The US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program is a national identification and development program for high-level players. The program identifies and develops youth players throughout the country to represent their state and regional associations. At the state association level, pools of players are identified in each eligible age group, and brought together as a team to develop their skill through training and competition. From the state pools and subsequent teams, players are identified for regional and national pools and teams. Maryland State ODP teams are comprised of the best Maryland players in various age groups.
US Youth Soccer is divided into four regions, each Region offers a regional identification camp for state association ODP players in each eligible age group pool. Maryland is part of the East Region. The camps are designed to provide high level competition and training for participating players. During this training and competition, players who are capable of performing at a higher level of play are identified for possible regional pool, or regional team participation.
SA-DMV Gaindes is proud to announce that Basheer N’Diaye and Omar Diate made it to the State of Maryland ODP team foe 2021. The two players made it through after two series of tryouts conducted in the summer 2020. While playing for the state of Maryland ODP U12 team, both players will remain with us for all our upcoming games. Let’s congratulate the boys for their oustanding achievement and commitment to the club and its vision.