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What is ODP?



The Olympic Development Program was formed 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.


At the first level (state) pools of players are formed at each age group, throughout the state and brought together to draw upon their skills and to develop their talents further by providing coaching at a high level of expertise. The Program also allows them to gain recognition of their abilities through competition with other State Select ODP teams.


How are players selected?

Players are evaluated and selected on the four components that make up a soccer player: technique, tactics, fitness and athletic ability, and psychological component (attitude)


What are Regional Camps?

US Youth Soccer is divided into four regions, each of which offers a Regional Camp for State Association ODP teams in each eligible age group. The camps are designed to provide high-level competition and training for participating players. During this training and competition, players who are capable of performing at a higher level of play are identified for possible National Team Camp, Pool, or team participation.


Regional camp fees are in addition to the WV ODP fees. CThe cost of the camp is just a slightly higher fee than any area overnight camp that players might attend. To be eligible to attend a Regional camp, the ODP player is expected to participate in all activities of their team and season fees paid in full. Selected players will be invited to this event.


What are the benefits of participating in ODP?

1. Development as a player. The opportunity to train and play with the best players in one's age group.
2. Quality instruction from nationally licensed coaches.
3. Quality competition. Games against other state association ODP teams.
4. Exposure to Regional and National Team Coaches.
5. The opportunity to represent one's state, region, or country in competition.
6. Exposure to college coaches.



Program Fees

The cost for training only for the 2019-2020 is $240. Registration fee is due prior to tryouts and is non-refundable regardless of whether the player is selected into the pool.  The second payment for training only is due when the player is accepted to the program. Each player will need to pay an additional amount (price will vary for each event) for each event the player is selected for.This program runs as a self-sufficient program meaning that the fees collected are used exclusively to cover the costs of running the program, all training sessions, all tournament fees, staff/coach salaries, and all administrative supplies. Players are expected to attend all events as outlined in the ODP calendar. No refunds will be given to players who chose not to attend a training session or an event which they have been chosen for, or to players who chose to drop out of the program. Players who become injured during the season (with a signed medical excuse) may receive a partial refund for the remainder of the events he/she will be unable to attend.


For more information on the Olympic Development Program, please read our WV ODP Handbook or contact:

Amanda Wyatt - WV ODP Administrator
PO Box 3360
Beckley WV 25801





Welcome to the WV ODP Program! Below is some information to help guide you through the tryout process and the 2021-2022 season.

  • The ODP program is a national program designed to serve two major purposes: To identify the outstanding youth players throughout this country to represent the United States in international competition; and to develop the top players throughout the United States, at the State, Regional, and National levels.  
  • East Region ODP Mission Statement: To develop each player in the program to their full potential to enhance the enjoyment of playing the game; To increase the skill level of the players to raise the level of play in their local environment; To develop all players to achieve their highest possible level; To identify players of the highest caliber on a consistent basis to lead to increased success for the U.S. National Teams in the international arena.
  • Players are evaluated and selected on technique, tactics, fitness and athletic ability, and attitude. After the tryouts and the second training event, pool teams will be posted on the website. All players must play on their birth year team – special situations at the coaches’ discretion.
  • Some of the benefits of participating in ODP include Development as a player. The opportunity to train and play with the best players in one’s age group. Quality instruction from nationally licensed coaches. Quality competition. Games against other state association ODP teams. Exposure to Regional and National Team Coaches. The opportunity to represent one’s state, region, or county in competition. Exposure to college coaches.
  • All ODP information is posted via the web site and email, so it is important to keep your email address up to date, and to check it often. www.wvsoccer.net Rosters will be posted and updated after the final tryout.
  • A player may be selected on the pool team but may not be chosen to attend an event. This does not mean that the player is no longer a member of the team, only that they will not be traveling to that event. All pool players will attend the training sessions.
  • The ODP schedule can be found at www.wvsoccer.net. Please check this site frequently as all ODP information is posted there. The WVODP Handbook can also be downloaded from this site.
  • Commitment for all events is completed on-line and a player must be in good financial standing prior to the event before he/she is permitted to participate. Payment will always be available online, or you may choose to pay by check via the mail.
  • If selected onto an ODP team there will be several forms needed, as well as copies of players’ birth certificate and parents’ insurance information. These forms will be available to download online from the registration website and will include: ODP Player Information and Medical Release Form, ODP Players Code of Conduct Form, ODP Player Profile Form, and the ODP Medical History Questionnaire. IT IS THE PLAYERS RESPONSIBILITY TO NOTIFY THE ODP ADMINISTRATOR IF ANY INFORMATION ON THESE FORMS CHANGES THROUGHOUT THE SEASON.
  • Questions can be directed to awyatt9@gmail.com
  • For additional ODP information you can visit www.region1.com website.



Amanda Wyatt- WVSA ODP Administrator

Mark Conley– Director of Boys Coaching

Aric Canonic - Director of Girls Coaching

Bob Gray- ODP Director

Dave Laraba – WVSA Executive Director

Len Rogers- WVSA President