While RTC will function under the ODP umbrella, the two programs are distinct in operation.
What is an RTC?
RTC stands for Regional Training Center.
The Regional Training Centers program is available for all competitive players born in 2007-2012 interested in building their skills and improving their game. RTC sessions are held in Coeur d'Alene, Pocatello/Idaho Falls, Boise, and Twin Falls, Idaho.
RTC is part of the Olympic Development Program (ODP), but is distinct in operation. The program is staffed with ODP coaches, as well as top club and college coaches from across Idaho.
Training will be focused on developing each player’s ability through an age- and level-appropriate player curriculum aimed at enhancing the skills of each participant, whether you're the best player in your area, or an average player looking to become a better one. RTC Training is structured to be functional, focusing on areas of improvement rather than team concept training. Additionally, players will get to play with others from various clubs and age groups, learning from and being challenged by older and younger players.
Do I have to be in the RTC program in order to participate in ODP?
No, but it certainly wouldn't hurt if making the Idaho ODP State Team is your goal. First, I believe RTC trainings will help you improve your game. Second, the RTC staff is full of current and former ODP coaches, and we are always on the lookout for the next Idaho ODP State Team star to make a US National Team (like Sofia Huerta, Grace Hancock, Kelsey Hedge, Kelcie Turnbow, etc) or a Regional Team (like Bridget Reiken, Adrian and Damian Arguello, Sammy Smith, Bre Norris, Jade Maldonado, Zayne Davis, Blake Bodily, and so many others) or play a starring role in the West Region ODP Championships in Phoenix (this list is FAR too long!).
When is RTC Training?
See below to find your local RTC and training details. You can attend training outside of your home area if desired.
Can I pay for individual sessions?
RTC in not a pay as you go event. Participation is done in 2 seasons, there is a Fall season (6 trainings) and a Spring season (6 trainings). You can save $40 by registering for both Fall and Spring.
Money will not be taken on the field, and all registration must be completed online through GotSport before attending.
What is the cost of RTC Training
Fall RTC (6 Sessions) - $150.00
Spring RTC (6 Sessions) - $150.00
Both Fall/Spring RTC (12 sessions) - $260.00
Can I play high school soccer and participate in RTC at the same time?
YES! Per IHSAA Assistant Director Julie Hammons, the Idaho High School Activities Association "Outside Competition" rule does not apply to RTC training, and also falls under the ODP exception to the rule.
THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS ONCE REGISTRATION IS COMPLETE*
*With the exception of COVID-19 cancellation