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August 2018 ODP Newsletter

New Jersey Youth Soccer is pleased to share with you our August ODP newsletter to keep you informed of the latest news around NJ Youth Soccer, and we also want to invite you to share your stories with us for possible inclusion in a future edition.

2018-2019 ODP Tryouts

We want to thank the 1,000+ players who attended the recent NJ Youth Soccer ODP tryouts. We are grateful for your effort and interest in being part of this special group of players. Players who are selected to participate in Stage 2 will receive an email by the end of August from a Stack Sports email. Stage 2 tryouts are tentatively scheduled for September 16th and 23rd (2002-2004 Boys and Girls) and September 21st and 28th (2005-2007 Girls and Boys). More details to follow in the weeks ahead.

Carli Lloyd Speaks of Impact by Personal Trainer and New Jersey ODP Technical Director James Galanis

In an NWSL on Lifetime Player Spotlight, Sky Blue FC midfielder Carli Lloyd talks about her career with the U.S. Women's National Team, the evolution of her game and how personal trainer and New Jersey ODP Technical Director James Galanis has positively impacted her development. Watch.

Facebook Page Aims to Make Examples of People Who Abuse Soccer Referees

New Jersey Youth Soccer reminds parents and coaches that physical abuse against referees can lead to serious consequences, now including the possibility of being seen on a Facebook page started by a referee. Read more.

Young Olympians Continues in September

Programming for the NJYS Young Olympians program started in July, with the next session currently planned for September. The Young Olympians Program, designed specifically for players born in 2008 and 2009, is an introductory stage for players who aspire to play at a high level and provides a path to participate in ODP. Read more.


We are proud of each and every New Jersey ODP player; past, present and future! If you have an update about a New Jersey ODP player, please contact us today at odp@njyouthsoccer.com. We also encourage all coaches and players to like the official New Jersey ODP Facebook page.