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ODP Sub Regionals

ODP The Shield (region 4)

Region IV is excited to announce ODP Sub-Regional Events that will serve as an opportunity to identify and expose top level elite player to the Olympic Development Program. Any US Youth Soccer Region IV State Association may apply to host an event.  The benefits of hosting one of these events include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Players being seen in their own environment
  • Shorter duration events which allows players to coordinate and manage schedules and obligations
  • Opportunities for larger number of players to participate in the program
  • Provides opportunities for players to be exposed to college coaches, experience collegiate level coaching techniques, and         exposure to collegiate recruitment at a later date
  • Observation by ODP Regional Staff at all events which may include current collegiate coaches
  • Players identified through these events may be added to the respective Region IV ODP Pool and possibly invited into a Pool     Camp which may lead to 
  • Teams will be selected to represent Region IV. Players representing Region IV at the national events have the opportunity to be selected into our National Pools or National youth teams. 
  • The program is cost efficient to the player and State Association by providing local events thus saving money on travel and time away from home and club programming
  • Nominal hosting fees
  • Programming for up to 5 different age groups in a sub-regional event