Under 12 ODP Program

 U-12 ODP Program

Eventbrite - Under 12 Olympic Development ProgramThe NYW Olympic Development Program will initiate a training program for players in the U-12 age group (players born in 2001 and 2002) beginning in December of 2012.   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 28, 2013 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 in this inaugural 2012/13 program cycle.  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
Sun, Dec. 9, 2012     4-7pm
Sun, Jan. 6, 2013      4-7pm
Sun, Jan. 27, 2013    4-7pm

Sun, Mar. 10, 2013   4-7pm

Sat, Apr. 13, 2013      4-7pm
Sun, Apr. 28, 2013     TBA, Play Day - Batavia, NY
Syracuse, NY:

CNY Family Sports Centre:  Program Director - Jeff Knittel

Fri, Dec. 21, 2012    6-8pm
Fri, Jan. 25, 2013     6-8pm
Fri, Mar. 1, 2013      6-8pm
Fri, Mar. 22, 2013    6-8pm
Fri, Apr. 12, 2013     6-8pm

Sun, Apr. 28, 2013   TBA, Play Day – Batavia, NY

Rochester, NY: 

Doug Miller Family Sports Park:  Director – Jim Gentile

Sat, Dec. 22, 2012     3-5pm

Sat, Jan. 19, 2013      11am-1pm

Sat, Feb. 9, 2013        9-11am

Sat, Mar. 16, 2013     11am-1pm

Sat. Apr. 13, 2013      11am-1pm

Sun, Apr. 28, 2013      TBA, Play Day – Batavia, NY

Buffalo, NY:
Sahlen’s Sports Park: Director – Dave Stephan

Sat, Dec. 15, 2012        3-6pm

Sat, Jan. 5, 2013           1-4pm

Sun, Feb. 3, 2013          1-2:30pm

Sat, Mar. 9, 2013          3-6pm

Sat, Apr. 20, 2013         3-6pm

Sun, Apr. 28, 2013        TBA, Play Day - Batavia, NY

Registration Fee:

(Registration Fee includes program tuition and training uniform - shirt, shorts and socks).

Binghamton District: $185 - Online registration closes at 11pm, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.

Buffalo District: $185 – Online registration closes at 11pm, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.

Syracuse District: $185 – Online registration closes at 11pm, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012.

Rochester District: $185 – Online registration closes at 11pm, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012.

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

To Register On-line, Please Click  Eventbrite - Under 12 Olympic Development Program

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