What is the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program?

The US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program was formed in 1977 to identify a pool of players in each age group from which a National Team will be selected for international competition; to provide high-level training to benefit and enhance the development of players at all levels; and, through the use of carefully selected and licensed coaches, develop a mechanism for the exchange of ideas and curriculum to improve all levels of coaching. In 1979, the program expanded, the organization became more efficient and multi-year plans were developed. State Associations were encouraged to develop programs which supported and worked in tandem with National and Regional programs. At the beginning of 1982 a formalized program for girls was created, with the addition of a full committee (one member from each Region). From 1982 until the present, international events for youth national teams have increased substantially and the US Youth Soccer ODP has kept pace by instituting trials and player pools for five age groups in the boys' program, and five age groups in the girls' program.

What are Regional Camps?
US Youth Soccer is divided into four regions, each which 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. Each region varies somewhat as to the specifics and the cost of their camps. Your state association or regional administrator should be contacted for more information.

What are the Benefits of Participating in US Youth Soccer ODP?
1. Development as a player. The opportunity to train and play with the best player's in one's age group.
2. Quality instruction from nationally licensed coaches.
3. Quality competition. Games against other state association ODP teams.
4. Exposure to regional and national team coaches.
5. The opportunity to represent one's state, region, or country in competition.
6. Exposure to college coaches.

Region 1

US Youth Soccer is divided into four (4) geographic regions and the Olympic Development Program is administered through each of these regions. Massachusetts Youth Soccer is a member of Region 1. Region 1 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, the elite players in the Region are identified for possible participation in the US National Team.

The Region 1 Camp 


The advantages to attending the Region 1 Camp are clear. All players at the Camp are ODP players from states across the Region. 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 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.

Below is a list of those players from the Massachusetts Olympic Development Program who were chosen to participate as members of their respective Region 1 ODP Team. Congratulations to each one of these players! Your appointment to the Regional team is a reflection of your hard work and commitment to excellence in the game.


U13 Girl

U14 Girls

U15 Girls

U16 Girls

U17 Girls

Kristiana Swain

Kate Hostage

Alyssa Swift,

No one Selected

Aly Spencer

Niloufar Asdigha

 Alyssa Lum

Brooke Heinsohn



Ella Kitterman

 Ilana Albert

Kerri Zerfoss



Allison Pestania




Rachel O’Keefe





Vanessa Gangi





Holland Stam





Olivia Wingate





Alexandra Filipkowski





Taylor Kofton *





U13 Boys

U14 Boys

U15 Boys

U16 Boys

U17 Boys

Brandin Osborne

Quintin DiStefano

Daniel Munch

Mana Chavali

Paul Delamy

Cole Scharland

Neil Mahatme

Samson Heyer

Matt Quick

James O'Shea

Marcelo Lage

Nathan Plano

Dimitri Manganis

Max Cottrell

Brennan Mitrolka

Sorree Kaba

Edward Walsh


Michael Romeo

Paul Delamy

Christian Garner




Cameron Schluter





Jaren Suttles





Gabriel Bellebuono





Mauricio Zelayandia






* National Camp