Cal South ODP - A Study in Consistency & Excellence
Cal South's Olympic Development Program is considered by many to be the finest program of its kind in the country through two simple but undeniable facts: because Cal South consistently places a large number of players on the Regional and National Team rosters and pools, and because Cal South has won more national and regional ODP championships than any other state association. Cal South is proud of the fact that Cal South ODP players have historically made up anywhere from 75% to 80% of the US Youth Soccer Region IV pools and teams. No other state association can boast such numbers.
To learn about Cal South's success in championship events, please click one of the following links:
|Cal South at the US Youth Soccer ODP National Championships||click here|
|Cal South at the US Youth Soccer ODP Region IV Championships||click here|
About US Youth Soccer ODP
Initially created in 1977 as the US Youth Soccer Select Team Program, the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (ODP) was formed to identify a pool of players in each age group from which a national team could 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, to develop a mechanism for the exchange of ideas and curriculums to improve all levels of coaching. Initially only for boys, a program for girls was added in 1985.
US Youth Soccer ODP is the original Olympic Development Program. US Youth Soccer ODP is the only elite player development program that can claim members of Major League Soccer and the former Women's United Soccer Association, as well as a majority of current and past national and youth team members, as alumni. It is viewed as the premier identification and development program for any American youth seeking the opportunity to compete at the national and collegiate levels of play.
US Youth Soccer ODP exists in every state association, and offers collegiate and national team staff coaches the opportunity to see the nation's elite players in the most competitive of environments. In addition to training and tactics, US Youth Soccer ODP offers competition such as the Regional and National ODP championships, as well as further participation in major international tournaments. US Youth Soccer ODP continues to lead the way for elite player development in the United States.