Registration for the 2015/16 ODP Winter Segment will begin on Wednesday, October 14 and continue through Tuesday, December 22, 2015 for $145 for winter training session. After December 22, 2015 the fees increase for winter training sessions and considered late registrations. All players are expected to register online by the state registration deadlines. Late registrations or walk-up registrations at the fields will not be accepted. You must register online to be part of the program.
- To sign up, go to the ASSA ODP Registration Form at GotSoccer.
- If you do not know your GotSoccer username and password issued to you by your current club, then please have it sent to you using the Player Password Lookup form.
- If the lookup form does not find a match for your account, you can register using the "New Player Account" form.
- Use the player’s information as listed on his/her player card (name and DOB). Once this information is entered, GotSoccer should cross-reference your current account.
- Click on "Login" to complete your registration.
- If your existing player account does not appear, then continue with the creation of a new account.
If you have any questions regarding the online registration process please contact Jennifer Pfeiffer, or call 501-833-0550 x2.
ODP Registration Fee -- Winter Training Segment
Experienced players (boys and girls) born between January 1, 1999 and December 31, 2005 are eligible to participate in the 2015/16 ODP Winter Training Segment. In addition, players born in 1998 who have not yet started their Senior year of high school are eligible to participate in the Training Segment and may be selected to participate in various Subregional events (including the ODP Subregional College Combine and the ODP Showcase Team events), but they will not be eligible to attend the Region III Trials. Players born prior to 1998 or after 2005 are not eligible, and there will not be any exceptions made to this policy!
Players will be grouped initially according to their birth year. Thus, players born in 1999 will be referred to as "99s", and players born in 2000 will be referred to as "00s". ODP groups are not the same as a player's club year grouping, so players from the same club team will often have different training groups (and even different training dates)!
- Online registration fee (October 17 - December 22 2015): $145
- Late registration fee (after December 22, 2015): $170
Players must be registered and paid-in-full before they will be allowed to participate in any ODP events. If you need to split your registration fee into two installments, please contact Jennifer Pfeiffer to request this. In addition, players who are not rostered to an ASSA member association for 2015/16 will incur an additional $50 fee.
New for 2015-16 Select Training for Boys and Girls 98-01
The Select Training sessional are additional training sessions for the High School Age groups and by invitation only from the ODP coaching staff. The players are continuously evaluated at training sessions, games, events, or by past experience in ODP. No one is guaranteed a position on the selected rosters as it will be based on the programs needs to select players throughout the year. We are expecting this to be an elite training atmosphere with advanced training topics and high level of competition.
New for 2015-16 ODP Goalkeeper Academy
The Goalkeeper Academy is for the older age groups (98-03s) with all of the goalkeepers in those ages both boys and girls expected to attend the sessions. The sessions give the coaches an opportunity to train smaller groups of players according to their age, gender, or abilities. Each session will be evaluated and added to the coaches notes for final selections at the end of the ODP season.
Each session on the schedule will still have a goalkeeper session for 45-60 minutes with the Goalkeeper coach (as available) then sent to the team sessions. It will be the same as last year for all ages (98-05s). The youngest ages (04-05s) are pre-ODP age groups where we expect the players to play every position on the field. Everyone is expected to be a field player first and a goalkeeper second so we can develop better overall soccer players with a solid technical foundation.
ODP Camps -- Summer Segment
Players who perform well at ODP sessions during the Winter Training Segment will be invited to participate in a variety of camps during the Summer Segment. The camps include in-state events, Subregional events, and the Region III ODP Trials. The costs for each camp range from $195 to $750 per player, plus travel expenses. Players will be scouted by members of the Region III Coaching Staff (and, in some cases, members of the US Soccer National Coaching Staff) at each of these events, and will be considered for advancement to the Regional and National Team programs available in their age groups.
For more details about the Summer Segment, please see the Schedules 2015/16 and Summer Camps listed below the schedules page.
New for 2015-16 ODP England 2016 -- July 28 to August 5
Another ODP year is upon us! We hope you noticed some of the changes to the program last year with more training sessions prior to Region events, new uniforms, and higher level of expectations at training sessions. This year we are working on more changes to the program as we finalize dates for the winter programming we would like to get some feedback to evaluate a level of interest in adding a European soccer trip in 2016 for the High School Age Groups 01-98 boys and girls.
As a coaches, we believe in the benefits of getting our players out of their comfort zones and trying to elevate to a higher level of soccer. That’s why we are excited to tell you our Arkansas ODP program is considering a European soccer trip in the Summer of 2016 to England - the home of soccer!
This tour will build soccer skills, AND it'll immerse the players in a completely new culture, too. One more thing - I want to encourage parents and family members to join us for what's bound to be a stellar trip! Only players that are part of Arkansas ODP in 2015-16 will be eligible to participate in this trip and final rosters will be determined by the coaching staff with final decisions made by Jennifer Pfeiffer.
For more details about the England Trip, please see the Itinerary
and you can email EXCEL SPORTS at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information. We will have a conference call by the end of October for more information.
Sponsorship and Scholarships
Additional financial support of ASSA will greatly enhance the experience of our elite players in the state. If you are interested or you know of a business that would like to sponsor our programs, please contact the ASSA State Office at 501-833-0550. In addition, players will have an opportunity to make a small donation to the program when they register, and we appreciate your contributions in any amount!
Because of the generosity of donors from across the state, we are able to offer a limited amount of financial assistance to players who cannot afford the full cost to participate in ODP. Full scholarships are not offered to anyone, but partial scholarships and payment plans are available to players who have a demonstrated financial need. For more information, please contact Jennifer Pfeiffer.