New Jersey Youth Soccer



ODP News 

 




Tryout Information and Results

Congratulations and thank you to all who came out and demonstrated character and a positive attitude.  

For those of you who were not invited back please come and tryout again next year, if you continue to work on your game to raise your soccer IQ, improve your speed of play, and versatility you may be one of the players chosen in the future. We look forward to having you back again at next years tryouts.
 
The selectee lists below contain the tryout numbers of the players that are being invited to continue on in the ODP process for the 2015 ODP State Team.  You will be receiving an email from GOTSoccer regarding the next steps. Please read everything carefully and adhere to the paperwork deadlines.   

Girls Selectees  HERE
Boys Selectees  HERE

If you cannot give the required commitment necessary to be part of the program please notify the Director of Coaching immediately.

What Makes an Olympic Development player?  read more

Goalkeeper evaluations?  read more
Field Player evaluations? read more


Check the ODP Hot Line at 1.800.8NJSYSA for the latest information,
news of updated events and cancellations due to weather.

 


U11-U12 Young Olympians Program - Birth year 2003 and 2004

This program was specially designed to edu-train the parent and player on the mission of the US Youth Soccer/NJYS ODP, while supplementing their club schedule.  The curriculum consists of specially designed age appropriate training sessions that mirror the recommendations of the US Soccer's National Curriculum and using a Long Term Player Development model (LTPD) led by our Nationally Licensed Coaches.   
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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.
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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. 
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Allison Deluca  
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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.
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Gianna Pittaro  - ODP 2000 player starts path to follow in her mother’s footsteps.
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Sloan DePiero and Katie Lindacher 
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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.
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Alec Lam
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A superior goalkeeper and respected role model.
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Don Nicol - shares experience of first International Friendly.
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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.


Trip to South Africa, Experience of a Life Time


March 2014, six NJ U17 (1997) USYS ODP players were selected from Region I’s 12-state player pool for a team competing at the Future Champions Gauteng Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa

Fatai Bisiolu-King

Darnell Brown

Matthew Hendrickson

Alec Lam

Sam MacPherson

Vincenzo Masitti

 

Vinny Masitti, offered a recap of his journey

 

“Being chosen to represent New Jersey for the Region I ODP Future Champions Tournament in South Africa was a great experience. It was an incredible learning opportunity to play against soccer players from different countries and learn about their different cultures. 

 

The Future Champions group also showed us their country. We went on a tour to see where Nelson Mandela grew up, visited the stadium where the 2010 World Cup was played, took a trip to a lion zoo and even went on a team safari.

 

Without this opportunity, I doubt I would have ever traveled to this part of the world. It was truly an experience of a lifetime.”


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