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ODP Tryouts



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.

With the collapse of the Developmental Academy, ODP is once again at the forefront for pathways to playing at the next level and fulfilling your soccer dreams.


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 notification and are encouraged to attend the parent/guardian meeting.


Registration for the OPEN tryouts for the 2022 seasonal year is now CLOSED! Now that the open tryout process has concluded, interested players may request a supplemental tryout through the end of March 2022.

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 Program Director directly via email (

1) Please list the players strengths (technical, tactical, physical and psychological):
2) Please list the players weaknesses (technical, tactical, physical and psychological):
3) In your opinion, is this player qualified to represent the MD State ODP as a member of their age group pool?
4) Please provide a brief summary to support your previous answer:
5) 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 our age group pools are not limited to a specific number of players; any qualified player who meets the criteria below will receive a fair chance at being selected to the pool.

Please note while we DO add players from the supplemental process, supplemental players must raise the average level of play in their group meaning it is MORE DIFFICULT to be invited into the program in this way. 


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.


Open Tryout Schedule (updated 9.21)

Updates: Location change for 14U Girls on 9/26

Cedar Lane Regional Park (Bel Air) Field Map


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 (2011/2010) 50-60 3-4
13U (2009) 40-60 2-3
14U (2008) 40 2
15U Boys/Girls (2007), 16U Boys (2006) 20+ 1
17U Boys (2005), 17U Girls (2005/2006) 20-40 1-2



2022 Tryout Procedures (Including Covid-19 Information)


  • Masks:
    • We encourage these be worn by all people at all times unless they are:
      • In their personal vehicle
      • Actively participating in play (players may wear masks during play if they wish)
      • Actively eating or drinking while maintaining 6’ from all persons
  • Social distancing:
    • We encourage that whenever possible people should maintain 6’ from anyone who they do not live with unless they are actively participating in play
    • This includes players during water breaks and in group discussion with coaching staff
  • Check in:
    • Prior to attending each tryout, all players (and staff) will complete an online self-certification form indicating their health status and any potential exposure
      • No player will be discriminated against based on health status or potential exposure
      • While players are not able to participate in a particular session due to exposure or potential exposure to Covid-19, they will be provided a fair and open tryout process at a future date once cleared to return to play in writing by their Primary Care Physician
    • 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 check in process
      • In the event of an injury the Program 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
    • Players waiting to check in should consider the 6’ rule
    • 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 must be sanitized by the player before and after tryouts
    • No pinnies will 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)
    • On the sidelines player gear should be placed 6’ apart
    • Players may wear masks during play if they wish, they are not required
    • 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. 


Callback tryout schedule (updated 10/18) 

15U Boys date changed to 10/17 
14U Girls, 17U Boys Location change on 10/3




Player Lists:

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

Callback Player Lists

Callback tryout list for 2022 will appear here beginning in September 2021.  


Final Pool Player Lists



Please contact Gandalf French the ODP Director with any questions!