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ODP Scouting  Procedure


We are excited to kick off the 2022-2023 Olympic Development Program (ODP) cycle


The US Youth Soccer ODP Philosophy

To identify players of the highest caliber on a continuing and consistent basis, which will lead to increased success for the U.S. National Teams in the international arena.

DE ODP players are selected to represent the state from scouting opportunities, training sessions or games. The State Association trainers and scouts are recognized for their ability to identify and develop players with superior skills.

Players may also be identified during club, high school, or league play by State, Regional, or National coaches. There are several ways that players can stand out. We want to help you develop your skills and abilities and learn to put yourself at the service of the team to help the team win games. How do you win soccer games?

Score Goals - Create Goals - Prevent Goals

Focusing on what matters most will help simplify decisions and increase your influence on the game.

Criteria for selection to DE ODP: (Not in order of importance. That can vary with the individual)

1. Soccer Skill/ Technique (Ball Control)
2. Soccer Intelligence (Game Control)
3. Fitness and Athletic Ability (Body Control)
4. Desire and Attitude (Self Control)


DE ODP will host mini camps prior to each event. Players will be invited to attend the mini camps and teams will be selected from the pool of players attending mini camp. DE ODP uses the calendar year for team formation. Players will train in their birth year group.

Eligible birth year to participate in 2022/2023 season:


17U - 2006

16U - 2007

15U - 2008

14U - 2009

13U - 2010

12U- 2011

What to bring to training/mini camp sessions


  • Purchased training jersey
  • Shin guards
  • Water
  • Appropriate clothing (layers for cold weather)