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COMMUNICATING ABSENCES- Players are allowed to miss training sessions, but it is in their best interests to attend as many sessions as possible during the State Pool Training Phase. The sessions are designed to not only allow the coaching staff to evaluate players on their abilities, but to also teach within the US Soccer Curriculum. If a player is going to miss a State Pool Training event, please use this link here to leave your information and it will be communicated to the appropriate coaching staff. 


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ODP NEWS by age group and date. Latest news starts below this line....



Alabama ODP Region Trials Recap- Alabama Once Again Sets New Records (CLICK HERE) 


GIRLS ODP Region Trials Info Document, CLICK HERE


BOYS ODP Region Trials Info Document, CLICK HERE

99-02 Girls & 99-04 Boys ODP MIni-Camp Schedule July 2 & 3- Montgomery YMCA 300 Brown Springs Road, CLICK HERE

ODP State Team Mini-Camp, 99-04 Boys & 99-02 Girls, CLICK HERE

5/22/16 Montevallo Training Information, CLICK HERE

2003 Girls ODP Mini-Camp Info Document (Location, Schedule, Registration Link, Hotels/Lodging, CLICK HERE

2003 Girls ODP Region Trials Invite List/Description of Region Trials, CLICK HERE

2003 Boys ODP Region Trials Invite List/Description of Region Trials, CLICK HERE UPDATED 4/29/16

A decision has not yet been made on the 2004 Boys to attend Region Trials or to look for another opportunity.

03-04 April Training Event Info- Schedule, Field Assignments, Gear, etc., CLICK HERE

99-02 April Training Event Info- Schedule, Field Assignments, Gear, etc., CLICK HERE

2003 Update- State Team Selections in April- 2-25-16

2003 Boys 2nd Open Tryout Invite List, CLICK HERE

2003 Girls 2nd Open Tryout Invite List, CLICK HERE

99-03 Boys Sub-Regional Schedule- January 30/31, CLICK HERE

Please see ODP Boys Teams News Page for details on email sent Sunday 1/24 with rosters

2003/2004 ODP Tryout Information for Sunday January 24

99-02 Boys ODP State Team Communication Sent 1-6-16

2003/2004 ODP Clarification on State Pool vs. State Team Events


Hotels for Girls Sub-Regional Event- January 9/10 Gainesville, GA

2002 ODP State Team Announcements posted  Monday December 12th at 6 p.m.

Boy's State Team Announcements

Girl's State Team Announcements

2002-2004 Age Groups State Pool Training Event on Sunday December 13th- TIME CHANGE, Hotel Info, and Need for Demo Players- CLICK HERE

99-01 ODP State Team Announcements will be posted  Wednesday December 9th at 5 p.m.

Boy's State Team Announcements

Girl's State Team Announcements

99-01 ODP Info for 12/6/15- SHAC State Pool Event

State Pool Email Sent 12-3-15- DEMO Players Needed for Friday, Registration Reminder for December Events, Clarification for Sub-Regional Events for 99-03 Players

Boys 2003 ODP State Pool Invitation List- CLICK HERE


Girls 2003 ODP State Pool Invitation List- CLICK HERE


ODP Player Lecture Slides- Leadership, by Technical Director Zac Crawford

ODP Parent Meeting PDF- Posted 11-21-15- CLICK HERE

2003 ODP Tryout Information for 11-21 and 11-22

SUNDAY 11-1-15 Session is CANCELLED

10-31-15- Due to the impending wet weather a decision has been made to close the fields for tomorrow's Regionalized training event in Daphne.  Therefore, the sessions scheduled for Sunday 11-1-15 are cancelled.  We will be in touch no later than Tuesday November 3 with the process on refunds/vouchers.

BOYS ODP 99-02 INFO Re: State Pool Training Event- Montgomery, AL Sunday October 25th (YMCA 300 Brown Springs Road) CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO-Sent/Posted 10/24/15 8:40 a.m.


GIRLS ODP 99-02 INFO Re: State Pool Training Event- Montgomery, AL Sunday October 25th (YMCA 300 Brown Springs Road) CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO-Sent/Posted 10/24/15 8:40 a.m.

Email sent 10-16-15 Re: ODP Update, Time Change for 10-25-15 Event, CLICK HERE

Email sent 10-9-15 at 10 a.m. to Registered Players for Friday 10-9-15 Regionalized Training Event- SportsBlast- Birmingham, CLICK HERE

A Note Regarding ODP Absences & Jerseys- CLICK HERE- ODP State Pool Email Send 10/5/15

Girls Regionalized Training Event added for Sunday 10/11 in Birmingham from 2:00-4:00 p.m.  Field location is TBA. 99-02 Age Groups.  Click this link to register now 

ODP EMAIL SENT 10-3-15 RE: BOYS ODP Regionalized Training Event Sunday 10-4-15 Huntsville

9/27 Training Recaps are Posted to the Team Pages.

Boys Team Pages-

Girls Team Pages-


Alabama ODP has banner year at the 2015 US Youth Soccer Region III ODP Trials.


Fifteen State Select Teams from Alabama participated in the US Youth Soccer Region III Olympic Development Program Region Trials from June 28-July 17.  The 12 different state associations from Region III participated in an opportunity to be selected for Regional and National pools, as well as to receive quality training and matches against different states.   The girls participated in the Region Trials in Montevallo, while the boy’s camp was held in Tuscaloosa.  All Alabama teams had full rosters and did not have to merge with other states for the experience. 

The theme for the Region Trials experience was the 10 Principles of Possession soccer, which our teams trained on during the 2014-2015 State Team phase.  Players worked on the simple technique of peeling off to create space and look to be proactive in their attack by having possession with a purpose.  Although the ultimate measure of success is not in the win/loss records, our teams did a very good job of competing and as a state our W/L record was well over .500.

Furthermore, as the smallest state player registration wise in Region III, Alabama placed a record 42 players into the Region Pool.  28 boys were placed into the Region Pool, which ranks 4th out of 12 state association and only behind Florida, Georgia, and South Texas.  Overall, Alabama ranked #6 out of 12 state associations; this shows that the Alabama ODP State Program is on the right track to continue to develop players.  This number is up from 22 from the previous year.  Success was achieved by:

  1. Having the support of all clubs, DOCs, and coaches to help recommend their players to the program.  THANK YOU for your support!!!
  2. Staying organized, communicating clearly, and educating players and parents as to the process of the system.
  3. Consistent training themes and formats.
  4. Excellent coaching/teaching from the ODP Staff.
  1. Fantastic support from parents that make many sacrifices for their children.




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