Daniel Veliz, member of the Region I Boys 1999 Team that traveled to Italy, was featured in his hometown paper. Click HERE
Congratulations to the 1996 Boys Regional team for an outstanding showing at the Tourneo LatinoAmericano in Mar Del Plata, Argentina. The team won their group and then advance on PKS to the quarter Finals where they lost to the eventual champions Union de Santa Fe. Finishing in the top 8 out of 32 was a tremendous accomplishment. Well done to Coaches George O'Neill and Todd West and the 15 players (2 players were unable to go at the last moment due to medical and travel issues so doing this in the summertime heat in Argentina was an even more significant accomplishment with that size roster).
Congratulations to the following Region I BODP Players selected to the following All Star Teams:
2012 BODP 1997 Winter Interregional (Bradenton FL)
2012 BODP NCAA Interregional (Birmingham, AL)
Brennan Ireland (PAW)
Cameron Keys (EPA)
Abreham Kittel (NYW)
Erik Reiss (ENY)
Vincent Barone (PAW)
Peter Pearson (VA)
Patrick Berneski (EPA)
William Eskay (MD)
Danial Vicente (NJ)
Congratulations to the following Region I BODP Players selected to the US Youth Soccer Best XI teams from the 2012 Thanksgiving Interregional (Casa Grande, AZ)
Kevin Coleman (VA)
Joshua Levine (ENY)
Edison Giron (VA)
Diego Guerrero (MD)
Zachary Lopes (CT)
Former Region I Boys ODP Player and current U17 National Team Player, Junior Flores, signs with German Bundesliga champion Borussia Dortmund. Click HERE
for more information. July 2012
BODP Camp Pools Announced: Camp Pool Selections have been posted to the website. Click HERE
May - June 2012 Todd West Named Boy’s ODP Assistant Head Coach
Todd West – Head Coach at The American University – has been named the Region 1 Assistant Head Coach for Boy’s ODP. He will work with Regional Head Coach Keith Tabatznik in that role as well as remain the assistant for the U-16 age group. Todd has been a part of the regional staff since 1998 coaching almost all age groups at one time or another. His dedication and experience will be a great asset to the Regional program. For more details on Todd’s impressive soccer resume please go to: http://www.aueagles.com/sports/m-soccer/coaches/west_todd00.html U. Penn Head Coach Rudy Fuller joins the Regional Staff
We are very excited to announce that Rudy Fuller – Head Coach at the University of Pennsylvania – is joining the regional staff as the assistant U-17 coach. He will work with Gordon Miller in that age group. Rudy is a former ODP player who has worked previously in the region and brings a wealth of experience to the program. This also now allows the region to have a college coach as part of each of the 4 oldest age groups.For details on Rudy Fuller please click HERE March - April 2012
Congratulations to Arthur Bosua (ENY) for winning the Golden Boot award from the 1996 tournament in Italy!!! February 2012
Region I Director Bob Palmeiro has announced that he has appointed former Georgetown University Head Coach Keith Tabatznik as the new Head Coach for theBoy’s Olympic Development Program. Tabatznik takes over for Jay Hoffman who served in the position for the last 5 years and stepped down last summer. In addition to Hoffman the Head Coaches for Region I ODP have included former US National team coach Bob Bradley and US Hall of Famer Manny Schellscheidt.
Tabatznik spent 22 years as the Head Coach at Georgetown University ending his career there in 2005 as the winningest coach in the school’s history. Twice the BIG EAST CONFERENCE coach of the Year as well as the US Amateur Soccer Association National Coach of the Year, Tabatznik led the Hoyas (a program with no more then 2 scholarships at the time) to 1 BIG EAST title and 2 NCAA tournament appearances.
Since leaving Georgetown Tabatznik has served in several capacities including the Assistant National Coach for Bermuda during their World Cup qualifying campaign for 2010 and the Technical Director for the Crystal Palace USA NASL professional team. He also commentates on Fox Soccer for their NSCAA college games of the week and theUSL Pro games of the week,
A holder of the US Soccer "A" license, Tabatznik has been involved in ODP for almost 30 years. In 2011 he was inducted into the DC/Virginia Soccer Hall of Fame. In the late 90s Tabatznik was the USASA National team head coach (which served as the US "B" team). He has also been on the US National staff for Coaching Education. He is President of ktsoccerworld.com – a soccer training and consulting company and is a co-Director of the Elite 300 Soccer Academy. January 2012
Regional ODP player Junior Flores who led the US U-17 National team to the Championship of the Nike Friendlies in Sarasota last month. Junior was an outstanding performer for us before going into residency with the U-17s. His play in Sarasota was amongst the best individual performance ever for a U-17 player. Reminiscent of former Region 1 player and perhaps the best US player ever – and now the Head of US Soccer Development – Claudio Reyna!
Tyler Miller who has been a regional player for several years and was outstanding for Region I in the Zagreb tournament last Spring has been called into the U-20 National team camp. This came after starting as a freshman for Northwestern this past Fall
This year's Herman Trophy winner (the award for college soccer's top player) went to former Region I star Andrew Wenger. Andrew went on several trips with Region I and was recruited from ODP to Duke where he was first Rookie of the Year – then ACC Defensive Player of the Year and then ACC Offensive Player of the Year! He has just signed a Generation Adidas contract and will be drafted into the MLS later this week.
Kudos to Yale Head Coach Brian Tompkins - who coaches on our regional staff with the U-15 age group – for being selected as one of the coaches for the MLSCombine. Brian coached the players who will be under consideration for the upcoming MLS draft. The combine was held this past week in Ft Lauderdale.
Congratulations to these outstanding representatives of Region I ODP!!