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What is the Wisconsin Olympic Development Program for Soccer

By DJR, 11/19/18, 9:00AM CST


Should your kid being trying out for the WI ODP program?

The US YOUTH SOCCER Olympic Development Program, or ODP as it is more commonly called, is a national identification and development program for high-level players. The program identifies and develops youth players throughout the country to represent their state association, region and the United States in soccer competition.

ODP teams are formed at the state association and regional levels, made up of the best players in various age groups. At the state association level, pools of players are identified in each eligible age group, and brought together as a team to develop their skill through training and competition. From the state pools and subsequent teams, players are identified for regional and national pools and teams.

What are the Benefits of Participating in ODP?
     Development as a player. The opportunity to train and play with the best                     players in one's age group.
     Quality instruction from nationally licensed coaches.
     Quality competition.  Games against other state association ODP teams.
     Exposure to regional and national team coaches.
     The opportunity to represent one's state, regional or country in competition.