Olympic Development Program

      A National Effort to Identify, Evaluate, Train and Compete against the Most Skilled Soccer Players in the United States

      It's no secret that California produces some of the most talented & gifted soccer players in the country. Eight out of 23 players on the 2023 USWNT FIFA World Cup roster were born in the state of California. In the 2023 MLS Player Demographics report, California was the #1 state that developed & produced MLS soccer players with 61 individuals born in the Golden State.

      The Olympic Development Program is a national process for identifying and developing the best youth soccer players. The process promotes players to the U.S. National Teams, which represent the United States in international competition, such as the Youth World Cup and the Olympics.

      Cal North ODP is dedicated to developing the highest level of youth soccer in an atmosphere of integrity, fairness and impartiality. The player’s physical and cognitive skills and attitude are the only criteria for the program.

      The Cal North Olympic Development Program is directly affiliated with the USOC, US Soccer and US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program formed in 1977. The Olympic Development Program is a national identification and development program for players of the highest-level. Each state association identifies and develops youth players throughout the country to represent their State Association and the United States in Regional, National, and International soccer competitions.

      Participation in ODP does not disqualify a player from participating in their home clubs.

      ODP Structure

      There are several levels of ODP: State, Regional and the Youth National teams.

      State ODP

      State ODP is administrated at the State level by the Cal North Program Manager and Technical Director. All information regarding State ODP will be posted on the Cal North website.
      Find out more about State ODP

      Western Region ODP

      The regional level of ODP is administrated by US Youth Soccer Western Region. Players are selected to the regional pools by attending Western Regional ODP Camp. Players selected to attend ODP camp are upon recommendation of their state association or from a state ODP event.
      Learn more about Western Regional ODP

      Youth National Teams

      The Youth National team program is administrated by US Soccer. For more information on the Youth National Team program go to ussoccer.com.
      Visit US Soccer
      2023/24 State ODP Tryout Dates

      Tryouts for the 2023/24 ODP Cycle have been completed. Stay tuned on Cal North social media platforms for 2024/25 Tryout dates. 

      2023/24 Events

      2024 ODP West Region Championships
      January 5 - 8, 2024
      Phoenix, AZ

      2024 Cal North Friendlies
      February 9 - 11, 2024
      Morgan Hill, CA

      2024 Oregon Friendship Cup
      May 24 - 26, 2024
      Portland, OR

      2023/24 ODP Pool Training Dates

      The following dates are scheduled training dates for the ODP/YOP teams in preparation for their events. These training dates serve for player development, team cohesion & bonding as well as player evaluation for travel roster. 

      Sunday, October 8, 2023 
      (2007 - 2014 Boys & Girls) 

      Sunday, November 19, 2023
      (2007 - 2012 Boys & Girls) 

      Sunday, December 10, 2023
      (2007 - 2012 Boys & Girls) 

      Sunday, January 7, 2024
      (2012 - 2014 Boys & Girls) 

      Sunday, February 4, 2024
      (2007 - 2012 Boys & Girls) 

      Sunday, March 10, 2024
      (2007 - 2012 Boys & Girls) 

      Sunday, April 14, 2024
      (2007 - 2012 Boys & Girls) 

      Sunday, May 5, 2024
      (2007 - 2012 Boys & Girls)