The Olympic Development Program (ODP) is a national program which is designed to identify and develop talented, committed youth soccer players to represent their state, region, and country in soccer competitions. It is also intended to aid in the preparing and showcasing of the players as student/athletes for exposure into collegiate soccer programs.
The US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program was introduced to help identify potential national team youth players through an organized series of trials which begins at the local level, progresses through the state, region and finally the national level. Since 1977 the program has served as a means of development as the players identified are brought together for training and prepared for interstate, interregional and international competitions. Training and playing with those of equal or greater ability is a tremendous teaching tool. The higher up the ladder a player progresses, the more intense the training and playing become. The US Youth Soccer ODP does provide a systematic method that allows players to advance as far as their abilities allow. It serves as a form of self-evaluation in a system that is recognized by coaches at all levels.
STATE CAMP IS ALMOST HERE. Click here to see more information and print registration form.
Planning on participating in 2012-2013 ODP? Click here to register NOW!
ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST BE ONLINE THIS YEAR.
Training Fees of $75 (the second $75 after Registration fee) and Regional Deposits/Commitments of $300 are due now! They can be mailed to: Dakota ODP, PO Box 33, Groton, SD 57445. You must mail it in and can not pay online. Regional Deposits will be refunded if your player is not chosen for the team.
ABERDEEN TRAINING ON APRIL 27-28th - CANCELED DUE TO FIELD CONDITIONS!!
Team selection is in process and teams will be formed in the next two trainings. Please make sure your fees are caught up for consideration. Team admins will also be collecting Region paperwork from everyone.
May - Team Trainings will be held in May at locations determined by coaching staff. Dates may be adjusted. Please check calender page for updates.
June 11, 12, & 13 - State Camp in Aberdeen
Congratulations to our 2012 Dakota Region II team players Jennifer Marsh ('97 Girls) and two Dakota '97 Boys that will also be playing in some national events, Cody Kuehl from Pierre and Ecko Annan from Minot. Great job also to all our other Region pool players: Darion Polestra, Anna Triller, Natasha Samudzi, Brandon Kraenzel, Quentin Reese, and Ben Vukovich.
Director of Coaching - ODP
Dakota ODP - PO Box 33 - Groton, SD 57445