"I have been involved in Massachusetts ODP for more than 15 years. Each year I am amazed at the quality of our coaching staff and the commitment of our players and their families. This year we have upgraded the Program a bit to insure that we remain the most innovative and comprehensive development and identification program for the elite youth soccer player in Massachusetts..."
Jared Scarpaci, Director of ODP
2014 – 2015 ODP TRYOUT INFORMATION
Olympic Development Program Tryouts In General
ODP Tryouts are open tryouts. Players do not need an invitation or a recommendation to participate. No recommendation of any kind or from any source on behalf of any player will be accepted or entertained at any time prior to the Open Tryout period. U.S. Youth Soccer and Massachusetts Youth Soccer organize and assign ODP teams by CALENDAR YEAR, not SOCCER YEAR. For example, if a player was born in 1998 that player must try out for the 1998 or U17 team in the 2014 ODP year. All ODP Tryouts will be conducted at the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Fields at Progin Park in Lancaster, MA. For directions CLICK HERE
Players who participated in the tryouts for players born in 2001, 2002, and 2003 have all been notified of their status. If you have not received your notification, please contact Maureen LaRoche at 978-466-8812 x221 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Players born in 1998, 1999, and 2000 can register online for tryouts. Registration is $25 if done online, or $40 if you register on-site on the day of tryouts. Online registration closes on November 4.
Attendance and T-Shirts
Players are only required to attend one tryout session. However, we recommend that they attend as many as possible. This will enable the ODP Evaluators to see as much of the individual’s play as possible. Each player will receive 2 t-shirts with their tryout number on them. Each player will be evaluated using this number. It is the player's responsibility to bring both t-shirts to each tryout session he or she attends. If a player loses one or both shirts the player will be required to purchase replacement t-shirt(s) for an additional $20. Players MUST NOT wear previous years' t-shirts to the current year's tryouts as this can create confusion with unrecorded and double numbers. PLAYER also MUST NOT wear any clothing or equipment that identifies for which Club they play.
All Tryouts for the Massachusetts Youth Soccer ODP will be conducted on the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Fields at Progin Park in Lancaster, MA. Players must check in at the Pavillion before their tryout session.
To register for ODP Tryouts on-line CLICK HERE
If you need to register more than one player for ODP Tryouts, be sure to go back to the Massaqchusetts Youth Soccer Home Page and hit your browser's "refresh" button. If you use the "back" button, the second and all subsequent registrations will not be processed. If a player is unable to make any of the scheduled ODP Tryout Sessions, you must send an email to ODP Director, Jared Scarpaci at email@example.com
and have the player's coach fill out a Recommendation Form. This form is ONLY for players who cannot make any of the Tryout dates.
Tryout Schedule for 2014-15 ODP
Sunday, November 9
2000 Boys and Girls: 8:30am-10:00am
1998/1999 Boys and Girls: 10:15am-11:45pm
Saturday, November 15
2000 Boys and Girls: 8:30am-10am
1998/1999 Boys and Girls: 10:15am-11:45am
All players should meet at the Pavilion to check in and get their field assignments
On Sunday, November 9, tryouts will be held on Fields 12-16
On Saturday, November 15, tryouts will be held on Fields 1-5