I would like to welcome you to the Virginia Youth Soccer Association's Olympic Development Program (ODP). This National program identifies, trains and showcases the state's top soccer players against similiar high level talent from all across the country. We take great care in making sure our players are trained properly through the identification of top soccer coaches who care and are personally invested in the player’s overall development.
The Olympic Development Program enhances the qualities that players develop with their clubs incrementally providing international trips, domestic competitions and a well thought out training program. In order for a player to become as good as they can be, they must step outside their comfort zone to seek high level training and to compete with and against the best talent in Virginia and the United States. The VYSA's ODP is such a program.
I look forward to seeing you in the coming weeks and months.
VYSA Technical Director
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VA ODP Takes on Europe!
The VYSA ODP just returned from a hugely successful trip to Austria and Hungary over the recent spring break. The 2001 and 2002 boys along with the 2000 and 2002 girls played four matches each against teams from around Vienna and Budapest.
The players not only got the unique opportunity to play matches in two countries but also the chance to experience new cultures, languages, currency, and customs. They explored the grounds of King's Palace (pictured above), tried their hand at some bartering in the local outdoor market in Vienna, maneuvered their way through the Viennese subway, experienced a sold-out international match between Croatia and Hungary at the Groupama Arena in Budapest, and ended their adventures in the Hungarian countryside nestled on the River Danube.
You can read all about their trip on the ODP Blog!