The purpose of the Idaho Timbers/Thorns ODP program is to identify and select the BEST players in Idaho play in the Olympic Development Program. The Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns partnered with the program in 2013 so they would have a pipeline to the top players from across Idaho, regardless of what club the players are affiliated with. ODP alums such as Blake Bodily, Terrell Lowe, Adrian Arguello, Tevin Lowe, Zach Moss, Alan Casey, Trent Lowe, and Sawyer Luthy have moved to Portland to play for the Timbers. US National Teams have also featured Idaho ODP alums, including Sofia Huerta, Kelcie Hedge, Kelsey Turnbow, and Grace Hancock.
Idaho ODP players also understand that to meet their goals to play college soccer, they have to build a resume that makes them stand out, shows that they seek out challenging environments, and want to play with/against the best. Idaho alum have gone to D1, D2, D3, NAIA, and Junior Colleges across the country.
WHAT IS ODP?
The US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (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; to provide high-level training to benefit and enhance the development of players at all levels; and, through the use of carefully selected and licensed coaches, develop a mechanism for the exchange of ideas and curriculum to improve all levels of coaching.
WHY IDAHO ODP?
YOU WANT TO PLAY WITH THE BEST
YOU WANT TO REPRESENT YOUR STATE
YOU WANT TO LEARN FROM THE BEST
YOU WANT TO MAKE AN IMPACT
YOU WANT TO TRAVEL THE WORLD
BECAUSE YOU'RE READY TO BE A PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER!
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