Peter Urban selected to the Olympic Development Program

Thursday, March 15, 2012
Peter Urban

Peter Urban of Fillmore has been selected to the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program '99 Pool Team. Urban is among 26 of the top players across the state of Indiana involved in the program for his age.

Urban currently plays left forward for Westside United '99 Green and Westside United '98 White club teams in Avon. In Indiana, Urban started in the Putnam County Youth Soccer Association (PCYSA). As he has developed, looked for increasingly more challenging opportunities in his soccer development.

Urban aspired to be selected as one of the 19 players to the Indiana ODP '99 State team.

The US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program was formed in 1977 to identify a pool of players in each age group from which a National Team will be selected for international competition; to provide high-level training to benefit and enhance the development of players at all levels; and, through the use of carefully selected and licensed coaches, develop a mechanism for the exchange of ideas and curriculum to improve all levels of coaching.

From 1982 until the present, international events for youth national teams have increased substantially and the US Youth Soccer ODP has kept pace by instituting trials and player pools for five age groups in the boys' program, and five age groups in the girls' program.