ODP to Regionalize
|Dec. 5-6||ODP Tryouts in Portland and Bend|
|Dec. 12-13||ODP Tryouts in Eugene and Medford|
|Dec. 13-Mar. 19||Six training sessions required by each region (More sessions welcomed)|
|Mar. 22-24||ODP Inter-Regional Tournament (Location TBA)|
|Mar. 25th||ODP staff will name State Pool of 40 players (two teams)|
Again, the Oregon ODP staff will name two State Head Coaches and two State Assistant Coaches for the '97 age group. The Oregon ODP staff will also name one head coach and one assistant coach for each Regional Team in your area. In all, we'll have close to 12 coaches involved with one age group. This will happen on both the boys' and girls' sides.
Regional Boundaries for Tryouts
(If you live in this area, this is where you tryout)
*If you have questions about this, please ask. Players are welcome to tryout in any location, but we recommend you tryout in your region.
Training Schedule during December-March
We will encourage our coaches to train on the weekend to accommodate players who need to travel. But the benefit of having a Regionalized Program is that travel is cut down considerably to the point where weekday sessions may be more beneficial, and necessary. We will also recommend that coaches train in multiple locations within your region. For example, Salem, Corvallis and Eugene all have two sessions.
Uniforms, fees, paperwork, tryout information?
Each player will receive two training t-shirts that include a number on the back. This shirt will be yours to keep. It will also be necessary to wear when training and competing in the Inter-Regional Tournament. We will use the number on back to evaluate players at all times during the season. This number will be assigned by the Oregon ODP staff.
Fees! The tryout fee for all players is $65. The participation fee for players who make their Regionalized Pool is $115. Once players make the State Pool, there will be a uniform fee (roughly $150) for your gear and a state fee (roughly $115) for your continued participation.
Your tryout application will be used as your paperwork until the Final Pool of 40 is named in March. The players who make the pool of 40 will then be given additional paperwork to fill out and send back to the OYSA office. Directions and information on this will be given out at a later date.
We are very excited to put this new program in place this next ODP year. We honestly feel this gives players and families the opportunity to play their best soccer while not having to worry about so much travel, and the financial and logistical issues it raises.
This allows players to play with the elite players in your area, and then gives them the opportunity to make the state team and play for Regional bragging rights. We anticipate great numbers for this opportunity and we look forward to seeing everybody at tryouts soon. Additional information on each tryout will be given out, so please visit the all-new oregonyouthsoccer.org for the latest updates.
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