Below is an attachment (2014 ODP player tournament paperwork) for information needed in order for your player to attend and play in the ODP Championship tournament in Phoenix Arizona next month.
We need all paperwork input into got soccer, AND either e-mail or mailed to Stacy Ojers ASAP! e-mail email@example.com
The ODP Championships will be played at the "Reach 11 Sports Complex" in Phoenix, Arizona.
The address for the fields is;
2425 E. Deer Vally Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85050
Directions to Reach 11 Sports Complex:
The Reach 11 Sports Complex is located in north Phoenix, about (1) one mile north of the Loop 101 Pima Freeway. Take the Loop 101 (Agua Fria Freeway) to Cave Creek Road. Drive north on Cave Creek Road to Deer Valley Road. Turn right (east) to the Reach 11 entrance.
Does a player have to attend all try out times to be considered? NO, abosolutely not! A player can attend just one or all sessions depending on their schedule, the price is the same.
My player was in the Regional pool, do they have to try out again? YES, in order to be considered for a team this year EVERYONE must try out each year.
What is "Regional pool" or Region IV? The United States is divided up into 4 Regions with approximately 12-13 states in each. Each State is given the opportunity to select up to 18 players per age group to represent their State in different events that Regional Coaches attend and identify players that could be selected for the "Regional Pool", or even Regional team, that will be evaluated for the National Pool and team. A "pool" of players is more than the 18 that are on a team, coaches use this to finalize their selections to a "team". The Region IV web-site is www.regioniv.com
What age can my player try out? Each year there are ONLY 5 years that are evaluated during try outs. We allow one year younger, but no more than that. This year the ages are '97, '98, '99, '00, and '01
That means that, this year, we can not have players born in 2003 or younger attend these try outs.
How are the 2002's evaluated if there is no team for them? 2002's that attend, but will be evaluated along side the 01's players for a spot on the '01 team.
If my player plays on a '97 team, but was born in '98 which try out do they attend? You child will be evaluated on THEIR birth year, not what team they currently play for, so they should attend the 1998 try outs.
What is the ODP Championships? It is a tournament in which all of the Region IV ODP teams participate to see which state has the top team and players. Additionally, Region IV ODP staff use this tournament as their primary time to evaluate players for the Region IV camp/team. In the past the tournament has been held in Arizona, and will be again this year.
Will my player have to miss school to attend the tournament? Unfortunately, yes, the ODP Championships is a three day tournament beginning on Thursday, January 9th through Sunday, January 12th. The first games for some of the teams starting at 2pm on Thursday, the 9th, and all teams in the tournament will play sometime on Thursday, so it will be necesary to take Thursday and Friday off.
If my player makes the team, are there additional costs? We have not estimated the costs this year, but yes, there are additional costs, last year it was $250.00 (This did NOT include any necessary travel for your player.)
What is the ODP team fee for? The cost for ODP includes; tournament fees, pre-tournament training, coaches travel, and uniforms. (sweats will be offered for an additional cost)
Pre-tournament training? Where is it and is it mandatory? The additional college coach training is NOT mandatory, however, this is where some of the coaches meet their team that they might be coaching during the ODP Championship tournament. These trainings have not yet been set up yet in the North or South, but it IS already included in the one ODP team fee.
I live in the North, can we opt to attend trainings in Las Vegas? Yes, anyone that makes a team CAN attend the trainings in Las Vegas prior, but it is usually during the week and you player would miss school.
If my player from the North makes the team and we can only afford to send him/her and we don't attend who will take care of them? Players from the North that make the State ODP team that need a chaperone will be arranged on an as needed basis by letting me know @ firstname.lastname@example.org. We DO have chaperones that will be attending, and they can fly with that person and stay with that person, sharing the cost of the hotel rooms. This way the Northern players can keep their costs as low as possible.
What if I am planning to travel with my player, do I have to stay in any specific hotel? No, you can make your own hotel/travel arrangements to fit into your budget.