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Did your kid make it to the travel team, did he make it to regional
pool, and did he go to interregional?

If so, you wouldn't be asking this question. If not, there's your answer.
Ok. Give us the breakdown of ODP. Your kid makes the Eastern Pa team, what other tryouts do they face? At what point do you think it is worth it? (Iím not the original poster)
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Ok. Give us the breakdown of ODP. Your kid makes the Eastern Pa team, what other tryouts do they face? At what point do you think it is worth it? (Iím not the original poster)
Itís just extra touches. Nothing more than that. Itís worth it if your kid likes it.
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My daughter did ODP Philadelphia 06 and it was not a good experience for us. The head coach didn't attend all the tryouts. He then was there at only a few practices, until he was no longer listed as a coach. Not sure if he chose to leave or was fired - we didn't get any notification letting us know that he was no longer involved. The practices were mediocre, and too easy for this caliber of player and/or age. This caused attendance to go down markedly as the year went on.

Regional camp was also disappointing. The camp was last Wednesday until this past Sunday. Everyone in this part of the country knew we were about to have a heatwave, but there weren't any back-up plans for the weather and the limits on how much and when they could play outside. Instead of playing three times a day (practice or game), they played once or twice a day at most. There should have been accommodations made for them to train and/or play inside, even if they had to travel by bus
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My daughter did ODP Philadelphia 06 and it was not a good experience for us. The head coach didn't attend all the tryouts. He then was there at only a few practices, until he was no longer listed as a coach. Not sure if he chose to leave or was fired - we didn't get any notification letting us know that he was no longer involved. The practices were mediocre, and too easy for this caliber of player and/or age. This caused attendance to go down markedly as the year went on.

Regional camp was also disappointing. The camp was last Wednesday until this past Sunday. Everyone in this part of the country knew we were about to have a heatwave, but there weren't any back-up plans for the weather and the limits on how much and when they could play outside. Instead of playing three times a day (practice or game), they played once or twice a day at most. There should have been accommodations made for them to train and/or play inside, even if they had to travel by bus
ODP = Over Determined Parents
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ODP = Over Determined Parents
* Overly Determined Parents
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Or ďOvertly Dumb ParentsĒ.
It isnít too much to expect some half decent training for the amount of money it costs
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My daughter did ODP Philadelphia 06 and it was not a good experience for us. The head coach didn't attend all the tryouts. He then was there at only a few practices, until he was no longer listed as a coach. Not sure if he chose to leave or was fired - we didn't get any notification letting us know that he was no longer involved. The practices were mediocre, and too easy for this caliber of player and/or age. This caused attendance to go down markedly as the year went on.

Regional camp was also disappointing. The camp was last Wednesday until this past Sunday. Everyone in this part of the country knew we were about to have a heatwave, but there weren't any back-up plans for the weather and the limits on how much and when they could play outside. Instead of playing three times a day (practice or game), they played once or twice a day at most. There should have been accommodations made for them to train and/or play inside, even if they had to travel by bus
My kid attended the Regional Camp first week and it was amazing. Shame it didn't work out for you. Btw - you realize in the middle of the summer it's hard to get accommodations elsewhere? Fields are in demand as many tourneys and camps going on all over the east coast.

My younger daughter was at a camp last week and they did a lot of classroom work as a result. I was worried and was very happy she wasn't over taxed in the unbearable and dangerous heat. Thank goodness they had air conditioning. Not worth her coming back dehydrated or sick.
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* Overly Determined Parents
Worse...tiger parents.
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Anyone know why they put ďOlympicĒ (ODP) in the description of this training program? I always kind of found that funny.
Because until recently this is where they found the players that ultimately went onto the Olympic roster. If you didn't see the article, most if not all of the girls on the WNT (current WC champs) and other youth national players came through ODP. As someone noted, it was like the Hunger Games to get a spot even locally and then regionally.

Most ECNL kids don't do it anymore in Region 1 (other regions still encouraged and top ECNL kids do it) and no GDA kids do it as it's not allowable under their league rules. It still gets good coaches that are involved.
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I've been reading this thread and the bashing of ODP on it. NJ has a thread for ODP as well. Read it. Some very good kids still doing it. Not everyone can afford ECNL or GDA. It's another way of improving your skills, getting the attention of college coaches to play for them and meeting kids from other areas.

My kids did it and liked it. They played in college and after. It was a great experience. Not everyone has a great experience in things. As someone else noted, it's not a one size fits all.
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