What is ODP?
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.
Tryout Dates - Registration will open in early July
2012 - 2013 Information
ODP Restructuring (District Format)
Tryout Invitation List - 1996, 1997 and 1998
1999-2002 State Pool List
Kentucky ODP will utilize Zoom Reports for Online Soccer Evaluations in 2012 - 2013
Kentucky ODP Alumni Playing Soccer in College
(1989 - 1993)
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
ODP Step Ladder
How to Become a Successful ODP Player
Inclement Weather Policy
Try-outs "Coping with Cuts" via SoccerAmerica.com
Coaching selections are made by the Director of Coaching. Coaches are selected on qualifications, coaching experience and previous involvement with the Kentucky Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program. All of the coaching staff working with the players is currently working as a collage coach, a club Director of Coaching, local club coach or High School coach. Staff is subject to change at the discretion of the Director of Coaching.