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June 2018 ODP Newsletter

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

New Jersey Youth Soccer Announces 2018 ODP Tryouts

NJ Youth Soccer has officially set the dates for its 2018 Olympic Development Program (ODP) tryouts, with sessions planned for July 28-29 and August 11-12. Similar to the past two years, one tryout date is expected in the north, south, shore and central regions to create accessibility for players throughout the state. Read more.

Former New Jersey ODP Player Sammy Adjei, Jr. Launches "Jack and Soccer Series"

Sammy Adjei Jr., who is a former New Jersey ODP, Region 1 ODP and U.S. Youth National Team player, has launched the Jack and Soccer Series, which teaches life lessons through the beautiful game. Read more.

ODP Night at Red Bull Arena

ODP players recently ascended on Red Bull Arena for a special night during which ODP players watched warm-ups on the field before a Major League Soccer game against the Philadelphia Union. Among those in attendance were Dylan Considine (ODP 2005 Boys) and Jake Oliveira (ODP 2005 Boys). Read more.

A Letter from an ODP Parent

Following a year of traveling with US Youth Soccer ODP, one young player received a unique opportunity to talk about her experiences with her entire middle school. Read more.

Former New Jersey ODP Player Matthew Olosunde Makes USMNT Debut

Former New Jersey ODP player Matthew Olosunde recently earned his first cap with the U.S. Men's National Team against Bolivia in a match that was played at Talen Energy Stadium on May 28. 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.


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.