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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate in ODP?  
The 2019-20 ODP program is for players born in the years 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, & 2008. *Players born in 2009, may register to be evaluated with the 2008 age group.*  Players must be registered with NC Youth Soccer Association in order to register for evaluations. If your child is not registered currently with NCYSA, please see the question below.

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, 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 evaluations?
Evaluation dates and locations can be found by viewing the ODP calendar located under the Calendar tab on both the Boys and Girls ODP pages. Exact locations will be posted once the sites are confirmed. The 2008 age group will be divided into Regions (East and West) throughout the state. During the registration process, 2008 players will select which Region they wish to participate in and will then attend evaluations/trainings at that Region's location. All other age groups (2003-2007) will attend evaluations/trainings centrally.  

What if I can’t attend one of the evaluation sessions?
Players are expected to attend all 3 evaluation sessions. If a player is unable to attend a single evaluation session, they can still participate in the ODP process. All players who desire to be considered for the ODP program, must be pre-registered for the evaluations and will be evaluated based on their performance at the evaluation sessions they attend. 

When does early registration end?
The deadline for early registration ends on October 31, 2019. This is a firm deadline. You can still register on-line after the October 31 deadline for ODP evaluations however the price will increase. On-line registration will be accepted until 11:59pm on the Wednesday prior to your age group’s first evaluation session date. The on-line registration link for NC ODP will be available on our website once registration is open. Walk-up registration is not encouraged but will be accepted through the evaluation training phase. 
How much does it cost to play ODP?
The ODP parent handbook provides tentative costs to participate on page 8. NC ODP is financially self-supporting. It is the policy of the administration to keep the total cost of this program as efficient as possible. Costs are determined by facility fees, hotels, coaches, medical staff, entry fees and other projected miscellaneous expenses. 

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

If I am released from NC ODP, can I participate in ODP in another state?
No.  Players can tryout/participate in one state only for each ODP season.