Congratulations to all of our players who made their ODP ( Olympic Developement Program ) State teams:
Girls: Tara Costello 95’, Rachael Thornton 96’, Meghan Fludgate 97’ (alternate ), Jessica Preedom 98’, Emmalee McCarter 99’, McKenna Gulley 00'
Boys : Quadarius Grate 96’, Marquel Bellamy 96’, Cole Gulledge 97’, Austin Bolton 97’, Kha Doe Crosby 97’, Zach Hudson 97’, Bryce Simpson 98’, Connor Sloan 98’, Chris Young 98’, Matt Staub 98’ ( alternate ), Billy Brittelli 99’, Killian Bucci 99’, Cian Gormley 99’, Brandon Trio 2000/2001, Jarvin Ramirez 2000/2001
The South Carolina Olympic Development Program or ODP, is the start of the identification process for the National and Olympic Teams. The South Carolina Youth Soccer Association conducts the program for US Soccer under the jurisdiction of the US Olympic Committee. The purpose of this prestigious program is to identify players on the basis of open tryouts and develop them to represent their state, region, and the United States in soccer competition.
At the state combine the players who will make up the South Carolina ODP State teams are selected. Those teams, made up of 18 players, then go and participate in the Region III ODP camp, which includes trainings and a tournament of the state teams. From this camp players can be selected as Regional Pool Players and are provided with the opportunities to represent the region in international (overseas trips) and National events. At the National events players are seen by National staff coaches and are eligible for National team selection.