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.
2018-19 ODP Calendar
Please note that tryouts for November 3 and November 4th have been rescheduled to November 17th.
Times have changed for tryouts on Sunday, November 11th. Boys will be from 10:00 am ET - 1:00 pm ET and
Girls are from 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm ET.
*Click on the image above to make larger. (2 page pdf document)*
2018-19 State Pools
Thank you to all of the players who came out for tryouts this year! There was a great deal of talent across the age groups this year making it difficult to make selections for the state pool! Congratulations to the players selected to the 2018-19 ODP State Pools!