The process of identifying elite players across Louisiana never ends. Players are scouted year-round and Club coaches are asked to recommend their top players. Louisiana ODP also conducts open tryouts each fall. Below are the dates and locations for tryouts for all 2016-17 Age Groups - Players born 2000 - 2005.
2016-17 Louisiana ODP Tryout and Selection Process
The Tryout Process for the 2016-17 Louisiana ODP season have concluded. The Staff Coaches have reviewed all of their evaluations and notes on each player and have made their selections. As the first ODP training session is scheduled for Sunday, December 18th, the notification process is more compressed than in the past. Below is the timeline
Invitations will be emailed out to those players selected on Friday, December 9th.
These players and their families will have until Monday, December 12th at Noon to accept the Invitation. To accept, a player will simply have to register and pay a $75.00 deposit in GotSoccer. Details will be in the Invitation email. If for some reason a player wishes to decline the Invitation, they must email LSA immediately.
On Tuesday, December 13th at Noon the Staff Coaches will be notified who has accepted the Invitation and who has not. Each Coach will have the opportunity to supplement his or her list of Invited Players with players who were not originally invited. Supplementing their roster is not required and is in the discretion of the Staff Coach. Players will not be added simply to fill out "numbers".
On Wednesday (12/14) emails will be sent to all players who have been released and Invitations will be sent to those supplemental players being invited, if any.
Players who have been released will receive an evaluation from the Coaching Staff through ZoomReports within the next few weeks. These evaluations are designed to help each player understand areas of strength and weakness in their game and to help them develop as young players.
Thank you to all who participated in ODP Tryouts this year. The participation of so many fine young soccer players will make this season a success for Louisiana ODP.