The goal of the Olympic Development Program (ODP) is to identify top players in the NYSW footprint, provide them with high level training, and to advance the most talented and passionate youth players through ODP state, regional, and national team selection process. The pinnacle is ascending to the ODP National Select Teams that range in age from U14 through U17.
The New York State West/US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program was created for three reasons:
- to provide high-level training to benefit and enhance the development of players at ALL levels;
- through the use of carefully selected and licensed coaches, to develop a mechanism for the exchange of ideas and curriculum to improve all levels of coaching, and
- to identify a pool of players in each age group from which four ODP Regional Teams (East, South, Midwest and West) and eventually an ODP National Select Team will be selected for domestic and/or international competition.
We invite you to experience our program; get involved!
Training Kits: The required "New York State West ODP Training Kit" can be ordered online. Approximate cost of the Nike kit is $60 (includes jersey, short, and socks). Kits should be ordered in a timely fashion to ensure delivery prior to your first training session. Kits ordered closer to the start of the program may inevitably be delivered after the first training session. PLEASE NOTE: This year's training kit will be the same as last year. Players who participated in ODP last year are not required to purchase a new kit and may use the one from last year if they wish.