|Olympic Development Program
|The Olympic Development Program is a
national process for identifying and developing the best youth soccer players.
The process promotes players to the U.S. National Teams, which represent the
United States in international competition, such as the Youth World Cup and the
The main ODP objective is to identify, evaluate and train
highly talented male and female youth soccer players. As part of this national
effort, the Cal North District 2 ODP is dedicated to developing the highest level of youth
soccer. This objective must be achieved in an atmosphere of integrity, fairness
and impartiality. The player's physical and cognitive skills and attitude must
be the only criteria for the program. The procedure to achieve this objective
must be approved by the CYSA Board of Directors and must not conflict with any
US Youth Soccer or United States Soccer Federation (USSF) policies.
secondary objectives are to:
While individual leagues or districts may have
additional objectives for their local programs, those objectives must not
adversely affect the success of the ODP. ODP participation does not mean that
players do not participate on their club team.
- Evaluate and select players in each ODP age group
for a State pool of players from which State players are selected.
- Advance the soccer skills of players in each ODP
- Provide competitions for State Teams in each ODP
whether at the District, State, Regional or National level, is concurrent with
club team participation. The advantages outweigh any conflicts this might pose.
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