District Tryouts

MARYLAND DISTRICT ODP FINAL

*** 2017 Maryland District Olympic Development Program Tryouts ***

For 2017 player pool lists by District please Click Here
For the State 12U ODP Final Pool lists please click HERE

 

2017 Maryland District ODP Tryout Registration is NOW CLOSED!
12U birth years 2006, 2007
12U players MUST participate in the District ODP in order to be eligible for State ODP tryouts.
If you are interested in a supplemental tryout please contact the Programs Director at Programs@msysa.org

 

 

Beginning with the 2017 season, the Maryland District ODP builds upon the structure of the Maryland State ODP by becoming the first step in the process and by creating more opportunities for more players to participate in the Maryland ODP by bringing programming closer to home. Multiple districts have been established across Maryland to aid in reducing the geographical barriers that prevent players from participating

For times and locations specific to your District and gender please click below.

***Please know that training times and locations can change without notice. Please review this information frequently.***

***Please know that SOME District tryouts have been rescheduled due to the weather and field closures. Updated schedules below***

12U Boys DODP Full Schedule 12U Girls DODP Full Schedule
   

 

The Maryland District ODP tryouts will consist of players registering to attend a single two-hour tryout block where they will be critiqued by Maryland ODP Assessors. Tryouts will be structured as follows:

-Welcome

-10-15 minute warm-up (one player, one ball technical)

-15-20 minute small-sided/possession (either directional or non-directional)

-20 minute 9v9 scrimmage

-water break/rotate

-20 minute 9v9 scrimmage

-water break/rotate

-20 minute 9v9 scrimmage

-Cool down/closing

*schedule is subject to change without notice

 

The Maryland ODP Assessors will take notes on each player and will record their opinion of each players displayed technical, tactical, physical and psychological competencies regarding the game of soccer in direct comparison to the other players participating in the tryout block. The Maryland ODP Assessor’s opinions will be recorded as a score ranging from 1 (State ODP ready) to 10 (not yet District ODP ready).

Following the conclusion of tryouts, all of the notes and opinions of the Maryland ODP Assessors will be placed into an Excel spreadsheet and all of the opinions of all of the assessors for each player will be totaled, averaged and then rank ordered. The top players will be invited into the Maryland District ODP training pool.

 

Maryland State ODP Tryouts: Process

Maryland State ODP tryouts will begin with the first Maryland District ODP training. Every Maryland District ODP coach will be taking notes and recording their opinions as a numerical score from 1 (State ODP ready) to 10 (not yet State ODP ready) after each training session. All of the opinions of all of the coaches will be continually added to a master Excel spreadsheet and by the end of the seven week training sessions a very clear picture of each player will emerge. This process will ensure that every player has the maximum opportunities to show that they belong in the Maryland State ODP training pool for their age group and gender.

Based on the results of each player’s performance during the Maryland District ODP training sessions, reflected in the chronicled collective opinions of the Maryland District ODP coaches, players will be grouped and placed into tryout blocks during the Maryland State ODP tryouts. Every player participating in the Maryland District ODP training pools will be invited to the Maryland State ODP tryouts.

The Maryland State ODP tryouts will be structured as follows:

-Welcome

-10-15 minute warm-up (on player, one ball technical)

-15-20 minute small-sided/possession (either directional or non-directional)

-20 minute 9v9 scrimmage

-water break/rotate

-20 minute 9v9 scrimmage

-water break/rotate

-20 minute 9v9 scrimmage

-Cool down/closing

*schedule is subject to change without notice

 

The Maryland ODP Assessors will take notes on each player and will record their opinion of each players displayed technical, tactical, physical and psychological competencies regarding the game of soccer in direct comparison to the other players participating in the tryout block. The Maryland ODP Assessor’s opinions will be recorded as a score ranging from 1 to 10 (ODP ready) to 10 (not yet ODP ready).

Following the conclusion of tryouts, all of the notes and opinions of the Maryland ODP Assessors will be placed into an Excel spreadsheet and all of the opinions from all of the assessors for each player will be totaled, averaged and then rank ordered. The top players will be invited into the Maryland State ODP training pool.

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