In attendance will be 224 invitation-only players. A scramble format is in place with functional training, Small-Sided Games, street soccer, guest speakers and a mini round-robin tournament on the final day. The developmental camp focuses on Small-Sided Games to highlight the players individual talents.
"US Youth Soccer ODP realizes the importance of laying the groundwork for tactical and technical development of our young players," said Sam Snow, US Youth Soccer director of coaching. "It is important that the experience for the players be positive, especially in these training camp situations. What our players learn in this initial set up will set the tone for their future developmental progress."
The camp themes are interpretation and understanding the game from different perspectives and problem solving within the game. The scramble team training will focus on technical mastery under pressure, technical aspects of possession, possession as a means of penetration and how the different lines function and move the ball together.
US Youth Soccer is divided into four regions, Region I (East), Region II (Midwest), Region III (South) and Region IV (West) to assist in these national competitions and trainings.
US Youth Soccer ODP is the original Olympic development program and the only elite player development program claiming members of Major League Soccer and Women's Professional Soccer as well as a majority of current and past national and youth team members, as alumni. And, with programs in all 55 State Associations
as well as regional and national level championships and participation in international tournaments, US Youth Soccer ODP continues to lead the way.
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About US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) - US Youth Soccer ODP, established in 1977, is the original Olympic development program in the United States. Formed to identify a pool of players in each age group from which a National Team could be selected for international competition, selected players are exposed to the nation's top coaches from collegiate institutions, U.S. Soccer and the professional leagues. Programs exist in each state and with competitions such as the US Youth Soccer ODP National Championships, Interregional Training/Competition, Regional Camps and International play. US Youth Soccer ODP continues to lead the way in elite player identification and development. US Youth Soccer ODP is an approved program of the U.S. Soccer Federation.
About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer)
– US Youth Soccer - "The Game for ALL Kids!®" is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member State Associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org