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May 2018 ODP Newsletter

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

Save the Dates - 2018 ODP Tryouts Scheduled for July 28-29, August 11-12

Open tryouts for New Jersey Youth Soccer's 2018-2019 Olympic Development Program (ODP) will be held on July 28-29 and August 11-12 for players born in years 2002 through 2007. Locations will soon be announced. Similar to the last two years, we expect one tryout date in the north, south, shore and central area of New Jersey to make it accessible for players throughout the state.

ODP College Night

For the second consecutive year, a New Jersey ODP College Night was held this month for both the boys and girls programs. After a training session that was analyzed by college coaches, an open Q/A forum was held for all ODP players and parents with those same college coaches. Scott Baker (Rowan University), Krissy Turner (Monmouth) and Bob Turner (TCNJ) were all in attendance to provide feedback and conduct the open discussion with participants. Read more.

NJYS ODP Night at the NY Red Bulls

Join NJYS ODP Night at Red Bull Arena as the Red Bulls take on the Philadelphia Union on Saturday, May 26, at 7:00pm. As an ODP player, you will receive a specially priced ticket to the match. The first 50 attendees to purchase tickets prior to May 18th will get to watch pre-match warmups from "Red Zone experience" on field level.

Click here to purchase tickets. If you would like to set up a larger block of seats for your group, call Ben Norowski with the Red Bulls at (973) 776-8862.

Carli Lloyd Inducted into New Jersey Hall of Fame

Former New Jersey ODP player and current U.S. Women's National Team and Sky Blue FC captain Carli Lloyd was officially inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame at an enshrinement ceremony earlier this month at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, N.J. Read more.

New Jersey Selected to Host US Youth Soccer ODP East Region Championships in 2019 and 2020

New Jersey (Rider University) has been selected as the host for the United States Youth Soccer Girls ODP Championships in 2019 and 2020. Read more.

NJYS Play of the Month

NJ Youth Soccer is once again teaming-up with the New York Red Bulls and Sky Blue FC to celebrate the best on-field moments in the region for our "Play of the Month" initiative. This is an opportunity for NJ Youth Soccer players and teams to share their achievements, fun on the field and win a monthly prize from the New York Red Bulls or Sky Blue FC. This could be an individual goal, save, string of passes or any soccer activity that celebrates success and achievement on the field. Just tag @NJYouthSoccer on social media when you post a video, and make sure to use #NJYSplayofthemonth.

TELL US YOUR STORY

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.