Upper 90 NORTH FC is extremely excited to announce that we have our very first US Youth Soccer National team pool player—Ariana Vakos!
After competing on the ODP (Olympic Development Program) 06 Girls Ohio North state team in early Spring 2019, Ariana was selected to move on to the Olympic Development Regional ID Camp in Saginaw Michigan. From there, at the USYS Midwest Regional ID in Saginaw, Ariana was selected as one of the top 18 players in her age group named to the Midwest ODP 06 girls regional team. The Midwest Region is comprised of the fourteen states stretching from Ohio to Iowa and from Minnesota to Missouri.
The 18 players selected with Ariana to the Midwest team (following the Regional ID in July) traveled and recently competed in late November in the USYS Inter-regional event @ Boca Raton, Florida. All regions trained intensely and competed in the USYS Inter-regional event with the East, the South, the West, and, of course, the Midwest teams. The Regional Staff and the Olympic Development Program Scouting Network evaluated players throughout the entire event. Ariana was one of the top 23 players from this 06 girls player pool of all 4 regions combined that was invited to move on to attend the United States Youth Soccer National ODP Training Camp (NTC) in Tampa, Florida at the end of January. The top 23 players in the country in each age group will be there!
USYS ODP National teams are then selected to participate in international competitions. Players that are invited to the player pool take part in international competitions to represent the USA. Ariana will be traveling and competing in Iceland in April with the USYS Midwest Regional team.
In Addition, we would like to congratulate Ariana for being selected on the 06 girls 2020 United States Youth Futsal Team (USYF). She will be representing the United States on the National Youth Futsal team in Barcelona the last week of December, 2019. The regional and national Futsal ID events brought together the top Futsal players from across the country. These players attended the U.S. Youth Futsal trials throughout the United States for the past ten months. More than 550 Futsal players from over 35 states were guided and evaluated by 25 top Futsal coaches. Our very own UPPER 90 NORTH FC Ariana Vakos received an acceptance letter from the regional ID with an invitation to move onto to the U.S. Youth Futsal National ID Trial, in Kansas. From there, after her National tryout she was named onto the 06 girls National Futsal Team, competing in Barcelona, Spain next week.
WAY to represent UPPER 90 NORTH FC, ARIANA VAKOS! Your coaches couldn’t be happier! It is a great honor to have one of our own as a USYS National Team Pool Player and a USYF National Futsal Player!
Please join us in congratulating Ariana and wishing her good luck in Tampa, Barcelona, and Iceland!