Birth Years: The Montana ODP Junior Academy will be available for players born 2008 through 2011.
Structure: Players will enjoy a development focused program through one training weekend a month along with various events during the season, all with some of the best club and college coaches in Montana.
Placement: Players will be selected for the ODP player pools for their respective age groups after the Tryout Camp is complete. Not all players are guaranteed a spot in Montana ODP, which will be based on their tryout evaluation(s). Each age group will consist of a pool of players that will be selected. From within that pool of players, a team will be selected to attend events.
Changes from Old MDP: Pool/Open teams, which were offered as part of the old Montana Development Program (MDP), will not be part of the new Montana ODP.
Birth Years: The Montana ODP Senior Academy will be available for players born 2004 through 2007. *Interested 2008 Birth Year Sophomores can contact Katja Andrew for Information.
Structure: The Seniors are structured differently from the Juniors. Beyond just focusing on player development, the program will provide players with increased soccer opportunities outside of Montana. Player Pools will attend Showcase events throughout the West in an effort to increase their exposure to college coaches and chances to play beyond youth soccer, all alongside the best players from Montana.
Placement: Players will be notified if they made the final player pool after the Tryout Event is complete.
The Girls Junior Academy Tryout Camp is scheduled for July 20th through July 23rd at Montana Tech in Butte.
The Boys Junior Academy Tryout Camp is scheduled for July 27th through July 30th at Montana Tech in Butte.
Montana ODP coaches will evaluate each participating player based on a variety of on-field areas. At the conclusion of tryouts, players will be notified whether they have made the ODP player pool for their age group. Not all players are guaranteed a spot in Montana ODP, which will be based on their evaluation(s).
The Senior Academy Tryout Event is scheduled for July 16th and 17th in Helena.
At the conclusion of tryouts, players will be selected to participate on the final Senior Academy player pool for each age group. Not all players are guaranteed a spot in the pool, which will be based on their evaluation(s).
Montana ODP player pools will each train one weekend per month, with two sessions on Saturday and one session on Sunday. Training will begin in November and conclude in March. The Event schedule for ODP Juniors will primarily consist of the same events as previous seasons, with some changes possible.
The Montana ODP Senior Academy schedule will not start until the conclusion of the high school soccer season. Training will begin in early November, and on average, the ODP Seniors will train once a month through March, with two sessions on Saturday and one session on Sunday. Between November and March, and depending on the availability of each Senior age group, Montana ODP will aim to send teams to one out-of-state event (at most) each month.