2010 ODP TRYOUT SCHEDULE

Aug. 11 2009 (Tuesday)
‘93 and ‘94 Boys5-6:30 p.m.Mass Youth Soccer Complex
‘93 and ‘94 Girls6:45p-8:15 p.m.Mass Youth Soccer Complex
Aug. 15 2009 (Saturday)
‘93 and ‘94 Boys9-10:30 a.m.Mass Youth Soccer Complex
‘93 and ‘94 Girls10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.Mass Youth Soccer Complex
Aug. 16 2009 (Sunday)
'97 Boys9am to 10:30amMass Youth Soccer Complex
‘97 Girls10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.Mass Youth Soccer Complex
‘96 Boys12:45-2:15 p.m.Mass Youth Soccer Complex
‘96 Girls2:30-4 p.m.Mass Youth Soccer Complex
‘95 Boys & Girls4:15p-5:45 p.m.Mass Youth Soccer Complex
Aug. 22 2009 (Saturday)
‘97 Boys9-10:30 a.m.Mass Youth Soccer Complex
‘97 Girls10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.Mass Youth Soccer Complex
‘96 Boys12:45-2:15 p.m.Mass Youth Soccer Complex
‘96 Girls2:30-4 p.m.Mass Youth Soccer Complex
‘95 Boys & Girls4:15-5:45 p.m.Mass Youth Soccer Complex
Aug. 23 2009 (Sunday)
‘97 Boys9-10:30 a.m.Mass Youth Soccer Complex
‘97 Girls10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.Mass Youth Soccer Complex
‘96 Boys12:45-2:15 p.m.Mass Youth Soccer Complex
‘96 Girls2:30-4 p.m.Mass Youth Soccer Complex
‘95 Boys & Girls4:15-5:45 p.m.Mass Youth Soccer Complex

Remember — The ODP Program divides players by CALENDAR YEAR, not SOCCER YEAR!  The number above refers to the player's year of birth. For example, if a player was born anytime in 1996, that player must try out for the '96 team.

The fee for registration is $25 to register online, and $40 to register on the field (by cash or check). The registration is a one-time fee and entitles the player to attend all tryouts in his or her age group. Players are only required to attend one tryout, but we recommend that they attend as many as possible.

Each player will receive two t-shirts with their tryout number on them. Each player will be evaluated using this number. It is the player's responsibility to bring both shirts to each tryout he or she attends. If you lose one or both shirts, you will be required to purchase two more for an additional $20. Players MUST NOT wear previous years' t-shirts to the current year's tryouts; this can create confusion with unrecorded and double numbers.

To register for ODP Tryouts, please fill out the ODP Tryout Registration Form online.  Please remember to refresh your browser before attempting to register more than one player.

What is ODP?

  • The original national identification and development program for high-level and elite players, established in 1977 as the US Youth Soccer Select Team Program.
  • The only elite player program with more than 25 years of experience and verifiable results.
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  • A well-defined infrastructure with the experience to deliver international travel and competition, exposure, scholarships and other exclusive opportunities.
  • Not a dream, but a reality, with programs in US Youth Soccer's 55 member State Associations.
  • The only elite player development program that can claim as alumni a majority of current and past players on the United States Men's, Women's and Youth teams.
  • The only elite player development program that can claim members of Major League Soccer and Women's United Soccer Association as alumni.
  • An opportunity to train with and compete against the best players at the State, Regional, and National levels.

What are the goals of ODP?

  • To identify a pool of players in each age group from which United States Men's, Women's, and Youth national team pools can be selected for international competition.
  • To provide high-level training to benefit and enhance the development of players at all levels.
  • Through the use of carefully selected licensed coaches, to develop a mechanism for the enhancement of ideas and curriculum to improve all levels of coaching.

How are players selected for ODP?

  • Open tryouts are available to any player.
  • Scouting of US Youth Soccer State Association, Regional and National events and leagues.
  • US Youth Soccer State Association league and club play.
  • Regional pools and teams are selected only from players that participate in sanctioned US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program events.
  • Players are evaluated on the four basic components:
    • Technique, or ball skills
    • Tactical sense, or decision-making ability
    • Fitness and athletic ability
    • Attitude

What are the benefits of participating in ODP? 

  • Individual development as a player.
  • Opportunity to train, play and compete with the best players.
  • State Association administration and funding.
  • Regional and National funding to reduce cost.
  • Quality instruction from the most respected and experienced coaches in the country.
  • Established relationships and exposure to collegiate, professional, Regional and National team coaches.
  • Opportunities to represent one's State Association, Region or country in domestic and international competition.
  • Exposure to collegiate programs.