ODP Summer Camps
Every spring, we select players in each ODP age group to represent Arkansas ODP at a variety of summer camps across the southern US. Our goal is to send players to camps that match their current level of abilities, as assessed across all ODP training sessions held over the previous 5 months.
Players in the U11 to U14 age groups will travel out-of-state to either the Boys/Girls ODP Mississippi Subregional Camp in Jackson, Mississippi or the Girls ODP Oklahoma Subregional Camp in Norman, Oklahoma. These events take place over a period of 5 days each June. We have given all players in the 01-03 Development age groups the option to attend the Mississippi Subregional Camp this year.
Selected players in the U14-U18 age groups will have an opportunity to receive more advanced training and competition at the ODP LA Subregional College Combine. The Combine will be held in Monroe, Louisiana over 3 days in late June, and will allow players from across the state to learn more about the college recruitment and selection process while also gaining more familiarity with their peers from across the state ahead of the Region III Camps.
Finally, selected players in the U14-U17 age groups will travel to Alabama in July for the Region III Trials. There, they will train under the guidance of a US Youth Soccer Region Staff Coach, compete against ODP State Teams from across the entire Southeast, and work to be selected to the Region III ODP Team. Players will also be seen by a significant number of active college coaches at each Region Camp; as an example, nearly 60 college coaches attended the Boys ODP Region III Camps in July 2011.
For more information about each of these camps, please see the links above!
2015 Camp Selections
The selection lists for this year's ODP summer camps are available below. Please note the following details...
- Last year, we did not offer transportation to our camps so it allowed us to lower costs for most of our events. We strongly encourage players to carpool to ODP events, and we will help facilitate these arrangements as each camp date approaches. This year, we are going to offer the option of a Charter bus to the Mississippi subRegional and the Region Trials in Alabama. They will be additional fees with a minimum of 45 players must register to ride the charter bus.
- We have posted the Selected Rosters to the Girls 02-03 subRegional in Oklahoma, the 01-98 Girls and Boys in Louisiana, and the Regional Trials. If you are not on the selected roster, you are considered an alternate. Alternates should not register for the specified camp at this time, but are strongly encouraged to leave those dates open so that they can participate should other players not be able to attend. Alternates will be called May 15 after the first deposit is required.
- We have provided two payment options for each camp--you can pay in full on your initial registration, or choose an installment option that will automatically process payments on the dates indicated. This will make registration much easier than in prior years, as you will not have to "re-register" to pay remaining installments in GotSoccer. If you need to arrange for a different payment plan schedule, please let us know and we can set up an individualized plan for you.
- The subRegional event in Mississippi is available for all players 01-03 Boys and Girls. You may register for the event when the link is updated. The Charter Bus is an additional fee and optional to all players, coaches, and administrators.
- SELECTED ROSTERS for 02-03G is just one group attending subRegional Oklahoma event. Everyone is invited to attend Mississippi in the 01-03 Boys and Girls age groups to play games against Mississippi players and train as a team. These are development age groups so players may be in and out of selections as time goes by just as the US National Teams have players who go in and out of the selection process. Every year and every camp is an opportunity to learn and grow.
- Alternates will be called as space is available. Lists will continue to adjust until all spots are finalized and deposits are done.
Final Selected Rosters will be published soon....