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Iowa Olympic Development Program (ODP)

Iowa ODP


The purpose of Iowa ODP is to identify, train, and develop the most advanced players in Iowa to their full potential. Once identified these players are provided with the opportunity to compete with and against elite players within the Region and across the country. Iowa ODP is one step in Iowa Performance Pathway and the National Player Pathway.  ODP is a birth-year organized program.

Iowa ODP Overview

ODP is a birthyear organized, player identification/selection program.
  • Players are selected on the basis of open tryouts, conducted by Iowa Soccer ODP coaches who have been recognized for their ability to identify and train highly-skilled players.  Tryouts take place in August each year. 
  • Training takes place for the balance of the year through fall, winter, spring, and into the summer.
  • Training is scheduled at various facilities across the state.
Benefits of participation in ODP
  • Train, develop and perform with the best players in the state.
  • High quality instruction from nationally licensed coaches.
  • High quality competition against other states.
  • Gain exposure to regional and national team coaches.
  • Opportunity to represent one's state, region, or country in competition.
  • Exposure to college coaches at all levels.