April 27, 2020
Beginning the upcoming 2020-2021 season, we will be holding evaluations for all age groups in the fall.
Evaluations for players born between 2007-2010 will be held in September and evaluations for players born between 2004-2006 will be held in November. Evaluations for the older age groups will accommodate players who participate in high school soccer.
This change in our process will allow us to create a less condensed summer season, minimize conflicts with the club teams, and give MN ODP the opportunity to showcase our players at more events. More information coming soon.
April 27, 2020
On April 20th, US Youth Soccer announced the cancellation of all 2020 USYS ODP Summer Camps, which includes the Midwest Region ID Camp. Consequently, the Sub-regional Midwest Showcase has also been cancelled.
In consideration of these factors, and the safety of the players, coaches, and their families, we have made the very difficult decision to not move forward with the spring and summer ODP season.
For players born between 2003 and 2007, the Inter-regional events in Florida are still scheduled for November and December, as of now. We are awaiting further instruction from the Midwest Region regarding the selection process for these events.
Players are evaluated on the following four components:
3. Fitness and Athletic Ability
4. Psychological Component (attitude)
FALL DISTRICT SELECT (11U-14U only)
11U-14U players are invited to participate in our District Select program that begins the fall prior to tryouts. Participants attend 3 training sessions August-September that are typically held on Sunday evenings.
Players will also be able to attend the Fall Evaluations on the last Saturday in September and the Spring Evaluations on the first Saturday in May. Coaches will be evaluating players throughout the day.