About Region I Boys ODP#
The primary mission is to identify elite level Region I players and facilitate their selection to the U.S. National Team programs. The selection process takes place through state, regional and national trials. The primary benefit to the player is to be able to try out, train and play against the best players in their age group, allowing the best players to further their development as soccer players.
Ensure the elite players from each state are represented at the regional evaluation level. Ensure the regional coaches are comprised of professional, college, high school and club coaches of the highest ethical standards. Ensure the regional coaches evaluate the best players against each other from the 15 state associations in a fair and impartial manner. Ensure the program to be as cost effective as possible, especially for the elite level players; costs of the program will be equally distributed among all players; and ensure a fair selection process.
To provide a consistent structure the annual camps. To consistently communicate selection process and annual schedules to players, parents and states utilizing website and emails to players, coaches and state representatives and presidents on a regular basis to allow each state to make "area regional camp." To allow states to send full teams or players at the U-14, U-15 and U-16 age group levels with older age groups only represented as region pools (i.e. U-17 and U-18).To appoint a coaching staff for each age group. To establish a schedule for each age group and publish schedules at least one year in advance.
The US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program was formed in 1977 to identify a pool of players in each age group from which a National Team will be selected for international competition; to provide high-level training to benefit and enhance the development of players at all levels; and, through the use of carefully selected and licensed coaches, develop a mechanism for the exchange of ideas and curriculum to improve all levels of coaching.
In 1979, the program expanded, the organization became more efficient and multi-year plans were developed. State Associations were encouraged to develop programs which supported and worked in tandem with National and Regional programs. At the beginning of 1982, a formalized program for girls was created, with the addition of a full committee (one member from each Region in US Youth Soccer).
From 1982 until the present, international events for youth national teams have increased substantially and the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program has kept pace by instituting trials and player pools for five age groups in the boys program, and five age groups in the girls program
How do I participate?
Each State Association holds ODP tryouts on an annual basis. Age groups and tryout dates are different from state to state, based on seasonal and state considerations. Contact your local US Youth Soccer State Association office to find out more about getting involved with US Youth Soccer ODP. You can find your State Association by clicking HERE.
How are players selected?
Players are selected, in most states, on the basis of open tryouts. These tryouts are conducted by State Association coaches who are recognized for their ability to identify and train players with superior skills. Some State Associations combine scouting techniques and invitations to certain players with the open tryouts. Selection of these players is not an easy task. The State Association head coach or state coach will, in most cases, be assisted in the selection process by several other qualified coaches from the club or league level. Players are evaluated on the four components that make up a soccer player:
- Fitness and athletic ability
- Psychological component (attitude)
What are regional camps?
Regional camps are designed to provide high-level competition and training for participating players. During this training and competition, players who are capable of performing at a higher level of play are identified for possible national team camp, pool or team participation. Each camp varies somewhat as to the specifics and the cost associated. Your state association or regional administrator should be contacted for more information.
What are the benefits of participating in Region I ODP?
- Development as a player. The opportunity to train and play with the best players in one's age group.
- Quality instruction from nationally licensed coaches.
- Quality competition. Games against other State Association teams.
- Exposure to regional and national team coaches.
- The opportunity to represent one's state, region or country in competition.
- Exposure to college coaches.
Region I Boys ODP Administrator
Region I Boys ODP Committee
Region I Boys ODP Staff
Region I Head Coach
- 22 Years Head Coach Georgetown University
- US Soccer National Coaching Education Staff
- 3 years as Head Coach US National B Team
- Former Asst World Cup Coach for Bermuda
- Virginia/DC Soccer Hall of Fame
- TV Analyst for Fox Soccer Channel
Region I Assistant Head Coach
U16 Assistant Coach
- Head Coach American University
- Played collegiately at George Mason Univ
- Previously assisted with US Youth National Teams
U17 Head Coach
- Former U17 Canadian National Coach
- Played professionally in NASL and MISL
- US National Coaching Education Staff
- Technical Director, Virginia Youth Soccer
U17 Assistant Coach
- Head Coach, University of Pennsylvania
- Former Assistant, US U15 National Team
- USSF A License
- Former Player & Asst Coach, Georgetown Univ
| George O'Neill|
U16 Head Coach
- Various professional teams in Scotland (including Celtic)
- 3 CAPS for US National Team
- Played for Philadelphia Atoms in NASL
- Coached Univ of Pennsylvania (1994 - 1997)
U15 Head Coach
- Head Coach, Yale University
- Former Head Coach Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- Wisconsin-Milwaukee Athletics Hall of Fame
U15 Assistant Coach
- Former Assistant Coach, Georgetown University
-Former Assistant Coach, Columbia University
- Former Head Coach of Stonybrook University
- Played college soccer at Univ of South Florida
U15 Assistant Coach
- USSF B License & National Youth License
- PA West Educational Staff & ODP Head Coach
- Century United of Pittsburgh Boys Head Coach
- 2012 NSCAA Div I PA State HS Boys Coach of the Year
U14 Head Coach
- Played collegiately at Syracuse University
- ENY ODP Staff since 1993
- Head Coach Seaford HS
U14 Assistant Head Coach
- Professional Player in Austria
- DOC Merrick PAL, DOC GGFS
- DOC Eastern NY ODP
- USSF A License and National Youth License
European Youth License, UEFA B Diploma
U14 Assistant Coach
- Assoc. Head Coach, James Madison University
- Played collegiately at the University of Conn
- Former US Youth National Team Member
- Former VYSA & CJSA ODP Coach
|Jose Luis Rebay|
U13 Head Coach
- Professional Player in Argentina, Bolivia & US
- Head Coach - Staten Island College
- USSF A License
- National Youth License
U13 Assistant Coach
- Dir of U12 Academy; Vermont Soccer Association
- Div I Player at University of Evansville, MVC
- USSF National Youth License; FA Preliminary License
- Former 1st Team Coach, Cambridge Womens FC., England
U13 Assistant Coach
- Dir of Athletics & Head Coach NYU-Abu Dhabi
- Played collegiately at Temple University
- Brentwood HS, NY Hall of Fame
USSF A License
Director U12 South Development Camp
- Director of Coaching, NJ Youth Soccer
- US Youth Soccer National Education Staff
- USSF A License; National Youth License
- NSCAA Premier Diploma
| John Amorim|
Head Goalkeeper Coach
- US U14 National Camp GK Coach
- 2-time All American at Lynchburg College
- Played professionally in Portugal
Director U12 North Development Camp
- Technical Director, MA Youth Soccer
- USSF A License/National Youth License
- English FA Preliminary Coaching Award
- National Youth License Instructor
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