ODP Tryouts/Selection Process

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) a US Youth Soccer registered player 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 2019 season. Tryouts will be held on Sunday, November 4th at Hathaway Field in Rutland and Sunday, November 11th at the Tree Farm in Essex.  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

 

Birth Year

 

Tryout Time

2007 and 2008

9:00 am – 10:30 am

2007 and 2008

9:00 am – 10:30 am

2005 and 2006

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

2005 and 2006

10:45 am – 12:15 pm

2002, 2003 and 2004

12:45pm – 2:15 pm

        2004

12:45 pm – 2:15 pm

 

 

2002 and 2003

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
***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 2007 & 2008, Size 5 for 2006 and older)
  • 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 Alison Kaiser at vsa-odp@vermontsoccer.org
  2. Complete an ODP Recommendation Form and mail to the VSA Office:

               Vermont Soccer Association
               528 Essex Road, Suite 208
               Williston, VT 05495

TRYOUT REGISTRATION: 

Players born in 2002 through 2006... 
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, November 1, 2018. 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 2002-2006
       Girls Registration 2002-2006

Players born in 2007 and 2008... 
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, November 1, 2018. 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 2007-2008
       Girls Registration 2007-2008

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

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