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

All -- Please take note that we have a revised ODP training schedule.  The following sessions have been added to the calendar for all age groups 01-07 and both genders.  There is no additional charge for these sessions, as these are included in your original $150 ODP charge.  If you intend to attend any/all of the below sessions, please be sure to REGISTER via the links below for each individual session you plan to attend so we will know how to staff each event.  Note that these events are at Burns Park and at Ben Geren and you are free to attend either session but be sure you are registering for the intended location.  

2017-18 ODP Spring Schedule (as of 3/14/2018)
Dates Time Central Location NWA Location
March 17th 12:00p-2:00p Burns Park Field 15/16 Ben Geren
March 24th 12:00p-2:00p Burns Park Field 13/14 Ben Geren
April 22nd 12:00p-2:00p Burns Park Field 13/14 Ben Geren
May 6th 2:00p-4:00p Burns Park Field 15 Ben Geren
June 3rd 2:00p-4:00p Burns Park Field 13/14 Ben Geren

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 ***.  


Central Arkansas

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


Northwest Arkansas

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

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.