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ODP Tryouts

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The Player Selection Process for Louisiana ODP never ends. Players are scouted at soccer events and during league play year-round. In addition LSA asks all Louisiana clubs for player recommendations. These recommendations have proved invaluable to the success of Louisiana ODP. All Tryouts are conducted by the LSA ODP Coaching Staff under the guidance of LSA Technical Director, Mark Godwin. Players in our U12-U14 age groups are selected during Open Tryouts while tryouts at our older age groups are by invitation.  Selection of ODP players is not an easy task.  Players are evaluated on the four components of the game…. 

Technique               Tactics               Fitness and Athletic Ability               Mentality and Attitude

In order to try out for Louisiana ODP…

  • Players must currently be registered with LSA.

  • Players must register and pay online to attend Tryouts. No payment can be accepted at the Tryout fields.

  • Players must participate at a regularly scheduled Tryout prior to Pool Team selection.

Tryouts - Policies and Procedures
  • Players must participate at tryouts on set dates. Players must attend a regularly scheduled ODP Tryout. 

  • Players will receive one numbered T-shirt 

  • Coaches will receive a list with players' numbers. No names are used through the Tryout Process so as to promote anonymity throughout the process. 

  • Players will be placed by age group, rotate, play games, etc. 

  • Players will be assessed and identified by the ODP Coaching Staff. The staff will determine those players selected to the initial ODP Pool.

  • Every player's status after ODP Tryouts will be communicated to them. After each player has been notified, The ODP Pools will be posted on the LSA website. 

  • Players can be released from  an ODP Pool at any time. If a player is released he or she will receive a full evaluation stating the purpose of their release.

  • Players must pay for all training sessions whether they attend or not. 

  • Payment is required prior to the set dates and be made online. PLEASE DO NOT PAY AT THE FIELD. 

  • If withdrawing from ODP, you must notify Valerie Clouatre, ODP Administrator, of your intentions at odp@lsa-soccer.org. If you fail to notify LSA of your withdrawal, you will be responsible for all training fees.

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