Fever Players Selected for Super Y National ODP Program
Local high school soccer players are honored as National ODP team.
- Fort Wayne, IN (1888PressRelease) January 12, 2012 - The Fort Wayne Fever is pleased to announce the players selected for the 2011/12 Super Y-League Olympic Development Program (ODP) National Camps to be held February 23-26 for boys and March 1-4 for girls. Each player has been identified as one of the top players in their birth year, and among the top two percent of players in the Super Y-League. Those selected include:
Boys: Max Moyle (Canterbury), Riley Bubb (Bishop Luers), Nick Strack (Bishop Luers), Jacob Fritz (Canterbury), Tyler Secrist (Dekalb), Jose Rodriguez (Warsaw) and Chris Anderson (Homestead).
Girls: Kennedy Brough (St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth) Danielle Cologne (Snider), Madison Oyer (Leo), Catherine Raster (St. Joe-South Bend), Taylor Stevens (Snider).
The ODP Program, which brings together top players from across the United States and Canada, is a crucial component of the USL Super Y-League, offering the best players from the U13 to U17 age groups a chance to receive top-quality coaching and the opportunity to be scouted by U.S. National Team and college coaches. The camps will be held at the world-class facilities of IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida, home to the U.S. Soccer U-17 Residency Program. USL National Technical Director Peter Mellor, who has spent the past 18 years as a member of the U.S. National Staff and 25 years as an ODP coach, will direct the camps.
"We were very pleased with the level of representation from the Fort Wayne Fever of both those nominated and selected for this prestigious camp," commented Bobby Poursanidis, Director of Coaching for the Fort Wayne Fever. "This national recognition opens the doors to a whole new opportunity for our players, allowing local players to take it to the next level and showcase their soccer capabilities to an advanced national college audience."
The list of players will be promoted to more than 1,000 colleges, the USSF National Staff and the Canadian Soccer Association.
Founded be renowned former soccer professional and current Director of Coaching, Bobby Poursanidis, and Alan Bodenstein, Director of Coaching-Girls, the Fort Wayne Fever Academy is a non-profit organization offering area boys and girls the opportunity for soccer development to the highest level. Encompassing players from ages five and older, our programs offer year-round training and feature the technical skills and teaching philosophy of experienced soccer professionals. Players will develop by learning skills and strategies at age appropriate levels. For more information, please visit our website at www.fwfever.com or email us at info ( @ ) fwfever dot com.