01 Girls and Boys
Sessions will be held for these groups in District areas to coincide with older-age group Training/Sessions. There will not be any Pre-ODP sessions in August.
We plan on providing a total of 2-3 sessions for these groups in District areas.
This group does not Tryout, but registration is still required (use the link below to sign-up). The fee associated with this age-group covers all training sessions for the 2012-2013 season, the Pre-ODP fee is $50.
Schedule/Times/Field Locations will be posted on the Training Sessions/Tryouts page.
If you have questions please contact Matt Dusenberry-ODP Director
firstname.lastname@example.org or 907-723-2944
For your benefit the regional level player evaluation form is available on the Coach Education and Player Development Resources page of this website. This document should be used as a guide for players during self examination and during event preparation.
Ultimately players are selected based on their performance at events. It does not matter if the player has attended ODP in the past, if their team has won state cup, or if they are the player on their club team. Top Performance is required for players to be selected into the State pool and the State Team. To be successful at the regional and national levels players will not be able to rely on past successes to be selected. This performance philosophy keeps all players moving forward and focused on increasing their character, skills, fitness, and decision making.
-See below for detailed information regarding what it takes to be successful in ODP from US Youth Soccer
What are the Benefits of Participating in US Youth Soccer ODP?
1. Development as a player. The opportunity to train and play with the best players in one's age group.
2. Quality instruction from nationally licensed coaches.
3. Quality competition. Games against other state association ODP teams.
4. Exposure to regional and national team coaches.
5. The opportunity to represent one's state, region or country in competition.
6. Exposure to college coaches.
State & Region Level Identification & Competition Process for Elite Players