US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (ODP) is a great opportunity for players to experience playing with coaches and players outside of their team and club.
ODP was formed in 1977 to identify a pool of players in each age group from which a National Team will be selected for international competition.
Each USYS State Association is responsible for identifying 11U-17U boys and girls of the highest caliber. If these players continue to advance through the state and regional levels, they could potentially be seen by US Soccer and/or college scouts!
MINNESOTA ODP TRYOUTS*
|'05 (15U) - '03 (17U) Girls||6-8pm||April 20 & 27||Maple Grove High School||$85**||Register now|
|'05 (15U) - '03 (17U) Boys||6-8pm||April 21 & 28||Maple Grove High School||$85**||Register now|
|'09 (11U) - '06s (14U) Boys||9am-12pm||May 2||Coon Rapids Complex||$75***||Register now|
|'09 (11U) - '06s (14U) Girls||1-4pm||May 2||Coon Rapids Complex||$75***||Register now|
*If you cannot attend either night, please contact AshleyJacques@MNYouthSoccer.org to arrange a different evaluation time.
**Must register by April 13. If you register after the deadline the fee increases to $100
***Must register by April 25. if you register after the deadline the fee increases to $90
2020 MN ODP SCHEDULE
Click here to view all the 2020 training sessions, events, camps, and more.
ODP players have the opportunity to advance to state, regional, and national competitions.
1. Minnesota State Tryouts
Tryouts are open to all 11U-17U players, and typically take place end of April/beginning of May.
11U-14U players are invited to participate in our District Select program that begins the fall prior to tryouts. Participants attend 3 training sessions August-September that are typically held on Sunday evenings.
Players will also be able to attend the Fall Evaluations on the last Saturday in September and the Spring Evaluations on the first Saturday in May.
2. Minnesota State Pool
25-40 players at each age group will be invited to the Minnesota State Pool. This group of players will:
Train for 9 sessions on Sunday evenings May 10-June 21
Compete in MN ODP weekend
Our goal is give teams (alternating between boys and girls each year) the opportunity to compete in an Invitational* in 2021
Example: '03/'04s and '05/'06s teams are competing at California South's Pacific Coast Invitational in March 2020
3. Minnesota State Team
18 players at each age group and gender will be invited to create the official Minnesota State Team. This group of players will:
Attending the Midwest Showcase in Indiana
$700*/player (includes travel)
4. Midwest Region Pool
Minnesota ODP coaches in coordination with Chato Alvarado, Director of Coaching will choose '03-'08 players throughout pool training and the Midwest Showcase to attend the Midwest Region ODP ID Camp.
Players that attended the previous year's Interregional events are also invited to the following ID Camp.
Attend the Midwest Region ODP ID Camp in Saginaw, MI
Boys: July 6-10
Girls: July 11-15
$600*/player (does not include travel)
Midwest Region Boys Coaches: click here
Midwest Region Girls Coaches: click here
In 2019, 25 boys and 16 girls from Minnesota made the Midwest Region Pool
5. Midwest Region Team
From the Midwest Region ODP ID Camp, ODP coaches will choose 18-26 players per team to the Midwest Region team. These players will:
Attend the two Interregional Events (typically held in November and December)
US Soccer and College Scouts have attended past Interregional Events
$600*/player (does not include travel)
6. USYS National ODP Training Camp
A select group of players from the Regional teams will be invited to participate in the National Camp.
National team coaches and staff will be present to ID players for the national team
January 2021 in Florida
All players that are invited will be able to attend free of charge (travel not included)
*subject to change