ODYSSEY SOCCER LEAGUE
Odyssey Sport Soccer Club sets itself apart from other soccer organizations in the country by recognizing and valuing the guidelines set forth by the US Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) which most recently emphasizes the value of small-sided soccer. In following the guidelines from USYSA, Odyssey has created the Odyssey Soccer League (OSL). In offering the Odyssey Soccer League, Odyssey not only supports the change to move to small sided games, but has become one of the leaders in the development of this method.
Players in the U8 to U12 divisions who participate in the Odyssey Soccer League will receive endless benefits to their individual player development. Some of these benefits include:
• Plenty of individual possession and touches that teach ball control
• The ability to try new skills and experiment without the fear of failure or ridicule
• Many 1 v 1 situations where forwards can challenge defenders and vice versa
• Emphasis is on player development, not "must win"
• No designated positions that prevent development of an “all-around” player
• No rules that hinder restarting the game
• A challenging, creative and FUN atmosphere
Being the first in the region to offer USYSA's most recent guidelines is the most recent example of the Odyssey Difference: Continuing to Keep Player Development as our Focus.
In 2014, in keeping with the mission to be on the cutting edge of proper youth program development, Odyssey has added Odyssey Soccer League Sports Performance for all OSL participants. This will allow for the proper conditioning foundation from a young age which is an essential and often overlooked facet of complete youth development.
How Do I Register for the Odyssey Soccer League?The Odyssey Soccer League is included in the fees for rostered team position players, no additional registration is necessary. Odyssey Soccer League is available exclusively to Odyssey Team Position Members ages U8 through U12, both boys and girls. Additionally, OSL Sports Performance is included in the fees for all rostered team players, ages U8 through U12, both girls and boys.
Questions? Please feel free to contact us through the "Contact Us" section of the website.
Coach Sinead McSharry Shares What The Odyssey Soccer League Offers to Odyssey Players...
"Players who are a part of an Odyssey team in ages U8 through U12 have a unique and rare opportunity. These youth players have the chance to experience what many other families in the country wish their child had the opportunity to do - learn and play soccer as the USYSA guidelines set forth, with a primary focus on player development."
Odyssey Girl's Director of Coaching