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February 2018 ODP Newsletter

New Jersey Youth Soccer is pleased to share with you our February 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.

NJ Youth Soccer Hosts Nearly 900 Guests at 2018 NJYS Awards Dinner

New Jersey Youth Soccer hosted nearly 900 guests at its 30th Annual Awards Dinner earlier this month at the Pines Manor in Edison, N.J., where it honored New Jersey players, teams, coaches, referees and volunteers for outstanding performances and contributions in 2017. Read more. | Watch News12 Feature

ODP Profile: Helene Tyburczy

Through this profile series, we look to learn more about New Jersey ODP players and some of the elements they find most important as students, athletes and teammates. First up is Helene Tyburczy, who was recently selected to the 2003 All-Star Team at the ODP Girls Interregional in Boca Raton, Florida. Read more.

Former New Jersey ODP Coaches Glenn Crooks and Krissy Turner Inducted into NJYS Hall of Fame

New Jersey Youth Soccer formally inducted its 2018 Hall of Fame class at the 30th Annual NJYS Awards Dinner earlier this month, with former New Jersey ODP coaches Glenn Crooks and Krissy Turner, along with Kevin Dearman, receiving the high honor. Read more.

Influence of NJYS ODP Technical Director James Galanis on Julie Ertz

In this feature by the L.A. Times, 2017 U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year Julie Ertz touches on the influence that New Jersey ODP Technical Director James Galanis has had on her championship attitude. Read more.

Carli Lloyd Is Right Where She Wants to Be: Home

Former New Jersey ODP standout and two-time FIFA Player of the Year Carli Lloyd is back home in New Jersey with Sky Blue FC, exactly where she wants to be. 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.