South Texas Olympic Development
Program News

The Olympic Development Program (ODP) is part of the original Olympic Development Program founded in 1977 by US Youth Soccer as 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. 

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.   

Congratulations to all South Texas Youth Soccer Players selected to advance to the 2013 ODP State Training Pool!

REMINDER: ODP STATE TRAINING POOL will continue with the REVISED training schedule below:

March 16 & March 17 at Katy Park 
(training times for both days)
8:30- 10 a.m.'99, '00, '01 Boys & Girls
10:30 .m.-Noon'96, '97, '98 Boys & Girls
1:30–3 p.m.'99, '00, '01 Boys & Girls
3:30-5 p.m.'96, '97, '98 Boys & Girls

This will be the schedule for both Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17. To be clear, all age groups will train on both days in March. As always, although recommended, attendance at all training sessions is not required.

To learn more about the South Texas Olympic Development Program, visit!

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