Important ODP Tryout Information
2016 season

Maryland State ODP tryouts (U13-U17) are scheduled for November 16-December 12, 2015. Tryout schedules are posted on the left sidebar.

Maryland State ODP teams are formed using BIRTHYEAR. Tryouts will be held November 16-December 12, 2015 for the following age groups: 1999 (U17), 2000 (U16), 2001 (U15), 2002 (U14), 2003 (U13). 

The 2015 Maryland State ODP U12 tryouts for players born in 2005 (U12) and 2004 (U12) will be held October 24-25, 2015 at the Garrison Forest School.

Players must attend at least one tryout session to be eligible for placement on a Maryland state ODP pool roster. Additionally, U13-17 players will be asked to select and attend two (2) (and only two) of the available tryout blocks for their age group and gender.

Tryout blocks for the U13-17 age groups can be viewed by clicking here

If a player is unable to attend any of the posted tryout sessions (available on the left sidebar) then they must register for tryouts and then notify the MSYSA Programs Director in writing by the closing of the online registration (November 11, 2015 at 12:00noon) ( to be considered for a callback tryout in March/April, 2016. A callback tryout is not guaranteed until approved by the MSYSA Programs Director.

What to bring to tryouts (tryout t-shirt will be provided at check-in)
  • Online registration payment confirmation printout
  • Inflated Soccer ball and shin guards
  • Water
  • Appropriate clothing (layers for cold weather)
  • Appropriate soccer shoes (turf fields)
  • Walk-up registration fee $75 (check or cash only) Walk-Up registrants ONLY
Tryout Cancellation Policy

Any cancellation of a tryout event will be posted on the MSYSA website.  Notice of cancellation will be posted no later than 4pm on the day of the tryout if the tryout is scheduled for a weekday (Monday-Friday).  If the cancellation is for a weekend tryout, the notice will be posted on the website a minimum of 2 hours prior to the cancelled tryout session or as soon as MSYSA administrators are informed by club, school, facility or parks & rec officials of the cancellation.  Rescheduled tryout dates will be posted on the MSYSA website.  Every attempt will be made to reschedule any cancelled tryout sessions to the next available date (depending upon field availability).  (Updated 9/1/11)

ODP Tryout Preparation
Cold weather clothing

Because Maryland State ODP tryouts are held in November/December and cold weather is expected, all players (and parents) should dress appropriately.  Also, arrive early enough to check in at the registration table and to warm up properly.  

The ODP tryout t-shirt must be visible at all times to ensure proper evaluation by our coaches.  Attempting to wear the tryout shirt over multiple sweatshirts and training tops isn’t always the most "comfortable" idea.  We want all players to be focused on the ball, their teammates and their opponents, not on how uncomfortable they feel while playing.  Please read the recommendations below to ensure you are properly prepared, comfortable and safe for ODP tryouts.

NOTE:  Please do not wear clothing or carry bags that display club or tournament logos to Maryland State ODP tryouts.
While on the field, players should wear:
  • 2-3 layers of lightweight clothing on their upper body
  • Shorts (once player is appropriately warmed up)
  • Gloves (optional)
  • Hat (optional)
  • Warm up pants (optional)
While resting, players should wear:
  • Heavy Sweatshirt
  • Warm-up Jacket
  • Warm-up Pant
  • Hat
  • Gloves
Please make sure to bring:
  • Inflated Soccer Ball
  • Shin Guards
  • Extra Soccer Shoes 
  • Extra Socks
  • Water
How Coaches Assess Players
Roby Stahl

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