Try-Outs for State ODP pools are by Recommendation for New players, in the 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 Age groups. Players born in 2005 and 2004 will no longer need a recommendation to try-out.
Players who are not Registered will not be permitted to try-out. There is NO Walk-up registration for try-outs.
Registration · Medical Release · Recommendation Form: (REQUIRED FOR ALL PLAYERS AT CHECK IN)
Every player participating at try-outs, will need to bring their Registration/Medical Treatment Release/Recommendation form to check in. This is an “ALL in one form”, produced by the software after you complete your registration. Once you have completed your registration you will be prompted to download and print your form. If you are a player that requires a recommendation, the DoC/Coach signature section is on this form.
All players wishing to play ODP at this level must be identified and recommended to attend try-outs by the Director of Coaching (DOC), from their club/league (or Club coach if no DOC). It is highly recommended that you confirm with the appropriate coach a recommendation, prior to completing the registration process. Once you register, you will be prompted to download your pre-filled form that your coach will need sign. Letters and emails are not accepted, your form must be signed by the recommending coach. The refund policy does not cover failure to get a recommendation.
Returning State, Regional and NYT Players will NOT need a Recommendation (Returning from 2019-2020 season only) for all age groups (Except 04’s and 05’s). If you are unsure if you fall into this category, please contact the Cal North office, please do make an assumption that can deem you ineligible. Players born in 2005 and 2004 will no longer need a recommendation to try-out.
Regional players and NYT players (those on the 2019-2020 Pools) will be automatically promoted to the 2020-2021 State ODP Pools (upon timely registration). Additionally, a number of current State ODP players (2019-2020 pools) will be automatically promoted to the 2020-2021 State ODP Pools, upon State Head Coach recommendation. The players that fall into this category will still be expected to: Register/pay by the published Registration Deadline, accept a position on the pool, will then be excused from attending any State ODP Try-Out sessions.
Boys and Girls born in 2009, 2008 2007, 2006, 2005, and 2004 (Birth year). Players must have been born any time during one of the years listed. (Example: January 1-December 31). Players must try-out for the pool of their birth year and gender.
Any Player of eligible age that demonstrates the ability to perform at the highest level in the sport of youth soccer and has been recommended by their Director of Coaching (DOC) (maybe club coach as stated above) from their local club. Or any player who qualifies for a Recommendation Exemption (as noted above).
All players must Register and pay online, and attend at least ONE try-out Session to be rostered to the final pool. (Exception: unless you are Automatically promoted) to be rostered to the final pool.
$140.00 for each player, fee due at the time of Registration. This is the Registration fee is required for all ODP players.
There is a total of (12) hours of try-outs, (3 different dates, 2- sessions per day, each session is 2 hours long). Attending every try-out session is NOT Mandatory, however, if you fail to attend one of the first sessions and then you get ill, injured, or have a club team conflict later in the try-out process, you may be eliminating yourself by virtue of not participating earlier on. We highly recommend you attend the first session possible in order to avoid any scheduling conflicts later in the process. (Cal North reserves the right to cancel a try-out if deemed necessary).
|Sunday, October 11||Sunday, November 15 (New date)||December 6 or 13 (New date)|
|Boys and Girls||Boys and Girls||Boys and Girls|
|Boys: 9:00-11:00 and 1:00-3:00||Boys: 9:00-11:00 and 1:00-3:00||Boys: 9:00-11:00 and 1:00-3:00|
|Girls: 11:00-1:00 and 3:00-5:00||Girls: 11:00-1:00 and 3:00-5:00||Girls: 11:00-1:00 and 3:00-5:00|
Location: Ripon Soccer Complex
Because ODP Try-Outs require a recommendation, it is highly recommended that you check with your coach or club Director PRIOR to signing up and confirming that they will sign your form. There is no refund for those who register and fail to gain the required signature prior to try-outs. Ensure you will be recommended, BEFORE you register.
There is no refund after July 1st, with the exception of injury. (This includes those who register after July 1st.) Refunds for injuries will require a Medical letter from the treating Physician and must state that the player is “unable to play soccer” due to the treating injury through October 11. Please submit this letter to the Cal North office, within 3 working days of the injury to begin the refund process. Refunds for injuries (or any portion of the try-out fee) will not be issued if a player has already participated in a try-out session.
Any player that has been suspected of or being treated for a concussion must follow the Cal North Concussion Protocol Policy set forth by the Cal North BOD. No exceptions.
Again, we strongly encourage players to get to the first set of try-outs in order to avoid conflicts, future injury or loss of try-out fees. If you have any questions regarding the refund policy, please contact the Cal North office, prior to registering.