L O U I S I A N A S O C C E R A S S O C I A T I O N
OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Dear Players and Parents:
Welcome to the Louisiana Olympic Development Program (“ODP”)! Thank you for your commitment to the game and your interest in becoming part of this elite program.
ODP is designed primarily to give the elite player the opportunity to focus on his or her personal development as a player in a highly competitive soccer environment. Unlike soccer at the club level, ODP does not focus on team success. Our entire focus is upon each individual player and how we can help them improve. ODP also gives each player exposure to top collegiate, regional, professional and even U.S. National Team coaches. US Youth Soccer 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 all of its coaches, players and their families. Those participants who are selected will be representing our State at the highest level of youth soccer competition. ODP is designed specifically to support each player’s club soccer experience, not to replace it. We work very closely with our clubs in an effort to make certain ODP represents the very best in Louisiana Soccer. We want to give each player the opportunity to grow, develop and be identified that the club soccer experience may not be able to provide.
LSA is constantly trying to improve and expand ODP in Louisiana. In the summer of 2014 we saw more players from Louisiana ODP get identified by Regional ODP Staff coaches than ever before. We are finding the best, training the best and exposing the best to soccer at its highest levels.
To find out more about ODP, check out the video below. If you have any questions about the tryouts or ODP, please email or call. Again we thank you for your time and commitment. See you at tryouts!
Mark Godwin, Technical Director