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2017-2018 Season

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

Kentucky Youth Soccer ODP Summer Camps

State Squads for the 2003, 2004 and 2005 age groups will be announced following the ODP Pool Training Session on March 3rd in Bowling Green, KY. The pools will not be reduced in the 2006 & 2007 age groups.

State Squads/Pools will attend the Training Weekend in Owensboro, KY on June 9th & 10th to earn a spot on the state teams for the following event.

2001 State Team/Player Events

There will be no Inter-Regional summer events for players born in this age group this year. State Staff Coaches will recommend players to Kentucky Youth Soccer Technical Director, Adrian Parrish for the US Youth Soccer Midwest ID Camp in Saginaw, MI. These recommendations will come following the Inter-Region ODP Showcase and International Trip.

2002 State Team Try-Outs

State Team try-outs will take place on June 9, 2018 for players wishing to attend the US Youth Soccer Midwest Inter-State Camp with Indiana & Kentucky. Players born in 2002 will have the opportunity to attend a try-out on Saturday June 9, 2018 at the Elizabethtown Sports Park to be named on an 18 player squad to attend the camp at the University of Indianapolis on June 29th - July 1st. Players that attended the International Trip are not automatically placed on the team and will be required to try-out. 

Try-Out Times

  • 2002 Boys: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
  • 2002 Girls: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
     

Following the camp at University of Indianapolis on June 29th -July 1st, US Youth Soccer Midwest Region Staff will select players to attend the US Youth Soccer Midwest ID Camp in Saginaw, MI.

Check back at a later date for the tryout registration link.

2003-2006 State Team Events

 

  • 2003 Boys & Girls teams will be selected from the Squad Training Day  to attend the US Youth Soccer Midwest Inter-State camp at University of Indianapolis on June 29th - July 1st. 
  • 2004 Boys & Girls teams will be selected from the Squad Training Day to attend the US Youth Soccer Interregional Showcase in Edinboro, Pennsylvania on June 22nd - June 24th. 
  • 2005 Boys & Girls teams will be selected from the Squad Training Day to attend the US Youth Soccer Interregional Showcase in Edinboro, Pennsylvania on June 22nd - June 24th.
  • 2006 Boys & Girls teams will be selected from the Squad Training Day to attend the US Youth Soccer Interregional Showcase in Edinboro, Pennsylvania on June 22nd - June 24th.


From theses event US Youth Soccer ODP Region Staff will select players to attend the US Youth Soccer Midwest ID Camp in Saginaw, MI.

Current Kentucky Youth Soccer ODP Players that represented the US Youth Soccer Midwest Region during an event in 2017/18 may be exempt from attending the Camps or Showcase.  These players may be invited directly to the US Youth Soccer Midwest ID Camps.

Fees for all events will be set and sent to the players along with the appropriate documents in March 2018

2006-2007 In State Camp

All 2006 and 2007 players that did not represent KY Youth Soccer at the Showcase in Edinboro, PA can attend the ODP Instate Camp at Campbellsville University on July 19th - July 22nd. 

Fees for all events will be set and sent to the players along with the appropriate documents in March 2018

 

US Youth Soccer Midwest ODP ID Camp

These events are only available for 2006 thru 2001 age group players who receive an invite from the US Youth Soccer Midwest Region Office following recognition during their respective events. Camps take place in Saginaw, MI on the following dates

  • Boys ID Camp: July 6-10, 2018
  • Girls ID Camp: July 12-16, 2018
     

Kentucky Youth Soccer covers the fees for these events but players are responsible for transportation.

 

 

 
 
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