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2019-2020 Tryout Dates

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Southeast: Hampton Roads Soccer Complex - Jul 20, 2019

West Central: South Fork Soccer Park - Aug 3, 2019

West: Nellies Cave Park - Aug 4, 2019

Central: Dorey Park - Aug 10, 2019

North*: PVSTC - Aug 17-18, 2019
*Only tryouts will be held at the Publix Virginia Soccer Training Center in Fredericksburg, VA.  Training sessions will be in Northern VA.

Welcome Letter

I would like to welcome you to the Virginia Youth Soccer Association's Olympic Development Program (ODP). This National program identifies, trains, and showcases the state's top soccer players against similar high-level talent from all across the country. We take great care in making sure our players are trained properly through the identification of top soccer coaches who care and are personally invested in the player’s overall development.

The Olympic Development Program enhances the qualities that players develop with their clubs incrementally providing international trips, domestic competitions and a well thought out training program. In order for a player to become as good as they can be, they must step outside their comfort zone to seek high-level training and to compete with and against the best talent in Virginia and the United States.

I look forward to seeing you in the coming weeks and months.

Gordon Miller, VYSA Technical Director

What is ODP?


What is the Virginia Olympic Development Program?
The VYSA Olympic Development Program has a designated five districts. The initial player identification stage begins with the district tryouts. A district pool of players is selected from the district tryouts by our high-level coaching staff. The district tryout registration fee is $40 online or $60 at the tryout site. Online registration ends seven days prior to tryouts; registering online saves you $20! When registering, please note that ODP goes by calendar year birth date.

Once started, the district pools will have seven training sessions. Players can also be added to the district pool, at any time, through the scouting of games. The district training sessions are generally held on a Friday night or weekend day so as to minimize conflicts with other soccer activities the players may have.

The last two training sessions in the district pool are called inter-district scrimmages. These events are held at the Publix Virginia Soccer Training Center on two separate weekends. From these scrimmages, the state pool is selected by the state coaching staff. On the first weekend, the districts will compete against each other. On the second weekend, the players will be mixed into different teams in order to compete against each other. Once selected, the state pools will have a minimum ten training sessions and a variety of events.

Not every state pool player goes to every event. The teams are picked by the state coaches, but all players will participate at some time during the season. The events start in January with the North Carolina Friendlies, in February with the Virginia Friendlies, and an international trip in March or April for two age groups. In June, there is the Region I Tournament and Region I Camps are held in July.

All events are priced separately and the budget is based on costs such as transportation, hotels, meals, coaches, etc. They generally range from $195- $500 per event; camp can range from $600 - $800. We try to keep the costs as low as possible for the players. There is financial aid and sponsorship information available for those families that may need assistance.

What is the East Region Olympic Development Program?
U.S. Youth Soccer divided the country into four regions; Virginia is part of East Region (formerly Region I.) U.S. Youth Soccer East Region covers the northeastern United States.

To learn more about the East Region ODP -CLICK HERE!

What is the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program?
The U.S. Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program was formed in 1977 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.

To learn more about the U.S. Youth Soccer ODP -CLICK HERE!

2019 East Region Pools Announced!

About East Region ODP

The primary mission is to identify elite level East Region players and facilitate their selection to the U.S. National Team programs.
The selection process takes place through state, regional, and national trials.
The primary benefit to the player is to be able to try out, train, and play against the best players in their age group,
allowing the best players to further their development as soccer players.  Regional pools are selected at the conclusion of camp.
Congratulations to the following player selected to the 2019 East Region Player Pools!


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