The ODFC Soccer School was created a year ago with a primary mission to develop players up to a point from where they can begin to compete at a higher level. This fall 2019 season will see the first two teams comprised of soccer school graduates; Cesena ’11 boys and Cesena ’08 boys.
Both teams will participate in NCSL and high-level competitive tournaments throughout the year. Coach Billy Blake, ODFC Director of Travel Team Operations, had this to say, “This is a strong group of players that know each other and will benefit from the year-round training with our highly qualified staff.” The teams will be coached by Billy Blake with academy training conducted by the clubs Technical Director, Armin Sepehri.
Andy Vera, ODFC Club President and Cesena Program Director, explained the process of, “80-90% of these players come from our Soccer School and are well known to our developmental staff. Many have been with us for 2-3 years. It’s gratifying and exciting to see our players evolve both as a team and individually.”
We welcome this “new” group of players to the ODFC Cesena program and look forward to watching them develop.