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Idaho Olympic Development Program

2019-2020 Cycle

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WHY ODP?

The purpose of the Idaho 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.


PROCESS

Players (2003s to 2008s) 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 that will compete in the Small State DSC_5802_editedFriendlies in Boise (Nov. 8-10) and the West Region ODP Championships in Phoenix (Jan. 3-6), 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 20-22). 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 State Team is $1,100 but will cover the entire cost of the State Program (Small States Friendlies, West Region ODP Championships, Sub-Regional Camp) and Spring RTC trainings. 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. The fee does not include costs for Regional Camp for those invited. Payment options/plans will be available.

Cost for the State Pool is $150.00 but will cover the cost of the Small States Friendlies (for those invited), Sub-Regional Camp, and Spring RTC trainings. Players called up to the State Team for the West Region ODP Championships will be assessed the State Team fee of $1100.00 minus fees already paid.


TRYOUT INFORMATION

ODP tryouts will be held at Simplot Soccer Complex (check in will be near field 10)Idaho_PMS (1) on September 29th for 2006-2008 ages and on October 27 for the 2003-2005 age groups. The tryout will consist of two sessions: 9:30am-11:30am and 12:30pm-2:30pm. Because of conflicts with high school, we had to break the tryouts into two dates (youngers/olders) and had to put the older tryout on the day after the High School State Tournament.

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 2019-20 Cycle. 


Who: 2006 – 2008 Boys and Girls

When: September 29, 2019

            9:30am - 11:30 and 12:30 - 2:30 pm (Lunch on your own)

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

Cost: $50.00 early bird pricing (through 9/20) $60.00 after 9/20.

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Who: 2003 – 2005 Boys and Girls

When: October 27, 2019

            9:30am - 11:30 and 12:30 - 2:30 pm (Lunch on your own)

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

Cost: $50.00 early bird pricing (through 10/18) $60.00 after 10/18.

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STAFF ASSIGNMENTS

Click here to go to the staff assignment page

 

INTERESTED STAFF APPLY HERE


FAQ

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EVENTS

 

ODP Small States Friendlies: 

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

Who: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 State Teams (and any invited alternates from the State Pool)

When: November 8-10, 2019. Games will occur on Friday/Saturday/Sunday.

 

ODP Championships: 

What: ODP Regional Championship event

Who: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 State Teams (and any invited alternates from the State Pool)

When: January 3-6, 2020 in Phoenix, AZ. Travel to AZ will be on the 2nd, and players return on the 6th.

 

March Sub-Regional Camp: 

What: Sub-Regional Camp in Boise.

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

When: March 20-22, 2020

 

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 boys and 2004 girls ODP State Team and State Pool Players

When: March 22 to March 30, 2020

 

REGIONAL CAMP

 

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.

When: TBD

Who: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 by INVITATION ONLY

Cost: TBD

West Region ODP Page: CLICK HERE


 

QUESTIONS REGARDING ODP COACHES/PROGRAMMING: Contact Skyler Bell at sbell@idahoyouthsoccer.org

QUESTIONS REGARDING GENERAL ODP INFORMATION: Contact Pam Draper at pdraper@idahoyouthsoccer.org 

 
 

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