What is ODP? Olympic Development Program. This program was created back in 1977 to identify players of the highest caliber which will lead to increased success for the U.S. National Teams in the international arena.
The Soccer Pit Cobras has such a player that plays for the Florida ODP U13 team that just won the Southern Regional Championship after defeating Georgia in the Regional Finals. His name is Fahad Adem and he is a 6th grade student at Immokalee Middle School. Fahad is the first player in the history of the Soccer Pit Cobras that is part of the Florida ODP program.
Two weeks ago, Fahad scored the winning goal for his U13 squad that brought the Regional Championship to Florida. Needless to say, that this is a huge honor for Fahad and his family and an honor for The Soccer Pit Cobras the club team that he represents. This young man has a great future and we can expect to hear more in the coming months.
College Bound Cobras
Our Primary goal is for players to enjoy the game, do well in school and use their academic success and soccer skills to continue their education in college. This year, eight seniors are attending college and one will attend a prestigious prep school in Connecticut. Congratulations and good luck!
Salvador Preciado – FSU 2017~USF 2019
Ulises Soto – Salisbury Prep School 2017~St Lawrence University 2018
Jonas Jean Charles – Florida Southwestern State 2017
Maria Rodriguez – Broward College 2017~Ave Maria University 2019
Yanex Ramirez – Broward College 2017
D’Jovanny Legagneur – Wiley College 2017
Fouchard Frantzdy – Wiley College 2017
Kensley Jn Baptiste – Ave Maria University 2017
Eamon McQuade – Ave Maria University 2017
Elias Cuevas – St John University 2018
Carlos Contreras – Florida College 2018
Raymundo Cervantes – Florida College 2018
Juan Velasquez-Immokalee Technical College 2018
Soccer Pit Cobras U17 Boys claim Labor Day Tournament
Soccer Pit U17 boys claim Labor Day Tournament in Naples. In the U17 Division the boys scored 6-0 over LaBelle. They ended up with a record of 3-1 with 16 goals scored and 5 against.
U12 Soccer Pit Boys claim Championship in Naples Labor Day Tournament
After tying the first two games, the boys won their third game putting them in the Championship round which they won by the score of 1-0.
Our Coaches making moves to Improve!
The Coach's License a success. We thank FYSA for working with our club and providing the course in Spanish to accommodate our coaches needs. Several coaches from across the state made the trip to take the two day class.We also want to thank our U15 and U17 boys for participating.
WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!
The Cobras U17 Boys team took home the Region III Championship in College Station, Texas Sunday morning!
Here's the quick recap:
Group play victories Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday with a 5-2 victory against Georgia, 3-1 against South Texas, and 4-0 against Louisiana. Going into Semi-finals, we were the second top-scoring team in the tournament! We moved into the Semi-finals against Tennessee and won 2-0. It was on to finals against North Carolina, and the boys brought home a 4-0 victory. What an amazing weekend!
And it's not over: we'll be traveling to Tulsa in July to represent Immokalee and hopefully take home a major victory for the boys! Thank you everyone for your support and encouragement! ¡Seguimos adelante!
COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS: ¡SEGUIMOS ADELANTE!
The U17 Boys team is currently playing in a group play in College Station, Texas! Congrats on a 5-2 victory over Georgia. Next up: South Texas!
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Region III Champions VIDEO
Our excitement for being this year's Region III CHAMPIONS still has not worn off! Especially as we prepare to head up to Tulsa on July 13! Please take some time to watch the inspirational video following our journey thus far.
We are so incredibly proud to represent not only Immokalee or the state of Florida, but the entire region in Tulsa. ¡Seguimos adelante!
Presidents Cup and Region C Champions 2016