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ODP Player Manual
Due to current changes in the Oklahoma soccer landscape, within the last few weeks, and after much discussion and research, we have decided to push back the registration date and ODP Identification dates/times and locations.
We want to make sure that we can offer the best quality of program possible, for every player and parent, as well as the ODP coaching staff, and after talking to other State Associations that follow this same model, they tell us they still see the program achieve a lot of benefits
So, we have decided to consolidate the ODP season into a six month program, beginning mid Dec 2018 and going thru to the middle of June/July 2019.
Friday Nov 16th, 2018
ODP Identification dates:
Weekend of Dec 9-10th (We will do both an East side & West side based on the securing of facilities.)
Cost of the program for normal registration is $150 (10/8-11/16) - Full payment as well as payment plans options are available.
Late/At field registration $175 (11/17-12/9)
Dec 10-17th 2018, 1st PTS (Pool Training Session)
Jan 14th-21st 2019, 2nd PTS (Pool Training Session)
Jan 26-27th 2019, STX Friendlies, College Station
Feb 9-10th, 1st PPC (East side Player Performance Center, times & location tbd)
Feb 18-25th, 3rd PTS (Pool Training Session)
March 9-10th, 4th PTS (Pool Training Session)
April 24th or 27-28th, 5th PTS (Pool Training Session)
June TBD 2nd PPC & TBD Sub-Regional Camp (Locations TBD)
July USYS South Regional Camp (Tuscaloosa/Montevallo AL)
(*Please note, that all dates are subject to change, if necessary*)
Oklahoma ODP PTS & PPC’s
Pool Training Session (PTS):
These will be conducted by the Head Coach or Assistant Coach for the appropriate Pool aged groups.
The sessions will be conducted taking into consideration the following:
- US Soccer’s Grassroots Player Development Philosophy:
“At the grassroots level, children learn and develop to their full potential through game-like experiences in an enjoyable environment that supports individual growth.”
- US Soccer’s 6 Tasks of a Coach:
6 Tasks of a Coach
- US Soccer’s 11v11 Player Development Initiatives (PDI’s):
Player Development Initiatives
Player Performance Center (PPC’s):
These will be conducted by a group of Senior ODP Staff Coaches, that may or may not involve the same age or gender group coaching staff.
There will be PPC’s throughout the season, 1 x PPC on each side of the state.
These training sessions will still consist mostly of what is involved in a PTS, but they will also be functional and player position specific in needs also, based on US Soccer’s PDI’s and System of Play (4-3-3)
Basic Outline of a PPC:
(Session duration, 90 minutes total)
Play 1 x 30 minutes, total (Functional/Positional Training with Staff Coaches)
Practice 1 x 30 minutes, total (Small sided games 6v6/7v7+GK’s)
Play 2 x 30 minutes, total (11v11 games)
Junior Performance Centers (JPC):
We will be looking to conduct between 2-4 JPC’s throughout the season.
These are basically the same at the ODP PPC’s but for U10-11 Academy and Recreational Players. This is for purely introducing the Grassroots Methodology and getting them familiar with the ODP environment, as there will be no events for these players to attend.
We are also looking into some weekend/overnight camps/clinics throughout the season, so please keep checking the website for any updates.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us:
firstname.lastname@example.org David Yates, Oklahoma State Technical Director
email@example.com Adam Kenes, Assistant Director of Coaching/ODP Administrator
Oklahoma Soccer Association (OSA) continues to be committed to the statewide development of our Olympic Development Program (ODP), and the ODP coaches and players, during 2018-19.
We will be conducting several ODP Training Centers throughout the state, so we can evaluate and identify our states top level players, that want to challenge themselves and continue to develop and potentially reach Region and National pool/teams levels.
We will continue to maintain US Soccer’s National Team system, utilize Player Development Initiative’s (PDI’s) as well as incorporate US Soccer’s new Grassroots Methodology and Philosophy.
This will allow us to create a much more “Player Centered” training environment, through reality based training and experiential learning.
Our ODP Coaching staff will consist of club, high school and college levels who hold a national license, that are understanding of our Region/South style of play and individual players continued development.
Recent ODP News
Oklahoma Soccer's David Yates has been selected as the new ODP Technical Director of Player Development
David Yates has been a part of the Oklahoma Olympic Development Program since arriving in Oklahoma in 2003.
He has been the head coach of many age groups and assisted previous State Directors of Coaching as lead Instructor for ODP Training Centers and Sub Regional & Regional camps.
David was the head coach of the 93 ODP boys, which would the 2009 Region 3 championship and were finalist in the National Championship with Southern California
David holds a US Soccer A License. He is also a US Soccer Grassroots Instructor, 1 of only 2 in our state
We believe Dave is the perfect coach to lead the charge of our ODP Mission Statement. OSA continues to be committed to the statewide development of our Olympic Development Program, and the ODP coaches and players, during the 2018-19 season.
Oklahoma Soccer's Adam Kenes will continue as ODP Administrator
Kenes has dedicated over 20 years to progress the game in Oklahoma, from creating the programs such as Mini-Kickers to Assistant & Head Coach roles in professional arena soccer.
Adam also maintains his role in talent identification for Sporting KC (MLS).
From staff coach to ODP Director in 2017, Adam understands the ODP landscape from the technical side to the last “i” dotted on the paperwork.
“ODP is about people; we must strive to connect and understand while identifying, selecting and empowering individuals to help them unleash their potential,” says Kenes.