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About Cal South PRO+ ODP:

The Cal South PRO+ Olympic Development Program (ODP) is one of the most direct routes to the U.S. Youth National Teams. Our Cal South PRO+ ODP coaching and scouting staff scout the Southern California youth soccer landscape annually to identify the top players in each boys and girls age group from 2007-2004. Upon identification, the aim of PRO+ ODP is to place these players on U.S. Youth National Teams by competing at regional and national level events.

Cal South PRO+ ODP teams have won an astounding 82 of a possible 101 Regional Championships for which it has competed in the last ten years, and 57 out of 67 in the past four years, including 9 out of 10 titles in both 2012 and 2013, and 10 out of 10 in 2014 and 2015


About the Cal South PRO+ ODP Morning Soccer Camps:

The Cal South PRO+ ODP Soccer Camps program, established in 1998, is designed for all boys and girls 7-14 years old committed to reaching the highest level open to them in the sport. They are "developmental" in that our experienced camp staff, already used to dealing with and developing talent at the state, regional and national levels, builds on and improves the technical and tactical skills that players have acquired during the soccer year. Through our program, we create a challenging environment where each player learns about themselves - their strengths and weaknesses. Players are encouraged to compete in and outside of their comfort zones and are given the knowledge and tools to improve.

We typically schedule different day camps in strategic locations throughout Southern California in the summer to provide every player, 7-14 years old, the opportunity of attending our camps. Each camp lasts three hours, with the emphasis placed on quality, not quantity. Each group has a low player-to-coach ratio, so as to optimize the individual development of each player. For goalkeepers at each camp, we provide one GK-specific session conducted by one of our goalkeeping staff coaches.

Our five day academy allows coaches to emphasize tactics, speed of play, speed of thought, movement with and without the ball, as well as technical speed. Making good decisions under pressure is the theme of the week, with the opportunity to apply what has been taught each day under match conditions.

By the end of the academy, each player will feel challenged, will be handed an in-depth personal evaluation by their coach, and will be eager to take their game to the next level. This represents exceptional value. 


About the Cal South PRO+ ODP Residential Academy: 

Also established in 1998, our successful Cal South PRO+ ODP Youth Residential Academies are held at the historic Thacher School in Ojai Valley. Our program emphasizes proper camp philosophy, quality facilities, a progressive and well-thought-out curriculum, organized administrators, and an experienced, top-notch and licensed coaching staff, held to the highest standards. Our All-Girls Youth Academy camp is open to players 9-15 years old, and our Olders Finishing and Goalkeeping Academy is open to players 14 and up. The Youngers Finishing and Goalkeeping Academy is open to players 9-14 years old.

The Cal South PRO+ ODP Residential All Girls Academies offer an intense and focused week of training for players determined to improve their game and learn what it takes to be the best. Our highly-qualified staff conduct a training curriculum modeled after the U.S. Youth National Teams, emphasizing technical training in individual and small group concepts, as well as team play. Training consists of competitive, high-energy sessions that put players under pressure to make good decisions, balanced with solo and cooperative activities. 

The Cal South PRO+ ODP Finishing and Goalkeeping Academies run simultaneously, but as separate camps. The Finishing Academy focuses solely on the player's ability to score goals, preparing scorers for any situation. The camp's theme is "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take!" The Goalkeeping Academy focuses on one of the most demanding and mentally challenging positions on the field. This camp's specialized training develops a player's presence in the goal, tactical awareness, leadership, and consistency. The Older’s Finishing and Goalkeeping Academy is open to players born from 2002-2005. The Younger’s Finishing and Goalkeeping Academy is open to players born from 2009-2006

In addition to the on-field activities throughout the week, we will introduce mental concepts as well as educational sessions on fitness, nutrition, ODP, college and the National Team programs. 


A quick word to the wise: Demand for our camps is very high, so secure your spot today. We look forward to seeing you at the Cal South PRO+ ODP Camps!

Camp Highlights:

• USSF 'A' & 'B' licensed professional coaching staff
• English Premier League coaches
• UEFA licensed coaches
• Cal South PRO+ ODP staff coaches
• Excellent coach-to-player ratio
• Camp curriculum modeled after U.S. Youth National Team programs
• Quality fields and facilities
• Personalized camp evaluation
• ODP player identification selection opportunities
• All campers receive three (3) camp t-shirts, one (1) pair of shorts, one (1) pair of socks and a soccer ball
• Specialized goalkeeper training

Campers must come prepared with:

• A soccer ball
• Proper soccer clothing
• Water
• Pencil/pen and paper to take notes
• Sun block
• Shin guards