Pictured left to right: Aki Yuasa, Brina Micheels, and Olivia Moore
Three Vermont ODP players: Olivia Moore (2003), Brina Micheels (2002),and Aki Yuasa, (2002) represented Vermont at the U.S. Youth Soccer ODP Girls National Training Camp in Phoenix, Arizona last week.
The training was led by U.S. Soccer Staff Coach and Marantha Baptist University Coach, Jeff Pill, who has over 40 years of experience in the sport and has worked with the U.S. Women's National Teams at both the youth and senior levels. Numerous college coaches attended the National Training Camp throughout the week, as well as April Kater, the Head Development Coach for U.S. Soccer Women's youth National Teams, and other U.S. Soccer scouts.
The Girls National Training Camp focused on highlighting players' individual talents as well as provided them with new tools and ideas through challenging daytime training and small-sided games. These players had the opportunity to work alongside some of the nation's top coaches to enhance their problem solving skills within the game, and further their technical and tactical abilities.