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Eastern Pennsylvania ODP

Olympic Development program


ODP Purpose: 

To identify and provide opportunities for high potential players, facilitate their development, expose them to the next level of their chosen pathway and motivate their pursuit of excellence.

The Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association Olympic Development Program (ODP) aims to offer young players several key opportunities for growth and development:

  • Additional Training and Playing Opportunities: ODP provides training sessions and playing opportunities beyond regular club activities. It also serves as a platform for players to showcase their skills to ODP regional scouts and college coaches, potentially opening doors for higher-level opportunities.

  • Representation at Various Levels: Selected players get the chance to represent Eastern Pennsylvania at regional, national, and even international events. 

  • High-Level Competition and Coaching: ODP ensures that players engage in competitive training sessions and friendlies against other State Association ODP teams. Players will receive instruction from USSF licensed coaches. The coaching is designed to refine technical skills, improve tactical understanding, and foster a competitive spirit among players.

  • Aligned with USSF and USYS ODP Philosophies: This alignment ensures that players receive training and opportunities that is consistent with national standards, preparing them not only for current competitions but also for potential future opportunities at higher levels of play.




2023-2024 Model


EPA ODP Selection Process:

The State Association will host TRYOUTS for the 2024-2025 Season on September 7 & 21, 2024 for Boys and Girls in U15-U17 age groups and on September 8 & 22 for Boys and Girls in U12-U14 age groups. 

Selected and registered players are expected to participate in all ODP Activities during the calendar year.

Training sessions focus on player development and enhancing individual and team abilities. Games and Friendlies are scheduled to provide additional playing opportunities as well as develop team cohesion in preparation for the East Regional Tournament, held in June.

The East Regional Tournament is a scouting event where players are evaluated by USYS ODP Regional Scouts. If a player is selected, they are then invited to Regional ID Camp (July) where they have the opportunity to be selected to the Inter-Regional and National ODP teams for their specific age group. More information on USYS ODP can be found HERE.