The Olympic Development Program (ODP) is a national program which is designed to identify and develop talented, committed youth soccer players to represent their state, region, and country in soccer competitions. It is also intended to aid in the preparing and showcasing of the players as student/athletes for exposure into collegiate soccer programs.
The US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program was introduced to help identify potential national team youth players through an organized series of trials which begins at the local level, progresses through the state, region and finally the national level. Since 1977 the program has served as a means of development as the players identified are brought together for training and prepared for interstate, interregional and international competitions. Training and playing with those of equal or greater ability is a tremendous teaching tool. The higher up the ladder a player progresses, the more intense the training and playing become. The US Youth Soccer ODP does provide a systematic method that allows players to advance as far as their abilities allow. It serves as a form of self-evaluation in a system that is recognized by coaches at all levels.
Planning on participating in 2013-2014 ODP? Click here to register NOW! There is $75 registration/tryout fee to participate.
DAKOTA ODP 2013-2014 is well underway. Tryouts were held last fall in Fargo, Sioux Falls, and Rapid City and intial player pools have been posted. Training continues and TRAINING FEES ARE DUE! Please bring the $75 fee to the April training or drop in the mail to Dakota ODP, PO Box 33, Groton, SD 57445. They can not be paid online.
Just found out about Dakota ODP? It is not too late and you can still participate with a coach's recomendation. Please sign up on the link above! As was last year, you must sign up online.
A successful COMPETITION WEEKEND was held in Aberdeen on March 7-9 with ODP players playing against and with 80 teams. Lots of great soccer was played and the ODP players had alot of fun and peformed well as they showcased their talents. Check our our facebook page for some pictures.
Upcoming Training dates and sites announced:
-In Aberdeen for 01, 02/03, 99, and 98 Girls
-In Aberdeen for 99, 00, and 01 Boys
-In Mitchell for 98 & 97 Boys
-In Aberdeen for 02/03 Boys
Specific times will be posted soon on the calendar
STATE CAMP IN ABERDEEN (Flyers will be available soon) will be held onJune 17th,18th and 19th
REGIONAL CAMP DATES (in Rockford, IL)
July 11 – 13, 2014 97, 98 & 99 Showcase – Boys & Girls
July 14 – 16, 2014 00 & 01 Showcase – Boys/Girls (97, 98, & 99 Holdover Camp)
July 16 – 19, 2014 2002 Boys & Girls Development Camp (00 and 01 Holdover Camp)
Dakota ODP - PO Box 33 - Groton, SD 57445