Payton Rausch – Olympic Development

The Villages Youth Soccer Club’s very own Payton Rausch, 13, of Fruitland Park, will play in U.S. Soccer’s 2017 Region III Olympic Development Program Boys Trials in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Payton will represent the state of Florida and compete against players from nearby Southern states for the opportunity to late play for Region III in inter-regional and international events.


Congratulations to Payton and the players for making the ODP region III pool training camp. Payton was 1 of 15 Florida players and 1 of the 70 players in the region that consists of 11 states that advanced for the 2004 age group. What a wonderful experience!

See The Villages Daily Sun’s July 11th, 2017 edition for more details. He made the front page of the Sports section!