Mike Videira from Milford, MA played his club soccer with F.C. Greater Boston Bolts. He went on to play at Noble & Greenough School in Dedham and at Duke University. Mike was a member of Massachusetts Youth Soccer's Olympic Development Program for all 5 years. For more on Mike and other ODP Alumna click Mike's Picture above.

US Youth Soccer is divided into four (4) geographic regions. Each Region offers a regional camp for state association ODP teams in each eligible age group. The camps are designed to provide high level competition and training for participating players. During this training and competition, players who are capable of performing at a higher level of play are identified for possible national team camp, pool, or team participation. Massachusetts Youth Soccer is a member of Region 1. Region 1 ODP runs Summer Camps each year and each Massachusetts Youth Soccer ODP player is invited to attend.

The Region 1 Camp 

The advantages to attending the Region 1 Camp are clear. the players invited to the Camp are all ODP players from states throughout the northeast. This means that players will be training and playing with and against some of the finest soccer players in the country. Further, the Camp is staffed by ODP Region 1 Coaches. These coaches undergo a rigorous selection process and are evaluated by the Region on a regular basis. Hence, the coaching staff at the Region 1 Camp is one of the finest staffs in the country. Finally, the Camps are held at Rider University in new Jersey, Kutztown University in Pennsylvania and the University of Rhode Island all of which boast some of the finest soccer training facilities in the country. The Region 1 Camp is a tremendous opportunity to learn, improve and develop as a player with and amongst some of the best players and with and under the instruction of a top quality coaching staff.

2012 Region 1 Camp Schedules


July 7th - 10th        1999 (U13)                               Rider University, New Jersey
July 11th - 14th      1998 (U14) and 1997 (U15)          Rider University, New Jersey
July 11th - 14th      1996 (U16) and 1995 (U17)          Kutztown University, Pennsylvania

                     Call Back Camps (By Invitation of Region 1 Only)

July 15th - 18th      1999                                        Kutztown University
July 22nd - 25th      1998, 1997, 1996 and 1995          Rider University, New Jersey


July 6th - 8th         1993 (U19) and 1994 (U18)                   University of Rhode Island
July 6th - 9th         1995 (U17)                                        University of Rhode Island
July 8th - 11th       1996 (U16) and 1997 (U15)                   University of Rhode Island
July 11th - 15th     1998 (U14) and 1999 (U13)                    University of Rhode Island