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Sunday, September 29, 2013

ODP (Olympic Development Program) - Region I and Beyond

2013-2014 ODP: Comments, feedback, questions, friendlies, selection process and more.

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wonder if this year they are going to publish the tryouts results on their site on the date they promised, meaning today :)

Anonymous said...

list are posted.

Anonymous said...

Either I'm crazy or stupid or someone else is. The posted list looks exactly as the one from last year, same numbers, same everything. I don't know but am I going crazy? lol

Anonymous said...

I hope you understand numbers are handed out randomly. My son received a different number from last year's tryout.

Anyways, you should not read much into numbers. It's the players behind the numbers.

Anonymous said...

In fact I'm not crazy yet, they had indeed posted last year's list at first, the right list was posted afterwards. Well I guess people make mistakes and they fix them too :)

Anonymous said...

Ahhhh...I was wondering where were the 2002s. So agree, you are not crazy :-)

Anonymous said...

Just wander if anyone else sees that almost everyone who tried out made it? Kind of think that is strange. Any input on this? Might be a waste of time, and money.

Anonymous said...

Do it for one year and you will see just what a waste of time and money ODP really is.

Anonymous said...

My son tried ODP last year and enjoyed the competitiveness. The 2002s were particularly skilled. Most like will not be doing this year as the costs are expected to be around $1600. Tough when you are already paying close to that on club team.

We will continue to monitor ODP...

Anonymous said...

How will you monitor ODP? It is very watered down, still have some quality players but MANY dont even look at it anymore.

Anonymous said...

EPYSA tryouts this weekend. Boys hit hard by DA. Girls still competitive. My kid has enjoyed the experience. Expensive yes, but in our experience with a 2000 girl, overall worthwhile.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know how many 02' girls tried out and how many made it? Just curious.

Anonymous said...

It looks like they only cut a couple (if any) and intend to cut in April 2015, after you pay another fee.

Anonymous said...

So what is the cost for the next year f ODP? I here anywhere from $1600 - $2000. Is that correct? Can anyone shed light on this for me before I put out any money to have my kid not make the next cuts? Taking 80 kids to April for another set of cuts that may knock down the number to below 50? What is the real deal here?

Anonymous said...

If ODP stipulates a dress code for tryouts, White shirt, Black shorts and Black socks, then why are PDA players who show up wearing Sky blue shorts and socks allowed to participate? Make them buy a pair of black socks in order to take the field. Wouldn't want anyone to unfairly attempt to influence the coaches now.

Anonymous said...

Dress code would not help, the minute PDA players put down their club/team on the registration, they are in, even B and C team players.

Anonymous said...

If they are showing up to ODP tryouts they must be on the club team and not the Academy team. Not influencing anyone to be honest IMO.

Anonymous said...

3 PDA '00 birth year u15 ECNL players on the region 1 pool (but interestingly not the boca interregional "A" roster)The three letters Don't completely carry the day on the girls side

Anonymous said...

Great point 2:14 PM.

Anonymous said...

What's "boca interregional "A" roster"? So they did go through NJ ODP to be on the Region 1 pool?

Anonymous said...

Yes they do state ODP, generally play in the June tournament, and then go to July regional camp. The last few years has been university of RI but likely will change next due to the upheaval in Region1.
Every day or twice a day at regioonal camp they post "id lists" these are the kids they are looking to potentially add to the regional pool. The id list kids train together in front of the region 1 coaches. They even develop a A id list and B id list over the course of the camp. The kids are anxious all three days as the lists are posted on whether they got cut or got added. It is painful but there is a real life lesson in it.

The last day they name the rosters for the events. The top event (A) roster for U14 and above is the competitive tpournament showcase between all 4 regions which occurs during Thanksgiving week. The rest of the kids go to a "national ODP camp" ususally in AZ. The U13 dont compete only the top kids go to the "national camp" the rest are also included in 1 or 2 other camps.
Of intrest at least one of the PDA kids went to the U13 national camp last year, but I dont think was chosen for the boca ("A") event at u14.
I dont believe any of the PDA '00 kids are going to Boca

Anonymous said...

Good summary and correct information. You don't find those posts too often on this board.

In addition the girls invited to Boca are invited to an International Trip (Croatia, Russia, Costa Rica, Germany Etc). Those rosters have not been announced yet, but we had heard that they would be posted by the end of August.

The shake up could be the delay there.

Anonymous said...

Int'l trip?

Sounds like another money grab by the state!

Anonymous said...

These trips are made up from the regional pools.which are the region1 states.not NJODP state team

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Anonymous said...

Choose not to play because it just isnt worth the time or money.

Anonymous said...

When will they post who made the player pools for PAE ODP?

Anonymous said...

They are up
852 would you have signed up again if your kid made the regional team?
Do all the kids who don't move to DA or who aren't already recognized by the youth national teams sign up again?

Anonymous said...

"3 PDA '00 birth year u15 ECNL players on the region 1 pool (but interestingly not the boca interregional "A" roster)The three letters Don't completely carry the day on the girls side"


Could it be because one is already on the US national team and one is in the US national pool.

Oh by the way a girl that didnt make the ODP regional team had to settle for Making the US National team.


ODP folks have no idea what they are doing.



Anonymous said...

Judging from the u20 World Cup it might be that the is national coaches don't know what they are doing. Sorry doesn't exactly translate. Good for your kid in making the u14 national pool. The point really is that there are many national quality kids available. At least twice times the pool. Depends on the specific coach on whom she likes. Glad this one likes your kid. No worries all the best.

Anonymous said...

4:36.

Your logic is a bit convulated.

All these girls in the ODP regional pool have one thing in Mind ans that is to make it to the National level.

They are trying to get to the very place that some girls have gone directly there but have been passed over by the regional team or Regional a list.

National pool and team coaches are the ultimate arbitrator in who belongs in this national group.

ODP should know who they need to choose to facilate the national team coaches . they should not have a different prospective. The national team's prospective should be what the ODP coaches are concerned with. There should not be a disconnect.And no there are not a lot of National team quality kids at ODP. The ECNL certainly wears that banner.

By the way- two Regional pool player on our ecnl team do not start

Anonymous said...

"convoluted"

Anonymous said...

one PDA '00 defender to U14 camp. Maybe the region 1 coaches did get it right.

Anonymous said...

Your ODP expenses are ridiculous! In CO it costs $100 for three days of tryouts and another $100 for 5-6 training sessions if you make the pool. It sounds like an absolute bargain compared to other states. We see that the DA program is starting to overtake the ODP program, but unless you live in Denver, the DA program is too difficult to commit to. Although the ODP program doesn't necessarily get ALL the best players anymore, it still brings in a large number of them and much of the top talent is still there.

Anonymous said...

PA ODP rosters out. The "ECNL players are out of ODP so the remaining available players are weak" seems to nt be true. The girls '99 is coached by the penn fusion coach and he has a roster full of ECNL players including from the other PA ECNL teams.