South Carolina Youth Soccer
Olympic Development Program
The 2019-2020 Olympic Development Program cycle will showcase a new structure. The US Youth Soccer National Technical staff has created a new structure based off a scouting network targeted at Player Identification. This new focus means that the state level ODP Program will be making the adjustments accordingly to align themselves with the new national structure.
The overall changes mean that at the events, scouts from US Soccer National Teams, MLS, USL, College and other organizations will be there to evaluate and review players for selection. It also means that the Head Coach will be the only staff member per age group for a 22-player squad, which includes two goalkeepers.
SC Youth Soccer ODP will be making changes to staffing, evaluations and player selections. The 2019/20 cycle Head age group coach will be responsible for the selection process of players. The coach will now be responsible for the recruitment, scouting and registration of relevant players in the respective age groups.
Changes to the SC Youth ODP Cycle:
-1 evaluation date for players to attend.
-No monthly training for older age groups.
-Team pool of 22 players (2 GKs).
2008/2009 Age Group:
Registration for 2008/2009 ODP Evaluations^^
1/5/20 Evaluation Date
Girls: 9:00AM - 10:30AM
Boys: 11:00AM - 12:30PM
1/26/20 Evaluation Date
June Pre Camp Training - TBA
July Regional Event - TBA
The SCYSA ODP younger Boys and Girls programs will continue with the monthly training as part of their development and integration into the ODP program. These age groups will participate in the Sub Regional Events and potentially an event in NC during June. The coaching pool structure will be in place for these groups and they will train at the same location during the AM and PM time slots.
In response to the National Olympic Development Program restructure South Carolina ODP has made significant changes to the program.
The hard deadline for registration is Dec 1st 2019 – no player will be allowed to register after this date, and will not be available for selection.
A player may choose to attend the evaluation, this is NOT a requirement for selection. However, if your age group coach has not seen you play, received a recommendation or scouted the player attendance would be strongly advised.
Any player that wishes to be considered for the respective age group programs must have all fees and paperwork completed by Dec 1st. NO EXTENSIONS OR EXCEPTIONS.
SC Youth Soccer , Administrator