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The Vermont ODP U12 Select Development Program is dedicated entirely to individual player development. The coaching philosophy is player-centered with clear, concise, and honest feedback. ODP provides an efficient developmental training environment where players have the opportunity to excel. The primary focus is to provide training that will improve each players technical ability and understanding of small group tactics. Goalkeepers will receive field skill training, team training, and limited individual training. 

Players born in 2005 and 2006 with a strong soccer background looking for a unique training environment to supplement or enhance their club team experience.

(1) Technique, (2) Tactics, (3) Fitness and Athletic Ability, and (4) Attitude

Trainings will begin in April and finish in June.  All players will participate in a one day U12 Festival in June, 2017 in Lancaster, MA and a 5 day U12 Region I ODP Camp in July 2017.




Outdoor Trainings

See training page:

U12 Festival

June 10th, 2017 @ Lancaster, MA

ODP Region 1 Camp

July 8-11, Kutztown University

July 8-11, Gettysburg College

Training/ Camp Fee - $600* (includes 6 training sessions, professional coaching, field rental, U12 Festival fees, and Region I U12 Camp fees). Players will need to purchase their uniform kit separately.

       * $100 (down payment) with registration

       * $250 due on or by April 01, 2017

       * $250 due on or by May 01, 2017

Please note that these dates are subject to change

Tryouts are held over the course of two Sundays in November for both the U12 Boys & the U12 Girls.

  • Tryout Session #1: Sunday, November 6, 2016 from 9:30am to 10:30am at the Tree Farm in Essex
  • Tryout Session #2: Sunday, November 13, 2015 from 9:30am to 10:30am at the Tree Farm in Essex

Players born in 2005 and 2006 can register online here. The registration fee is $35 payable to Vermont Soccer Association (VSA). NO  CREDIT CARDS ARE ACCEPTED FOR ONSITE PAYMENT. The online registration form will be taken offline at noon each Thursday before a tryout and will be reactivated the following Monday morning. This will ensure that we have all electronic information with us at the fields. If you are paying by check please include the player's name and year of birth on the check.

Bring a size #4 soccer ball and water. Please download the forms below and bring these completed forms to tryouts.



*Girls only: PLEASE NOTE that you will need to provide immunization dates. DO NOT WRITE “up to date” or leave blank. You must provide at least a month and year of the dates requested.

**Required of new players only

Contact Information: 
If you have any questions regarding the U12 Development Program and/or the registration process, contact Debbie Knakal at





The goal of the U12 Fall Training Academy is to provide a competitive, next-level training environment for competitive players born in 2004, 2005, and 2006.  Through training sessions and one-on-one coaching, the Academy aims to provide self-assurance, self-confidence, and the necessary habits-of-mind to enable every player to progress to the next level.  The Academy also aims to identify those players eligible for ODP consideration for the 2017 season. 

This is a seven week program held on dates and times below:


Saturday, September 10 9am-11am

Saturday, September 17, 2pm-4pm

Saturday September 24; October 1, 15, 22 at the Essex Tree Farm from 9am-11am.

October 8: at Middlebury College. Schedule TBA


Cost: $200


If you have further questions regarding the Fall Academy, please contact Coach Craig Stone at