New Jersey Youth Soccer

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Olympic Development Program

The US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program has been in existence since 1977. It was the first program introduced to help identify potential national team youth players through an organized series of trials which began at the district or local level, progressed through the state, region and finally the national level. 

The ODP Program has some interesting and meaningful stories.

These profiles are just a small part of what ODP is about.

Enjoy their stories.

David Howarth  -   For many New Jerseyans, playing youth soccer is a rite of passage. Snacking on orange slices during halftime or watching a swarm of kindergarteners chase a ball up and down the field represents familiar memories for many families.  

Allison Deluca  -  Junior Allison DeLuca of Flemington made it all the way to the National Pool and won’t stop until she’s a member of that team.

Gianna Pittaro  - ODP 2000 player starts path to follow in her mother’s footsteps.

Sloan DePiero and Katie Lindacher  -  The College of New Jersey women’s soccer team co-captains, Sloan DePiero and Katie Lindacher, achieved what many youth soccer players dream about - playing collegiate soccer.

Alec Lam - A superior goalkeeper and respected role model.

Don Nicol - shares experience of first International Friendly.


Advantages and Benefits of the ODP Program

Identification into one of the highest level youth state programs.

Development as a player. The opportunity to train and play with the best players in your age group.

Quality instruction from nationally licensed coaches.

Quality competition. Games against other National State Association teams.

Exposure to US Youth Soccer Regional and US National Team coaches.

The opportunity to represent your state, region or country in competition.

Exposure to college coaches.  Most coaches at the State and Regional Level come from the

best NCAA Men's and Women's Soccer Programs.

Tyler Miller, a former ‪ýNJYS ODP standout, talks with Big Apple Soccer about his youth career here in NJ and offers advice for today's players.  The Woodbury native was a Big 10 "Goalkeeper of the Year" at Northwestern and is currently a U-23 Men's National Team contender.