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2018-2019 Olympic Development Program Tryouts

Open tryouts for NJ Youth Soccer's 2018-2019 Olympic Development Program (ODP) will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29 and August 11-12 for players born in years 2002 through 2007. Locations are expected to be announced by the end of May. Similar to the last two years, we expect one tryout date in the north, south, shore and central area of NJ to make it accessible for players throughout the state.

All trialists are encouraged to attend more than one session to further strengthen their chance of selection into the program. Once a $40 registration fee has been paid, athletes will be allowed to participate in all four tryouts. Specific times and locations for each age group will posted on the NJ Youth Soccer website by the end of May. Please click here to register for 2019 ODP Initial Tryouts.

ODP is not in competition with club soccer, but rather is a way to supplement player development, making players more effective for their respective clubs. In addition, ODP provides direct access to college coaches on the staff, at summer tournaments, and at ID camps.

Ultimately, NJYS ODP will select a group of elite male and female players from each age group to form the final state team that trains and competes throughout the 2018-2019 season. State team players will be considered for U.S. Youth Soccer East Region teams, which may offer opportunities for international competition. Candidates are evaluated in four key areas: Technique, Insight, Mindset and Athleticism. Players will be selected by NJ Youth Soccer ODP coaches who have been recognized for their ability to identify and train players with superior skills.

NJ Youth Soccer is a National State Association body under U.S. Soccer, with U.S. Youth Soccer serving as the guiding leadership of ODP. Established in 1977, ODP was the first program in the country that was created to identify potential youth national team players. ODP players begin initially at the local sector before progressing to the state, regional and possibly national levels. By playing with like-talented athletes, ODP enables players to advance more rapidly in their personal development. Additionally, ODP players receive more opportunities to be scouted by college coaches.

For all of the latest news regarding New Jersey ODP, make sure to follow the our official ODP page on Facebook. To find out more information about New Jersey Youth Soccer ODP, click here. To contact us directly, please email odp@njyouthsoccer.com and follow us on social media: @NJYouthSoccer

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