2015 - 2016: ODP Advanced Academy Information
Birth Year: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 & 2003
Objective: To identify, develop and prepare the best players in Michigan for ODP sub-regional events and the region 2 identification camp.
Please note, the 2004 age group will participate in our 101 Beginner Academy program. This is due to the Region 2 ID Camp, Team Selections and Events starting at the 2003 age group.
ODP Advanced Academy - Player Process
Identification Weekend: July 31st, August 1st and August 2nd
The objective over this weekend is for the coaching staff is to train the players who attend, while identifying the players they feel should move into the winter training pool. The size of the training pool will vary based on the talent level of the players. Please note, regional pool players, as well as scouted and recommended players, will move directly into the winter training pools. For more information and to register for the ID weekend please click here.
Winter Training Pool: January - 2016 Winter Schedule
The winter training pool will take part in two practice days, which will consist of 4 x 1.5 hrs training sessions. Goalkeepers will participate in pool training as well as specific GK trainings. During these sessions the coaching staff will provide a developmental and competitive training environment, while looking to identify players for the state team. Each state team will consist of 16 field players and 2 goalkeepers. Please note, that all training sessions and scrimmages during this section will be open to college, regional team and national team staff.
State Team Events: February - 2016 Winter Schedule
A team of players will be selected from the winter training pools to represent Michigan at Sub Regional or International events. Region 2 coaches and National Team scouts will be invited to attend these events. In the order age groups we will also invite college coaches to attend (2015 college coach attendance list).
Regional 2 Programming: July Identification Camp: July
For 2016 there will be NO Region 2 Showcase Tournament, this has been replaced with an invite only Identification Camp. Michigan ODP players invited to attend the Region 2 Identification Camp will be selected, by Michigan ODP staff, from the winter training pools and state teams events. Region 2 coaches and National Team scouts will also provide feedback on players during this process. However, ultimately the Michigan ODP coaches will select the players to attend this camp.
What are the benefits of this program?
- Coaching: All coaches are carefully selected and must be US Soccer licensed. Additionally, 90% of the coaches in the program also coach in Collegiate Programs.
- Training Environment: All players in the winter training pools are of a high level and have a desire to play at the next level, which enables training to be more focused and demanding. Coaches also strive to challenge each player, which makes training faster & more challenging.
- Exposure to US Youth Soccer Regional Coaches & National Team Coaches.
- Exposure to College Coaches from around the Midwest.
- ID Weekend: $100 (includes two Under Armour training t-shirts and 6 or 7 hours of training)
- Winter Pool Training: TBA - 4 x 1.5 hr Trainings
- State Team Games: No cost - one day event vs. other states or nations.
- Regional Identification Camp: TBA
*These costs outlined are based on previous years. We do not expect this to change, however, it is a possibility.