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Olympic Development Program

The Olympic Development Program (ODP) was created by US Soccer around 25 years ago for two purposes:

1) To identify national team players early, at the youth level.
2) To provide development opportunities for these potential national team players.

To this day, these two core purposes, namely, IDENTIFY and DEVELOP for the national team, have not changed. However, many players have also come to associate ODP with improved opportunities for playing college soccer and getting college scholarships. This is because many college coaches work on ODP staff at the state, regional, and national levels and also most college coaches scout players at ODP events. College coaches consider a player’s participation in ODP as an indicator of talent and soccer ambition.

Here are the players who have made Olympic Development Program (ODP) from Athens United Soccer program:

Georgia ODP 2020/21

Billy Reed               10
Sophia                     09
Selah Ogburn        09
Chris Perez             09
Charlie Williams    09
Robert Chen          09
Helen Galanti         07
Victoria Medellin   06
Bella Yelton            06
Owen Barnett         06 REGIONAL POOL 
Myra Sesmas         04
Hannah Barnett     04
Davis Gabriel          04 

Georgia ODP 2019/20

Helen Galanti           07
Victoria Medellin     06
Owen Barnett          06 REGIONAL POOL 
Myra Sesmas           04
Hannah Barnett       04
Davis Gabriel            04

Georgia ODP 2016/17

Player                          Pool
SaeJin Mallon        02 REGIONAL POOL
Lincoln Zemaitis      02
Eric Bravo            02
Zackery Quick        02 
Mathew Lofton        02
Ethan Irwin            02 

Georgia ODP 2015/16

Player                         Pool
Merryn Thompson       01

Georgia ODP 2014/15

Player                          Pool 
Merryn Thompson  01
Boland Lekeaka        01 REGIONAL POOL
Phil      James            98
Cole     Hasen          98
Aldo    Martinez            98  

Georgia ODP 2013/14

Player                           Pool
Noah Allen     01
Boland Lekeaka 01     REGIONAL POOL

Georgia ODP 2012/13

Player        Pool
William Crain              00     REGIONAL POOL, NATIONAL POOL, Atlanta United U17 DA      
Mehran Ahmadipour    97
Gabriel Arcos              96 

Georgia ODP 2011/12

William Crain           00              
Mehran Ahmadipour  97                
Lee Brackman           97              
Gabriel Arcos            96                         
Henry Scott              95 REGIONAL POOL
Matthew Ward           95 REGIONAL POOL  


Player                        Pool
Ashley Thomas         99
Andres Perez           99
Jack Rinkowski        99
Auston Rodiquez      99
Gilberto Rodiquez     98
Lee Brackman         97
Nick Morin              98
Garrett Walker        97
Ryan Vetter            98
Jordan Burst           94 REGIONAL POOL    
Georgia ODP 09/10

Player                              Pool
Elizabeth Allen                  96        
Johnathan Scherzer U14 USSF National Team Pool
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