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ODP Tryouts


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Why ODP?

Playing with Maryland ODP gives players the opportunity to

  • Compete with other top players
  • Learn from some of the best coaches in the State
  • Develop their technical skills and Soccer IQ
  • Gain Regional and National level exposure

Our program prides itself on not only being one of the best in the East Region, but also nationally as our players are regularly called up to represent us in Regional and National Pool teams.


Did you know?

US Youth Soccer ODP is well-represented at the pinnacle of soccer in this country. Of the 2019 US Women's World Cup Winning Team, 21 of the players are alumni of the ODP program.
Other American-based professional players have also commented on the benefits of playing ODP!
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General Information:

In each pool, players will be invited to callback tryouts to further aid in the selection process. Lists of invited players will be posted below within 48 hours of the last open tryout. There will NOT be an email notification for callbacks.

Families of players that are selected for the final player pool will receive email an notification and are encouraged to attend the parent/guardian meeting.



Registration for the 2024 ODP open tryout cycle is now open! You can see the full schedule lower on this page, or during the 'feature' selection step of the registration check out process. 

All tryout blocks will remain open until they are completely full.


2024 OPEN TRYOUT Registration


If the open tryouts for your age group are currently full, the steps to tryout are slightly different moving forward. 

If you would like your player to receive a supplemental tryout, you will need to have them evaluated by a qualified technical person (e.g. your club’s Technical Director, Director of Coaching, or a current/former ODP staff member) who will complete the following questions before sending to the ODP Technical Director directly via email (

  • Please list the players strengths (technical, tactical, physical and psychological):
  • Please list the players weaknesses (technical, tactical, physical and psychological):
  • In your opinion, is this player qualified to represent the MD State ODP as a member of their age group pool?
  • Please provide a brief summary to support your previous answer:
  • Please include the players full name and email contact. 

Depending on the answers, we may invite your player to participate in a supplemental tryout at the next possible date after they complete the online tryout registration. Please note if the report is completed by someone who does not meet the qualifications listed above your request will be denied. Additionally, as our age group pools are not limited to a specific number of players; any qualified player who meets the criteria above will receive a fair chance at being selected to the pool.


Open Tryout Schedule and Location Information

**Please note these schedules will change without notice - it is your responsibility to check for the most up-to-date information before attending a scheduled session.


2024 Open Tryout schedule


Pool Sizes

We are only forming player pools, NOT teams at this time. All players selected for their pool will participate in all trainings and friendly events, only invited players will attend the Regional Tournament and Regional ID Camp

Age Estimated Pool Size # of Teams for Events
12U (2013/2012)* 50-60 3-4
13U (2011) 40-60 2-3
14U (2010) 40 2
15U Boys/Girls (2009), 16U Boys (2008) 20+ 1
17U Boys (2007), 17U Girls (2007/2008) 20-40 1-2


*Please note that 2014 birth year players who are 'primary' rostered with a 2013 travel team may also apply to tryout. To apply please send an email with your players full name, DOB, and club team to the ODP Technical Director.


2023/2024 Tryout Procedures 


  • Check in:
    • Please allow adequate time for check-in ahead of your tryout – check-in will be available 60 minutes prior to open tryouts
    • All parents/guardians (and other siblings/spectators) must remain with/in their vehicles throughout the tryout
      • No parents/guardians may accompany players to the check-in process
      • In the event of an injury the Technical Director will utilize the emergency contact information provided during registration to contact the parent/guardian and provide them with directions on where to go to connect with their player
    • After checking in at the table and receiving their number, players will select their t-shirt size at the shirt station before  going to the field
  • Tryouts:
    • Players will bring their water and bag to the field no more than 10 minutes prior to their scheduled start time
    • Players should bring their own ball – this should be properly inflated
    • While pinnies may be used – all players should bring a white shirt in the event of color conflicts during tryouts (alternating red/gold shirts will be given out at check-in)
    • Players should bring their issued shirt and tryout number to ALL tryouts (in addition to their own white shirt)
    • All players must leave their field within 5 minutes of the end of their scheduled session


Callback Tryout Schedule and Location Information

We will post lists of players invited to callback tryouts below within 48 hours of the last open tryout for each age group. There will NOT be any email notification of callback lists.

While missing a call-back tryout date does not eliminate a player from consideration, increased visibility and tryout data does enhance the staff's ability to provide a more accurate assessment of each player. Please notify us via email if you will not be able to attend your scheduled callback tryout.





Player Lists:

Player lists will be posted here within 48 hours of the conclusion of open tryouts and callback tryouts, respectively.

Callback Player Lists

The callback tryout list for 2024 will appear here 48 hours after the last open tryout for each age group.  

  • 12U Boys (2013/2012)* (expected 10/24)
  • 13U Boys (2011) (expected 10/17)
  • 14U Boys (2010) (expected 10/3)
  • 15U Boys (2009) (expected 10/17)
  • 16U Boys (2008) (expected 10/17)
  • 17U Boys (2007) (expected 10/3)
  • 12U Girls (2013/2012)* (expected 10/17)
  • 13U Girls (2011) (expected 10/17)
  • 14U Girls (2010) (expected 10/3)
  • 15U Girls (2009) (expected 10/17)
  • 17U Girls (2007/2008) (expected 10/3)


*Please note that 2014 birth year players who are 'primary' rostered with a 2013 travel team may also apply to tryout.


Final Pool Player Lists

To see the final player pool, click on the age groups below. These will be available within 48 hours of the last callback tryout for each age group.

  • 12U Boys (2013/2012)* (expected 11/14)
  • 13U Boys (2011) (expected 10/24)
  • 14U Boys (2010) (expected 10/24)
  • 15U Boys (2009) (expected 11/14)
  • 16U Boys (2008) (expected 10/24)
  • 17U Boys (2007) (expected 10/17)
  • 12U Girls (2013/2012)* (expected 10/24)
  • 13U Girls (2011) (expected 11/14)
  • 14U Girls (2010) (expected 11/14)
  • 15U Girls (2009) (expected 10/24)
  • 17U Girls (2007/2008) (expected 10/17)

*Please note that 2014 birth year players who are 'primary' rostered with a 2013 travel team may also apply to tryout.



Please contact Gandalf French the ODP Technical Director with any questions!