New York West ODP Makes Big Impression at Region 1 ODP Tournament
The NYW ODP program reached unprecedented heights on June 12th when it placed five out of six age eligible teams through to the Region 1 ODP Championship semi-finals in Kirkwood, DE on June 25th. While the program has placed three teams into the regional final four in each of the previous three years, this year’s performance of advancing five teams, is a first for NYW and an unprecedented first for any state association in Region 1. The NYW 01G’s, 00G’s, 99G’s, 00B’s and 99B’s will all be competing for the 2016 Region 1 ODP crown in their respective age groups.
The Region 1 ODP Tournament is held each June in NJ and is comprised of the ODP teams from the 15 state associations located in the northeastern region of the US. Teams in the U15 (01), U16 (00) and U17 (99) age groups compete for a Regional Championship. Regional champions in the U15 and U16 age groups will advance to a national final four in February of 2017 in Phoenix, AZ.
In February 2015, the NYW 99G’s were the first NYW ODP team to travel to the National Final Four in Phoenix, AZ where they placed third. Last year’s NYW 98G’s completed a run of three successive trips to the Region 1 Final Four by taking home the 2015 Region 1 Championship. This year’s ODP teams will look to follow in their footsteps.
You can follow this year’s NYW ODP teams’ progress at the Region 1 Final Four in Kirkwood, DE by going to: http://regioni.usyouthsoccer.org/ODP/Tournament/