ELIGIBILITY:
Vermont ODP holds open tryouts. Players do not need an invitation or recommendation to participate. Any soccer player who is: 1) a Vermont resident and 2) is in good standing with the Vermont Soccer Association (VSA) is eligible for consideration to participate in ODP provided that s/he meets the age requirements for the established age groups.  A player may not tryout for ODP in more than one state association.

TRYOUT SCHEDULE:
ODP Tryouts are open for the 2016 season. Tryouts will be held on Sunday, November 1st and Sunday, November 8th. Please refer to the schedule below for training times based on your child's birth year. Players are strongly encouraged to attend both tryout dates to optimize opportunity for player evaluation. Please plan to arrive to the fields early to ensure time for check-in and warm-up.

 

GIRLS ODP Players Born in…

 

BOYS ODP Players Born in…

 

Birth Year

 

Tryout Time

 

Location

 

Birth Year

 

Tryout Time

 

Location

2004 and 2005

8:30am – 10:00am

Tree Farm Recreational Facility, Essex

2004 and 2005

8:30am – 10:00am

Tree Farm Recreational Facility, Essex

2003

10:00am – 11:30am

Tree Farm Recreational Facility, Essex

2003

10:00am – 11:30am

Tree Farm Recreational Facility, Essex

2001 and 2002

11:30am – 1:00pm

Tree Farm Recreational Facility, Essex

2001 and 2002

11:30am – 1:00pm

Tree Farm Recreational Facility, Essex

1999 and 2000

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Tree Farm Recreational Facility, Essex

1999 and 2000

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Tree Farm Recreational Facility, Essex


***ODP informational meetings for all age groups will be held on both tryout dates.

WHAT TO BRING
      - Completed ODP Paperwork
          (All required documents may be found on our
ODP Fees, Forms, and Registration page)
      - Properly inflated soccer ball (Size 4 for U12, Size 5 for U13+)
      - Water
      - Registration fee of $35 cash or check (made payable to Vermont Soccer Association) for those individuals
        who did not choose to register online

SELECTION PROCESS
Players are selected, in most states, on the basis of open tryouts. These tryouts are conducted by the state association coaches who are recognized for their ability to identify and train players with superior skills. Some state associations combine scouting techniques and invitations to certain players with the open tryouts. Selection of these players is not an easy task. The state association head coach or State Coach will be assisted in the selection process by several other qualified coaches from the club or league level. Players are evaluated on the four components that make up a soccer player:
       1. Technique
       2. Tactics
       3. Fitness and Athletic Ability
       4. Psychological Component (attitude)
 
All players will be notified of the results by email within 2 weeks following the final tryout session.Pool teams will consist of 20-30 players in each age group pool. Only a maximum of 18 players will be selected from each age group pool for participation in the ODP tournament in June. Selections for the ODP Tournament Team will be made by late April or early May.

UNABLE TO ATTEND ODP TRYOUTS?
Individuals interested in participating in VT ODP but unable to attend either tryout date must complete the following steps:
       1. E-mail Deb Knakal at vsa-odp@vermontsoccer.org
       2. Complete a
Player Referral Form and mail to the VSA Office:
                    Vermont Soccer Association
                    528 Essex Road, Suite 208
                    Williston, VT 05495

TRYOUT REGISTRATION

Players born in 1999 through 2003...
Can register onsite or online here.
The registration fee is $35 payable to Vermont Soccer Association. If you are paying by check please include the player's name and year of birth on the check. Online registration is available until Thursday, October 29, 2015. After that date, all players will need to register onsite at the fields. NO CREDIT CARDS ARE ACCEPTED FOR ONSITE PAYMENT. The online registration form will be taken offline at noon each Thursday before a tryout weekend and will be reactivated the following Monday to ensure we have all electronic information with us at the fields.
       Boys Registration
       Girls Registration

Players born in 2004 and 2005...
Can register onsite or online here.
The registration fee is $35 payable to Vermont Soccer Association. If you are paying by check please include the player's name and year of birth on the check. Online registration is available until Thursday, October 29, 2015. After that date, all players will need to register onsite at the fields. NO CREDIT CARDS ARE ACCEPTED FOR ONSITE PAYMENT. The online registration form will be taken offline at noon each Thursday before a tryout weekend and will be reactivated the following Monday to ensure we have all electronic information with us at the fields.
      
Boys Registration
       Girls Registration


 ***Uniform kit sizing will be available onsite during both tryout dates. Please note this is your only opportunity to see sample sizes to selec appropriate size for uniforms