Alaska Development Program

The Alaska Development Program (ADP) is a NEW state run umbrella program encompassing several soccer development programs and opportunities for players in the state of Alaska. In the past, Alaska Youth Soccer has focused on a single developmental program structure, namely ODP and Pre-ODP. Said programs regionally and nationally spanned over the course of five to seven age groups, for example 98'-04's. The landscape of soccer regionally and nationally is always evolving and over the past few years there has been a shift in state-run programming to expand development programs in an effort to better suit the needs of players. By expanding Alaska Youth Soccer's (AYS) programming we'll be able to offer additional programs, trainings, tournaments and identification events for players over nine age groups (96'-04's) to participate in, PRE-ODP, ODP and ADP Showcase.

2014-2015 Tryouts Dates for ADP (96's - 04's) will be:

Anchorage - August 17 & 18

Fairbanks - August 11 & 12

Juneau - August 14

Kenai - August 15

Times and Field Locations are posted on the Training Schedules Page

After reviewing the website pages (General Information, Schedules and Registration pages) do you still have questions? Can't make the tryout dates? All questions regarding tryouts and ADP can be sent to: michael@alaskayouthsoccer.org (preferably before the August registration deadline)

 
Far West Regional League

Exciting News - Three Alaska Teams Selected for the Far West Regional League- Northwest Division

Selected Alaska teams

2000 Girls - For this event, eligible players are those born 8/1/99 - 12/31/00

2002 Girls - For this event, eligible players are those born 8/1/01 - 12/31/02

2001 Boys - For this event, eligible players are those born 8/1/00 - 12/31/01

All players within these age-groups will be considered pool players, and those selected for travel will be contacted directly from AYS Staff before each travel event for the FWRL.

FWRL Travel summary:
U13 Boys:
Seattle 10/17-19
Seattle 12/5-7
Seattle 3/6-8

U14 Girls:
Seattle 10/17-19
Seattle 12/5-7
Seattle 3/6-8

U13 Girls:
Seattle 10/17-19
Portland 12/5-7

Travel Rosters for the October event have been posted on the ADP Travel Information Page.

- see US Youth Soccer Announcement Below

2014-2015 US Youth Soccer Far West Regional League Northwest Division Teams Announced


Stay connected on Twitter: @FWRL_Northwest
Homepage: Northwest Division

TUKWILA, Wash. (August 28, 2014) - Teams have been announced for the 2014-2015 US Youth Soccer Far West Regional League (FWRL) Northwest Division. League play will begin in September, with 116 teams in the Under-12 through Under-18 Boys and Girls age groups vying for the Northwest Division title and an automatic spot in the US Youth Soccer Region IV (Far West) Championships next summer in Boise.

The Far West Regional League is the premier league competition for US Youth Soccer's Region IV (West), and is divided into three geographic divisions (Northwest, Desert Premier, and California). The Region IV Far West Regional League joins the Region I Premier League, Region II Midwest Regional League and the Region III Southern Premier League as the top regional competitions throughout the country.

Each US Youth Soccer Regional League is comprised of the top teams in their respective region that have earned their spot based on a proven track record of success in US Youth Soccer competitions. The top finishers in each regional league earn advancement to the US Youth Soccer Regional Championships, part of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, the oldest and most prestigious youth soccer national championship competition in the country, and a chance to earn a coveted spot in the US Youth Soccer National League.

2014-2015 Far West Regional League Northwest Division [Link]

The field of teams includes:

  • 10 defending FWRL Northwest Division champions
  • 23 State champions
  • 20 State finalists
  • 14 Region IV Championships quarterfinalists
  • 4 Region IV Championships semifinalists
  • 2 Region IV Championships finalists
  • 1 US Youth Soccer National League qualifier

The FWRL Northwest Division will begin competition in September, schedules are expected to be announced next week. One team from each age group of the Northwest Division earns an automatic spot at the US Youth Soccer Far West Region IV Championships to be held in Boise, Idaho June 22-28. That automatic spot will be awarded to the highest placing finisher in the FWRL Northwest Division that does not qualify for the Region IV Championships through their State Cup competitions. Winners of the four Regional Championships advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships July 20-26 in Tulsa, Okla.

The Northwest Division is comprised of the top teams from Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming and British Columbia, Canada. Canadian teams cannot claim league bids to the Region IV Championships or National League. Northwest Division automatic qualifiers will consist of the top four finishers from the Washington Youth Soccer Regional Club League (RCL), the top two finishers from both the Oregon Youth Soccer and Idaho Youth Soccer state championship competitions, and an at-large selection from Oregon. Additional teams may be added to the league based on application and acceptance by the Far West Regional League Trustees.

 
2014-15 Alaska Development Program (ADP) General Timeline

PRE-ODP - 03 and 04

Tryout Fee: $25.  ADP Participation Fee: $200.00

  • August: Tryouts held at each Regional Training Center
  • September-February: Sessions will be held for these groups at Regional Training Centers to coincide with older-age group Training/Sessions.
  • Late May/Early June: Depending on number of participants, possible in-state mini-camp.

ODP - 98-02

New this year: More training opportunities and showcase travel events.       

Tryout Fee: $25.  ADP Participation Fee: $250.00

August

  • Alaska ODP tryouts: Fairbanks- August 11&12, Juneau-August 14 and Kenai-August 15, Anchorage-August 17&18.
  • After all the tryouts are finished, up to 25 players will be identified into the state player pool for each age-group.  We will use the e-mail entered when you registered to let you know when the player pools are posted on the Alaska Youth Soccer (AYS) webpage: ADP Pools page. 
  • Players in the pool need to confirm their spot by registering again for the next step in the program.
  • Players interested in participating in the Nomads Thanksgiving trip must confirm their interest. We expect firm commitment to this event if offered a spot.
  • ADP Participation Fees will cover training.

 September – February

  • Regional Training Centers: Training sessions will be held in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and Kenai.
  • Players need only attend sessions in their district, but are welcome to attend others Training Centers too.
  • Dates/times/locations for training will be posted on the AYS webpage: ADP Schedules page.

September

  • Players from 98-00 pools will be identified for the November Nomads Thanksgiving College Showcase event.  We will travel as U18-U15 teams for this event.

November

  • Players from 98-02 pools will be identified for ODP Championships to be held over January 8-11, in Phoenix, Arizona. We would expect firm commitment to this event from players.
  • Players from 98 pool will be identified for FC Portland Winter College Showcase to be held over January 16-19, Portland Oregon.  We will travel as U18 and U17 teams for this event.  We expect firm commitment to this event from players.  
  • November 15/16: Team Training in Anchorage for those traveling to Nomads Thanksgiving College Showcase.  These sessions are not mandatory, but we hope all players selected can make the training sessions.
  • November 27-30 in San Diego, CA, Nomads Thanksgiving College Showcase.  98-00 pools.

January

  • January 3/4: Team Training in Anchorage for those traveling to ODP Championships and/or FC Portland Winter College Showcase.  These sessions are not mandatory, but we hope all players selected can make the training sessions.
  • January 7-11 in Phoenix, AZ, 97-01 age-group teams will play in a tournament against other state ODP teams (Regional and National Staff will be in attendance, along with 80+ College Coaches).
  • January 16-19 in Portland, OR, FC Portland Winter Showcase, 98 pool.

February

  • Regional Training for 01-04, Dates TBA
  • Players from 01-02 pools will be identified for Portland Timbers Friendship Cup to be held over May 22-25, in Portland Oregon.  Identifying players this month will hopefully help families with getting travel arrangements sorted out at a reasonable price (Airlines are often having a sale on tickets around this time). We would expect firm commitment to this event from players.

May

  • May 16/17 Team Training in Anchorage for those traveling to Portland Timbers Friendship Cup.  These sessions are not mandatory, but we hope all players selected can make the training sessions.
  • May 22-25 in Portland, OR, Portland Timbers Friendship Cup, 01-02 age-group teams will play in a tournament against other ODP teams (Regional and National Staff will be in attendance, along with College coaches)

 

Summer 2015- Region IV Camp is by invite only (invites come from Region IV STAFF).

Players would hear from Region IV directly to be invited into camp and would play/train with players from all over the region, rather than play in a team format as they have in the past.

 

ADP SHOWCASE 96-97 (8/1/96-12/31/97)

Tryout Fee: $25.  ADP Participation Fee: $250.00

August

  • Alaska ODP tryouts: Fairbanks- August 11&12, Juneau-August 14 and Kenai-August 15, Anchorage-August 17&18.
  • After all the tryouts are finished, up to 25 players will be identified into the state player pool for each age-group.  We will use the e-mail entered when you registered to let you know when the player pools are posted on the Alaska Youth Soccer (AYS) webpage: ADP Pools page. 
  • Players in the pool need to confirm their spot by registering again for the next step in the program. 
  • ADP Participation Fees will cover training.

 September – February

  • Regional Training Centers: Training sessions will be held in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and Kenai.
  • Players need only attend sessions in their district, but are welcome to attend others Training Centers too.
  • Dates/times/locations for training will be posted on the AYS webpage: ADP Schedules page.

September

  • Players from 96-00 pools will be identified for the November Nomads Thanksgiving College Showcase event.  We will travel as U18-U15 teams for this event. We would expect firm commitment to this event from players.

November

  • Players from 96-98 pool will be identified for FC Portland Winter College Showcase to be held over January 16-19, Portland Oregon.  We will travel as U18 and U17 teams for this event. We would expect firm commitment to this event from players.  
  • November 15/16: Team Training in Anchorage for those traveling to Nomads Thanksgiving College Showcase.  These sessions are not mandatory, but we hope all players selected can make the training sessions.
  • November 27-30 in San Diego, CA, Nomads Thanksgiving College Showcase

January

  • January 3/4: Team Training in Anchorage for those traveling to FC Portland Winter College Showcase.  These sessions are not mandatory, but we hope all players selected can make the training sessions.
  • January 16-19 in Portland, OR, 96- 98, FC Portland Winter College Showcase.
 
Far West Regional League

 
Player Evaluation and Selections
All final player selections are made by the ADP Lead Staff. During the tryouts and training sessions, players are evaluated in the following areas: Physical, Technical, Psychological, and Tactical.
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.
7. State & Region Level Identification & Competition Process for Elite Players