ODP Cal North Development Program

 

3 months ago the best soccer players in northern California came to try-out for an ODP soccer team, in Ripon. ODP is basically, any age groups from 12-18 years old depending on your birth-year, come out to show what they’ve got. You can only be there if you got recommended by any competitive coach. Each player had to bring their own equipment such as a ball, socks, cleats, and shin guards. Over the years of these tryouts usually there would be 100 or more players trying-out. Coach David was the coach for the 2000 team. I was one of the few players that made it on the team. Each player deserved to be there. What I learned from this was that if you practice hard and try hard you can accomplish any goal that you want to accomplish…

Coach David said that, even though you may not make it onto the pool or (chosen). You could have been hurt or just had a bad day… you have to be the best player on your team or even the best player in your club so don’t give up. This only means that you should practice even harder than you were before. These words were very inspiring to me.ODP