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What is ODP?

The US Youth Soccer ODP is a national identification and development program for high-level players.  The program identifies  and develops youth players throughout the country to represent their state and regional associations.  At the state association level, pools of players are identified in each eligible age group, and brought together as a team to develop their skill through training and competition.  From the state pools and subsequent teams, players are identified for regional and national pools and teams.  Maryland State ODP teams are comprised of the best Maryland players in various age groups.

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US Youth Soccer segmented the United States into four regions (see below). Maryland is part of Region I.

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Maryland State ODP U12
Attention players born in 2003 or 2004


The Maryland State Youth Soccer Association is proud to continue offering an opportunity for players born in 2003 or 2004 to participate in the Maryland State ODP. The U12 portion of the Maryland State ODP identifies and trains the top 100 male and female U12 players from across the state of Maryland.

Boys and girls born in 2003 or 2004 who have a strong soccer background and are looking for a unique training environment to supplement their club schedule are eligible to tryout. Players must be a Maryland resident and a registered MSYSA player.
Tryouts for the 2015 season will be held on Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26, 2014 at the Garrison Forest School
Online registration will open in early September. Please be sure to check back at that time to reserve your place at the 2015 Maryland State ODP U12 tryouts! 
Tryout Blocks:
Saturday, October 25, 2013: 9-11am, 11-1pm, 1-3pm, 3-5pm
Sunday, October 26, 2013: 9-11am, 11-1pm
Maryland State ODP U12 players will receive 6 training sessions from professional coaches. They will participate in an inter-regional U12 ODP playday, will be encouraged to attend the Region I Development Camp in June/July 2014 and will receive an adidas uniform kit. More information pertaining to the U12 Region I Development Camp will be posted as soon as it becomes available. Training sessions will be held at various training locations throughout the state of Maryland in April, May and June 2015.
Additional information (e.g. training schedules, locations, fees etcetera) can be found by clicking the various links on the left hand side of the screen.
Please contact the MSYSA state office with any questions (, 410-768-5401).
What it Takes to be Successful in the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program
by John Ellinger

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