Olympic Development Program Tryouts Cancelled in Yonkers Due to Snow By RANDY VOGT

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ODP tryouts in snowstormAll Players Being Called Back This Saturday, March 23rd, for the Second Round of the OlympicDevelopment Program (ODP) Tryouuts in the Recent Snowstorm

YONKERS, NY — The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
(ENYYSA) is very proud of our Olympic
Development Program (ODP) as many players have taken the skills they
developed with ODP as a pathway to success in college and pro soccer. Former
Eastern New York ODP player Crystal Dunn recently received the Hermann Trophy
as college soccer’s best player and is now a member of the U.S. Women’s
National Team. Last Saturday, another former Eastern New York ODP player,
Andrew Jean-Baptiste, delivered the game-tying assist for the Portland Timbers
at the Seattle Sounders. And Eastern New York’s Girls 1997 ODP South Team won
regionals last year and reached the national championship game this month in
Texas.

Eastern New
York has the most inclusive ODP tryout schedule in the nation with 11 venues in
the Empire State being utilized and over 90% of our players being within 30
minutes of a tryout field. But things did not go as planned this past Monday
night, March 18, when a late winter snowstorm caused the ODP tryouts at
Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers to be cancelled.

“The turnout
was strong despite what turned into blizzard-like conditions halfway through
the tryout process,” commented Eastern New York ODP Chairperson Julian
DiDonato. “Needless to say, we are calling everyone back to Saturday’s second
round. I am proud of all the coaches and players who made the effort and
supported the principles of ODP.”

The second
round of tryouts at Tibbetts Brook Park will be held this Saturday, March 23
from 8 to 11 am. Hopefully, the weather on Saturday will be more conducive to
soccer than bobsledding.

By Randy Vogt,
Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association

With 123,843
youth soccer players––68,587 boys and 55,256 girls––and more than 25,000
volunteers, the non-profit Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA)
stretches from Montauk Point, Long Island to the Canadian border. Members are
affiliated with 12 leagues throughout the association, which covers the entire
state of New York east of Route 81.For more information, log onto http://www.enysoccer.com/.


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