Players and Parents! We are excited to announce that registration for the 2023-2024 Idaho Olympic Development Program (ODP) cycle is officially open!
The US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (ODP) is a national identification and development program for high-level players. This program offers a unique opportunity for your young athletes to represent their state association, region, and even the United States in soccer competitions. Our teams are formed at the state and regional levels, comprising the best players in various age groups.
For the 2023-2024 cycle, players born between 2007 and 2012 can register.
A pool of players in each age group will be identified and brought together as a team to develop their skills through training and competition. We encourage all interested players to register for tryouts through GotSport. Please make sure to sign up for your specific age group!
There will be two sessions (Updated with new Dates)
August 26th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm-4:00 pm. August 27th, 10:00 - 12:00 pm. Location: Simplot Sports Complex in Boise. Oct 22nd, 10:00 -12:00 and 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Location: Simplot Sports Complex in Boise.
*2009's making your HS team unable to make the August session - please attend the October Session below.
The selected state team will compete in one to two events in November/December and the West Region ODP Championships in January. The cost for the ODP West Championships is estimated at $800, and the cost for the State Pool is $100.00. The pre-Championships event for the 2010 – 2012 age groups will be held during the Veterans Day weekend and for the 2007 – 2009 age groups in December at the Timbers Alliance Showcase in Portland. We will also be having POOL training as well that are open to State Team players and Pool players
Scholarships are avaible. For more additional information please visit the IDaho ODP Website.
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Idaho Youth Soccer Association
The Idaho Youth Soccer Association has a new sideline rule. Spectators are expected to sit on the same side of the field as their team. The team bench is placed on the half of the field where the assistant referee officiates. The spectators sit on the opposite side of the centerline. The team bench and spectators should not obstruct the area at the center of the field to allow for appropriate substitution of players during the game. The opposing team and spectators sit on the other side of the field. Teams and spectators should be diagonally located across from each other.
Referees are a critical part of soccer, but it is important for parents, coaches, players, and spectators to understand that there isn't going to be a perfectly called game. Many games go without referees due to increasing abuse of officials which causes frustrations for everyone.
IYSA has adopted a Zero Tolerance policy in regards to spectators' interaction with referees. All PVSC teams, competitive or recreation, who have referees officiating games are expected to abide by this policy. The policy states it is not appropriate to tell the referee - call the game, keep the kids safe, call it both ways or to tell them the are a terrible referee or that you are going to file a complaint.
Offenses to this police could lead to AN INDIVIDUAL OR SIDELINE BEING DISMISSED FROM WATCHING GAMES.
Concussions can happen during a soccer game in many different ways. Educating yourself about concussions will allow you to see the signs and symptoms and teach you how to respond correctly to the concussion. A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury—or TBI—caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching and damaging brain cells. Dealing with a concussion is never an easy task and learning about them is your best way to prepare yourself if they occur. You can never be too safe when it comes to concussions, please remember to be play safe while you're on the pitch and when in doubt, pull the player out!
Concussions seem to becoming more prevalent in youth soccer. Click the link below to go to the CDC's website about concussions. Their website contains everything you need to know about concussions whether you're a parent or a coach.
If your player is looking for ways to increase their skills outside of regular season play there are several camps offered locally during teh summer.
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