2009-2010 ODP Program Details


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Published Thursday, July 02, 2009


 

 

                         2009-10  

                        ODP Program Details

 

 

 

Please take a moment to learn about an excellent opportunity for your player and exciting changes to the 2009-10 season.

 

Kansas / US Youth Soccer Olympic Development / Player Development Program Olympic Development Programs aim to identify and advance the most talented and passionate youth players through state, regional and national team selection and competitions.  With programs in all 55 State Associations as well as regional and national championships and participation in international tournaments, US Youth Soccer ODP continues to lead the way in elite player identification and development.  This program is the place for talented players who are actively working toward furthering their young adult careers in soccer.

 

It can be especially important to gifted players from small high schools or less successful teams as it provides invaluable exposure to coaches, trainers and athletic directors from around the nation. State Pools/Teams will be chosen for each age group and those teams will attend regional camp with the opportunity to advance to a regional team.  College coaches and players, and high-level licensed club coaches are engaged to train, tryout, choose and coach state teams.  Players have the chance to compare themselves to others of the same high caliber and the opportunity to learn from talented and caring coaches.  The hidden advantage of the Olympic Development Program is in the area of exposure to college and university coaches and scouts. 
 
What Does the ODP Coach Look For In A Player?  The most important attribute that all high-level ODP players have is the ability to control the ball and be comfortable with it in possession.  Players are evaluated on the four components of the game:  1) Technique; 2) Tactics; 3) Fitness and Athletic Ability; and, 4) Psychological component.
 
What are the Benefits of Participating in ODP?  1) Development as a player; 2) Quality instruction from nationally licensed coaches; 3) Quality competition at trainings and at events; 4) Exposure to regional and national team coaches; 5) The opportunity to represent one's state, region, or country in competition; and 6) Exposure to college coaches.  Even if a player isn't successful the first time out, the experience of playing against top players helps make them a better soccer player.  

 

Continue reading to learn more about  2009-10 ODP!

 

 

Take a look inside 2009-10 ODP....

Exciting Changes

Age Group Specifics

Training Dates

 

EXCITING changes for 2009-10

 

 

 
 


THERE ARE CHANGES TO THE 2009-2010 KANSAS ODP PROGRAM.  PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.
 
ODP age groups have a Jan. 1 cutoff date instead of the Aug. 1 cutoff date used for club teams, therefore, we refer to teams by year of birth rather than as Under 13 etc. Players in ODP must participate in their own age group.
 
The 2009-2010 Kansas ODP year will begin with TRYOUTS for all age groups in August 2009.  There will be a second TRYOUT for all age groups in November.  Players are encouraged to attend both tryouts. 
 
Younger players ('96, '97, and 98+ ages) will participate in Centers of Excellence (C. of E.) held at various venues throughout the state.  There will be four C. of E. sessions per venue during September and October (locations, dates and times T.B.A.).  Older players ('93, '94 and '95 ages) will participate in their high school or club seasons.
 
Following the November TRYOUT, a STATE POOL will be named.  All players (all age groups) named to State Pools will train in December and will participate in ODP Pool Game/Training sessions in January and February.  In addition, there will probably be out-of-state or in-state game events in November and January or other times throughout the year --- these events carry an additional per-player fee.

 

Age Group Specifics

 

1993, 1994, and 1995 Age Groups (Boys and Girls)
1)TRYOUTS- Aug. 8 and Nov. 14 at TRYSA Fields in Emporia.
      GIRLS Tryout times:  9 AM - 10:30 AM  and  1:15 - 2:45 PM
      BOYS Tryout times:  10:45 AM - 12:15 PM  and  3:00 - 4:30 PM


Players will participate in both the morning and afternoon sessions for their age group.  Since inclement weather is always a possibility, parents are encouraged to stay in the vicinity of the fields, due to limited shelter at our venues.  No ODP staff will be available to supervise players during breaks.  Parents should take their players to lunch, let them cool off and rest, and have them back for the afternoon session. 

STATE POOL SELECTIONS WILL OCCUR FOLLOWING THE NOVEMBER TRYOUT.
 
2)STATE POOL PLAYERS will participate in:
            December training at Ottawa University

                    BOYS: Dec. 12;  GIRLS:  Dec. 13 (times T.B.A.)
            + Winter League Games/Trainings at Ottawa University:
                        BOYS:  January 10, January 31 and February 14
                        GIRLS: January 24, February 7 and February 21
Training times will vary per age group and will be announced later
 
3)Pool players will also participate in Events* throughout the year(requiring an additional per player fee).
 
1996, 1997 and 1998+ Age Groups (Boys and Girls)
 
1)TRYOUTS- Aug. 8 and Nov. 14 at TRYSA Fields in Emporia.
      GIRLS Tryout times:  9 AM - 10:30 AM  and  1:15 - 2:45 PM 
      BOYS Tryout times:  10:45 AM - 12:15 PM  and  3:00 - 4:30 PM
 
Players will participate in both the morning and afternoon sessions for their age group.  Since inclement weather is always a possibility, parents are encouraged to stay in the vicinity of the fields, due to limited shelter at our venues.  No ODP staff will be available to supervise players during breaks.  Parents should take their players to lunch, let them cool off and rest, and have them back for the afternoon session. 
 
2)CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE - 4 sessions per venue, during the months of September and October ---Dates/Times T.B.A.
 
3)STATE POOL SELECTIONS WILL OCCUR FOLLOWING THE NOVEMBER TRYOUT.
 
4)STATE POOL PLAYERS will participate in:
             December training at Ottawa University

                    BOYS: Dec. 12;  GIRLS:  Dec. 13 (times T.B.A.)
            + Winter League Games/Trainings at Ottawa University:
                        BOYS:  January 10, January 31 and February 14
                        GIRLS: January 24, February 7 and February 21
 
5)         Pool players will also participate in Events* throughout the year(requiring an additional per player fee)
 
FEES:
1993, 1994, 1995 Ages   

   TRYOUT FEE:  $45, early bird fee;$55 after July 10


    STATE POOL PARTICIPANTS:  $100 (add'l fee paid only after selection to Pool)
 
1996, 1997, 1998+ Ages        

 TRYOUT/CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE FEE:  $90, early bird fee;  $100 after July 10
                                               

STATE POOL PARTICIPANTS:  $100 (add'l fee paid only after selection to Pool)

 

Training Dates 

 

TENTATIVE FALL ODP TRAINING DATES
Aug. 8  TRYOUTS - BOYS AND GIRLS - TRYSA Fields, Emporia
Sept. Centers of Excellence for 96, 97 and 98+ ages
Oct.   Centers of Excellence for 96, 97 and 98+ ages
Nov. 14 TRYOUTS - BOYS AND GIRLS - TRYSA Fields, Emporia
Nov.  State pools named - possible event, late November
Dec. 12 BOYS - STATE POOLS train - Ottawa University

Dec. 13 GIRLS - STATE POOLS train - Ottawa University

Jan. 10 BOYS - Winter League/training for Pools - Ottawa U. 
Jan. 24 GIRLS - Winter League/training for Pools - Ottawa U.
Jan. 31 BOYS - Winter League/training for Pools - Ottawa U.   
Feb. 7   GIRLS - Winter League/training for Pools - Ottawa U.
Feb. 14 BOYS - Winter League/training for Pools - Ottawa U.
Feb. 21 GIRLS - Winter League/training for Pools - Ottawa U.  

Training Times are TBD

QUESTIONS?

Please Contact:
Boys - Ann Pisani - boysODPadmin1@kansasyouthsoccer.org
Girls - Vanessa Bross - girlsODPadmin1@kansasyouthsoccer.org

 

or the Kansas Youth Soccer office at (913)782-6434 ext. 503

To register... 

http://www.kansasyouthsoccer.org/ODP_registration.php

 



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