Connecticut Junior Soccer Association

Regional Training Centers

What is an RTC?

(Formerly YPDP & Training Centers)

Pathway to ODP


RTC stands for Regional Training Center, this program will replace YPDP and Training Centers as we knew them.

The Regional Training Centers program is available for all competitive players born in 2008-2013 interested in building their skills and improving their game. RTC sessions are held in various locations around the state, the schedule and locations can be found below.

RTC is part of the Olympic Development Program (ODP), but is distinct in operation. The program is staffed with ODP coaches, as well as top club and college coaches from across Connecticut.

Training will be focused on developing each player's ability through age- and level-appropriate player curriculum aimed at enhancing the skills of each participant, whether you're the best player in your area, or an average player looking to become a better one. RTC Training is structured to be functional, focusing on areas of improvement rather than team concept training. Additionally, players will get to play with others from various clubs and age groups, learning from and being challenged by older and younger players.

Do I have to be in the RTC program in order to continue on to participate in ODP?

No, but it certainly wouldn't hurt if making the Connecticut ODP State Team is your goal. RTC training will help you improve your game. Second, the RTC staff is full of current and former ODP coaches, and we are always on the lookout for the next Connecticut ODP State Team player.

Fall 2020

Cost $250 per season

Fall Season Locations (More to be added). The player must register and attend one venue, should you want to attend more than one location you must register for more than one.

Bristol, CT - 5:30pm-6:45pm 441 Emmett St, Bristol, CT - REGISTER HERE
Monday's - September 21, 28, October 5, 19, 26 Nov 2, 9

Tolland, CT 5pm-6:15 pm 167 Rhodes Road, Tolland, CT - REGISTER HERE
Sunday's - September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 2

Wallingford, CT - 5pm-6:15pm - East Center Street - REGISTER HERE
Monday's - September 21, 28, October 5, 19, 26 Nov 2, 9

Milford, CT - 5:30PM-6:45pm - Orange Avenue Turf - REGISTER HERE
Friday's - September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30