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Idaho Olympic Development Program

2020-2021 Cycle



The purpose of the Idaho ODP program is to identify and select the BEST players in Idaho play in the Olympic Development Program. Due to the newly formed strategic partnership with Major League Soccer and US Youth Soccer. This will have an incredible impact on the overall youth player development pipeline in our country. The strength of MLS combined with the largest youth sport organization in America creates a partnership that allows every player in the US an equal opportunity to fulfill their goals and succeed on, and off, the field of play. 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. These pioneers helped pave the way for this new development pipeline.

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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.


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.


Players (2004s to 2009s) will generally be selected based on their respective tryout dates (info below).

Results of the tryouts will be posted with 16-18 players (12-14 players for the youngest age group) on the STATE TEAM as well as a State Pool (10-15 players) of alternates that will compete in the Small State DSC_5802_editedFriendlies in Boise (Nov. 6-8) and the West Region ODP Championships in Phoenix (Jan. 9-12), and a list of STATE POOL players who will serve as alternates for the Small States Friendlies and West Region ODP Championships. Players listed on either list will also attend the Sub-Regional Camp in Boise (March 19-21). In addition to participation in the Idaho ODP program, these players can also earn the opportunity to be evaluated for the Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns Academy programs.

Cost for the 2021 ODP West Championships is $800 - $900 (COVID variable).The payment for the ODP Championships will pay for the entire trip, including bus transportation to/from Phoenix and during the event, hotel, meals and snacks, tournament and administration fees, coaching, etc as well as December team training. The fee does not include costs for Regional Camp for those invited. Payment options/plans will be available. This will be assessed to those selected for the State Team and invited to the West Championships.

Cost for the State Team and Alternate Pool is $350.00, and will cover the cost of the Small States Friendlies (for those invited), Sub-Regional Camp, and Spring RTC trainings, as well as Pool training. 


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September 20th for 2007-2009 ages The tryout will consist of two Sunday sessions: 10:00 am -12:00 pm and 1:00 pm- 2:30 pm.  (AIR QUALITY RESCHEDULE)

October 31/ Nov.1 for the 2007- 2009 and 2004-2006 age groups. The tryout will consist of two sessions: 12:00 pm-2:00 pm On the 31st and 10:00 am-12:00 pm on Sunday the 1st.

All players need to register for tryouts through GotSoccer (link below).

Please do your best to attend the appropriate ODP tryout session for your age group, but contact your age group head coach with any needs/requests. For more information regarding ODP, please click on the Olympic Development Program button below. 

If for some reason you cannot attend the tryout, you still need to register for tryouts. Please contact your age group head coach ASAP and let them know you want to play but cannot make the tryout, but have registered and will be on the list. I would also include a note on any previous ODP participation, as well as contact information for your club/school coaches. Not being able to make the tryout does not preclude you from making the ODP State Team, but it can make it more difficult.

What: Tryout for Idaho ODP Pool for 2020-2021 Cycle. 

 Who: 2007 - 2009 and  2004 – 2006 Boys and Girls

When: October 31st/November 1st

            Saturday 10/31 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm and Sunday 11/1 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Where: Simplot Sports Complex (*Check-in near field 10)

Cost: $50.00 early bird pricing (through 10/19) $60.00 after 10/19.


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ODP Small States Friendlies: 

What: Inter-state friendly games in Boise, ID. 

Who: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 State Teams (and any invited alternates from the State Pool)

When: November 6-8th, 2020. Games will occur on Friday/Saturday/Sunday.


ODP Championships: 

What: ODP Regional Championship event

Who: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 State Teams (and any invited alternates from the State Pool)

When: January 9-12, 2021 in Phoenix, AZ. Travel to AZ will be on the 8th, and players return on the 12th.


March Sub-Regional Camp: 

What: Sub-Regional Camp in Boise.

Who: Open to all ODP State Team and State Pool Players

When: March 18-21st, 2021


International Trip to Florence, Rome, and Venice, Italy

What: International trip to train in Italy, competing against Italian teams in hand-picked matches, attending a pro game, and enjoying an amazing cultural experience in one of the most amazing places in the world!

Who: Open to all 2004 and 2005 boys and girls ODP State Team and State Pool Players

When: TBA




West Region Camp: 

What: Camp for the top ODP players from West Region (14 states). Players must be identified and invited by Regional Staff at the ODP Championships and/or a Sub-Regional to attend.


Ages: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 by INVITATION ONLY

Where: Linfield College, McMinnville OR

Cost: TBD

West Region ODP Page: CLICK HERE





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