ODP Tryout Information
Online Registration for ODP Tryouts has closed
Fee for onsite registration is $60.
If a player is unable to make any of the scheduled ODP Tryout Sessions, you must send an email to ODP Manager, Lynn Gugliuzza at Lynng@mayouthsoccer.org and have the player's coach fill out the Player Recommendation Form found on the ODP homepage. This form is ONLY for players who cannot make any of the Tryout dates.
2018 ODP TRYOUT DATES - CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PDF
All tryouts will be hosted at the Mass Youth Soccer Complex at Progin Park, 512 Old Union Turnpike, Lancaster, MA
Saturday, November 10th Fields 1-5
2004 Boys 10:00am-11:30am
2004 Girls 10:45am-12:15pm
2003/2002 Boys 11:45am-1:15pm
2003/2002 Girls 12:30pm-2:00pm
Sunday, November 11th Fields 11-16
2006 Boys 10:00am-11:30am
2006 Girls 10:45am-12:15pm
2007 Boys 11:45am-1:15pm
2007 Girls 12:30pm-2:00pm
2005 Boys 1:45pm-3:15pm
2005 Girls 2:30pm-4:00pm
**GK’s tryout with their appropriate age group times
ODP uses a calendar year for all age groups
**Registration will soon be online at mayouthsoccer.org under ODP**
Olympic Development Program Tryout Information
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.
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.
All ODP Tryouts will be conducted at the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Fields at Progin Park in Lancaster, MA. For directions: CLICK HERE
Players must check in at the Pavilion before EACH of their tryout sessions.
Each player will receive 2 t-shirts with their tryout number on them when they check in for tryouts on the 1st day. 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.
Please note, ODP tryout players will NOT be given individual tryout evaluations. For our purposes players are evaluated in game situations in which we look for the Key Qualities of a Soccer Player based on US Soccer guidelines. These include: Player Takes responsibility and accountability of their own development and performance, Player executes with optimal physical abilities, Player executes with optimal technical abilities, Player reads and understands the game and makes decisions, Player takes initiative and is proactive, Player is focused.