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ODP News

PA West ODP teams represented at Virginia Friendlies ODP Tournament

Fourteen PA West ODP teams competed at the 13th annual Virginia Friendlies ODP Tournament this past weekend.

Over one hundred top-caliber teams from the Eastern and Southern regions competed at the 2022 Virginia Friendlies, held at the Warhill Sports Complex in Williamsburg, VA. 

Congratulations to all the PA West ODP teams for their wins over the weekend! 

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Boys and Girls ODP Coordinators Announced

PA West Soccer introduces Betsy Warren as the Girls ODP Coordinator and Greg Helsel as the Boys ODP Coordinator.  

The adjustment to the ODP program leadership allows for Ms. Warren and Mr. Helsel to work specifically with the girls and boys portions of the program respectively.  This new approach will allow each coordinator to focus on fewer teams and the specific needs of those teams.

Ms. Warren has 15 years of coaching experience from the youth to college to semi-pro levels.  The Chatham University women’s coach holds US Soccer National C License and as well as United Soccer Coaches National Diploma.  

Mr. Helsel has been a fixture in soccer in Western PA.  He’s worked at a variety of levels including youth, high school, and college.  He has a US Soccer A License and a United Soccer Coaches Advance National Diploma.  He is also an instructor with the PA West Soccer Coaching Education Instructor.

The duo replaces Paul Halford who resigned as the ODP Director effective February 11.

 
ODP East Region Interregional Team Selections
2004 Boys Nathan Prex
2005 Girls EmilyRae Graeca
2006 Girls Caroline Liptak and Addision Girdwood
2007 Girls Robin Reilly
2008 Boys Justin Chen
2009 Girls Ava Hajnosz and Marina Hajnosz

 

The boys will compete November 18-20 and girls competition will be held November 22-24 at Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate, Orlando, FL.  The competitions will match the teams from each of the four regions.

Boys Info:  Click Here

Girls Info:  Click Here

 

ODP East Region Pool Selections

2004 Boys Prex Nathan
2005 Boys Gruca Will
  Schlessinger Nathan
2006 Boys Bence John
2008 Boys Chen Justin
  Chen Kevin
  DeMarco Evan
     
2004 Girls Wolf Madeline
2005 Girls Farabaugh Lainey
  Graeca EmilyRae
2006 Girls Girdwood Addison
  Klein Camryn
  Liptak Caroline
  Mehalko Keira
2007 Girls Hoffman Olivia
  Hoolihan Kendall
  Reilly Robin
  Walker Helena
2009 Girls Braunsdorf Rebecca
  Hajnosz Ava
  Hajnosz Marina
  Malley Fallan
  Woods Camryn

 

Learn More About East Region
PA West Soccer is one of 15 state associations affiliated with East Region within US Youth Soccer. 

What it takes to be an ODP Player
US Youth Soccer's former Technical Director John Ellinger offered a paper with insight into what it took to be a successful ODP player.  But the information in "What It Takes To Be Successful in US Youth Soccer ODP" can be used by any player to improve their game 

Any Questions about ODP: Contact Paul Halford, ODP Director at odp@pawest-soccer.org

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