Tryout General Information
The 2017/2018 ODP Tryouts will take place on
Saturday, August 12th, 2017
Boys born in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2006
9.30am-11.30am and 1.30pm-3pm
at the NM Soccer Complex in Bernalillo.
Sunday, August 13th, 2017
Girls Born in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2006
9:30 am-11:30am and 1.30pm-3pm
at the NM Soccer Complex in Bernalillo
Register for and attend the ODP/YOP TRYOUT by logging into your eODP account, or create one if you don't have one.
At the tryout players play small- and/or full-sided games. During this process, the ODP Coaching Staff will evaluate the players and recommend those they feel should be invited to join the ODP or YOP pools.
In order to participate you must register online. If you are new to the program for ODP, create an account and then register for the tryout.
If you have already created an account or if you have an existing account with your Club, just login to your existing account and then register for the tryout.
For the 2016-2017 ODP & YOP seasonal year:
ODP includes players born in calendar years 2002 - 2004
(Attempts will also be made to involve players born in 2001 and 2000. These players will be identified from previous programs, scouting and coach recommendations)
YOP includes players born in calendar year 2004 - 2006
How are Players Selected?
Team selection always begins with an assessment of individual players. There are four criteria that generally form the basis for most evaluation schemes. These criteria are collapsed into the acronym “TIPS,” which was first developed by the KNVB in Holland and stands for….
Technique — The most critical quality for all soccer players is technique. This would include the player’s overall range of techniques and the speed and ease with which they secure and use the ball. How comfortable are they under pressure? How economical do they play?
Insight — The ability of a player to read the game and make the correct decisions. Are they making a contribution both on and off the ball?
Personality — The ability of a player to understand their role within the team and how they play within those roles. Are they able to play with confidence regardless of role? Do they compete?
Speed — This is measured by speed on the ground and speed of reaction. If one or the other qualities is weak or missing it is very difficult for a player to play quickly and be effective in the game.
What to Bring to the ODP Tryout?
Soccer appropriate attire (shinguard's, cleats, etc.), a ball and water.