Young Olympians Tryouts Date Set
The fall soccer season has started and now it is the time to turn our attention to providing opportunities for the top level players — whose dreams of success and ambitions far exceed those of more casual youth soccer players around the country. This is the time for top level players to be identified by US Youth Soccer’s elite ODP.
The NJ Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (ODP) will hold tryouts for its Young Olympians Program at five locations throughout the state on Saturday, November 15 and 22.
The Young Olympians Program, designed specifically for players born in 2003 and 2004, introduces these younger players to a NJ Youth Soccer ODP-focused training curriculum. It is led by certified US Youth Soccer trained coaches who specialize in player development of the U11 and U12 age group. Players will be selected for the multi-session program after the tryout.
Technically, the Young Olympians program will focus on improving the player’s technical ability and tactical awareness while exposing players and parents to a US Youth Soccer and NJYS ODP environment. The program will include an 8v8 festival event for all players.
Did you know … New Jersey Youth Soccer is an organization affiliated with U.S. Youth Soccer and the U.S. Soccer Federation and represents more than 150,000 players from 5 to 19-years-old; 40,000+ coaches; and thousands of volunteers.
More on ODP … The philosophy of the US Youth Soccer ODP is to identify players of the highest caliber on a continuing and consistent basis, which will lead to increased success for the U.S. National Teams in the international arena. The purpose is simple: the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program 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.