There is less than one week left for online registration so don’t delay. On-line registration for the North, Central and Southeast Districts will close July 22, 2013 so don’t wait another minute; sign up on-line and save $20.00. You may register for the West and West Central District through July 29, 2013.
Players born between January 1, 1997 and December 31, 2001 should register for the Olympic Development Program. Players born between January 1, 2002 and December 31, 2004 can register for the VYSA Academy.
The ODP tryout information can be found on our website at www.vysa.com. Click on the ODP tab at the top of the home page where all the information can be found. The ODP registration fee is $40.00. The fee to register onsite is $60.00.
The Academy ID registration can be found on our website at www.vysa.com. Click on the District Academy tab to the left of the home page. The fee to register online is $30.00. The fee to register onsite is $50.00.
Please be sure to read the following information for additional information on the ODP and Academy Programs.
Additional ODP Information…
Each state in the USA has a boys and girls state select program called the Olympic Development Program (ODP). The purpose of this national program is to identify, train and showcase the best youth players the respective states have to offer. In order to do a thorough job of identifying the talent, the Virginia state association (VYSA) is broken up into four districts and one satellite district. The initial player identification stage begins with the District tryouts. A District Pool of players is selected from the District tryouts by our high level coaching staff. The District tryout registration fee is $40 online or $60 at the tryout site. The registration link will close July 22, 2013 for the North, Central and Southeast districts so registering online saves you $20. Once started, the District Pools will have ten training sessions. Players can also be added to the district pool, at any time, through the scouting of games. The district training sessions are generally held once a week on a Friday night or weekend day so as to minimize conflicts with other soccer activities the players may have. This year the fee for the District ODP is $305.00.
The last two training sessions for the District Pool are called the InterDistrict Scrimmages. These events are held either in Williamsburg or Richmond on two separate weekends. From these scrimmages the best players in the state (State Pool) are selected by the State Coaching Staff. On the first weekend, the districts will compete against each other. On the second weekend, the players will be mixed up or scrambled into different teams in order to compete against each other. Once selected, the state pools will have a minimum ten training sessions and a variety of events. The State Pool training fee this year is $315.00. Not every state pool player goes to every event. The teams are picked by the State Coaches but all players will participate at some time during the season. The events start in January with the North Carolina Friendlies, in February there is the Virginia Friendlies; we have an international trip in the March/April timeframe for two age groups. In June there is the Region I Tournament and in July the Region I camps are held. All events are priced separately and the budget is based on costs such as transportations, hotels, meals, coaches, etc. They generally range anywhere from $250 up to $495 per event. We try to keep the costs as low as possible for the players. The cost of camp can range from around $600 to $850.
There is financial aid available for those families that may need assistance.
Virginia Youth Soccer Association’s Academy Program.
The aim of the VYSA Academy is to train boys and girls born in the year 2002, 2003 and 2004, who are interested in improving and upgrading their technical soccer skills.
The VYSA wants to be proactive in the development of committed players and influence their individual playing qualities.
1. Academies will be held in the South, Central, West, West Central and Northern parts of the state.
2. Training will be held, once a week, during the months of September, October and November, on a pre-determined date, at a designated location, in each of the four districts.
3. Players should attend an Academy Identification Day, during the summer, in each of the Districts. Every effort will be made to keep as many players as possible. However, we are beholding to the availability and size of the facility as well as the staff. Thus, some initial selecting may occur.
The coaching staff will be people of the highest quality. The staff is selected with integrity, soccer ability, age appropriate coaching skills and communication skills in mind. The staff will be selected by the VYSA State Technical Staff in conjunction with the District ODP Head Coach.
The staff will be spending the majority of the training session working on improving the flair and technical abilities (control, passing, shooting, dribbling) of the individual player. They will also spend a lot of time on small sided tactics and repetitions such as 1v1, 1v2, 2v2, 2v2, etc. The focus is on training the detail of the soccer player so they are able to master the ball.