BIG CHANGES COMING TO ODP!!
With ODP tryouts quickly approaching I wanted to make you aware of some big changes being implemented for the 2016/17 season. We will now not only have 4 tryout dates, with one of those dates being strickly for high school aged players We will also be in 5 different locations.
August 7th - Helena
September 11th - Missoula & Billings
October 9th - Bozeman & the Flathead
**November 5th & 6th, Helena - This tryout date is for high school aged players only who missed the tryout dates during the High School season. This is also a Combine for all other players that have made the State Pool.
With the help of clubs across the state we will be offering local training at Regional Training Centers (RTC). This will drastically cut down on travel. We will also have State Combines, where we bring all the players from across the state together to train and to form State Teams.
State Combine schedule - for all players that have been invited and accepted their invitation to participate in ODP
November 5th & 6th in Helena
Players from all Regions MUST attend to be selected for the State team to attend the ODP Championships in January.
Dates for the following training to be determined
Holiday Break- Belgrade, Event Center
February - Missoula, WGS
March - Helena, Siebel fields
To register please go to http://sports.bluesombrero.com/montanaodp
THE US YOUTH SOCCER ODP PHILOSOPHY
TO IDENTIFY PLAYERS OF THE HIGHEST CALIBER ON A CONTINUING AND CONSISTENT BASIS, WHICH WILL LEAD TO INCREASED SUCCESS FOR THE U.S. NATIONAL TEAMS IN THE INTERNATIONAL ARENA.PURPOSE THE US YOUTH SOCCER OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM WAS FORMED IN 1977 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.
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION HISTORY
IN 1979, THE PROGRAM EXPANDED, THE ORGANIZATION BECAME MORE EFFICIENT AND MULTI-YEAR PLANS WERE DEVELOPED. STATE ASSOCIATIONS WERE ENCOURAGED TO DEVELOP PROGRAMS WHICH SUPPORTED AND WORKED IN TANDEM WITH NATIONAL AND REGIONAL PROGRAMS. AT THE BEGINNING OF 1982 A FORMALIZED PROGRAM FOR GIRLS WAS CREATED, WITH THE ADDITION OF A FULL COMMITTEE (ONE MEMBER FROM EACH REGION).
FROM 1982 UNTIL THE PRESENT, INTERNATIONAL EVENTS FOR YOUTH NATIONAL TEAMS HAVE INCREASED SUBSTANTIALLY AND THE US YOUTH SOCCER ODP HAS KEPT PACE BY INSTITUTING TRIALS AND PLAYER POOLS FOR FIVE AGE GROUPS IN THE BOYS' PROGRAM, AND FIVE AGE GROUPS IN THE GIRLS' PROGRAM.
THE US YOUTH SOCCER ODP SELECTION PROCESS
EACH STATE ASSOCIATION HOLDS ODP TRY-OUTS ON AN ANNUAL BASIS. AGE GROUPS AND TRY-OUT DATES MAY BE DIFFERENT FROM STATE TO STATE, BASED ON SEASONAL AND STATE CONSIDERATIONS. YOUR FIRST CONTACT SHOULD BE TO YOUR STATE ASSOCIATION FOR TRY-OUT INFORMATION.