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April 06, 2012

April 6, 2012 (Fullerton, CA) - Online registration for the 2012 Summer Cal South ODP Day Camps and Residential Academies is open at Group discounts for the day camps, when registering 5 or more players at the same time, are available (see details below). Spots in the residential academies tend to go rather quickly, so be sure to sign up today!

About the Cal South ODP Day Camps

The Cal South ODP Day Camps are designed for boys and girls in the U8-U14 brackets committed to reaching the highest level open to them in the sport, and this year enter their fourteenth year of promoting excellence in youth soccer in Southern California. They are "developmental" in that our experienced camp staff, already used to dealing with and developing youth soccer talent at the state, regional and national levels, will build on and improve the technical and tactical skills that players have acquired during the soccer year. Our program creates a challenging environment where each player will learn about themselves and their strengths and weaknesses. Players are encouraged to compete both in and outside of their comfort zones, and will be given the knowledge and tools to improve.

We have scheduled eight camps in strategic locations throughout Southern California this summer to provide every player in the U8-U14 age groups an opportunity to attend. Each camp lasts three hours each day, and maximizes the quality of that time. Each group has a low coach-to-player ratio, which optimizes the individual development of each player. For goalkeepers, every session includes specific goalkeeping training with our Goalkeeping Academy staff coaches.

Each day, the coaches will emphasize tactics, speed of play, speed of thought, movement with and without the ball, and technical speed. Making good decisions under pressure will be the theme of the week, and players will have the opportunity to apply what has been taught each day under match conditions. At the end of the week, each player receives a valuable personal evaluation from their coach, and will feel challenged and eager to take their game to the next level.

Register Online for $185 and Save! Group discounts (5 Players+) also available!

For information on Group Discounts and ALL up-to-date CAMP DETAILS, please visit or contact Raicheal Sutherland at 714.451.1548 or *Dates and locations are subject to change.


Dates Times Location Ages Cost
June 18-22 9 AM - Noon Palos Verdes U8-U14 $185
July 9-13 9 AM - Noon Moorpark U8-U14 $185
July 16-20 9 AM - Noon Fullerton U8-U14 $185
July 23-27 9 AM - Noon San Diego U8-U14 $185
July 30 - August 3 9 AM - Noon San Juan Capistrano U8-U14 $185
July 30 - August 2 6 PM - 9 PM Yucaipa U8-U14 $185
August 6-10 9 AM - Noon San Fernando Valley U8-U14 $185
August 13-17 9 AM - Noon Long Beach U8-U14 $185


About the Cal South ODP Residential Youth Academy Camps

Entering its eighth year, our successful Cal South ODP Residential Youth Academy Camps are held at the historic Thacher School in Ojai Valley. Our program emphasizes proper camp philosophy, quality facilities, a progressive and well thought-out curriculum, organized administrators, and an experienced top-notch licensed coaching staff held to the highest standards. Our youth academy camps are open to players in the U10-U14 age brackets, and our hugely successful Finishing and Goalkeeping Academy is open to those playing in the U14-U17 age brackets.

Our ODP Youth Academy Residential Camps offer an intense and focused week of training for players determined to improve their game and learn what it takes to be the best. Our highly qualified staff conduct a training curriculum modeled after the U.S. Youth National Teams, emphasizing technical training in individual and small group concepts as well as team play. Training consists of competitive, high energy sessions that put players under pressure to make good decisions, balanced with solo and cooperative activities.

The new ODP Finishing and Goalkeeping Academies run simultaneously, but as separate camps. The Finishing Academy focuses solely on the player's ability to score goals, preparing scorers for any situation. The camp's theme is "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take!" The Goalkeeping Academy focuses on one of the most demanding and mentally challenging positions on the field. This camp's specialized training develops a player's presence in the goal, tactical awareness, leadership and consistency.

In addition to the on-field activities throughout the week, we will introduce mental concepts as well as educational sessions on fitness, nutrition, ODP, college and the National Team programs.


Dates Times Location Ages Cost
June 23 - 26 (Girls Week) ALL DAY Thacher School, Ojai U10-U14 $599
June 30 - July 3 (Boys Week) ALL DAY Thacher School, Ojai U10-U14 $599
July 5-8 (Girls & Boys) ALL DAY Thacher School, Ojai U14-U17 $599


To register now or to find out more information on the 2012 Cal South ODP Residential Youth Academy Camps, please visit For a list of frequently asked questions about Cal South ODP Camps and their registration, please visit