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 Olympics. The main ODP objective is to identify, evaluate and train highly talented male and female youth soccer players. As part of this national effort, Cal North 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 Cal North Board of Directors and must not conflict with any US Youth Soccer or United States Soccer Federation (USSF) policies.
Any Player of eligible age that demonstrates the ability to perform at the highest level in the sport of youth soccer and has been recommended by their Director of Coaching from their local league or club, or a player who participated on the previous season’s ODP Pool, or is currently on the US Youth Soccer Regional Pool, or US Soccer Youth National Team pool is eligible to tryout.
For additional information regarding tryouts, please review the ODP Tryouts Frequently Asked Questions.