Thank You all for your patience as we have worked to re-structure the Hawaii Olympic Development Program (ODP) to fit with the changes that have occurred at the Regional and National Levels.
We are in the process of confirming some of the upcoming deadlines as well as fees for participation.
US Youth Soccer Region IV Camp
Region IV Camp will be very different moving forward. The new camp will be marketed in two new divisions to meet the need of the elite player and to aid in their development. The first division will be structured as a college based camp. The camp will be designed to offer top level training from high level college/university coaches. The players will have the opportunity to be trained and seen by many top level college coaches of all divisions (NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA, Junior College, etc.). The second division of the Region IV Camp will be designed for the younger player. The content and focus will be to offer high level training by the Region IV Head and Asst. Age Group Coaches. Other staff will include National team players, past and present, US Soccer Scouts as well as some college coaches. Players will be recommended by their respective states and must be in good standing and currently participating in their state’s ODP program and approved by the State’s Director of Coaching or Technical Director. The Region IV Camp will now be optional. Players may be selected from the summer camp to the Region IV Player Pool or to attend the Pool Camp.
Region IV ODP Championships
The Region IV ODP Championships will serve as the primary identification venue for selecting players to attend the Region IV Pool Camp (formerly “holdover camp”). It will be run as any high level tournament and a champion will be determined, but there will be much emphasis placed on the scouting of players. ODP Championships will be held January 11-13, 2013 (Friday-Sunday) at the Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Region IV Sub-Regional Events
Under the new structure of ODP, Region IV will offer Sub-Regional Events that are hosted by State Associations. Regional Head Coaches as well as Age Group Coaches would attend approved Sub-Regional Events for the purpose of identifying players to attend the Region IV Pool Camp. We are pleased to announce that Hawaii’s ODP State Selection Camp has been approved as a Sub-Regional event. This means that Hawaii players participating in our State Selection Camp held in March, are eligible for selection to the Region IV Pool Camp and the Region IV Player Pool. Attendance at the traditional Region IV Camp is no longer mandatory for selection to the player pool. This is a tremendous development for players from Hawaii as it should save our players quite a bit of money since they can be invited from March Camp directly into the Region IV Player Pool.
Island District Tryouts
HYSA ODP will conduct Island District Tryouts on all islands for the '99 and '00 age groups only. This sessions will be used to select players to attend Region IV ODP Championships and March ODP State Selection camp. Dates, Times & Locations are To Be Determined.
There will be NO Island District Tryout camp for the '96, '97, '98, and '01 age groups.
2013 Hawaii ODP State Selection Camp
HYSA ODP will host its annual State Selection Camp March 28, 2013- March 31, 2013 at Waipio Soccer Complex.
HYSA College Night
HYSA, in conjunction with the Hawaii ODP Staff and visiting Coaches, will conduct an informational session for all HYSA members on Wed, March 27, 2013. Time & Location are To Be Determined.
HYSA Senior All Star Games
HYSA will host the annual Senior All Star Games on Saturday, March 30th at Waipio Soccer Stadium. High School Seniors should be nominated by a HYSA coach by January 15th. The Senior must be registered in HYSA. Their playing resume is considered in selection.
Hawaii ODP Junior Games
Hawaii ODP will coordinate Junior Games (one for boys and one for girls) on Sunday, March 31st during the Annual HYSA ODP State Selection Camp.
Senior game: Most 1995 Born players are eligible for selection to the Senior All Star Game pending confirmation that they have participated in HYSA. They must be nominated, usually by their HYSA club coach.
Junior game: 1995 Born Juniors are eligible to participate in the Junior game if they were selected to the 2012 state pool. The '95 juniors do not have to pay any fees because of their past participation in ODP. They will be sent an invitation to play in the junior game and must RSVP by March 8. 2013.
All players who made the state pool in 2012 are automatically eligible to attend the 2013 March camp. All '96s who attend the 2013 March camp must pay the March camp fee. If a player did not make the 2012 state pool, they can still attend the 2013 March camp if they are nominated by a HYSA coach and pay the camp fee. (The nominating application form will include the name of the nominating coach. ).
All players who made the state pool in 2012 are automatically eligible to attend the 2013 March camp in 2013. All '97s and '98s who attend March camp must pay the March camp fee. If a '97 or '98 did not make the 2012 state pool, they can still attend the 2013 March camp if they are nominated by a HYSA coach and pay the camp fee.
'99s and '00s
Players will be selected to attend the 2013 March camp (and ODP Championships) from the district tryouts and must pay the March camp fee.
There will be no district tryouts or March camp for this age group