ODP TRYOUTS

ODP Players are selected to represent the state from open tryouts, conducted by state coaches. The State Association coaches are recognized for their ability to identify players with superior skills.

Players may also be indentified during club, high school, or league play by State, Regional, or National coaches. Players are evaluated on the four components that make up a soccer player:

1. Technique
2. Tactics
3. Fitness and Athletic Ability
4. Psychological Component (attitude)

All Olympic Development Program players are expected to take their commitment seriously. Players are expected to be punctual, attend practices and events, and participate with a positive attitude, intensity and passion. Poor attendance, attitude and punctuality will be a factor in final roster selections. Your hard work will allow you to represent the State at the Regional level where you will be exposed to new coaching staff, soccer players and great experiences.

2014 / 2015 Tryout Dates

All tryout dates, times and locations are subject to change without prior notice.  All changes will be posted here. The Delaware ODP uses the calendar year for team formation. Players will tryout in their birth year group.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: DYSA is in need of volunteers to assist with On-site Registration and player check-in. please send your interests to administrator@dysa.org.

DATE
GENDER
AGE-GROUP
 
TRYOUT VENUE
 
TIME
 
 (1st Tryout) Saturday, October 18, 2014  Girls: U12 - U17



Boys: U15 ONLY
(Birth year: 2000)
Concord Soccer Club
2503 Naamans Rd
Wilmington, DE 19810



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4:30pm - 7:00pm



4:30pm - 7:00pm
 (1st Tryout) Sunday, October 19, 2014  Boys: U12 - U17
Concord Soccer Club
2503 Naamans Rd
Wilmington, DE 19810

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 8:30am - 10:00am
 (2nd Tryout) Saturday, October 25, 2014
(NEW: Field Change)
 
 Girls: U12 - U17 Middletown Village
300 Fields Way
Middletown, DE 19709

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 7:30am - 9:30am
 (2nd Tryout) Sunday, October 26, 2014
(NEW: Field Change)
 Boys: U12 - U17 Middletown Village
300 Fields Way
Middletown, DE 19709

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 7:30am - 9:30am
 (3rd Tryout)  Saturday November 1, 2014  Boys: U12 - U17  Kirkwood Soccer Club
1220 River Road
New Castle, DE 19720

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 7:30am - 9:30am
 (3rd Tryout)  Sunday November 2, 2014  Girls: U12 - U17  Kirkwood Soccer Club
1220 River Road
New Castle, DE 19720

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 7:30am - 9:30am

(ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. PLEASE ARRIVE ON A TRYOUT DATE TO REGISTER ON-SITE)

PLAYER SELECTION: Players must attend at least one tryout session to be eligible for placement on a Delaware ODP team. If a player is unable to attend any of the posted tryout sessions, then they must register for tryouts and then notify the State Coach (John Cappiello at statecoach@dysa.org), by the closing of the online registration to be considered for a callback tryout. A callback tryout is not guaranteed until approved by the State Coach

What to bring to tryouts(Tryout T-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)
  
Tryout Cancellation Policy Any cancellation of a tryout event will be posted on the DYSA website.  Notice of cancellation will be posted on the website a minimum of 2 hours prior to the cancelled tryout session or as soon as DYSA administrators are informed by club of the cancellation.  Rescheduled tryout dates will be posted here.  Every attempt will be made to reschedule any cancelled tryout sessions to the next available date (depending upon field availability).

2014/15 Age-Group Chart


TEAM BIRTH YEAR
Boys and Girls U - 12 2003
 
Boys and Girls U - 13
2002
Boys and Girls U - 14
2001
Boys and Girls U - 15 2000
 
Boys and Girls U - 16 1999
 
Boys and Girls U - 17 1998