Cal South announced it will be hosting the Pacific Coast Invitational, an Olympic Development Program (ODP) showcase for the Boys and Girls 2002, 2003, and 2004 age groups. The Pacific Coast Invitational will be held March 1-3, 2019 at Silverlakes Park in Norco.
In addition to Cal South, three other US Youth Soccer state associations – Cal North, Florida and Eastern Pennsylvania – will be participating, for a total of 16 ODP teams taking part. The Pacific Coast Invitational is expected to display some incredible competition on the pitch by many of the best, elite 15U-17U players in the game.
Cal South will have strong representation in this year’s Pacific Coast Invitations, with the reigning US Youth Soccer ODP West Champions, the Boys 2002, Boys 2003, Girls 2003 and Girls 2004 ODP teams.
“The concept behind the ODP Pacific Coast Invitational is to give our South California PRO+ older boys and girls teams the opportunity to play games against some of the top state ODP programs from around the country,” said Steve Hoffman, Cal South Director of Player Development. “The event gives the state teams a chance to play younger players with older players, with 100% player movement and flexible rosters.”
The tournament dates back to 1978, starting off as a club event, later evolving into an ODP event. The first winner of the tournament was Cal North’s U14 Hurricanes, with the trophy being donated by Washington State Youth Soccer Association.
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