ODP Info

Olympic Development Programs (ODP) – Boys and Girls

The Olympic Development Program (ODP) for youth soccer is a prestigious player development initiative recognized nationwide. Designed to identify and nurture young talent, ODP provides top-level training and competition opportunities for players aged 12 to 17. Participants are selected based on their skill, athleticism, and potential, undergoing rigorous training under licensed coaches who emphasize technical proficiency, tactical understanding, and physical conditioning. ODP serves as a pathway for talented players to showcase their abilities on regional, state, and national levels, with the ultimate goal of representing their country at the international stage. Beyond honing soccer skills, ODP instills values of teamwork, discipline, and sportsmanship, shaping well-rounded athletes poised for success both on and off the field.

ODP Purpose:

To identify and provide opportunities for high potential players, facilitate their development, expose them to the next level of their chosen pathway and motivate their pursuit of excellence.

ODP Selection Process:

Each State Association holds ODP evaluations on an annual basis. Age groups and evaluation dates may vary from state to state, based on seasonal and state considerations. Contact your State Association for more information.

How to participate in ODP:

Contact your local USYS State Association office to find out more about getting involved with ODP. You can find information on State Associations by clicking here, or contact the US Youth Soccer National Office at 
aheffernan@usyouthsoccer.org.

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