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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. 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 East Region ODP Tournament and East Region 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. We try to keep the costs as low as possible for the players. There is financial aid 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.  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!

Virginia Friendlies 2020

VYSA will be featuring ODP and D-ODP players on our digital platforms this fall and spring. If you would like your player to be highlighted, please complete the following form below AND submit a high resolution photo of your player to [email protected]

2021-2022 District Tryouts

ODP Tryout Update

In order to comply with updated health and safety guidelines from the Governor's Office, VYSA has made some significant changes to the ODP Tryout Process.

Click here to access tryout information, dates, times, and locations for the 2021-2022 season.

ODP Cancellation and Refund Policy

Tryouts & Training Sessions
For cancellations or withdrawals received five (5) or more business days prior to a tryout or start of the training sessions for which a fee has been paid, a full refund minus 10% for administrative fees will be issued to the registrant.

No refunds shall be provided for cancellations or withdrawals made within five (5) business days of a tryout or start of the training sessions. Participants will be invoiced the full cost.

Should VYSA need to cancel a training session, every attempt will be made to reschedule the session. If the session cannot be rescheduled, refunds will not be issued. If 50% or more of the training sessions have been completed and VYSA is not able to reschedule the remainder, no refunds will be issued.

Once committed to the program it is expressly understood by all players and their parents/guardians, they are responsible for all fees associated with the program. Payment is due upon completion of the player’s registration. VYSA reserves the right to suspend a player from their home club if payment is not received for any fees associated with the program.

ODP State Events
Once paid, an event fee cannot be refunded under any circumstances if a player is withdrawn from the event. Deposits are placed ahead of time based on the number of players invited and often, those deposits are nonrefundable.

If an event is canceled due to weather, the event fee will be refunded minus 10% for administrative fees.

Complete Cancellation
Should VYSA need to cancel a tryout, training season, and/or event due to unforeseen circumstances or causes beyond our control, participants will be notified as soon as possible and the aforementioned entity will issue refunds minus 10% for administrative fees to all participants registered for those programs within 10-14 business days*.
*Subject to change at the discretion of VYSA and its Board of Directors.

ODP Quarantine Makeup Training Sessions

VYSA will schedule makeup training sessions for players that are quarantined for more than one district training session.  These makeup training session dates are undetermined at this time and could take place as late as next spring.  Sessions will be offered to players by invitation only based on attendance taken by the VYSA State Office.


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