The Louisiana Olympic Development Program ("ODP") is designed to give the elite youth soccer player an opportunity to focus on his or her personal development as a player in a highly competitive soccer environment. ODP supports the club soccer experience, it does not replace it. However, unlike soccer at the club level, ODP does not focus on team success. It focuses entirely upon each individual player's performance and how we can help them improve in all aspects of the game. ODP also provides a pathway to the game at its highest levels by exposing players to collegiate, regional and even U.S. National Team coaches. ODP is the only elite player development program in the country that can claim members of Major League Soccer and National Women’s Soccer League, as well as a majority of current and past US National and US Youth National team members, as alumni. ODP demands a commitment to excellence from its coaches and its players as well as their families.
If you have any questions about the ODP, please contact LSA Technical Director, Mark Godwin, at MarkGodwinDOC@lsa-soccer.org.