 400-acre campus.
The additional lists of players born in 1993/94 are posted to recognize the top players from those birth years. The list will be promoted to more than 1,000 colleges, the USSF National Staff and the Canadian Soccer Association.
The dates for the Super Y-League ODP National Camps are as follows (includes Thursday arrival day):
February 23-26, 2012 – 1995/96 Boys, 1997/98 Boys
March 1-4, 2012 – 1995/96 Girls, 1997/98 Girls
SYL ODP National Camp Player Selections
Additional SYL National ODP Selections