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October 2017 ODP Newsletter

Congratulations on being invited into the 2017-2018 ODP Team! We look forward to sharing a monthly newsletter to keep you informed of the latest news around NJ Youth Soccer and invite you to share your stories with us.

NJ Youth Soccer Announces Young Olympians and Club NJYS Registration

The New Jersey Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (ODP) will begin programming for Young Olympians (birth year 2006) and Club NJYS (birth year 2007 and 2008) on Saturday, November 12. Sessions for both programs will be hosted regionally (south, shore/central and north) to facilitate participation throughout the state. Read more.

Registration for Young Olympians and Club NJYS is now open: Young Olympians | Club NJYS

Q/A: Former New Jersey ODP Player and NJYS Intern Devon Lis

This past summer, former New Jersey ODP player Devon Lis interned with New Jersey Youth Soccer. We spoke to Devon about her experience as a NJYS intern, as well as her thoughts on ODP and the game of soccer itself. Read more.

Carli Lloyd Named Finalist for The Best FIFA Women's Player Award

Former New Jersey ODP player Carli Lloyd has been named one of three finalists for The Best FIFA Women's Player Award. The New Jersey native seeks the international honor for the third consecutive year after winning the award in both 2015 and 2016. Read more.

New Jersey's Hefty Contributions to the U.S. National Teams

New Jersey has been producing talented soccer players for many years, and the Garden State has consistently provided the U.S. Men's and Women's National Teams with players who have made significant contributions to the development of our national teams. Read more.

A New Jersey Soccer Story: Hunter Gorskie

New York Cosmos defender Hunter Gorskie grew up playing soccer in New Jersey alongside his brother, Jason. Now finding much success in the professional ranks, one of the key parts of his youth development included playing with New Jersey ODP. Read more.

Former New Jersey ODP Player Cassidy Benintente Signs with Sky Blue FC

Defender Cassidy Benintente signed her first professional contract with New Jersey's National Women's Soccer League team Sky Blue FC. The Jackson native is also a former New Jersey ODP player, helping her ODP team to a pair of Region I championships. 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.

To keep up with the latest New Jersey Youth Soccer news, make sure to stay tuned to Goal Nation.