Most Maryland ODP teams participate in the MD Invitational 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 from both within and outside of our Region.
For our younger players, the goal of this event is to help them 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.
For our older players, the Maryland Invitational is a great opportunity to showcase their abilities in front of college coaches from across the Region.
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 12U-17U and Girls 12U-17U (excludes MD 17U Girls). Fees for event participation are included in the overall program cost (does not include travel).
MSYSA is thrilled to partner with Leveling the Playing Field (LPF), to give underprivileged children the opportunity to enjoy the mental and physical benefits of youth sports participation.
We consider it a privilege to support the needs of Maryland’s under-resourced youth athletes by facilitating used sporting equipment drives for donation.
MSYSA will be hosting a soccer cleat drive with LPF during the Maryland ODP Invitational.
Please bring your new and gently used soccer cleats to donate to Leveling the Playing Field. Collection boxes will be available at both fields.
All donated cleats will go towards the MSYSA after-school, soccer outreach initiative Let’s Play!
Help us with our goal to collect over 200 pairs of cleats to Grow the Game & Transform Lives!
Maryland Team Rosters:
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/Fields:
The schedules for all age groups are 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.
Important note - no pets allowed at facility.
Liberty Sports Park
Important note - only players and coaches permitted on turf (all others must remain on walkways).
Please contact Gandalf French the ODP Technical Director with any questions!