PRO+, the next evolution of player identification and development in the United States combines all of Cal South’s current and future elite player development initiatives and places them under one integrated structure. Cal South PRO+ ODP is a U.S Soccer Approved Program.
Did you receive an invitation to a PRO+ODP Camp?
Four areas of Emphasis
Cal South believes that players are best identified in their natural game-playing environment by professional scouts. We have developed a high-level scouting system over the past twelve years and are in the process of creating a more robust technology platform to identify and track players as they progress through the system. As more emphasis goes towards our younger age groups, the reach of our scouting and identification efforts under PRO+ will be greatly intensified as our player pools are larger in those younger age groups.
We contend that player development is directly related to the quality of play, the level of coaching and the best players playing against the best. Therefore, we will always be centrally focused on creating a high-level environment, a quality coaching staff and selecting the greatest development opportunities for the players. Part of development is also learning to become a complete player, which is why we integrate education into the program around fitness, nutrition and sports psychology from some of the top minds involved in sport.
No barrier should ever stand in the way of opportunities for our players to participate and potentially represent their state or national team program. The elimination of costs and travel and more aggressively utilizing Cal South’s relationships with Nike, U.S. Soccer and local resources removes these barriers and makes the program accessible and inclusive for all players and families.
Early identification and development leads to stronger advancement opportunities. Whether a player is heading for college, pros or national team play, PRO+ will be a key for any path.
- Train, play and compete against the best players in the country
- Work with a high-level coaching staff and supplement their overall development
- U.S. Soccer National Team staff and scouts working onsite at PRO+ camps and events
- Opportunity to be identified for US Soccer National Teams
- Opportunity to play against US Soccer Youth National Teams
- No fees for the opportunity to be identified and zero to minimal cost to participate
- No out-of-state travel; all PRO+ events, training and camps are held in Southern California
Cal South accepts player recommendations from September to November, and again from February to April. Players are scouted through the winter and spring when possible but will be observed in the State and National Cup each year.
Cal South accepts player recommendations from the following: Club Technical Directors, Club Directors of Coaching, Club Coaches, Regional Staff Coaches, National Staff Coaches, ODP Scouts, Opposing Club Coaches, NOT private trainers or parents.
It is each player’s responsibility to check the PRO+ Information Hotline before leaving for training or events. Each player pool/age group has its own special extension when you call the PRO+Information Hotline:
PRO+ Information Hotline: 1-800-417-4391
Call before leaving for any Cal South event.