Registration for the 2016/17 ODP Winter Segment will begin on Wednesday, October 14 and continue through Thursday, December 22, 2015 for
- $150 for winter training session for the 03-06 age groups ($200 for non-ASSA members). After December 22, 2016 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. Players will be given a training t-shirt to wear for all of the winter training sessions.
- $50 for Tryouts for the 00-02 age groups ($65 for non-ASSA members). Players will be given tryout t-shirts and a number to wear for the four tryout sessions. Players must attend at least one session to be selected for the team training that starts in January.
- 99 Boys and Girls who wish to continue training and were part of the ODP program for 2016-17 can register for $10.
- 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
ODP Registration Fee -- Winter Training Segment
Experienced players (boys and girls) born between January 1, 1999 and December 31, 2006 are eligible to participate in the 2016/17 ODP Winter Training Segment. In addition, players born in 1999 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 1999 or after 2006 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 2016): $150
- Late registration fee (after December 22, 2016): $175
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 2016/17 will incur an additional $50 fee.
New for 2016-17 ODP Tryouts for the 99-02 Age Groups
We have decided to go to a tryout procedure for the High School age groups. We will have four tryout sessions total for players in Arkansas and we will select a team for each age group and gender to train January-July, 2017. Players will be required to attend at least one of the tryout sessions to be considered for the team. Players will be selected in December and invited to the first team session January 7th. Players will have 24 hours to respond to the acceptance letter and pay the $100 fee to continue training January-May, 2017.
ODP Functional Training Camps Dec 19-22, 2016, Jan 2-5 and March 20-22, 2017
Schedule for the 3 day afternoon sessions exclusive for current ODP players for 2016-2017. The cost is $95 for 10 hours of soccer plus dinner with the coaches. The first day will start with maintaining possession in the middle of the field, understanding the defensive thirds of the field, then finishing in the attacking third for three full days of building on the ODP curriculum.
ODP Goalkeeper Academy
The Goalkeeper Academy is for the older age groups (99-06s) 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 (99-06s). The youngest ages (05-06s) 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.
ODP Manchester Trip 2017 -- July 27 to August 4
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 2017 for all age groups. We will form teams based on interest of families and appropriate age ranges. Players are not guaranteed a spot on the roster just because you show interest. If players are not selected, we will issue a refund.
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 2017 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 2016-17 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 email@example.com
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.