Olympic Development Program
The US Youth Soccer ODP Philosophy
To identify players of the highest caliber on a continuing and consistent basis, which will lead to increased success for the U.S. National Teams in the international arena.
To identify and provide opportunities for high potential players, facilitate their development, and expose them to the next level of their chosen pathway.
To be a nationally recognized youth identification and development pathway for US soccer players.
Program Description History
In 1979, the program expanded, the organization became more efficient and multi-year plans were developed. State Associations were encouraged to develop programs which supported and worked in tandem with National and Regional programs. At the beginning of 1982 a formalized program for girls was created, with the addition of a full committee (one member from each Region).
From 1982 until the present, international events for youth national teams have increased substantially and the US Youth Soccer ODP has kept pace by instituting trials and player pools for five age groups in the boys’ program, and five age groups in the girls’ program.
The US Youth Soccer ODP Selection Process
Each State Association holds ODP try-outs on an annual basis. Age Groups and try-out dates may be different from state to state, based on seasonal and state considerations. Your first contact should be to your State Association for try-out information.
NHSA is proud to participate in US Youth Soccer’s Olympic Development Program. NHSA ODP offers teams for Girls and Boys U12 – 17 (birth years 2009 – 2004). The program consists of three distinct phases:
Tryouts for 2022-2023 NH ODP State Pool
Wednesday, June 15th, 2022 @ NHSA Complex, Pembroke, NH
The East Region ODP Tournament and summer ODP Identification Camp will mark the end of the 2022 ODP season. For the 2022-2023 ODP State Pool Training, we will offer open tryouts in June 2022. This open tryout is the best opportunity for prospective players to make the ODP State Pool.
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 the training, the State ODP Teams are selected.
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