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ODP Tryouts/Selection Process

ODP Tryouts/Selection Process

TRYOUT RESULTS WILL BE RELEASED DURING THE 1ST WEEK OF DECEMBER
 
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 2020 season. Tryouts will be held on Sunday, November 3rd at Hathaway Fields in Rutland and Sunday, November 10th at the Tree Farm in Essex Junction. SOUTH BURLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL.   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 at 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

2008 and 2009

9:00 am – 10:15 am

2008 and 2009

9:00 am – 10:15 am

2006 and 2007

10:30 am - 11:45 pm

2006 and 2007

10:30 am – 11:45 pm

2003, 2004 and 2005

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

        2005

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

 

 

2003 and 2004

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

**  note new time



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
***ODP informational meetings for all age groups will be held on both tryout dates. 
 
For directions to Hathaway Fields, click HERE.
 
For directions to South Burlington, click HERE.
 
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 2008 & 2009, Size 5 for 2007 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 approximately 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 Championship 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 vsaodp@vermontsoccer.org
  2. Complete an ODP Letter of Recommendation from a Current Club Coach and mail to the VSA Office:

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

 

* * BIG CHANGES TO ODP FOR 2020 * *

  • Registration fees will only cover Vermont trainings (winter & early spring indoor as well as outdoor); Specifics will be detailed in player offer letter in early December along with coach assignment and makeup of the age group of the team.
  • US Youth Soccer ODP, MSL and NLWS are collaborating on Regional and National scouting programs at ODP regional and national training camps.  For that reason, ODP Identification Camp will now be by invitation only.  In order for players to earn an initiation to ID Camp, it must be issued by an ODP Scout.
  • New England states are working together to coordinate a series of events to showcase our players before these scouts.  Each of these events will be charged to the player account in addition to the training fees, based on player participation.
  • Vermont will also be hosting its own Identification Tournament February 7, 8, & 9, 2020 at The Edge in Williston.  Regional Scouts from both the boys and girls programs will be on hand to observe the play.
  • These changes apply to all age groups including U12s who are now a part of the larger program.
  • U12s will compete in the ODP Championship Tournament in either Delaware (Boys) or New Jersey (Girls), June 5-9, 2020.

 

There will be much more information to follow, but these are some of the major highlights to expect in the changes for 2020!

 

TRYOUT REGISTRATION: 

Players born in 2003 through 2009... 
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 31, 2019. 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 for players with 2003-2009 birth years
     Girls Registration for players with 2003-2009 birth years

* * THERE IS NO LONGER A SEPARATE REGISTRATION FOR U12 PLAYERS * *

 
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