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2020 ODP Tryouts - Registration Now Open

2020 ODP Tryouts - Registration Now Open for Players Birth Year 2004 - 2009

We hope you will join us at our summer tryouts for the 2020-2021 ODP season for players born 2004-2009. Please click here to register for the 2020-2021 ODP Initial Tryouts. The fee this year has been reduced to $25 (from $40 in recent years). We also have a new registration system in place. Please note that you may need to create a new account during your registration process.

Further, we have made adjustments to the management of our tryout process based upon challenges presented by COVID-19. Tryouts will be hosted at three separate locations, and selection will occur through the structuring of smaller groups. This will offer us the opportunity to enhance safety measures while maintaining an effective tryout procedure. Players will need to attend the assigned location for their age group and gender. Specific locations can be found on our new ODP website www.njysodp.com, under gender specific schedules. Girls will tryout on August 8th and 15th. Boys will tryout on August 9th and 16th. Times and locations differ per age group, and by last name as well. 

Tryouts will consist of a Phase 1 and Phase 2. Phase 1 will include two tryout sessions, and Phase 2 will be a single and final session before teams are selected. All tryout participants are encouraged to attend both Phase 1 tryout sessions to strengthen their chance of selection into the program. Players who are invited to attend Phase 2 from their performance in Phase 1 will be notified via email in the week following the last Phase 1 tryout date.  

New Jersey Youth Soccer ODP will ultimately select a group of elite male and female players from each age group to form the final state teams that train and compete throughout the 2020-2021 season. The program is scheduled to consist of 13+ hours of on-field training, four tournaments and three seminars including: Mental Toughness, Tactical Awareness and an ODP Success Story Seminar. State team players can potentially be selected for U.S. Youth Soccer East Region teams, which may offer opportunities for international competition. Candidates are evaluated in four key areas: Technique, Insight, Mindset and Athleticism. Players will be selected by New Jersey Youth Soccer ODP coaches who have been recognized for their ability to identify and train players with superior skills. 

ODP is not in competition with the player's club team. ODP provides additional opportunities for players to enhance their performance and development, and in turn can increase their effectiveness within the club environment. Efforts are made to minimize the schedule conflicts with players' club soccer. ODP provides direct access to college coaches on the staff, at various tournaments, special events and at ID camps. We will also look to replicate this past season's efforts to expose players to colleges via the ODP College Night and the College Recruitment Seminar that was opened to ODP players.

New Jersey Youth Soccer is a National State Association body under U.S. Soccer, with U.S. Youth Soccer serving as the guiding leadership of ODP. Established in 1977, ODP was the first program in the country created to identify potential youth national team players. ODP players begin initially at the local sector before progressing to the state, regional and possibly national levels. By playing with like-talented athletes, ODP offers the opportunity for players to advance in their personal development and to be scouted by college coaches. 

Please follow our official New Jersey ODP Facebook page for all of the latest news regarding New Jersey ODP. You may access more information about New Jersey Youth Soccer ODP by clicking here. We may be contacted directly by e-mail at [email protected] and followed on social media: @NJYouthSoccer

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NJ Youth Soccer

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New Jersey Youth Soccer

569 Abbington Dr, Suite 5
East Windsor, New Jersey 08520

Phone: 609-490-0725
Email: [email protected]

New Jersey Youth Soccer

569 Abbington Dr, Suite 5
East Windsor, New Jersey 08520

Phone: 609-490-0725
Email: [email protected]
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