The Olympic Development Program (ODP) is a national program to identify and develop youth players to represent their State, Region, and country in soccer competitions. ODP teams are formed with each of the 55 US Youth Soccer State Associations and four regions, made up of the best players in the various age groups. At the state association level, pools of players are identified in each eligible age group, brought together as a team to develop their skill through training and competition. From the state pools and subsequent teams, players are identified for regional and national pools and teams. The Olympic Development Program works in conjunction with club soccer and players are permitted to participate in both. Players should see it as a great honor to represent their state association as well as their club team as they strive to become a better player.
What is the Purpose?
1) To identify a pool of players in each age group from which a National Team will be selected for international competition;
2) To provide high-level training to benefit and enhance the development of players at all levels;
3) Through the use of carefully selected and licensed coaches, to develop a mechanism for the exchange of ideas and curriculum to improve all levels of coaching.
2017-18 ODP Program
Thank you to all of the players who attended the 2017-18 ODP tryouts.
Congratulations to the players selected to the 2017-18 ODP State Pools. Players selected to the state pools will receive additional information via email regarding next steps.
*2017-18 ODP Calendar
*Please note that the calendar is Subject to Change
2001-2002 tryout dates for Regional Events will be set in Spring 2018.