New Jersey Youth Soccer

ODP News

2017 NJYS Olympic Development Program
Tryout Dates:  July 30-31 and August 13-14
(Details about registration, time and location will be announced separately)

"NJYS ODP Releases Fanwear"
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Club NJYS 2005 - Schedule and Fees   BoysGirls

ODP Overview (1999-2003) - Click Here

Young Olympians 2004 - Schedule and Fees  Boys- Girls
Club NJYS 2005 - Schedule and Fees   Boys- Girls

NJYS ODP goes digital with Team App!  Get age specific schedules, alerts, information on event/training locations, news, photos, social media, and more on this FREE mobile app.  Read More

2015-2016 ODP  Event and Fees Schedule by age group (click on link below):  

2015-2016 ODP Payment Links


1999-2003 Girls Region I Camp University of Rhode Island 

1999-2001 Girls Play Day The College of New Jersey

2004 Girls Region I Camp Univeristy of Rhode Island

2004 Girls Day Camp The College of New Jersey

2005 Girls Day Camp The College of New Jersey

2002-2003 Girls Mini Camp The College of New Jersey 

2015-2016 State Fee


1999-2001 Boys Play Day The College of New Jersey

1999-2003 Boys Region I ODP Camp Rider

2002-2003 Boys Mini Camp Rowan University

2004 Boys Day Camp Rider University

2005 Boys Day Camp Rider University

2004 Boys Region I Camp Washington College

 2015-2016 State Fee

What Makes an Olympic Development player?  read more

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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.