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 12U-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!
ODP players have the opportunity to advance to state, regional, and national competitions.
1. MN State Evaluations
2. MN State Pool
3. Midwest Region Showcase (MN State Team)
4. Midwest Region ID Camp (Region Pool)
Minnesota ODP coaches choose players to attend the Midwest Region ODP ID Camp. The top ODP players from each of the 12 states in the Midwest region attend this camp.
5. Midwest Region Team
From the Midwest Region ODP ID Camp, ODP Midwest Region coaches will choose 18-26 players per age group for the Midwest Region team. These players will:
Attend an Interregional event held in Orlando, Florida in November
US Soccer, MLS, and College Scouts have attended past Interregional Events
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