Young Olympians Program

      The Young Olympians Program, also known as Cal North YOP was designed and launched in 2019 for the players that are a year younger than those trying out for the State ODP teams. The program was temporarily paused in 2020 and 2021 while the world dealt with Covid 19.  In 2022 we relaunched the program with much success and enthusiasm.

      The goal of the YOP is to facilitate a high-level training environment and offer to the participants opportunities to train and compete with other aspiring players from around the state. The YOP provides to players an introduction experience to the Olympic Development Program, the opportunity to become familiar with the training curriculum used by the ODP and showcase their abilities to our ODP coaching staff. The program provides a pathway to participate in ODP, a national process for identifying and developing the best male and female youth soccer players with the aim of promoting them to the U.S. National Teams. Players participating in this program will be automatically placed on the radar of the State ODP staff for future identification and recommendation for future State ODP Try-Outs. 

      The Young Olympians Program (YOP) will take place on (3) specific Sundays (YOP Play Days) at the same location as State ODP Try-Outs. These sessions will run concurrently with the State ODP Try-outs for the older players. There will be a limited number of players permitted to enroll in this program in order to keep the appropriate staffing ratio to players at a minimum.

      Program goals for the 2023-2024 season will include:
      - (3) Play Days (July, August, September)
      - (6-8) Training Opportunities (Oct-May TBA) Optional for those who registered and participated in Play Days.
      - February Event (Cal North Friendlies with 3 other State ODP programs) Team chosen from those who participated in Trainings.

      ODP Structure

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

      Young Olympians Program
      The Young Olympians Program, also known as Cal North YOP was designed and launched in 2019 for the players that are a year younger than those trying out for the State ODP teams.
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      Olympic Development Program
      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.
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      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.
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      Youth National Teams
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      Getting Started FAQs

      Eligible Age/Gender

      Boys and Girls born in 2013 and 2014.  Players may need to show proof of age (Birth document). Any player of eligible age that desires the opportunity to participate in a program that will prepare players for the pathway into the Olympic Development Program. Players DO NOT have to be recommended by a club coach for this program.

      Player Eligibility

      Players must be born in the year 2013 and 2014, this program is age pure and does not permit players to play up (2015 birth year or younger is too young) or down (2012 birth year or older is too old). Players may be required to provide a confirmation of birth document.

      Required

      All players must register and pay online. All players will be required to bring the Medical Release Form and submit at check in at your first session attendance. 

      Medical Release Form

      Cost

      Cost for 2024/2025 year will be posted at a later time. 

      Medical Release

      Medical Release Form


      Please download this form, complete and bring it to check in on your first day. This formed is used for both Young Olympians and ODP Try-Outs.

      Format and Schedule

      Tryout dates for 2024/2025 year will be posted at a later date.

      Refund Policy

      There are no refunds after you register unless you are unable to play due to injury that results in the inability to play soccer until after September 10. In order to receive an injury refund, you must submit to the Cal North Office a letter from the treating physician that states the following details: Date of Injury, diagnosis of injury, specific statement from the physician that the player cannot play Soccer until after September 10. There is no refund, or portion of, if injured after you have attended a
      session.

      Concussion Policy

      Any player that has been suspected of or being treated for a concussion must follow the Cal North Concussion Protocol Policy set forth by the Cal North BOD. No exceptions.
      Concussion Info Fact Sheet (pdf)

      Player Check-In

      All players need to check-in at the event desk. You only need to do this ONE time. After you have checked in, you will be directed to the designated field. Please bring the required Medical Form to Check in with you. More details will be sent out prior to the first session.

      Absences

      Info Coming soon

      COVID-19 Procedures and Restrictions

      All players and parents will be expected to follow any/all Covid 19 Policies and Procedures that are in place during the try-Out process. Everyone will be notified in advance and the most up to date policies and procedures will be posted on this page.

      Who to Contact

      Please refer to this page to answer all your questions.  If you still need additional help, please email: ODP@calnorth.org.

      Please always include your child’s date of birth and gender, so we know how best to help you.

      2023-2024 YOP Event Dates

      Sunday, July 23

      Boys: TBD

      Girls: TBD

      Sunday, August 13

      Boys: TBD

      Girls: TBD

      Sunday, September 10

      Boys: TBD

      Girls: TBD

      Boys Pool

      More information coming soon. 

      Girls Pool

      More information coming soon. 

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