Olympic Development Program News

Open Tryouts – NH ODP 2022-2023

NH ODP Tryouts for 2022-2023 ODP Season

Wednesday, June 15th, 2022

NHSA Complex, Pembroke, NH

5:00-6:30 PM BU/GU 12-14 (2011,’10,’09)

6:30-8:00PM BU/GU 15-17 (2008, ’07,’06)

New Player Registration Link

New Hampshire ODP will be hosting open tryouts for the 2022-2023 State Pool in Pembroke on Wednesday, June 15th. All youth players, birth year 2006-2011, are eligible to tryout. Players will be evaluated by our NH State Coaching staff, which is made up of 50% college coaches, national licensed coaches, and high-level club/high school coaches from around NH.

ODP Process and Cycle:

The ODP seasonal cycle begins with open tryouts in June.  The open tryouts are to identify and select players for the winter NH State Pool Training Program.  The NH State Pool Training runs from mid-November through February. At the end of this training, the State ODP Teams are selected. State Team training goes from April to June, and ends with the East Region ODP Tournament and summer ODP Identification Camps.

Why ODP?

In 2021, Greta Caulton from our 2005 Girls NH Team was selected out of hundreds of players to be on the East Region ODP team. Greta attended the ODP Interregional Event in November where she played for the East Region and competed amongst the top ‘05 Girls across the country! Based on her play in the tournament, the ODP coaching staff selected Greta to the 23-player roster to represent the ODP National Team for her age group. Greta traveled down to Tampa, FL in January to meet her teammates from around the country and showcase her abilities in front of the national staff, top academies, and college coaches. Her coach…US Soccer Legend, Brandi Chastain.

A statement from Greta on her ODP National Team selection:

“Ever since I was very young, I’ve always dreamed of someday being on the US Women’s National Team. I wrote a note to myself in the sixth grade, saying I hope to someday make it there. But, I was aware of the journey, and I knew I had to start soon. Everyone has to start somewhere. That’s why I’d like to thank all of my New Hampshire ODP friends, for setting the bar so high during my first few practices for NH ODP. I was only in eighth grade during this time, and this was my first time training with an elite group of girls. This helped me realize that I’m done dreaming about someday being on the national team. This could be real.

And since then, I’m so glad that I started. Friends and peers often ask me how I’m not jumping up and down about this news. Obviously I’m ecstatic for my accomplishments, but I also try to be humble about it. This wasn’t just news emailed to me out of the blue. I worked day and night for years to make it here, and I’m so glad the work paid off.”

– Greta Caulton, 2021 East Regional and National Team Selection ’05

New Player Registration Link

Contact, ODP Administrator, Ed Royer, with any questions

odpadmin@soccernh.org

NH ODP Website

NH v. Maine ODP Friendlies – May 14, 2022

New Hampshire ODP will be playing against Maine ODP in friendly matches on Saturday, May 14th in preparation for our East Region tournament in Lancaster, MA on June 10-12. This will be another great, local opportunity for our coaches and players to compete against another state team. Our official game schedule can be found through the link below. Also, our registration link for the team bus (age groups 2005 and 2008 boys, 2005/2006 Girls, and 2008 Boys)

Game Schedule: ODP Maine Friendlies 2022

Field Addresses:

Sanford Shaw Fields, 9 Spur Road, Sanford, ME

Scarborough High School Turf, 11 Municipal Drive, Scarborough, ME

St Joe’s College Athletic Complex: 278 Whites Bridge Rd, Standish, ME

 

Game Format: 1 Full-Length Match against Maine ODP

 

ODP Team Bus:  For 2005 Boys, 2006/2005 Girls, 2008 Boys, 2008 Girls

Bus Registration Link: https://system.gotsport.com/programs/P05866707?reg_role=player

Leaves 11:15am. Return at 6:30pm  – Supervised by ODP Coaches

Pickup & Drop-off Location: Livingston Park, 156 Hooksett Rd, Manchester, NH 03104

Cost: $25 per player – Includes all-day transportation, drinks, snacks, fun team experience!

First come, first serve basis

NH ODP to Compete in Northeast Sub Regional 2022 ODP Tournament in Albany, NY

Our New Hampshire Olympic Development Program (ODP) teams will travel to Albany, NY on the weekend of April 30th-May 1st to compete against other state ODP teams in the East Region including New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, and New York. There will be Regional Coaching Staff members in attendance to evaluate our players as well as college coaches from around the northeast.

Our boys’ teams will play two games on April 30th followed by our girls’ teams on May 1st at the Afrim’s Sports Plex. This event will be a great opportunity for our ODP teams to challenge themselves before the regional tournament in June, continue to build team chemistry, and showcase their abilities in front of high-level coaches.

Interested in joining ODP for the 2022-2023 season? Register now using our new player tryout link: https://system.gotsport.com/programs/5M3618292?reg_role=player

NH ODP Partners with Local Colleges to Provide Overnight Soccer Experiences

ODP ResidentialThe New Hampshire Olympic Development Program (ODP) is excited to announce our partnership with St. Anselm’s Women’s Soccer and University of New Hampshire Men’s Soccer programs to provide an overnight soccer camp experience for our ODP players. As a coaching staff, we strongly encourage developing youth players to attend a residential soccer experience, preferably at a university, to support their growth as a soccer player and individual. Fortunately, we have two local college programs that are offering exceptional overnight camps in which youth players will be instructed by high-level college coaches and current players.

“I would like to thank Coach Joel Bancroft of St. A’s and Coach Marc Hubbard of UNH for creating an outstanding opportunity for our ODP players to attend a residential soccer camp and learn from the top coaches and players within our state, region, and country. I recommend all ODP families to take advantage of these camps because the overnight experience is incredibly beneficial for a young player’s personal growth and development. We look forward to building on these partnerships in the future including our ODP players attending St. A’s and UNH soccer games, hosting training sessions ran by college coaches and players, and receiving educational information for our ODP players interested in the college game,” stated NH ODP Program Director, Brad Campion.

2022 St. Anselm’s Women’s Soccer Overnight Camp St. A's

July 10-13, 2022 (Girls’ ODP Players)

St. Anselm’s Campus, Manchester NH

Registration: St. Anselm’s Women’s Soccer Camp

Head Coach Joel Bancroft said:

“The week of our overnight camp we look forward to every year! When we launched our camp four years ago it was with a clear focus. Can we share our amazing campus with our community? Can we attract the top players in our beautiful state and region to our program? Can we use as a platform for youth players of New Hampshire to gain an understanding of what it’s like to compete at a high collegiate level as well as additional exposure to collegiate coaches and programs in our area. Over 90% of our current roster has attended camp. Whether it be at Saint Anselm or another program we have been incredibly successful helping youth players make connections and find the right fit for their collegiate academic & athletic experience.“

2022 UNH Men’s Soccer Residential Camp 

Camp 1: Sunday, July 24 – Wednesday, July 27 (Boys’ ODP Players)

Camp 2: Wednesday, July 27 – Saturday, July 30 (Boys’ ODP Players)

University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Registration: UNH Men’s Soccer Residential Camp

What Head Coach Marc Hubbard had to say about ODP’s partnership with UNH Men’s Soccer Residential Camp:

“I am happy to see the resurgence of ODP and its importance placed on the development of our youth in this state. Brad Campion has done a fantastic job making ODP more relevant with increased exposure. This partnership will allow for New Hampshire’s best college coaches and players a rare opportunity to connect and work with each other in a unique residential environment both in the off the field. As a former NH ODP player myself, we look forward to working with you this summer and helping you along your developmental journey.”

UNH

More Details:

UNH is offering two sessions this year! All campers are welcome to register for one or both sessions. Register for both sessions and receive $150 off the registration fee for the second session. Overnight includes: Five days of soccer training and instruction, free T-shirt, 3 meals per day, air-conditioned housing in UNH dormitories. *There are commuter options as well.

Please note: The entire registration and payment process is through St. Anselm’s and the University of New Hampshire’s respective sites and organizations.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out Brad Campion, ODP Program Director, at odpdirector@soccernh.org. You may also speak with Joel Bancroft and Marc Hubbard directly.

 

ODP Gear Store

New Hampshire’s Olympic Development Program (ODP) launched its official Gear Store to order all your 603 Soccer gear! The store is open until Wednesday, February 2 at 11:59 p.m.

Gear Store Link: https://championschoice.tuosystems.com/shopping/1594047/nhsa22

There will be select items for purchase at every ODP session starting in late February.

Coaching Education Webinar December 7th

Granite State Youth Soccer Foundation Is giving back!! Apply Now

Exciting Opportunity for Financial Aid!!

Granite State Youth Soccer Foundation Is giving back !!! Apply now!!

Granite State Youth Soccer Foundation GSYSF

 

Announcement

Granite State Youth Soccer Foundation (GSYSF) has asked NHSL & NNESL to reach out to its member clubs to provide information about GSYSF.

Granite State Youth Soccer Foundation (GSYSF) was created to provide supportive financial aid to youth soccer players and community soccer programs across New Hampshire.

For more information regarding Granite State Youth Soccer Foundation (GSYSF) can be found here: https://www.gssfnh.org/

Granite State Youth Soccer Foundation (GSYSF) is looking forward to helping the NH soccer community.

Granite State Youth Soccer Foundation was created from the organization formally known as GSYSL

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Granite State Youth Soccer Foundation 57 Old Bridge Street, Pelham, NH 03076

Spring 2021 Covid 19 Update

 

         

New Hampshire Soccer Association

SPRING 2021 COVID 19 UPDATE
May 21, 2021
There have been many questions related to our current policies and mandates in response to the latest CDC announcements. The New Hampshire Soccer Association has decided to keep its current policies in place for the remainder of the spring season. This includes all leagues, facilities and organizations.
NHSA asks:

• Players, coaches, referees, and spectators continue to wear facial coverings while entering and exiting
a field or facility (indoor or outdoor)
• Upon a negative screening from coach or team manager, players may remove their mask to play or practice
• Upon a negative screening, referees are permitted to officiate matches without a facial covering
• Coaches/team managers must wear facial covering at all times
• Spectators are asked to wear facial coverings at all times
• Equipment and bench area sanitation and hand sanitation is still a must
• Please remember town, facilities or organizations may impose further restrictive measures for facial coverings for participants and spectators, these heightened restrictions take precedence

The NHSA Executive Board thanks all its members for their continued support. NH is among a few states in the nation with little transmission between players and/or coaches and no record of transmission between two different teams. The NHSA will look closely at these policies after the spring season, we see things moving in a very positive direction.