What is ODP?
The U.S. Youth Soccer Olmpic Development Program (ODP) is a national identification and development program for high-level players. The program identifies and developes youth players throughout the country, to represent their state association (ENYYSA), region (Region I) and the United States in soccer competitions.
ODP Teams are fromed at the state associtation and regional level, made up of the best playersin various age groups.
All players are eligible to attend tryouts. Any player who is not playing for a team affiliated with ENYYSA will pay a higher tryout fee. Players may only participate in the state where they reside. If you play for a U.S. Soccer Development Academy you are not eligible, as per their guidelines.
Upon selection and ODP player is expected to regiter in the ODP on-line registration system and participate in all activities of their team. The activities may include exhibition matches, invitational tournaments, etc... Furthermore, ODP is designed to supplement club training. However, there are times that conflicts arise. ENYYSA works closely with clubs and follow these guidelines:
- ODP training takes precedence over club practice.
- Club games take precedence over ODP training.
- ODP game(s) take precedence over club practice.
- A club game takes precedence over an ODP friendly game.
- ODP tournament (showcase) game(s) take precedence over club games and tournaments.
- Region I games / events take precedence ove ODP and club games/events.
Benefits of Participation
- Development as a player.
- Opportunitty to play with the best players.
- Quality instruction from nationally licensed coaches.
- Quality competition.
- Exposure to Regional and National Coaches.
- The oportunity to represents one's stae, region or country in competition.
- Exposure to college coaches.