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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate in ODP?  
The 2018-19 ODP program is for players born in the years 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007. In order to participate, you must be born in one of these years. We are not able to make any exceptions.   Players must be registered with NC Youth Soccer Association in order to try-out. If not, please go to question 2 below. To learn more about the ODP program, please read the ODP Parents Information Packet located under the Tryouts tab at the Boys ODP and Girls ODP pages respectively.

How can I register with NC Youth Soccer so I am eligible to participate?
If your name is not found when using the on-line registration, there could be several reasons. 

  • Your child's team plays in the spring only (contact your local association registrar to register now) 
  • Your child play on an ECNL team (contact your local association to register with NC Youth Soccer)
  • Your child's info is entered incorrectly in the NC Youth Soccer database (contact local association)
  • You aren’t currently playing with one of our member associations.  If so, see below: Please mail the following to NC Youth Soccer (PO Box 18229, Greensboro NC 27419)
    • Copy of your birth certificate
    • Check for $10
    • Players current contact information
    • A parent’s e-mail address 

NOTE: FIFA now requires International Clearance for all players born in a foreign country, including US citizens born abroad. Please read the USSF Minimum ITC Requirement document attached here for more information. If you have additional questions, please contact the NCYSA Registration department.

When are try-outs?
Try-out dates and locations can be found by viewing the ODP calendar. Exact locations will be posted once the sites are confirmed. The 2006 and 2007 age groups will have locations throughout the state. During the registration process, they will select which location they wish to participate. The locations are areas within the state of NC, not within the US. It is the player’s choice where they participate. All other age groups will try-out and train in Greensboro / High Point / Winston-Salem and do not have the option to select a location.  

What if I can’t attend the initial try-outs?
If a player is unable to attend the initial try-out session, they can still participate in the ODP process. A player must pre-register for the try-outs. Players unable to attend the initial try-out will be invited to the first training session. They will be responsible for the $40 training fee for the first session. Payment can be made for this session once the try-out results are posted and e-mail invites have been sent to the player pool for each age group. 

When does early registration end?
The deadline for early registration ends on October 31, 2018. This is a firm deadline. You can still register online after the October 31 deadline for ODP try-outs.  The deadline to register on-line is the Thursday before your age group’s try-out date. The on-line registration link for NC ODP is now available on our website.  
How much does it cost to play ODP?
The ODP parent handbook provides a tentative budget to participate. ODP Parent Information Packet

Do we offer GK training?
Goalkeepers will have GK training together. During scrimmages they will play in the GK position.

What happens after the initial try-out?
The coaches will select a training pool.  The pool is invited to the first training session.  There is the potential to be released from the player pool after each training session.  Final selections are made at the April training session.

If I am released from NC ODP, can I try-out in another state?
No.  Players can try-out in one state only for each ODP season.