ODP Tryouts

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Program Mission:

Our mission is to create a positive, competitive, and inspiring learning environment that is unique and conducive to the enhanced development of players and coaches, ultimately preparing as many players as possible for the State, Regional, & National Team international levels of soccer.The process includes:

  • Open Tryouts during which all players are evaluated by ODP Staff Coaches as well as ODP Evaluators. The process is objective and based upon a numeric grading system. Players will not be coached during tryouts. They will simply be asked to play and observed.

  • DOC recommendations are always entertained and brought into the selection process.

  • Louisiana ODP scouting occurs year-round. Evaluations from ODP Staff Coaches  and club coaches on exceptional players are also brought into the selection process.

  • Prior year performances in ODP will also be considered. At the end of each ODP cycle, ODP coaches rank their players and these rankings are considered in the identification process. A player’s performance at the South Region ODP Camp is also considered. Players who are selected for the final South Region ODP Pool are automatically invited to their Louisiana ODP team.

  • LPDL Coaches will also have input. They will select the top players in the LPDL and those players will automatically be invited to their Louisiana ODP team.

 

Tryout Schedule

2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 Players

Due to conflicts with teams and games, the ODP tryouts for the 2005-2008 age groups have been moved. The new dates are:

 

DATES

BIRTH YEARS

B/G

TIMES

CITY

FIELDS

December 1st

2007 and 2008

Boys and Girls

9AM-11:30AM

TBD

TBD

December 1st

2005 and 2006

Boys and Girls

1:30PM-4PM

TBD

TBD

December 2nd

2005 and 2006

Boys and Girls

9AM-11:30AM

Lafayette

Moore Park

December 2nd

2007 and 2008

Boys and Girls

1:30PM-4PM

Lafayette

Moore Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evaluation Centers

2002, 2003, and 2004 Players

These age groups will have evaluation centers located across the state. The evaluation center locations will be:

 

  • Baton Rouge
  • Lafayette
  • Mandeville
  • Kenner
  • Shreveport

 

  • Players register for an evaluation center in the most convenient area. Each player can attend two sessions.

  • The ODP staff will select a pool of players from throughout the state to attend training sessions.

  • The ODP staff will narrow the ODP pool and select a state team (or teams) after evaluating each player over the course of several training sessions. A player’s performance on their club teams will also be considered as part of the evaluation and selection.

Tryout Cost

The ODP Tryout/Evaluation Center fee is $75.00.

Registration

A link to register for tryouts and evaluation centers will be posted shortly.

Locations

Dates, times, and exact locations of the ODP Evaluation Centers will be posted in the next few weeks.

 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
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