Olympic Development Program

A National Effort to Identify, Evaluate, Train and Compete against the Most Skilled Soccer Players in the United States

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.

Cal North ODP is dedicated to developing the highest level of youth soccer in an atmosphere of integrity, fairness and impartiality. The player’s physical and cognitive skills and attitude are the only criteria for the program.

The Cal North Olympic Development Program is directly affiliated with the USOC, US Soccer and US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program formed in 1977. The Olympic Development Program is a national identification and development program for players of the highest-level. Each state association identifies and develops youth players throughout the country to represent their State Association and the United States in Regional, National, and International soccer competitions.

Participation in ODP does not disqualify a player from participating in their home clubs. 

Need More info? Check out our Guide on What ODP Is
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ODP Structure

There are several levels of ODP: State, Regional and the Youth National teams.

State ODP

State ODP is administrated at the State level by the Cal North Program Manager and Technical Director. All information regarding State ODP will be posted on the Cal North website.
Find out more about State ODP

Western Region ODP

The regional level of ODP is administrated by US Youth Soccer Western Region. Players are selected to the regional pools by attending Western Regional ODP Camp. Players selected to attend ODP camp are upon recommendation of their state association or from a state ODP event.
Learn more about Western Regional ODP

Youth National Teams

The Youth National team program is administrated by US Soccer. For more information on the Youth National Team program go to ussoccer.com.
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State ODP Tryout Dates

August 9th (POSTPONED)

September 13th

October 11th

November: State Pool Training
State pool training dates will be set by the Head Coach and will be posted on each team communication page.
December: State Pool Training
State pool training dates will be set by the Head Coach and will be posted on each team communication page.
January: Western Regional Championships

Januar 9-12
2004-2008 Boys/Girls
Western Regional Championships
Phoenix, AZ

January: ODP Winter Camp
January 22-24
2009 Boys/Girls
ODP Winter Camp
Morgan Hill, CA
February: State Pool Training
State pool training dates will be set by the Head Coach and will be posted on each team communication page.
March: Pacific Coast Invitational (PCI)
2004, 2005, 2006 Boys/Girls
Norco, CA
March: State Pool Training
State pool training dates will be set by the Head Coach and will be posted on each team communication page.
April: State Pool Training
State pool training dates will be set by the Head Coach and will be posted on each team communication page.
May: State Pool Training
State pool training dates will be set by the Head Coach and will be posted on each team communication page.
May: Portland Timbers Friendship Cup
May: 28-30
2007, 2008, 2009 Boys/Girls

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