Vermont Soccer ODP Tryouts
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Vermont Soccer ODP Tryouts are open for the 2016 season!

Eligible players can show their stuff on Sunday, November 1st and Sunday, November 8th. Check out the training schedule and try-out details below, and for more information please visit the VSA website.

Courtesy of VSA

Courtesy of VSA

WHAT TO BRING
– Completed ODP Paperwork
– Properly inflated soccer ball (Size 4 for U12, Size 5 for U13+)
– Water
– Registration fee of $35 cash or check (made payable to Vermont Soccer Association) for those individuals who did not choose to register online

SELECTION PROCESS

Players are selected, in most states, on the basis of open tryouts. These tryouts are conducted by the state association coaches who are recognized for their ability to identify and train players with superior skills. Some state associations combine scouting techniques and invitations to certain players with the open tryouts. Selection of these players is not an easy task. The state association head coach or State Coach will be assisted in the selection process by several other qualified coaches from the club or league level. 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 players will be notified of the results by email within 2 weeks following the final tryout session.Pool teams will consist of 20-30 players in each age group pool. Only a maximum of 18 players will be selected from each age group pool for participation in the ODP tournament in June. Selections for the ODP Tournament Team will be made by late April or early May.

About Courtney Lambert

A competitive athlete in her college days, Courtney writes on events happening at state and local level. She has previous experience covering news and writing for the Jacksonville Times Union and graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in journalism.
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