Monday, January 10, 2011

Winston-Salem ODP trip

I traveled with the Georgia 98 Olympic Development Program to North Carolina to play boys ODP teams from VA, SC, & NC. This was a first class experience, from traveling on chartered buses, to feeding hungry players, to the excellent soccer complex.

The weather was cold and windy but the soccer was very good. The coaches did a great job educating the boys on how they expected them to play with video clips pre and post game, and stimulating these points on field in warm ups.

The two teams won three and lost three but the important thing was they experienced different levels of play and really tried to play the way the coaches wanted them too. Not launching long balls with hopes of out running opponents, but trying to unbalance the teams defense with good ball movement and staying organized defensively.

Overall, a great experience!

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