Rademacher and Roubidoux headed to US Youth Soccer ODP Girls National Training Camp
January 21, 2019
Idaho ODP players Violet Rademacher (2004) and Abbigail Roubidoux (2005) are headed to Tampa, FL January 24-29, 2019 after being identified and invited to participate in ODP National Training camp.
"This is a huge accomplishment for both girls and another opportunity to compete against some of the best players across the country, as well as learn from some of the best coaches in the country," said IYSA State Technical Director Skyler Bell.
Rademacher and Roubidoux both singled out the chance to play with high-level players from across the country as what they were the most excited about.
“It is a great feeling to be surrounded by people who love the game as much as I do," Rademacher said.
ODP is a tiered system, with players competing for spots at the State level, then to a Regional level, and then ends with players hoping to be identified for US National Teams.
“With ODP there is always something to work towards,” Karey Rademacher, Violet’s mother, said. “Through ODP, Violet has learned how to set goals for herself. She has also learned that if at first she does not achieve her goal or desired outcome, she does not give up. She uses those experiences as motivation to work harder. These are valuable lessons that she will carry into life beyond soccer."
While Rademacher plays for the 2004 Idaho ODP team, she plays for the Indie Chicas 2003 squad. Roubidoux plays for the 2005 Idaho ODP team and for the Inferno 2005 from Caldwell.
The Olympic Development Program (ODP) was formed in 1977 to identify a pool of players in each age group from which a National Team will be selected for international competition; to provide high-level training to benefit and enhance the development of players at all levels. For more information on Idaho ODP visit our website at http://www.idahoyouthsoccer.org/odp/.