The Olympic Development Program was formed 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.
2003 ODP Outdoor Training Schedule
The outdoor training schedule for 2002-2003 Olympic Development Program is here! Training sessions will take place at Hobart William Smith College (HWS), Total Sports Experience(TSE), Finger Lakes Community College(FLCC) and the CNY Family Sports Center(Baldwinsville). Training sessions will be from 6:15 - 7:45 p.m.. The first training session will take place on May 6th. For directions to these facilities, please click on the "ODP Event Sites." hyperlink in this section of this website. Click here to download the schedule.
ODP Outdoor Training
Inclement Weather Policy
A reminder for the parents, players, staff and managers in our ODP program about the cancellation of outdoor training sessions.
Training sessions will only be cancelled by NYSW in the event of an act of God which deems travel unsafe or the fields unplayable. If at the site there is lightning, the ODP coaching staff members for your pools are to decide to cancel or postpone the training session. If the facilities call us to tell us that the fields are unplayable due to weather, we will be immediately posting a notice on the home page of this website AND emailing all pool managers and staff.
NEW Info Available on Sibling Discount Policy for ODP Players and Parents
NYSW Board of Directors Approves ODP Program Sibling Discount
NYSW Board of Directors approved at the January 13, 2002 Board Meeting a sibling discount policy for families with more than one child participating in the ODP Program.
Designated Training Days for ODP Program
Leagues and State ODP Agree on Set Days
League and State soccer officials in NYSW have agreed to setting weekdays aside as ODP training days to avoid the players having to choose participating between the two.
Success in ODP
Presented by Tom Goodman
Tom Goodman (US Soccer National Staff ) recently presented a workshop titled "Success in ODP" at the ODP Player Enrichment program held this past April. Click here to view the presentation online.