In addition to indoor & outdoor training sessions, Vermont ODP participants have the opportunity to attend Mini-Camp weekend, the ODP Regional Tournament, & the ODP Identification Camp. Descriptions & schedules for each event are provided below:
VT Mini-Camp: February 3, 2019 Middlebury College - Virtue Field House
What is Mini-Camp?
Mini-Camp training is held during the indoor season and is directed by East Region and/or college coaches from around the region. Mini-Camp is a component of the identification process to select players for further Regional and National Team activities and events. All pool team players are eligible to participate in Mini-Camp training.
2019 Winter Trainings: 1/6/19 The Edge (Williston); 2/3/19 Middlebury College; 3/3/19 The Edge (Williston); 3/31/19 Middlebury College
2019 Outdoor Spring Trainings
Trainings will alternate between the Tree Farm Recreational Facility in Essex Junction, VT and Hathaway Fields in Rutland. Dates will be announced in February, 2019.
East Region ODP Tournament:
What is the East Region ODP Tournament?
The East Region ODP Tournament is held for U13-U17 ODP teams from participating state associations in Region. The tournament is held the second weekend in June and hosted at Rider University, New Jersey for the boys and Kirkwood Soccer Complex in New Castle Delaware for the girls. The tournament committee creates randomly scrambled brackets for all age groups. Under 13 and Under 14 team games are held on Saturday and Sunday in festival format while Under U15, Under U16 and Under 17 team games are held from Friday to Sunday in championship format. Should a U15+ team successfully advance to the semi-finals, relevant information will be provided to the team at the time.
The tournament is attended by much of the East Region Staff dedicated to spending time watching and evaluating all players at least once over the course of the weekend to assist them in the identification process of select players at ODP Identification Camp. Additionally, the tournament is highly attended by college coaches from around the country.
2019 East Region ODP Tournament Schedule
June 7-9, 2019
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
June 7-9, 2019
Kirkwood Soccer Complex
What is Identification Camp?
All participating VT ODP pool players are eligible to attend the ODP Identification Camp, held in July at various locations assigned by the East Region. ODP Identification Camp is designed to provide all players with intensive, quality training while also identifying top-level players in the Region for selection to their age-appropriate Regional Training Pool. The ODP ID Camp is the last component of the identification of players for the Regional Pool/Team each season.
Boys: Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
Girls: Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ