The function of ODP is the identification, selection, and opportunity for development of the state’s top players, and through high level training and competition, to provide the means by which these players are prepared to compete for selection for regional, national, collegiate and professional opportunities.
STYSA ODP Philosophy
The primary responsibility for the development of all players belongs to the clubs. It is the responsibility and function of STYSA to identify, select, and develop the state’s elite players to compete with and against each other in preparation for regional, national, collegiate, or professional opportunities.
Success at the ODP level is directly tied to the high level of the players, coaches, and competition in South Texas. For ODP to be a true success, STYSA must work in cooperation with club coaches, club officials, local Associations, and parents.
STYSA ODP Mission Statement
The Olympic Development Program (ODP) is part of the original Olympic Development Program founded in 1977 by US Youth Soccer is a national identification and development program for elite level players. The program identifies and develops players to compete at the state, regional, and national levels in support of National Team development efforts.
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