The State Olympic Development Program (ODP) is a program through the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association throughout the state of New York.

Check out ENY's website for all of the information they have on their program!

Tryout Information and Registration link:



Current Tryouts:




ODP (Olympic Development Program) tryouts will be held at Afrims Sports Park, located at 969 Watervliet Shaker Rd., Colonie, NY 12205 on September 12.   Girls will tryout from 9:00am to 10:30am and boy's will tryout from 10:30am to 12:00pm.  On line pre-registration is preferred the fee will be $45.  If you register on site the day of the tryout please arrive 30 minutes prior to fill out the paper work.  The fee for on-site registration is $65.    All players that pre-register will be asked to activate an app that will screen any players for symptoms of the virus prior to arriving on the day of the tryout.  Additional protocols, as well as State mandated and U.S. Soccer Federation protocols will also be enforced. All players will be given an ODP t-shirt and a scrimmage vest.  Below is a brief summary of the highlights regarding the new partnership created between United States Youth Soccer (USYS) and Major League Soccer (MLS).


USYS  ODP + MLS Partnership Benefits

Full collaboration of a nationwide scouting network

Full collaboration of National and State Association ODP programming

*USYS ODP and MLS Generation Addidas Cup co-scheduled at the regional and national level

*Collaborative scheduling allows MLS, US Soccer and college scouts to observe players

No costs for selected players to attend

High level competition

High Level ODP coaching

Opportunity to be scouted for future regional and national events

Scheduling tailored for college recruiting


Frequently asked questions and plans for the year 2018-19:


  • Practices will start in December and will continue every other week (boys one week then girls the next week) until early to mid April, depending on the weather.
  • All indoor practices will be at Afrims Sports facility and the Newburgh Armory.  Practices will be on Sunday’s from 5pm-8pm and you can go to the facility that is closest to where you live.
  • In mid April, depending on the weather, all practices will be conducted on Monday’s outdoors at Cantine Park in Saugerties.  The ’05, ’06, and ‘07 age groups will practice from 6pm-7:30pm and the ’02, ’03 and ’04 will practice from 7:30pm to 9pm.
  • The GIRLS East Region tournament June 7-9 at Kirkwood Soccer Complex in Delaware.
  • The GIRLS East Region I.D. Camps will be at Rider College, NJ: July 7-10, 2007 and 2002 age groups; July 7-11, 2003 age group; July 12-16, 2004 and 2005 age groups; July 17-21, 2006 age group.
  • The BOYS East Region tournament June 7-9 at Rider College, NJ.
  • The BOYS East Region I.D. camps will be at Kutztown University, PA: July 7-11, 2005 and 2003 age groups; July 12-16, 2006 and 2002 age groups; July 17-20, 2007 and 2004 age groups.
  • There will be additional competitions for some of the teams at the Virginia Friendlies and against some neighboring state teams or local league and select teams.
  • The fee will vary this year from about $900 - $1250.  The fee will include uniform, practices, indoor fees, and I.D. camp for all age groups except 2007.  The ’07 I.D. camp and fee is optional.



ODP has 3 major functions:

  1. To identify talented soccer players for state, regional and national teams.  And provide all ODP players with high level training, and exposure for comparison purposes to state players, regional players and national team players from N.Y. and other states in the region that will go on to play at the highest levels in college, professionally, and with regional and national teams.  (Recently, it was determined that 18% of all players on all of our national teams - from 14 on up - come from the East Region which goes from Virginia to Maine.)
  2. To provide exposure and training to a variety of high level soccer coaches.  Some of the coaches may provide a pathway into academia at the college level with a commitment to a college soccer program.
  3. This year there will be more competitions, and subsequent developmental opportunities, against other teams at the local, state, and regional level.