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3The 2017-2018 Olympic Development Program Season is upon us with new changes to the program!

We will have four tryout opportunities for the oldest ages 01-04 boys and girls with two in the NWA and two in the Central area.  We are going to keep 18-25 players per age group and gender based on where the divide is among the players based on the coaches selections.  The 18-25 players per age group and gender will train Jan-July to develop as a team to be more competitive within Region III and at the ODP Trials in July.  Previous ODP players in the 1999/2000 age group will not attend out of state events but are allowed to train with the older group as space is available. 

The younger 05-07 age groups will train one to two times each month December thru May with the hopes of having one team in each Area for each age group and gender for scheduled events.  For example:  one 2005 boys team from the NW area and one 2005 boys team from the Central area.  We can give more opportunities for players, shorter distance to travel for training sessions, and develop more confident players in the age groups.  The coaches assigned to the age groups will work with the Technical Director for final selections based on training sessions, positions for events, team leadership, and overall improved performance for the Olympic Development Program.  

Training sessions will usually last 2 hours (approximately). Training dates and locations are currently planned as follows, but are subject to change based upon availability, playing conditions, and capacity requirements.

Goalkeepers will have 45-60 minutes with a Goalkeeper Coach (when available) then 60 minutes with the field players for each session.  We expect the goalkeepers to be field players first so all players, especially in the younger ages, will be training with the field players with some GK adaptions or staying in the technical foot skills so we can evaluate and develop the whole player.  ODP program is a DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM for the whole soccer player.  

In the event of a possible "rain-out," please do not send email to ask about the playing conditions, as we will not be able to respond to you in time.  Instead, please check the ASSA web site and Arkansas State Soccer Facebook page for the latest information.  We will also send out email as soon as possible if a decision is made to cancel or re-route training due to weather or poor field conditions.

Note that sessions marked with an * below indicate dates when players in the oldest age groups (00-04) will all train together at the same complex, regardless of where each player lives.  Additional fees will apply for events listed below with ***.  

There are Two Schedules below...One for CENTRAL AR and one for NORTHWEST AR plus events and camps on very bottom.  Players are welcome to attend both or just stay in their area but by the end of the season, we do expect players to attend sessions in Central so we can compare players and have them all in one location if needed.  Younger players 05-07 we are trying to use separate locations with less travel but if numbers are low, they may need to train centrally.  

Central Arkansas
Locations
 

Players who are registered with Arkadelphia, Arkansas Rush, Arkansas SC, Arkansas United, Arkansas Valley, Beebe, Bryant, Cabot, DeQueen, East Arkansas, El Dorado, Greenbrier, Greene County, Hope, Hot Springs, Jacksonville, Jonesboro, Lakewood, Maumelle, Mighty Bluebirds, Mountain View, Saline County, Searcy, Sheridan, Sherwood, Texarkana, Twin Lakes, White Hall, and Westside soccer programs.

Hyperlink Burns Park Soccer Complex
Interstate 40, Exit 150
North Little Rock AR 72119

Hyperlink Cabot High School
401 N Lincoln St
Cabot AR 72023

Rolling Oaks Soccer Complex

1 FairPlay Way, Maumelle, AR 72113

Central Arkansas 2017-18 ODP Winter Training Segment Schedule (As of 11/28/17)
2017-18 Dates Time Group(s) Location(s)
Saturday, December 2

1-3pm

3-5pm

05-07 Boys

05-07 Girls

Burns Park 15-17

Burns Park 15-17

Sunday, December 3

1-3pm

3-5pm

Tryouts 00-04 Girls*

Tryouts 00-04 Boys*

Burns Park 15-17

Burns Park 15-17

Saturday, December 16

1-3pm

3-5pm

Tryouts 00-04 Boys*

Tryouts 00-04 Girls*

Burns Park 13-14

Burns Park 13-14

Sunday, December 17

1-3pm

3-5pm

05-07 Girls

05-07 Boys

Burns Park 13-14

Burns Park 13-14

Wed Dec 27-Fri Dec 29

Daily Schedule TBD  

1-5pm

ODP Functional Camp 04-07 Boys/Girls***

Register Today discount thru Dec 1st

Burns Park 13-14

 

Wed Dec 27-Fri Dec 29

Daily Schedule 2017

1-5pm

ODP Functional Camp 04-07 Boys/Girls***

Register Today discount thru Dec 1st

NWA/Ben Geren
Saturday, January 6

1-3pm

1-3pm

3-5pm

3-5pm 

Tryouts 00-04 Boys*

05-07 Boys Training

Tryouts 00-04 Girls*

05-07 Girls Training

Burns Park

Burns Park

Burns Park

Burns Park

Sunday, January 7

1-3pm

3-5pm

Tryouts 00-04 Boys and Girls*

4v4/7v7 Tournament 05-07 Boys and Girls

Burns Park

Burns Park

Saturday, January 13

1-3pm

3-5pm

00-07 Girls

00-07 Boys

Burns Park

Burns Park

Monday, January 15 12-2pm

ODP Pick-up Games 00-07 Boys and Girls

Burns Park
Sat, Jan 27 - Sun, Jan 28 All Day 04-07 Boys and Girls SubRegional*** College Station, TX
Sunday, February 4

1-3pm

3-5pm

00-07 Boys

00-07 Girls

Burns Park 16-17

Burns Park 16-17

Saturday, February 10

1-3pm

3-5pm

00-07 Girls

00-07 Boys

Burns Park 16-17

Burns Park 16-17

Sat, Feb 17-Mon, Feb 19

All day

00-07 Boys and Girls SubRegional***

Memphis, TN

Saturday, February 24

1-3pm

3-5pm 

05-07 Boys

05-07 Girls

Burns Park 14-15

Burns Park

Sunday, February 25  

1-5pm 

 Rainout (if needed)

Burns Park 

Sunday, March 4

1-3pm

3-5pm

04-07 Boys

04-07 Girls

Burns Park

Burns Park

Saturday, March 10

1-5pm

Rainout (if needed)

Burns Park 13-17

Sunday, March 11 1-5pm  Rainout Day (if needed) Burns Park 13-17
Saturday, March 17 1-5pm  4v4/7v7 Tournament 04-07 Boys and Girls Burns Park 

Mon Mar 19-Wed Mar 21

12-5pm

ODP Functional Camp O4-07 Boys and Girls***

TBD
Sunday, April 8 3-5pm 00-07 Boys and Girls Burns Park
Sunday, May 6 3-5pm 00-07 Boys and Girls Burns Park 
 
 
Northwest Arkansas
Locations
 

Players who are registered with Arkansas Comets, Arkansas Wizards, Aztecas, Bentonville, Berryville, Bergman, Eureka Springs, Fayetteville, Fort Smith Express, Lead Hill, North Arkansas, NWA Lightning, Rogers, Siloam Springs, Springdale, Sporting Arkansas, Washington County, and Western Arkansas United soccer programs.

Hyperlink Ben Geren Park
7200 Zero Street
Fort Smith AR 72903

Hyperlink Brunner and Lay Soccer Complex
1438 N. Old Missouri Rd.
Springdale AR 72764

Hyperlink Sporting Complex in Centerton

11301 Hwy 72W Centerton, AR 72719

Hyperlink Northside High School
2301 North B Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901

Hyperlink Southside High School
4100 Gary St
Fort Smith AR 72903

Hyperlink Springdale High School
220 N Pleasant St
Springdale AR 72764

Hyperlink Sugar Creek Soccer Complex

1800 NW Lightning Lane, Bentonville, AR 72712

 

 

Northwest Arkansas 2017-18 ODP Winter Training Segment Schedule (As of 11/28/17)
2017-18 Dates Time Group(s) Location(s)
Saturday, December 2 

1-3pm

3-5pm

Tryouts 00-04 Girls*

Tryouts 00-04 Boys*

Ben Geren

Ben Geren

Sunday, December 3

1-3pm

3-5pm

05-07 Boys

05-07 Girls

Ben Geren

Ben Geren

Saturday, December 16

1-3pm

3-5pm

05-07 Girls

05-07 Boys

Ben Geren

Ben Geren

Sunday, December 17

1-3pm

3-5pm

Tryouts 00-04 Boys

Tryouts 00-04 Girls

Ben Geren

Ben Geren

Wed,  Dec 27 - Fri, Dec 29 1-5pm

04-07 Boys and Girls ODP Functional Camp***

Register discounted thru Dec 1st

NWA/Fort Smith
Saturday, January 6

1-3pm

1-3pm

3-5pm

3-5pm

Tryouts 00-04 Boys*

05-07 Boys Training

Tryouts 00-04 Girls*

05-07 Girls Training

Ben Geren

Ben Geren

Ben Geren

Ben Geren

Sunday, January 7 1-3pm Tryouts 00-04 Boys and Girls* Ben Geren
Sunday, January 14

1-3pm

3-5pm

00-07 Girls

00-07 Boys

Ben Geren

Ben Geren

Saturday, Jan 27 - Sun, Jan 28 All Day 04-07 Boys and Girls SubRegional Event*** College Station, TX
Saturday, February 3

1-3pm

3-5pm 

00-07 Boys

00-07 Girls

Ben Geren

Ben Geren

Sunday, February 11

1-5pm

4v4/7v7 Tournament 00-07 Boys and Girls

Ben Geren

Sat, Feb 17-- Mon, Feb 19 All Day 00-07 Boys and Girls SubRegional R2&R3 Event*** Memphis, TN 
Saturday, February 24

1-5pm 

Rainout (if needed)

Ben Geren 

Sunday, February 25

1-3pm

3-5pm 

05-07 Boys

05-07 Girls

Ben Geren

Ben Geren

Saturday, March 10

1-3pm

3-5pm

04-07 Girls

04-07 Boys

Ben Geren

Ben Geren

Sunday, March 11 1-5pm Rainout Day if needed Ben Geren
Sunday, March 18 1-5pm  4v4/7v7 Tournament 04-07 Boys and Girls Ben Geren

Monday, Mar 19 - Wed, Mar 21

1-5pm

ODP Functional Camp 04-07 Boys and Girls***

TBD
Sunday, April 8 3-5pm  00-07 Boys and Girls Ben Geren
Sunday, May 6 3-5pm 00-07 Boys and Girls Ben Geren
More dates may be added as we form team...   Please see possible dates above April-May Ben Geren

 

2017-2018 ODP Events and Camps***:JULY REGION CAMP DATES TBD

2017-18 ODP Winter and Summer Camps Schedule (as of 10/18/17)
PRELIMINARY -- All Dates and Events Subject to Change!
2016-17 Dates Group(s) Event and Location
Wed, Dec 27- Fri, Dec 29 Boys and Girls 04-07 12-5pm Camp at NWA and Burns Park
Saturday, Jan 27- Sunday, Jan 28 Boys and Girls 04-06

ODP Subregional Event-Rosters TBD @College Station, TX

Saturday, Feb 17 - Monday, Feb 29 Boys and Girls 00-06 ODP Subregional Event-Rosters TBD @Memphis, TN
Mon, March 19 - Wed, March 21 Boys and Girls 04-07 12-5pm Camp at
Thurs, May 31-Sunday, June 2 

Boys and Girls 01-07

Team Camp   @location TBD

Mid June ???

Boys and Girls 01-07 ODP Subregional Games-Selected Rosters @TBD

Sunday, July 15 - Wednesday, July 18   

 

Boys and Girls (06-07)

ODP Pre-Region III Development Camp

University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK

Mac's National Soccer School

Friday, July 6 - Tuesday , July 10 Girls (05)

ODP Region III Camp-Selected Rosters

Montevallo, AL

Friday, July 8 - Tuesday, July 12 Boys (01s, 02s, 03s) ODP Region III Camp-Selected Rosters
Tuscaloosa, AL
Wednesday, July 11 - Sunday, July 15 Girls (03 and 04) ODP Region III Camp-Selected Rosters
Montevallo, AL
Sunday, July 15 - Tuesday, July 17 Girls Holdover (03 and 04)

ODP Region IIII Camp -Selected Rosters

Montevallo, AL

Thursday, July 13 - Monday, July 17

Wednesday, July 12 - Saturday, July 15

Boys (00s, 04s)

Boys Holdover (01s-03s)

ODP Region III Camp-Selected Rosters
Tuscaloosa, AL

Tuesday, July 17 - Saturday, July 21

Girls (01s and 02s)

ODP Region III Camp-Selected Rosters
Montevallo, AL
     

 

ODP Policy on Schedule Conflicts

We understand that schedule conflicts will arise from time-to-time, and thus have established some guidelines for players to follow to resolve these conflicts. Specifically:

  1. ODP practices take priority over club practices (since there are so few dates available for ODP throughout the year, and clubs have all the other dates during the year to hold training sessions) and recreational-level club games (since ODP is a higher level of play than recreational soccer).
  2. Classic-level club games (in a sanctioned league or tournament) take priority over ODP practices (i.e., official club games are more important than ODP practices, and ODP events are more important than club practices).
  3. A "scrimmage" or "friendly" (i.e., a game that is not part of a sanctioned league or tournament) by a club team is considered to be a club practice, not a club game.
  4. ODP competitions take priority over club competitions (just as national team games take priority over professional club matches).
  5. Any event scheduled at the "last minute" (long after the other conflicting event was scheduled) generally should defer to the previously-announced event.

We do our best to schedule ODP dates very early in the year (most dates will be posted before the end of October each year), and we make every effort to avoid scheduling ODP events on dates that conflict with major club and school events.  In return, we ask all coaches of ODP-eligible players to not schedule practices or games on top of our previously-announced ODP dates.  ODP players should provide copies of the ODP schedule to their club and school coaches as soon as it has been posted to ensure that their coaches have this information as they are making plans for their team's season.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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