Any Reports from West Region ODP Championships

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  1. baller

    baller New Member

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    Early results look mixed. 02, 04, and 07 off to early 3 points. Surprised to see our Cal North 05 team go down to Washington. Same for the 03s.

    Happy New Year All. Hope this forum picks up in 2019.
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    I would say it depends on what rosters in Arizona of each age group looks like. With ECNL and Academy taking away many, it's hit or miss with certain teams.

    I will say, Washington teams are among the strongest in general at this event.
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    I thought you can play ECNL and ODP or have things changed? I know you can't with GDA, but always thought you could with ECNL and any other association...
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    Ecnl kids can play but most don’t these days. Imagine have enough going on already. At least, 04 and up. Youngers I’m guessing more ecnl kids may be involved before the schedules get too busy or clubs mandate not doing ODP
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    07 boys won the final beating Hawaii 6-1. Arizona team was strong but didn't have good keepers
    07 girls came in 2nd ..lost in the final to Washington
    i think the 04s or the 05s boys beat cal south in the finals
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    I do not think it has too much to do with ecnl. Odp program in norcal is no longer a development program with absentee DOC, and sub-par coaches with agenda.
    The program is now more a business than a youth development program. (And no, I am not a disgruntled parents whose daughter did not make the team and my daughter not only made every norcal traveling team but also the national events. We stopped going to it because we and our club coach did not see any value in the program. We were hoping our daughter play with good players and coaches. Unfortunately year after year we saw coaching staff less interested in program and felt they are just there to make extra money. We also felt coaches pick girls from their club over much better players making our team less and less coompetative year over year. If you want the proof on my statement, just look at this year's west championship results and you will see how bad this program has gotten in norcal.)
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    LOL! Spot on, but at the end, I found myself going back to see if you said ODP or PDP.
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    Fred zarnegar New Member

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    I was talking about ODP . We were great supporter of ODP but for the reasons I mentioned we stopped going to it. As for PDP i think coaches are better. PDP is also free. However coaches in PDP also have club agenda as well. I I think both programs are waste of time and sometimes can discourage good players from soccer.
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    Totally agree-- Each year our daughter has had diminishing returns on the results and enjoyment with the girls chosen! Some have left because of the cost of ODP along with ECNL/DA while others left because of the aforementioned club coach choosing club players (even though their daughter was chosen to travel). Our daughter has been able to travel quite a bit with this program, but it has definitely lost it's luster and she will probably not go back.

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