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US Youth Soccer South

ODP South ID Camp


2020 Camp Dates | University of Montevallo, AL

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

  • Girls ID Camp: July 7 - 11, 2020 | 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
  • Girls ID Camp July - 9 - 13, 2020 | 2008
  • Boys ID Camp:  July 13 - 17, 2020  2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
  • Boys ID Camp:  July 15 - 19, 2020  | 2008
  • To be eligible for the ODP South ID Camps, you must receive an invitational letter from ODP South 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 and certified athletic trainers. 

Payment Options

Check, Credit Card and ECheck 

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


  • All players will be staying on University of Montevallo during their time at ID Camp
  • For more information visit their website [LINK]

University of Montevallo  Maps

Dorm Room Information

  • All players will be staying in dorm rooms on campus.
  • Every dorm room includes:
    • (1) player per bed
    • shared bathroom, living and study areas
  • If a player loses his/her room key, they will be responsible for the $50  replacement fee prior to leaving ID Camp.
  • Players will also be responsible for any room damage assessed by both University of Montevallo and the South 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 Only
  • We will provide a list of player allergies and/or preferences that have been documented in the electronic player releases to the Linfield College food services.
  • 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.

Packing List

Packing List

  • 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:
    • Bed Linens & Pillow
    • Towel
    • Toiletries
    • Any prescription medicines needed
    • Sleepwear
    • Soccer ball
    • Black Soccer Shorts (2)
    • White Tshirt (1)
    • Black Tshirt (1)
    • White soccer socks (2)
    • Black 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/Shoes/Sneakers**
    • Jeans/Slacks**
    • Shirts**
    • Light Jacket**
    • (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 personal snacks/sports drinks/activities

**You will need very little non-soccer clothing while at this event.

Players will be provided with:

  • (3) Nike Tshirts 

GKs please note only Nike jerseys are to be worn



Laundry service are available on campus. 


Transportation to/from ID Camp is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.  South Region will provide transportation  to and from the Birmingham Airport for all players flying into camp.  Players must follow arrival and departure guidelines listed on the initial invite and below to utilize the provided transportation. 

University of Montevallo Directions & Map

75 College Drive, Montevallo, AL 35115

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


Airport Transportation

Travel: You are responsible for your own travel arrangements to and from the Birmingham Airport (BHM)  It is important that you submit your travel itinerary prior to your arrival at camp using the link provided for you. If the parents/legal guardians are driving the player to and from camp, you will still need to complete the Travel Form so the ODP Camp Staff has a record of your player’s travel plans. If your player is traveling alone, please equip your player with a cellular phone. This helps the team administrator and the player have an easier experience during the travel phase of the event.

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

Arrival: If you are driving to camp you need to check in between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at University of Montevallo.  If you are flying into the Birmingham Airport (BHM) you need to arrive prior to 2:00 p.m. You will be met by the ODP Camp staff at the Birmingham Airport (BHM) Baggage Claim and then taken by bus to the ODP camp at University of Montevallo. The first bus will start leaving for camp at 12 pm. Do Not send your player as an unaccompanied minor.  We will not have anyone there that can pick them up at the gates.  They will have be able to get to baggage claim to access provided transportation at the Birmingham Airport (BHM).  If the player is traveling with a parent to the Birmingham Airport BHM) and is driving their player to camp, please indicate the player as “driving” to camp on the Travel Form.
Departure: If you are picking up your player at camp it will need to be on the last day of their camp cycle and no earlier than 11:00 a.m and no later than 12:00 p.m. If your player is departing camp via airline flight, busses will start leaving for the Portland Airport at 11:00 a.m. on the last day of camp. It is approximately 45 minutes to the Birmingham Airport from camp. Your player’s departure flight must be after 2:00 p.m. in order for the player to have adequate time to get from camp and to their departure gate. There will be an activity in the morning on the last day of camp. Do Not send your player as an unaccompanied minor.  We will not have anyone there that can drop them off at the gates


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:

  • Field sessions 
  • Classroom and/or presentations
  • Individual and/or team meetings
  • Recovery and/or regeneration scheduled accordingly

Arrival & Departure Info

Transportation to/from ID Camp is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.  Transportation from the Birmingham Airport will be provided for players who are flying in. Players must follow arrival and departure guidelines to utilize this provided transportation.

ID Camp Location 
University of Montevallo | 75 College Drive, Montevallo, AL 35115

Arrival Day

  • Parent Drop-Off
    • Check-In: 1:00 - 4:00  PM at the University of Montevallo
    • Parents are to park and walk their son/daughter into checkin
    • Players will check-in with an administrator from their age group, receive their room keys, Nike tshirt and info packet
    • 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 South Region Administrator Andrea Barnett [Not yet Available] on TRAVEL DAYS ONLY
    • Please notify us immediately if any changes are made to your child's flight
    • South Region administrators will be wearing ODP shirts
    • The group will travel to ID Camp together. Please wait for instructions on where to load the bus.
    • Birmingham Airport [BHM]
      • Upon landing, all players should collect their luggage and proceed to Baggage Claim  and wait for our bus and administrator to arrive. [BHM Map]
      • Administrator assisting with pick-up [Not yet Available]

Departure Day

  • Parent Pick-Up
    • Check-Out: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM at University of Montevallo
    • Parents are to park and walk in to check-out location to pick up their son/daughter
    • 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 Andrea [] 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 South Region via bus.
    • The bus will depart for Birmingham Airport  [BHM] at 11:00 AM.
    • Players will be dropped off outside their airline terminal to check-in and head directly to their designated departure gate.


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 tshirts. Players will train and compete with the top players in the South 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 South Region events.

Q: Is transportation provided to/from ID Camp?

A: The South Region will ONLY provide transportation to/from Birmingham Airport (BHM)  on arrival and departure days for those players who opt to fly and follow the designated timeframes given.    Please see our Arrival and Departure tab for more information.

Q: Can parents watch players train or play?

A: The South Region appreciates when families support our program and players; however, family members will not be allowed in dorms, meals, meetings or any team function scheduled. Parents can watch Training and Games at the field.

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

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

Q: What are the dorms like?

A: Each dorm room includes one player per bed, shared bathroom.

Q: Where will the players be training?

A: All trainings will be held at the University of Montevallo 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 1/2  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 South 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:  All fields are grass.

Q: Who are the Regional Staff Coaches?

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

Q: Will there be college coaches there?

A: Yes. Most 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 University of Montevallo food services. 

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 South Region events.

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

A: To be considered for the ODP South 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 South 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, Administrators, Chaperones and Coaches will communicate daily schedules, weather/field updates, daily training gear colors and laundry schedule. 

Q: What happens after ID Camp?

A: Final player pools for the upcoming 2020-2021 US Youth Soccer ODP South Region cycle will be posted by mid August. Players listed will be eligible for further selection to ODP South 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.  


Q: What is the refund policy once I register?

A: Refunds: Once you commit to attending, you will only be eligible for a refund if you are injured. If you are injured, US Youth Soccer West Region will refund your cost for the event based on the refund schedule, minus the processing fee. US Youth Soccer West Region will not refund your airfare purchased for this event. Those players who are injured will need to submit documentation from their physician regarding their specific injury that prohibits them from participating.

Refund Schedule:

28 days to 22 days from the player’s arrival date: 75% of the ODP Camp cost

21 days to 15 days from the player’s arrival date: 50% of the ODP Camp cost

14 days to 8 days from the player’s arrival date: 25% of the ODP Camp cost

7 days to 0 days from the player’s arrival date: 0% of the ODP Camp cost