US Youth Soccer is divided into four regions, each of which offers a regional camp for state association teams in each eligible age group. The camps are designed to provide high-level competition and training for participating players. During this training and competition, players who are capable of performing at a higher level of play are identified for possible national team camp, pool, or team participation.
2015 ODP Showcase Finals
1998 Boys: Minnesota defeated Iowa (3–2 PKs)
1999 Boys: Minnesota defeated Michigan (3–2 PKs)
Note: 43 boys and 11 girls in the 1998–2002 age groups from Minnesota have been invited to stay over for ID camp.
National Camps and Interregional events are held throughout the year at various locations in the United States. The National Team Coach or a National Staff Coach is present at these events to observe, train, and identify players for placement in the national pool or on a national team. Candidates identified at regional events may be invited to attend a national camp.