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ODP Tryouts

 
Players who wish to participate in Louisiana ODP must go through an evaluation process. This process can be through one of several pathways. 
  • Open Tryouts  -  Players are evaluated by the ODP Directors, Staff Coaches and Evaluators. 
  • Recommendations  -  Club DOC can recommend players. To join ODP these players would undergo the same evaluation process at an ODP training session.
  • Scouting  -  Louisiana ODP scouts players at several events year-round. These players would be invited to an ODP training session and be evaluated as well. 
  • Prior year performances in ODP will also be considered. Players who are selected for the final South Region ODP Pool are automatically invited to their Louisiana ODP team.
​Tryout Schedule
Younger Age Groups
(2009, 2008 and 2007)
Tryouts and scouting have been completed for the younger ODP age groups and the 2020-2021 Louisiana ODP Teams in those age groups have been selected. To see those rosters
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Older Age Groups
(2006, 2005 and 2004)
Deadline March 3, 2021
Saturday, March 6, 2021 10-12PM Boys & Girls
Sunday, March 7, 2021 10-12PM Boys & Girls
Saturday, March 27, 2021 2-4PM Boys & Girls
Location: Baton Rouge
 
Every player who wants to try out for LA ODP must register for Tryouts (link below). Attending Tryouts should be a priority as it increases the player's opportunities to be seen and evaluated. LA ODP also conducts a Scouting Program, but scouting does not replace nor should it be considered a substitute for attending Tryouts.  The Scouting Program simply adds to the data-collection for ODP Evaluation/Selection. If you wish to be scouted you must first Register for Tryouts.  In the confirmation email there will be a link to submit the games (Club or High School) at which you would like to be scouted.  Please be complete and accurate with your information. 
 
Older ODP age groups will focus on individual and position-oriented training.  Specifically, players will train based on the positions and the connections of those positions across vertical and horizontal lines.  Events are individually-based similar to player combines.  Players maybe scrambled with players from other states to execute and perform within a game environment. Older ODP age groups will begin after the High School season has concluded. Sub-Regional Events for Older ODP Players involve individual players "shuffled" on teams to train and compete, tasking the individual to adapt and demonstrate proficiency in the roles and responsibilities of the position.  Simply, players will play with other players from other States.

 
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To Register Your 06, 05 or 04 player for ODP Tryouts
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COVID-19 Protocols
 
Tryout Cost
The ODP Tryout fee is $50.00. 
Please Note: There Will Be No On-Site Registration and Tryout Fees are Non-refundable
Registration Deadline March 3, 2021
 
ODP Tryout FAQ
 
What are Regional and National ODP Scouts looking for in an ODP Player?
Here is a link to what US Soccer utilizes in their approach to defining key player qualities:  
 
Here is a link to see how the South Region applies those qualities by position: 
 
Both documents provide insight into the qualities, roles, and responsibilities of Regional and National Team Players that State ODP Players should employ in their personal development plans.
 
Last year MLS (Philadelphia Union, FC Cincinnati) and NWSL (Houston Dash) scouts recognized and invited multiple players into Academy Trials.  The South Region invited 9 Boys and 6 Girls to represent the South Region at the November 2020 Event.
 
How many roster spots are available? 
Determination of roster spots depends upon the South Region ODP Programming as well as the overall talent within the age group in Louisiana. Some age groups may be combined based upon the number of players who attend tryouts.  Generally the rosters are 12-16 players at 12U and 16-20 players at 13U and older. Alternates may also be selected. They pay the training and administration fee.  The event fee is paid only for those players selected to attend events by the staff coach and directors.
  
How are players told whether they make ODP or not?
Selection invitation is through email and occurs 7 days after the event unless otherwise notified.    
 
Has ODP Changed at all?
There have been some changes to Louisiana ODP Programming. Younger ODP age groups will emphasize individual and team-oriented training with a focus on playing through the lines, out of the back, and combining in attack.  Events are team-oriented with an emphasis on individual roles and responsibilities.
 
Older ODP age groups will focus is on individual and position-oriented training.  Specifically, players will train based on the positions and the connections of those positions across vertical and horizontal lines.  Events are individually-based similar to player combines.  Players maybe scrambled with players from other states to execute and perform within a game environment. Older ODP age groups will begin after the High School season has concluded. Sub-Regional Events for Older ODP Players involve individual players "shuffled" on teams to train and compete, tasking the individual to adapt and demonstrate proficiency in the roles and responsibilities of the position. 
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LSA Technical Director
Explains ODP Tryouts and Philosophy
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Third Coast Soccer
"Official Apparel Provider for Louisiana ODP"
Visit Third Coast Soccer at one of their 4 convenient locations in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Mandeville or Lafayette or visit their online Louisiana ODP store for all of your soccer needs.
 
 
 
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