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 2006 and 2007 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, 2018 in Lancaster, MA and a 4 day U12 Region I ODP Camp in July 2018.




Outdoor Trainings

May 4, May 11, May 18, June 1, June 5, June 18

6:30-8:00pm at the Tree Farm

U12 Festival

June 9th, 2018 @ Lancaster, MA

ODP Region 1 Camp

Kutztown University

July 8-11, 2018

Rider University

July 8-11, 2018

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.


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

  • Tryout Session #1: Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 9:30am to 10:30am at the Tree Farm in Essex
  • Tryout Session #2: Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 9:30am to 10:30am at the Tree Farm in Essex

Players born in 2006 and 2007 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.



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




U12 FALL ACADEMY for the FALL OF 2018


The goal of the U12 Fall Training Academy is to provide a competitive, next-level training environment for competitive players born in 2007 & 2008.  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 2019 season. 

This is a six week program held at the Tree Farm Recreational Facility in Essex Jct, VT.


Cost: $200


If you have further questions regarding the Fall Academy, please contact Coach Craig Stone at vermontcoach@gmail.com


Contact & Registration Information: 
If you have any questions regarding the U12 Development Program and/or the registration process, contact Alison Kaiser at