You are invited to attend the STYSA Olympic Development Program Training Centers. These centers serve as an introduction to the STYSA Olympic Development Program and assist in identifying and developing elite level players throughout South Texas and provide the ultimate soccer experience to boys and girls born in ’03, ’04, ’05, and '06. The Training Centers and ODP are geared toward the serious soccer player who is dedicated to improving their technical skills and tactical awareness. The primary benefit to players is to be able to train, play, and compete against the best players in their age group. This allows the best players to be with the best in order to further their development as soccer players.
The Training Centers help prepare players for the upcoming ODP tryouts for the State Pool. Players who are selected to the State Pool have the potential to represent South Texas at Region III camp in the summer of 2016. In addition, during each Training Center, players will be evaluated and possibly recommended for US Soccer Market Training Centers. The South Texas ODP Staff is comprised of current professional, college, high school, and top level youth program coaches from throughout South Texas. We recognize that their knowledge and experience are an important factor in your child's development as a soccer player and their professionalism makes our Training Center environment top-notch.
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The mission of the South Texas Youth Soccer Association ODP Program is to identify and train the elite player. This includes providing opportunities for potential region/national players to represent South Texas at upcoming US Youth Soccer Region III events. The Olympic Development Program is a supplement to club and high school soccer, giving players opportunities to play with and against the best, while also providing them exposure at the regional, national, and international levels. ODP tryouts offer players the opportunity to challenge themselves and showcase their talent in a unique environment. The ODP State Staff is comprised of coaches at the club, high school, and college levels. All coaches are nationally licensed and are committed to enhancing the development of each player.
All roster spots on the 2016 ODP State teams are open so come play and complete against the best in South Texas for the opportunity to represent the State. ODP coaching staff will select players who perform their best during tryout sessions to move forward in the ODP process. This pool of players will train with ODP coaches over the course of the winter and spring expanding their ability and improving their skill level. From these training sessions ODP staff will determine who will be invited to participate at Region III events in the summer.
Click HERE to reach ODP Tryout page and links to register.
South Texas Goalkeeper Academy
The STYSA goalkeeping program is designed for goalkeepers to learn and improve basic handling, diving, dealing with high shots, communication, distribution, breakaway saves, decision making in 1V1 situations and crosses.
Click HERE to reach Goalkeeper Program page for dates, more information and links to register.
Pool Training (For Selected Players) Click HERE for Pool Training Dates and Locations
STX Friendlies (For Selected Players) Click HERE for Dates and Location