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January 2018 ODP Newsletter

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

ODP Mental Toughness Seminar

New Jersey ODP Technical Director James Galanis recently conducted the first-ever mental toughness seminar for all current New Jersey ODP players. The purpose of the seminar was to give our aspiring ODP players an insight into the mental habits needed to be successful both on and off the field. The session was well attended, and the feedback was extremely positive. More news to follow next month!

New Jersey ODP Players Selected for Virginia Friendlies

All of us at New Jersey Youth Soccer want to send out a huge congratulations to each of the following New Jersey ODP players who were selected for the upcoming US Youth Soccer ODP Virginia Friendlies!

2004 Boys: Eddie DeMarco, Olivier Karbownik, Matthew Lu; 2005 Boys: Steven Berrodin, Ian Farbman, Malachi Neal, Grayson Parks, Mason Susas, Mark Serra; 2004 Girls: Ruby Conroy; 2005 Girls: Gabriela Gil

New Jersey ODP Players Selected to 2004 Girls National Training Camp Roster

Congrats to the following New Jersey ODP players who were selected to the 2018 US Youth Soccer Girls ODP National Training Camp Roster for the East Region's 2004 Age Group!

Players Selected: Victoria Rideau-Winds, Mia Saccone, Jayda Shehadi, Aaniyah Street, Nicole Wilson

New Jersey ODP Players Selected to Thanksgiving Interregional All-Star Team

New Jersey Youth Soccer would also like to congratulate the following New Jersey ODP players who were selected to their respective All-Star Teams following play in the US Youth Soccer Thanksgiving Interregionals in Florida.

  • Girls: Helene Tyburczy (2003)
  • Boys: Robin Pestka, Forward (2004); Tyler Guadagno, Forward (2003); Sebastian Rojek, Defender (2000)


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.