Delaware Youth Soccer Association

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    Tryouts and Scouting Process


    We are excited to kick off the 2019-2020 Olympic Development Program (ODP) cycle
    The US Youth Soccer ODP Philosophy

    To identify players of the highest caliber on a continuing and consistent basis, which will lead to increased success for the U.S. National Teams in the international arena.

    Delaware ODP Players are selected to represent the state from tryouts, scouting opportunities, training sessions or games. The State Association trainers and scouts are recognized for their ability to identify and develop players with superior skills.

    Players may also be identified during club, high school, or league play by State, Regional, or National coaches. There are several ways that players can stand out. We want to help you develop your skills and abilities and learn to put yourself at the service of the team to help the team win games. How do you win soccer games?

    Score Goals - Create Goals - Prevent Goals

    Focusing on what matters most will help simplify decisions and increase your influence on the game.

    Criteria for selection to Delaware ODP: (Not in order of importance. That can vary with the individual)

    1. Soccer Skill/ Technique (Ball Control)
    2. Soccer Intelligence (Game Control)
    3. Fitness and Athletic Ability (Body Control)
    4. Desire and Attitude (Self Control)

    2019/2020 Mini Camp Dates

    DE ODP will host 2 mini camps prior to the Keystone Diamond Showcase in February, at the DE Turf and the East Region ODP Tournament in June, held at Rider Univeristy and Kirkwood Soccer Club. Players will be invited to attend the mini camps (February and early May) and teams will be selected from the pool of players attending mini camp. DE ODP uses the calendar year for team formation. Players will train in their birth year group.
    Eligible birth year to participate in 2019/20 season:
    17U - 2003
    16U - 2004
    15U - 2005
    14U - 2006
    13U - 2007
    12U- 2008

    What to bring to training/mini camp sessions

    (Training shirt will be provided at check-in)

    • Online registration payment confirmation printout
    • Inflated Soccer ball and shin guards
    • Water
    • Appropriate clothing (layers for cold weather)