District IX - California Youth Soccer Association

Purpose of the Olympic Development Program

The Olympic Development Program is a national process for identifying and developing those boys and girls who will receive an invitation to the Annual State ODP Camp. This process is the first step in the selection of the State, Regional and National ODP Teams.

Each year several players from all over CYSA-North are selected for national boys and girls teams. ODP provides the ultimate experience and training for the players selected. District IX's ODP players compete against players from other districts within CYSA-North, ultimately leading to the selection of state, regional and national ODP players. This program opens numerous opportunities for our youth players.

The ODP tryouts are open to all District IX CYSA registered players. Non-CYSA registered players will need to complete a registration form which includes a parent's signature and a copy of your birth certificate. If you are already a member of the State, Regional or National teams, you are not eligible for this process. Your current status automatically entitles you to an invitation to the State Camp. All other players must be selected at the District level to be eligible for an invitation to the State Team tryouts. You may play on an ODP team and your Club or League team at the same time.



ODP Tryout Schedule 2011

ODP Tryout Schedule for Calendar Birth Years 1996-1999
The ODP Program identifies players of the highest caliber on a continuing and consistent basis, which will lead to increased success for the U.S. National Teams.
Selected Players are provided high-level training to benefit and enhance the development through the use of carefully selected and licensed coaches.
If you believe that you have the qualities, commitment, desire and passion to succeed; then you should attend the ODP district tryouts.
Tryout Recommendations All Division 1 players may attend tryout All Division 3 players may attend tryout Any Division 4 player may tryout with recommendation from Player’s Coach and ODP Staff
All current District ODP Pool players must tryout again and attend both sessions.
Try-Out Registration
Register by emailing Eric Mogensen at napavalley@earthlink.net with your player’s name, birth date, and current team. Also include your contact info. Deadline to register is Thursday, April 28th.

Medical Application - Please download application here.
You will need to bring the medical waiver with you to the first try-out. Include a check for $15.00 paid to the order of “CYSA-North D9”, with “ODP” written in the memo.

Players that are selected to the District Identification pool will be required to make a further payment of $65.00 to cover a portion of the costs associated with training the teams.

Try-Out dates Session 1
• 99 Girls – Sunday, May 1st 9:00am-10:30am

• 98 Girls – Sunday, May 1st 9:00am-10:30am

• 97 Girls – Sunday, May 1st 10:30am-12:00pm

• 96 Girls – Sunday, May 1st 10:30am-12:00pm

• 99 Boys – Sunday, May 1st 1:00pm-2:30pm

• 98 Boys – Sunday, May 1st 1:00pm-2:30pm

• 97 Boys – Sunday, May 1st 2:30pm-4:00pm

• 96 Boys – Sunday, May 1st 2:30pm-4:00pm

Session 2

• 99 Girls - Sunday, May 15th 1:00pm-2:30pm
• 98 Girls – Sunday, May 15th 1:00pm-2:30pm
• 97 Girls – Sunday, May 15th 2:30pm-4:00pm
• 96 Girls – Sunday, May 15th 2:30pm-4:00pm
• 99 Boys – Sunday, May 15th 9:00am-10:30am
• 98 Boys – Sunday, May 15th 9:00am-10:30am
• 97 Boys - Sunday, May 15th 10:30am-12:00pm
• 96 Boys – Sunday, May 15th 10:30am-12:00pm

All try-outs will take place at Redding Soccer Park: 9800 Old Oregon Tr. Redding, CA 96003.

Age Grouping 2010/2011 ODP Age Matrix
ODP eligibility by birth year (not playing year)
Players are only allowed to try out for eligibility year:
• January 1st, 1999 thru December 31st, 1996

Player Participation
Players are required to attend both tryout sessions to give coaches and their evaluators the maximum opportunity to see them play. Any exception must have prior approval.
• Each player must bring the following items to every session: Shin guards and cleats
• Water will be provided by the Redding Soccer Park, but the players will need to provide their own bottles or cups.

Please see our District IX ODP FAQ section.
Eric Mogensen
District IX ODP Coordinator CYSA Cal-North ODP Committee Member

Frequent Asked Questions

Q: Is ODP a big commitment?

A: Yes, ODP is a big commitment if you are one of the players chosen. You are expected to participate in 1 practice sessions or games per week, which can begin right after tryouts and continue through the summer. There are also extra practices and/or scrimmages to prepare for ODP Play Dates in September and October.

Q: How long is the District IX ODP Season?

A: The ODP District season runs from mid-May until mid-October, at which time the selections for invitation to the State ODP pool are made.

Q: When are ODP practice days and where are the practices held?

A: Each coach selects his or her own practice days and fields. Fields are at a premium in District IX, but coaches try to secure a field which is centrally located whenever possible.

Q: Will participating in ODP conflict with my club team?

A: ODP should not conflict with your club/league team.

Q: Will I receive confirmation that my child is registered for ODP?

A: No. Just assume that he or she is.

Q: Should I enclose a copy of my child's birth certificate?

A: Not at this time. It is only necessary if your child is selected for the District IX Olympic Development Program.

Important information

The District ODP pools train for the "District Play Days" held in September and October on non-tournament Sundays, when no league games are scheduled. Once a player has made the District Pool, an additional fee may be assessed to each player. Each player that is selected for a District team will receive a white T-shirt and a royal blue T-shirt that will be used at all of the "District Play Days

What are the Benefits of Participating in US Youth Soccer ODP?

  1. Development as a player. The opportunity to train and play with the best player's in one's age group.
  2. Quality instruction from nationally licensed coaches.
  3. Quality competition. Games against other state association ODP teams.
  4. Exposure to regional and national team coaches.
  5. The opportunity to represent one's state, region, or country in competition.
  6. Exposure to college coaches.

For more information about the District IX ODP Coordinator