Soccer Tournament Begins Jan. 5

Jan. 3, 2013
Soccer tournament bringing 800 people to Hall County
More than 800 high school soccer players, their coaches and staff will be in Hall County over the weekend for the Olympic Development Program (ODP) Sub Regional Girls' Soccer Tournament.

The event at the Allen Creek Soccer Complex is hosted by Hall County Parks and Leisure Services and Gainesville Parks and Recreation.

The women's soccer ODP Sub Regional Camp at Allen Creek will bring together the best middle school and high school soccer players from Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. All of these girls are members of their respective state ODP soccer teams, selected through fall tryouts by each state organization.

The two-day event features 74 games and begins Saturday at 9 a.m. and continues through Sunday.

"We are fortunate to have a complex like Allen Creek Soccer Complex available for use," said Melissa Brooks, Georgia Youth Soccer Women's ODP Coordinator.  "This is one of the few in Georgia that can accommodate so many teams and games at one location."