The younger Maryland ODP teams participate in the MD Friendlies on a weekend in late February each year. This event is hosted by the Maryland State Youth Soccer Association and draws ODP teams from multiple states.
For Maryland, the goal of this event is to help our ODP players come together in a competitive environment without pressure to win. This allows our staff to get to know the players better and helps us tailor the Spring training sessions to better meet the developmental needs of the players and age groups directly.
All players within the ODP pool for each participating age group will travel to this event and play in each game (Participating age groups: Boys and Girls 12U-14U). Fees for event participation are included in the overall program cost (does not include travel).
Hotel links will NOT be provided for the 2021 year. While using these hotel accommodations is encouraged it is not mandatory - these hotels have simply been reserved as a service for families who will travel with their players to this event.
MSYSA is proud to partner with HBC Event Services, a travel/booking agency with a nationwide reputation for excellence in managing travel for sports events. HBC Event Services provides an easy way for you to book your hotel rooms with our partnered hotels at the best rates. These rates are lower than their best available rate and usually includes breakfast for your team. HBC Event Services guarantees that if the tournament is canceled due to weather, you will not be charged for any cancellation penalties that you may otherwise have been subject to if you made your reservation elsewhere. This guarantee applies only to reservations with confirmations that start with "ARN" unless otherwise noted in the cancellation policy.
We appreciate your support as these partnered hotels assist in sponsoring our event.
While all players in each pool will participate, age groups with multiple teams will be sorted by the staff into ranked rosters with consideration for positional needs. These rosters have been posted below and are subject to change between events and training sessions.
Links to Schedules:
The schedules for all age groups has been posted below; this schedule is subject to change. Please check as the date approaches - our inclement weather page will indicate game status as well as any cancelation information.
An excused absence letter has been prepared for this event.
Please contact Gandalf French the ODP Director with any questions!