The US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) was formed in 1977 to identify a pool of players in each age group from which a National Team will be selected for international competition; to provide high-level training to benefit and enhance the development of players at all levels; and, through the use of carefully selected and licensed coaches, develop a mechanism for the exchange of ideas and curriculum to improve all levels of coaching.
US Youth Soccer National Championship Series
Each summer US Youth Soccer crowns a boys and girls national champion in each of its seven age divisions (13U, 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U, 18U and 19U). The finals are a culmination of a year-long series of competitions at the state and regional levels known as the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series which provides approximately 185,000 players on 10,000 teams from US Youth Soccer's 55 State Associations the opportunity to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition in the nation.
US Youth Soccer National League
The US Youth Soccer National League is an extension of the highly successful US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues (US Youth Soccer Eastern Regional League, Midwest Regional League, Southern Regional Premier League and Far West Regional League) to play not only to claim the title of National League Champion but also to earn four slots in each gender age group at the US Youth Soccer National Championships. In addition to the four Regional Championship winners, the top four finishers in each age group from the National League will earn slots to the national finals. The National League's top finishers will also retain their positions in the league for the following season.
US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup
The US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup provides a progressive, competitive experience to US Youth Soccer teams from the state to regional to national level. The Presidents Cup gives players an additional opportunity to compete against teams from across the country at a high level for the joy and the challenge of the game. It provides the chance to experience a unique US Youth Soccer event with camaraderie, community and competition through sport.
Soccer Across America (Formerly Soccer Start)
Soccer Across America is designed to introduce the sport of soccer to youngsters living in communities not yet served by existing clubs and leagues. Focused on making soccer available to lower-income children in underserved communities, Soccer Across America provides soccer training and administrative guidance to players and organizations who might otherwise not be exposed to the sport.
Soccer Shots is an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development. The Soccer Shots team positively impacts children’s lives on and off the field through best-in-class coaching, communication and curriculum. Soccer Shots offers three different programs to meet the developmental needs of children aged 2-5.
US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer
US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities, organized by youth soccer association volunteers. The program is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl, who has a mental or physical disability.
Youth Soccer Month
In September, the National Youth Soccer Month campaign revolves around educating the public about the joys, rewards and benefits of playing youth soccer, and offers a variety of resources to learn more about youth soccer and get involved.
Target United Cup
The US Youth Soccer Target United Cup provides youth soccer players with an opportunity to experience a consistent, high quality tournament, in a fun family-like atmosphere. This program fosters stimulation and excitement about soccer in an effort to increase the recreational players’ interest in and love for the game.
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