Olympic Development Program (ODP) Mission Statement
To be the premier provider of quality soccer training to elite youth soccer players in the United States and guide them to identification at the national level.
USYS-Europe Soccer’s Olympic Development Program has identified and provided supplemental training and competitive opportunities for players with the goal of advancement to US Youth Soccer Region 1 teams and ultimately, national team selections. Through training and international competition, ODP also provides players with exposure to college coaches.
What is ODP?
The US YOUTH SOCCER Olympic Development Program, or ODP as it is more commonly called, is a national identification and development program for high-level players. The program identifies and develops youth players throughout the country to represent their state association, region and the United States in soccer competition. ODP teams are formed at the state association and regional levels, made up of the best players in various age groups. At the state association level, pools of players are identified in each eligible age group, and brought together as a team to develop their skill through training and competition. From the state pools and subsequent teams, players are identified for regional and national pools and teams.
What are the Goals of USYS -Europe ODP?
To develop and train the best soccer players in USYS-Europe. Provide opportunities to be identified for the Region One Team and the Youth National Teams.
Who is Eligible?
Any soccer player is eligible for consideration in the ODP, provided that he or she meets the age requirements for the established age group. A player may try out in the state association in which he or she is eligible to be registered. A player may not try out for the ODP in more than one state association. Tryouts are conducted at various times of the year. Interested players should check their state web site or contact USYS-Europe state office for dates and details.