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US Youth Soccer Midwest

ODP Midwest ID Camp

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General

2018 Camp Dates | Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU), Saginaw, MI

The 5-day residential ODP Midwest ID Camp is a unique opportunity for invited players to train and compete with the top players in the Midwest and trained by high level licensed coaches, including exposure to college coaches for the next level. Players will also have the opportunity to be identified for future ODP Midwest events.

  • Boys ID Camp: July 6-10, 2018 | 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 & 2005
  • Girls ID Camp: July 12-16, 2018 | 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 & 2005
  • To be eligible for the ODP Midwest ID Camps, you must receive an invitational letter from ODP West Region. 
  • Contact your State Association for more information.


ID Camp Payments
The ID Camp fee includes: safe quality housing and meals in a dorm setting, training and classroom sessions in state of-the-art facilities, coaching and administrative staff, certified athletic trainers and (3) Nike training kits (drifit shirts, shorts, socks/kit).
 

  • Fee: $630/player* (does NOT include transportation to/from Saginaw)
  • 50% Deposit Due: To hold player's spot
  • Final Payments Due: May 31st
     

*If your State Association does not pay for ID Camp, players are responsible for payment.

Payment Options
Please do not remit ANY payments until you have both received an invitation AND formally accepted your spot.

  • Online ID Camp Payment [NO LONGER AVAILALBE]
    • 50% Online Payment: $325
    • Full Online Payment: $650
    • NOTE: If you are making a deposit/half credit card payment, your credit card WILL NOT be automatically charged for the remaining balance. You will be required to complete the online payment link again by the May 31st deadline.
  • Check Payments
    • 50% Check Payment: $315
    • Full Check Payment: $630

Accommodations

Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU)

  • All players will be staying on SVUS's Campus during their time at ID Camp
  • SVUS is on a 784-acre campus and is home to 107 academic and auxiliary buildings
  • SVSU has 9,165 students currently enrolled for the 2016/2017 academic year
  • For more information visit their website [LINK]


SVSU Directions & Map

  • Directions [LINK]
  • Official Campus Map [LINK]
  • Field Map [Not yet Available]


Dorm Room Information

  • All players will be staying in dorm rooms on campus.
  • SVSU dorms are some of the best in the nation and was ranked #1 in the state of Michigan and #19 nationally. [LINK]
  • Every dorm room includes:
    • (1) player per bed
    • shared bathroom, living and study areas
    • a kitchenette with microwave, refrigerator and sink
    • air conditioning
  • If a player loses his/her room key, they will be responsible for the $50 SVSU replacement fee prior to leaving ID Camp.
  • Players will also be responsible for any room damage assessed by both SVSU and the Midwest Region and will be invoiced accordingly.
     

Meal Information

  • Players will receive breakfast, lunch and dinner except on arrival and departure days.
    • Arrival Day: Dinner Only
    • Departure Day: Breakfast & Lunch Only
  • Meal Menu [LINK]
  • We will provide a list of player allergies and/or preferences that have been documented in the electronic player releases to the SVSU food services.
  • Approximately 1-2 weeks prior to ID Camp an SVSU chef will contact you directly to discuss the player's allergies and/or preferences.
  • During ID Camp if a player with an allergy and/or preference is unsure of what they can eat, they should request to speak to a chef or ask an ID Camp administrator to assist them.
  • In order to accommodate the "nut allergies" the chefs have removed items with peanuts and other nuts from the menu where possible in order to minimize any exposure. Items like peanut butter for toast, nut topping at the ice cream station, peanut butter cookies, turtle brownies ect. were changed or removed.


SVSU Marketplace 
More information coming soon.

Packing List

Packing List

Please pack your soccer gear in your carry-on luggage if you are flying. You may bring your full size soccer bag or a smaller one that meets the airline's carry-on size specification.

  • Nike is the official apparel of the Olympic Development Program. As such, all soccer gear must be Nike or unbranded; however, please note any logo other than Nike simply MUST NOT be visible (exceptions include: cleats/running shoes, GK gloves and soccer bags).
  • Players need to bring:
    • (Regular twin) bedding or sleeping bag and pillow
    • Towel
    • Toiletries
    • Any prescription medicines needed
    • Soccer ball
    • Extra white soccer socks (Nike or non-branded)
    • Warm-up jacket or sweatshirt
    • Rain gear or poncho
    • Extra pair of shoes
    • Extra pair of cleats
    • Extra shinguards
    • Flip flops
    • (Empty) water bottle
    • Soccer journal and pen/pencil
    • Newspapers (in case of rain to put in cleats)
    • Sunscreen
    • Bug spray
    • Plastic trash bags
    • Alarm clock
    • Spending money for SVSU marketplace and ODP Midwest Region store
  • Players will be provided with:
    • (3) Nike drifit shirts (red, grey and navy)
    • (3) pairs of Nike navy shorts
    • (3) pairs of Nike red socks
  • GKs please note only Nike jerseys are to be worn


Laundry

Laundry service will be provided for the following training gear ONLY: Nike drifit shirts, shorts and socks. SVSU and the Midwest Region will not be responsible for washing personal items, so please pack accordingly.

Players will be provided with laundry loops for their training gear. Laundry shall be turned in at lunch and picked back up at dinner on the following days: 

  • ID Camp Day 2
  • ID Camp Day 3
  • ID Camp Day 4

Transportation

Transportation to/from ID Camp is the responsibility of the parent/guardian unless your State Association is providing transportation. Please contact your State Association to confirm transportation options to/from ID Camp.


SVSU Directions & Map
Saginaw Valley State University, 7400 Bay Road, Saginaw, MI 48604

  • Directions [LINK]
  • Official Campus Map [LINK]
  • Arrival and Departure Information [See below]


Airport Transportation
The Midwest Region will ONLY provide transportation to/from either Flint (FNT) or Saginaw (MBS) airports on arrival and departure days for those players who opt to fly. Once all player flight information has been confirmed, more information will be provided regarding airport terminal pick-up for transportation directly to SVSU for check-in. Due to the distance to/from Detroit, we are unable to provide transportation from this airport. If you opt to fly to/from this airport, you will be responsible for your own transportation.

When booking your own flights, please follow the travel guidelines below. Do not make any arrangements outside of these times.

  • BODP ID Camp Flight Information
    • Flint Airport (FNT)
      • Arrival Date/Time(s): July 6th BETWEEN 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST
      • Departure Date/Time(s): July 10th AFTER 4:00 PM (please fly out by 6:00 PM) EST
    • Saginaw Airport (MBS)
      • Arrival Date/Time(s): July 6th BETWEEN 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST
      • Departure Date/Time(s): July 10th AFTER 3:00 PM (please fly out by 6:00 PM) EST
  • GODP ID Camp Flight Information
    • Flint Airport (FNT)
      • Arrival Date/Time(s): July 12th BETWEEN 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST
      • Departure Date/Time(s): July 16th AFTER 4:00 PM (please fly out by 6:00 PM) EST
    • Saginaw Airport (MBS)
      • Arrival Date/Time(s): July 12th BETWEEN 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST
      • Departure Date/Time(s): July 16th AFTER 3:00 PM (please fly out by 6:00 PM) EST


Unaccompanied Minors
Due to the nature of this event, please do not fly your son/daughter as an unaccompanied minor as we are unable to sign for ANY player flying. Please make arrangements with the airline if necessary to ensure safe travel to/from your designated airport.

After a series of complications with Spirit and Frontier Airlines during previous events, we strongly recommend that you do not book through them.

Archer Travel
For your convenience, please see the below Midwest Region travel partner contact information to assist you with booking any flights, although not required.

  • Contact: Cheryl Zelaya
    • Email: Cheryl@archersf.com
    • Phone: 415-504-8881

Schedule

An ID Camp schedule will be made available closer to the event. Schedules are subject to change. The daily schedule will be communicated to all players through Team App.

ID Camp Schedule Format
Except on arrival and departure days the ID Camp will consist of:

  • (2) training sessions per day
  • (1) classroom and/or presentation per day
  • (2) individual and/or team meeting per day
  • Recovery and/or regeneration scheduled accordingly


Team App
During ID Camp, this app will be used to communicate daily schedules, weather/field updates, daily training gear colors and laundry schedule. This app is only for players attending the ID Camp.

Arrival & Departure Info

Transportation to/from ID Camp is the responsibility of the parent/guardian unless your State Association is providing transportation. Please contact your State Association to confirm transportation options to/from ID Camp.

Location 
Saginaw Valley State University, 7400 Bay Road, Saginaw, MI 48604 [DIRECTIONS]


Arrival Day

  • Parent Drop-Off
    • Check-In: 12:00-1:30 PM at SVSU Arbury Fine Arts Center [CAMPUS MAP]
    • Parents are to park in Lot J and walk their son/daughter into SVSU
    • The roundabout, located directly in front of Arbury Fine Arts Center, is ONLY to be used by state buses
    • Players will check-in with an administrator from their age group, receive their room keys, Nike training gear and laundry loops
    • Once players have checked-in with an administrator, a staff member will walk them to their dorm rooms and parents are released
  • Airport Arrivals/Transportation
    • Delays/Emergencies: If your have a flight change, delay or emergency, please call our ODP Midwest Region Administrator Jessica Eberle [Not yet Available] on TRAVEL DAYS ONLY
    • Please notify us immediately if any changes are made to your child's flight
    • Midwest Region administrators will be wearing RED Midwest Region shirts
    • DO NOT leave the baggage claim area until a Midwest Region administrator arrives and provides further instructions
    • The group will travel to ID Camp together. Please wait for instructions on where to load the bus.
    • Flint Airport [FNT]
      • Upon landing, all players should collect their luggage and proceed to Baggage Claim 3 and wait for our bus and administrator to arrive. [FNT MAP]
      • Administrator assisting with pick-up [Not yet Available]
    • Saginaw Airport [MBS]
      • Upon landing, all players should collect their luggage and proceed to Baggage Claim 1 and wait for our bus and administrator to arrive. [MBS MAP]
      • Administrator assisting with pick-up [Not yet Available]


Departure Day

  • Parent Pick-Up
    • Check-Out: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM at SVSU Arbury Fine Arts Center [CAMPUS MAP]
    • Parents are to park in Lot J and walk into SVUS to pick up their son/daughter
    • The roundabout located directly in front of Arbury Fine Arts Center, is ONLY to be used by state buses
    • Players MUST check-out with an administrator from their age group in the atrium before they will be released to a parent/guardian.
    • If anyone other than the player's parent/guardian is picking them up from ID Camp, a release wavier MUST be completed and emailed to Jessica [jeberle@usyouthsoccer.org] prior to being released. [Not yet Available]
    • Once players have checked-out with their administrator and have turned in their room key or paid their $50 lost key fee, they are free to depart.
  • Airport Departures/Transportation
    • All players who opted to fly and completed the flight response document will be transported to the airport by the Midwest Region via bus.
    • The bus will depart for either Flint (FNT) or Saginaw (MBS) at 12:00 PM.
    • Players will be dropped off outside their airline terminal to check-in and head directly to their designated departure gate.

FAQs

Q: What is included in the ID Camp fee?

A: The fee of the 5-day residential ID Camp includes safe quality housing and meals in a dorm setting, training and classroom sessions in state of-the-art facilities, coaching and administrative staff, certified athletic trainers and (3) Nike training kits (drifit shirts, shorts, socks/kit). Players will train and compete with the top players in the Midwest Region and will be trained by high level licensed coaches, including exposure to college coaches. Players will also have the opportunity to be identified for future ODP Midwest Region events.


Q: Is transportation provided to/from ID Camp?

A: The Midwest Region will ONLY provide transportation to/from either Flint (FNT) or Saginaw (MBS) airports on arrival and departure days for those players who opt to fly. You should contact your State Association to see if they will be providing transportation to/from ID Camp. If not, you are responsible for the transportation to/from ID Camp.


Q: Can parents watch players train or play?

A: The Midwest Region appreciates when families support our program and players; however, family members will not be allowed in dorms, meals, meetings, trainings or any team function scheduled.


Q: What amenities will the players have access to?

A: Players will have access to the dorms, Rhea Miller Recital Hall (theater), Curtis Hall (classrooms), Groening Commons (lounge area), soccer fields, fieldhouse and the Marketplace. All buildings on SVSU's campus are in close-proximity to each other and will allow for safe and easy walking between locations.


Q: Where will the players be staying while they are at ID Camp?

A: All players will be staying in the SVSU dorm rooms while on campus. Per our packing list [LINK], please ensure all players bring their own bedding, pillows and towels as they will not be provided.


Q: What are the dorms like?

A: The dorms are some of the best in the nation. SVSU was ranked #1 in the state of Michigan and #19 nationally. Each dorm room includes one player per bed, shared bathroom, living space and study areas, a kitchenette with microwave, refrigerator and sink and air conditioning.


Q: Where will the players be training?

A: All trainings will be held at SVSU on their campus fields.


Q: How often will players train?

A: Players will train twice (2) a day, except for arrival and departure days. Each training session will last approximately 1 1/2 - 2 hours.


Q: Will players be training and competing with players from their state?

A: Players will have the opportunity to train and compete with and among the top players in the Midwest Region in a scramble format. This unique experience allows for players to progress and develop their skill sets in a competitive environment for the next level.


Q: Are the fields grass or turf?

A: There are two turf fields, the stadium and fieldhouse. All other fields are grass.


Q: Is there a backup plan for training in case of inclement weather?

A: Yes. In case of inclement weather, the players will have access to the fieldhouse. We will determine if use of the indoor facility is necessary based upon SVUS weather protocols. Any changes to the schedule will be communicated to the players via Team App.


Q: Who are the Regional Staff Coaches?

A: The ODP Regional II coaching staff are some of the top high level licensed coaches, including college coaches, within the Midwest Region.


Q: Will there be college coaches there?

A: Yes. Some of the Regional staff coaches are current college coaches.


Q: What type of supervision is provided for the players during ID Camp?

A:  All activities on and off the field are supervised by our administrative staff. Each age group will have their own lead administrator, along with additional staff members that will ensure all players are supervised. Both coaching and administrative staff stay in the dorms with the players. Campus security will be present and monitoring our high access areas for added security.


Q: What do the classroom sessions consist of?

A: Classroom sessions and/or presentations, may consist of, but not limited to: sports performance, nutrition, sports psychologist, college coach panel and video analysis.


Q: If a player has a food allergy will there be alternative options for them?

A: Yes, you will be required to complete an electronic medical and liability release prior to attending ID Camp. This online form allows you to communicate any allergies for our staff, which includes our certified Athletic Trainers as well as SVSU food services. See "Meal Information" for more information [LINK].


Q: What if players cannot make it the entire time? Can players arrive late or leave early?

A:  Invited players are expected to arrive rested, on time and stay for the duration of the ID Camp. Players who do not attend the entire event will not receive the same training and development experiences as well as being fairly evaluated by our Regional coaching staff for identification to future ODP Midwest Region events.


Q: What if players cannot attend ID Camp. Can players still be considered for the ODP Midwest Region Pool?

A: To be considered for the ODP Midwest Region Pool, players must attend ID Camp; however, if an invited player is injured or sustains an injury prior to the start of ID Camp, the player will be considered and listed as an injured reserve with proper medical documentation.


Q: What if players get injured before or during ID Camp?

A: If an invited player sustains an injury before ID Camp, please notify us immediately and provide medical documentation regarding the injury. Medically excused players will be considered for the ODP Midwest Region pool and listed as an injured reserve. If you sustain an injury during ID Camp, our certified Athletic Trainers will be available on and off the field to assess any potential injuries and/or illness. Depending on the severity of the injury and/or illness the player may be taken to a local clinic or ER for further assessment by one of our administrative staff who will notify you. We will follow the US Youth Soccer Concussion Protocol for any player who displays signs and symptoms of a concussion. For more information see USYS Concussion Protocol [LINK].


Q: How will players receive communication on a daily basis?

A: During the event, Team App will be used to communicate daily schedules, weather/field updates, daily training gear colors and laundry schedule. This app is only for players attending the ID Camp. If players do not have a cell phone, they will be able to receive the communication from their roommate/teammate and/or administrator. For more information see "Team App" [LINK].


Q: What happens after ID Camp?

A: Final player pools for the upcoming 2018-2019 US Youth Soccer ODP Midwest Region cycle will be posted by the first week of August. Players listed will be eligible for further selection to ODP Midwest Region event opportunities that typically occur during November, December and January. Players will receive a general informational email outlining the event opportunities post-ID Camp.  

 
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