Olympic Development Program

ODP Invitation Criteria

ODP Youth Class Training Camp Invitation Criteria

The ODP runs three annual fall clinics across the country that are open for sailors to attend with their Regional Program.

ODP West Clinic - Labor Day Weekend - St. Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, CA

ODP East Clinic - Columbus Day Weekend - Miami Yacht Club, Miami, FL

ODP Racing Clinic - Thanksgiving Weekend - Miami Yacht Club, Miami, FL

How to attend:

New for 2019: the top three finishers in the 29er, i420, Nacra 15 and Radial fleets from the Youth Worlds qualifying series will be invited to attend these three camps and receive ODP provided coaching. Up to six RS:X sailors and Kiteboarders will be invited to attend as well. In years where the US Youth Championship is not in the Youth Worlds qualifying series, the top sailor/team in each of the Youth Worlds fleets will also be invited to attend the clinic.

In addition, the clinics are open to all sailors who can attend as part of their Regional Program. Sailors in this category must attend with their own Regional Program coach, and Regional Programs must adhere to a 1:6 coach to sailor ratio (4:1 ratio for the Nacra 15 fleet). Sailors or Regional Program coaches or directors interested in attending a fall clinic, should submit an application. Applications are due August 11th and Programs will be notified of acceptance on a rolling basis.

Regional Program Application to Attend ODP Youth World Classes Fall Clinic(s)

Who should attend:

Sailors attending these ODP clinics should possess the following qualities:

Have a High Skill Level:
  • Top sailors in their region in a Youth Worlds Class
  • Competitive results at the US Youth Sailing Championship
High Fitness Level:
  • Have an existing fitness program
High Commitment Level:
  • Passionate about the sport
  • Personally driven
  • Actively training with a Regional Program

Charters:

  • ODP West
  • ODP East
    • Radial charters available from Laser Performance: coco.solsvig@laserperformance.com
    • Coach boat charters available from Professional Boats: info@professionalboats.com
  • ODP Racing
    • Laser/Radial charters available from Laser Performance: coco.solsvig@laserperformance.com
    • Coach boat charters available from Professional Boats: info@professionalboats.com

ODP Olympic Class Training Camp & Travel Team Invitation Criteria

Participation in an ODP Olympic Class Training Camp or Travel Team will be determined by invitation. Being invited to one camp does not insure participation in subsequent camps.

Sailors involved with the ODP Olympic Class events must meet the following criteria.

Have a High Skill Level:
  • Previous success in the Youth Worlds Classes
  • Top results in class Nationals and North Americans
  • Competitive results in international class events such as Worlds or Europeans
High Fitness Level:
  • Have an existing fitness program
High Commitment Level:
  • Passionate about the sport
  • Personally driven
  • Responsible and accountable for planning, logistics and e-mail communications

 

2016 Olympic Games

Youth Worlds Team USA Selection Criteria & Training

Athletes must qualify for the team each year, based on their on-the-water results at pre-determined qualifying event(s).

Up to date athlete selection procedures and requirements for the US Youth Worlds Team can be found on the selection web page.

The ODP provides the Youth Worlds Team with organized training ahead of the event.

When the Youth Worlds takes place in July, the ODP will run one invite-only Youth Worlds Team training camp in June in advance of the Worlds. The qualified Youth Worlds team and the two runner up teams from that year's qualification series will be invited to participate with ODP provided coaching.

When the Youth Worlds takes place in December, the three annual fall ODP training camps will be the Youth Worlds Team training camps. The qualified Youth Worlds team and the two runner up teams from that year's qualification will be invited to participate with ODP provided coaching. The three annual fall ODP training camps will always be open for regional programs to attend, regardless of when the Youth Worlds takes place during the year.

The 48th edition of the Youth Sailing World Championships will see 382 sailors from 66 nations racing in 265 boats across nine disciplines. Corpus Christi, Texas, USA is hosting the 2018 Youth Worlds from 14-21 July 2018.