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Kohl's American Cup Celebrates Inhouse Players
The Kohl's American Cup completed play on Saturday at the Norwin Soccer Complex. The festival provides U6, U8 and U10 inhouse players with an exciting day filled with games and fun.
Save The Date-AGM Set
The 2013 Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday, July 14th at 2:00 PM. The meeting will convene in the Slippery Rock University Advanced Technology Science Building's auditorium. The meeting will include election of officers, 2013-14 budget approval, and proposed amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws. All youth clubs are required to have a representative attend.
ODP Common Thread In NWSL
The inaugural season of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) kicked off on Saturday, April 13. The new women’s professional league is composed primarily of American, Canadian and Mexican players, as well as a handful of international players from Europe and Australia.
The US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) is well-represented on each of the league’s eight teams. Of the 116 American players named to opening day rosters, 100 are former US Youth Soccer ODP members. That’s more than 85 percent of American players and more than 67 percent of all players in the league with US Youth Soccer ODP experience.
Several of the league’s most recognizable players, who are also regulars for the U.S. Women’s National Team, are among those with US Youth Soccer ODP backgrounds. They include Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach, Sydney Leroux, Kristie Mewis, Heather O’Reilly, Lauren Cheney, Carli Lloyd, Kelley O’Hara, Rachel Buehler and Ali Krieger, among others.
US Youth Soccer ODP, the nation's original player identification program, has continued its tradition of elite competition and player development for more than 30 years, and is the only identification and development program that can claim members of Major League Soccer, the NWSL and the majority of Men’s and Women’s National Teams. To learn more, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org.Sign up for US Youth Soccer ODP News: [link]
You can stay also up to date with US Youth Soccer ODP by following it on Twitter: @usysodp
National Youth License Being Offered
PA West is offering a National Youth License July 31 - August 4, 2013 at Slippery Rock University. Check here for more details.
2013 Girls Region I ODP Coaching Symposium
For information on the 2013 Region I Girls ODP Coaching Symposium (In conjunction with the Spring Training and Play Day), check here.
Get Out And Play!
US Youth Soccer unites with leading out-of-school-time organizations to combat childhood obesity. New initiative of ChildObesity180 has the potential to improve the health of tens of millions of children every year.
Time To Register For Coaching Courses
To find the list of current courses being offered by PA West Soccer check here. If your club would like to host a course, contact Amy Fogle by email.
PA West Soccer ODP Path To Regional And National Teams
PA West Soccer ODP is the only elite identification/training program available to players in Western PA and it's likely to remain that way for the awhile. To clarify misinformation about the US Soccer Player Development Academies please read the PA West Soccer Position Statement on ODP and the Player Development Academies.
PA West Clubs...Sign Up For The US Youth Soccer Club Directory
US Youth Soccer has just updated their highly successful online directory of clubs. If your club hasn't registered...what are you waiting for? It's free! It has Google Map functionality, searchable data base, and you can add your tryout and field info. Sign up on the US Youth Soccer web site.
PA West Soccer
111 Whitehead Lane, Suite 200, Monroeville, PA 15146
Tel: 412.856.8011 | Fax: 412.856.8012
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