2013-2014 Under 12 ODP Program


 U-12 ODP Program

The NYW Olympic Development Program will initiate a training program for players in the U-12 age group (players born in 2002 and 2003) beginning in December of 2013.   The program is for both boys and girls and will be run in four districts; Binghamton, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo.  

The U-12 program cycle will include five training dates, each of which will consist of a 75 minute indoor training session and a 30 minute lecture.  Training sessions will focus primarily on improving each player’s technical ability and tactical awareness, via small sided games and activities.  Lectures will cover topics such as proper training habits, age appropriate tactics, team building and group dynamics/problem solving/socialization activities.

Each district program will be under the direction of NYW ODP staff coaches.  The program will conclude with an outdoor event on Sunday, April 27, 2014 in Batavia, NY where all four district programs will assemble and participate in a round-robin “Play Day”.  This event will be run side by side with the older ODP age groups that will also be in Batavia for their traditional ODP Development Weekend training activities taking place at the same time.

Program Rationale:

The goal of the U-12 ODP program is to provide player development opportunities for youngsters in this age group.  By keeping larger player pools, more players can partake in an ODP experience where they will receive high level, age appropriate training and also get exposure to some of the best coaches in NYW.  Utilizing a model that places U-12 programs in selected districts will insure convenient training locations, familiar training environments for youngsters and minimal travel for everyone.  There will be no tryouts and all age appropriate players will be accepted into the program.  Having said that, the program is geared toward serious and committed players who wish to experience the high quality coaching associated with the Olympic Development Program.

U-12 District Programs:

Binghamton, NY:  


Greater Binghamton Sports Complex

Program Director – Zach Sarno

Saturday December 7, 2013 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Saturday January 4, 2014 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Saturday February 1, 2014 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Sunday March 9, 2014 1100AM - 1:00PM
Sunday April 6, 2014 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Sunday April 27, 2014 12:00PM - 3:00PM - Play Day - Batavia, NY 
Syracuse, NY:

CNY Family Sports Centre

Program Director - Jeff Knittel

Friday December 20, 2013 5:30PM - 8:30PM
Friday January 17, 2014 5:30PM - 8:30PM
Friday February 7, 2014 5:30PM - 8:30PM
Friday March 14, 2014 5:30PM - 8:30PM
Friday April 11, 2014 5:30PM - 8:30PM
Sunday April 27, 2014 12:00PM - 3:00PM - Play Day - Batavia, NY

Rochester, NY:

Doug Miller Family Sports Park

Program Director - Jim Gentile

Saturday December 14, 2013 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Saturday January 11, 2014 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Saturday February 8, 2014 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Saturday March 8, 2014 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Saturday April 5, 2014 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Sunday April 27, 2014 12:00PM - 3:00PM - Play Day - Batavia, NY

 Buffalo, NY:

Sahlen’s Sports Park

Program Director - Dave Stephan

Sunday December 15, 2013 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Saturday January 4, 2014 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Saturday February 1, 2014 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Saturday March 8, 2014 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Saturday April 5, 2014 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Sunday April 27, 2014 12:00PM 3:00PM - Play Day - Batavia, NY
Registration Fee:

(Registration Fee includes program tuition)

Binghamton District: $185 - Online registration closes at 11pm, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.

Buffalo District: $185 – Online registration closes at 11pm, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013.

Syracuse District: $185 – Online registration closes at 11pm, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013.

Rochester District: $185 – Online registration closes at 11pm, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013.

All Sites: $200 - “Walk in” registration fee at the door on first day of training.

To Register On-line:  


New this year:  ODP training kits must be ordered on-line.  Approximate cost of the kit is $18.00 plus shipping.  Kits must be ordered by November 15, 2013 to ensure delivery prior to your first training session.  Kits ordered after that date will be delivered prior to the second training session.  To order: Click Here. 

Register early to ensure placement. NYSWYSA reserves the right to close registration when capacity at any site is reached.