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Young Olympians Festival

We look forward to seeing you and your family at this Saturday's Young Olympians Festival. Please see important logistics below.

Saturday, May 11th


2008-2009 Girls 8:00am-9:30am

2008-2009 Boys 9:30am-11:00am

Location: Rider University (2083 Lawrenceville Rd Lawrenceville, NJ 08648) Click here to view field map and parking.

Attire/Equipment: Players are asked to wear their training shirt, black shorts and black socks. All players must wear shin guards. Please bring a properly inflated ball for warm ups. Bring a water bottle so you can stay properly hydrated.

Alerts: Any information or cancellations will be communicated through email.

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Young Olympians Program Schedules

2008-2009 Girls Young Olympians Schedules and Fees click here

2008-2009 Boys Young Olympians Schedules and Fees click here

* All players will have three schedueld training sessions (July/August, September and October), one camp date and one Festival date.

Training Maps/Addresses

Young Olympians Camp

Girls Camp- Saturday, April 27th from 5:00pm-7:30pm in Millstone

Boys Camp- Sunday, April 28th from 5:00pm-7:30pm in Millstone

Click here to view Millstone Map

Young Olympians Festival

Girls and Boys- Saturday, May 11th at Rider University

Girls scheudled from 8:00am-9:30am

Boys scheduled from 9:30am-11:00am

Click here to view Rider University Map

*Further details will be communicated in the upcoming weeks

* Refund Policy- Full refunds will be granted up to one week before the first scheduled event date, beyond that date refunds are up to the discretion of NJYS.

Young Olympians (Birth Year 2008-09)

The NJ Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (ODP) will begin programming for its Young Olympians program (birth years 2008 and 2009) beginning in July and August. The Young Olympians Program, designed specifically for players born in 2008 and 2009, is an introductory stage for players who aspire to play at a high level and provides a path to participate in ODP. Players' abilities will be assessed, and the sessions will be segmented so that players are training with others of like ability. Sessions are hosted in three regions (south, shore/central and north) to facilitate participation throughout the state.

While the programs are customized for each age group, the Young Olympians Programs include three training sessions, a training camp and a festival featuring small-sided games. Pre-registration is required and the cost is $150. To ensure a proper training environment, registration for each Young Olympians (2008 and 2009) group will be limited to forty (40) players on a first come first served basis. If demand exceeds capacity, NJ Youth Soccer will create a waiting list and seek solutions for those individuals desiring to participate.


Once you login to your child's member account, please register for your child's age group/regional area. Please note that registration is for training sessions, and tryouts will not be conducted beforehand.


Q. What area should I sign up for?
A. Please reference the below chart regarding recommended training locations by counties.

  • North (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic and Sussex)
  • Shore (Monmouth and Ocean)/Central (Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset, Union and Warren)
  • South (Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem)

*Players may select their preferred training locations. Please see the ODP page of our website for schedules.

Q. Can I train at a different location than where I signed up for?
A. In order to maintain sufficient training numbers and coaches per location, changing locations will not be permitted.

Q. Why is Young Olympians limited to 40 per location?
A. In order to ensure a proper training session with ample space, player to coach ratio as well as maximize touches on the ball per player, 40 is the maximum number of players to ensure this.

Q. What is the purpose of the Young Olympians Program?
A. The purpose of the Young Olympians program is to provide quality soccer training while introducing the players to the Olympic Development Program (ODP) process. We are not a club team but rather a training program with the purpose of increasing the player's talent beginning at a young age.

Q. What is the purpose of the Young Olympian Program?
A. The purpose of the Young Olympians Program is to bring high level talent together to prepare them for ODP, while also sending them back to their club teams as better players.

Q. Is there a tryout for these programs?
A. There is no tryout for the Young Olympians program, however it is limited to the first 40 players that sign up per area.

Q. What if I cannot attend all sessions?
A. While the training sessions are not mandatory, we encourage you to attend as many as you are able to. The fee will not be prorated for missing a training session.

Q. Who are the trainers?
A. Training sessions are led by ODP coaches. On the boy's side we have a partnership with the Red Bull Training Programs that started in 2014 and initiatives a partnership with the Philadelphia Union and will look to get coaches from both of those programs involved in select sessions. On the girl's side, we will look to get coaches from Sky Blue FC and the New York Red Bulls involved in select sessions.

Q. Will NJYS still run the Club NJYS program?
A. The Club NJYS program is being rebranded and will now be referenced as the Young Olympians Program. The intent is to better align with ODP, which is the next progression in the pathway for these players.