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Aug, 2017

Berrodin ('05) Makes R1 ODP Team


CONGRATULATIONS to Cape Express 2005 Boys player Steven Berrodin.

Steven received word earlier this week that he had made the Region I Olympic Development Program (ODP) team. Steven’s latest recognition comes after almost a full year of tryouts and advancement through the ODP program.

It all began last summer with tryouts at the state level. After making the state ODP team, Steven trained through the winter with the NJYS ODP program attending tournaments and events, all while playing with his Cape Express 2005 team.

This past July, Steven and the other members of the NJYS ODP program attended the Regional ID Camp held at Kutztown University. The 4-day Regional Camp brought together about 250 State ODP players from 12 different state associations – from Maine to West Virginia.

By the end of the camp, Steven was ranked among the top players in his age group. As a result, he has been asked to train with the Region I ODP team this winter. Steven’s first event will be a winter training camp in Hershey, PA in December.


Steven Berrodin (Cape Express 2005 Boys)
at the Region I ODP Identification Camp
July 8-11 at Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA



Steven may be in uncharted territory. We’ve been racking our brains to come up with another CESC player who has made it to the Regional level of the ODP program. Thus far, we haven’t come up with any.

Steven’s journey isn’t over yet. As always, there are more levels to pursue and more obstacles (and tryouts) to overcome. Steven’s next goal will be to be among the selected Regional players who would be invited to the ODP National program.

We wish Steven luck in his pursuits.