Friday, March 8, 2013

Annual Olympic Development Program Showcase Set for March 23-24 at JARC

Set for March 23-24, 2013, the Alabama Youth Soccer Association (AYSA) will hold its Olympic Development Program Showcase at the Jack Allen Recreation Complex. Approximately 65 youth teams are expected to Decatur to participate in the annual event.

The US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (ODP) has a primary mission to identify elite level players and facilitate their selection to the U.S. National Team programs. The primary benefit to the player is to be able to try out, train, and play against be best players in their age group, and to further develop as soccer players.

According to the Decatur-Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau, this will be the event’s seventh appearance in Decatur and is expected to generate an economic impact of approximately $300K for the city of Decatur and Morgan County. Participants in previous ODP Showcases include boys’ and girls’ ODP programs from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, and Ohio.

For more information on the ODP Showcase, visit and click on Programs.

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