Cottleville, MO – The St Louis Lions Youth Academy has learned that Collin Baker, Wyatt Rohn and Adam Wittenauer have been selected to attend the 2013 Super Y National ODP Camp at the IMG Soccer Academy in Bradenton, Florida February 21st thru 24th. These players have been identified as one of the top players in their birth year, and among the top players in the Super Y-League.

The ODP Program, which brings together top players from across the United States and Canada, is a crucial component of the USL Super Y-League, offering the best players from the U13 to U17 age groups a chance to receive top-quality coaching and the opportunity to be scouted by U.S. National Team and college coaches.

Adam Wittenauer – Freshman at CBC and currently plays on the Tony Glavin Soccer Club U15 team and for the St Louis Lions Youth Academy Team

Collin Baker – Eighth Grade at Emmanuel Conception in Old Monroe currently plays for the Tony Glavin Soccer Club U14 Team and the St Louis Lions Youth Academy and will be attending High School at St Dominic in O’Fallon MO.

Wyatt Rohn – of Lexington, KY attends Shattuck –St Mary’s College Prep in Faribault MN and plays for the St Louis Lions Youth Academy,

“I want to Thank Coach Faherty for taking a chance on me and for the training this past summer with the Lions. It was a lot of fun and I learned a lot.” Said Wyatt

“We are looking forward to heading to the camp and representing the Tony Glavin Soccer Club and St Louis Lions.” Said Collin

“I am a little nervous but with three of us there we can push each other to play our best and hopefully the National Coaches will see we are playing our best and hopefully it will lead to even greater opportunities” said Adam  

The camps will once again be held at the world-class facilities of IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida, home to the U.S. Soccer U-17 Residency Program. USL National Technical Director Peter Mellor, who has spent the past 18 years as a member of the U.S. National Staff and 25 years as an ODP coach, will direct the camps.

IMG Academies is the world’s largest and most advanced multi-sport training facility for athletic, academic and personal development. During the span of 30-plus years, the Academy’s advanced training methods have helped countless youth, adult, collegiate and professional athletes improve in sport and life by providing an energetic and inspiring atmosphere on a 400-acre campus.