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Olympic Development Program 2014-2015
Tryout Information for players born in 2001 and 2002

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SEPTEMBER 2

 

 
OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 2014 -2015
Player Tryout Information

For Players born in 2001 and 2002 residing in NYSWYSA

 

TRYOUT DATES:

Saturday, September 27th, and Sunday, September 28th

Callback tryouts are held the following weekend, Saturday, October 4th, and Sunday, October 5th.

Tryout Times
Venue
Date
Age Group
Time
Binghamton
Greater Binghamton Sports Complex
September 27

’01 & ’02 Boys

1:30PM - 3:00PM
Binghamton
Greater Binghamton Sports Complex

September 27

’01 & ’02 Girls

3:15PM - 4:45PM

Rochester

Webster Basket Rd Fields

September 27

’01 Boys
9:00AM - 10:30AM

Rochester

Webster Basket Rd Fields

September 27

’02 Boys

11:00AM - 12:30PM

Rochester

Webster Basket Rd Fields

September 27

’01 Girls
1:00PM - 2:30PM

Rochester

Webster Basket Rd Fields

September 27

’02 Girls
3:00PM - 4:30PM
Buffalo
 
DiMatteo Field

September 28

’01 Boys
9:00AM - 10:30AM
Buffalo
 
DiMatteo Field

September 28

’02 Boys
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Buffalo
 
DiMatteo Field

September 28

’01 Girls
1:00PM - 2:30PM
Buffalo
 
DiMatteo Field

September 28

’02 Girls
3:00PM - 4:30PM
Syracuse
 
CNY Sports Centre

September 28

’01 & ’02 Boys

Noon - 1:30PM
Syracuse
 
CNY Sports Centre

September 28

’01 & ’02 Girls

1:30PM - 3:00PM
 
REGISTRATION:
Pre-registration fee
(Received before 11PM, September 14th, 2014)
$40.00

Registration received between September 14th and the 23rd

$50.00
Pre-registration ends at 11PM, September 23rd.
 
After that date all

registrations are taken on the day of the tryout and all

Walk-In registrations are: 
$55.00

 

The method of registration is via the on-line registration system.   Register On-line by clicking here.

 

TRYOUT VENUES:

Players are required to arrive 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to the start of tryouts.  Click for directions to specific venues. 

 

Tryout Venues
Binghamton
Buffalo

Greater Binghamton Sports Complex

DiMatteo Field

1500 Airport Road

7264 Nash Road

(Corner of Nash Rd and Niagara Falls Blvd)

Binghamton, NY  13905

North Tonawanda, NY  14120 

 
 
Rochester
Syracuse

Webster Basket Rd Fields

CNY Family Sports Centre

675 Basket Road

7201 Jones Road

Webster, NY  14580

Syracuse, NY  13209

 

TRYOUT INFORMATION:

  • Tryouts will begin promptly at the times noted.  Prepare to arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the tryout so you are warmed up and dressed in appropriate attire and footwear.  Players are required to attend without any clothing indicating the club/team for which they play.
  • Registered players are competing for a position on the State Indoor Pool for their respective age groups.
  • Players need to attend one tryout (either in Binghamton, Buffalo, Rochester, or Syracuse) and are encouraged to attend the venue closest to their home.
  • Players will be notified immediately following the September 27th and 28th tryout if they have advanced to the callback tryouts.
  • A callback tryout will be held on October 4th for 01-02 Girls, and on October 5th for 01-02 Boys to determine the final indoor pool.  These tryouts will be held at Webster Basket Rd Fields, Webster, NY. 
 
Call Back Tryout Schedule

Saturday - October 4

 Sunday -  October 5

’02 Girls

  10:00AM - 11:30AM

’02 Boys

  10:00AM - 11:30AM

’01 Girls

  Noon - 1:30PM

’01 Boys

  Noon - 1:30PM

’02 Girls

  2:00PM - 3:30PM

’02 Boys

   2:00PM - 3:30PM

’01 Girls

  4:00PM - 5:30PM

’01 Boys

  4:00PM - 5:30PM

CALLBACK TRYOUT INFORMATION:

  • The Call-Back Tryout is for those players who have attended one of the initial Sept. 27th/28th tryouts and were then invited back to the Call-Back Tryout.
  • The Call-Back Tryout consists of two sessions.  Players are expected to attend both sessions.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the first Call-Back Tryout session to give yourself time to check in and warm up.
  • Please wear the same numbered tryout T-shirt that you were issued at the Sept. 27th/28th tryout to the Call-Back Tryout.
 

    

Olympic Development Program
Player Tryout Information for Players born in 1998, 1999, and 2000

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REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SEPTEMBER 2

 

Olympic Development Program 2014-2015

Player Tryout Information

For Players Born in 1998, 1999, and 2000, residing in NYSWYSA

 

TRYOUT DATES:

  • Saturday, December 6th for girls, and Sunday, December 7th for boys

REGISTRATION:

  • Pre-registration fee (received before 11PM, November 21st, 2014) -- $40.00
  • Registration fee received between November 21st and December 3rd -- $50.00
  • All pre-registration ends at 11PM on December 3rd.  After that time all registrations will be taken on the day of the tryout and all Walk-In registrations will be $55.00

The method of registration is via an on-line registration system.  This system can be accessed in the ODP section of the NY West website or by clicking on the following link:

TRYOUT VENUES:  Tryouts will be held in Rochester at the Webster Indoor Soccer Center.  Players are required to arrive 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to the start of tryouts.  Participants are required to attend both training sessions.

Saturday, December 6th, 2014  Sunday, December 7th, 2014

 2000 Girls - 10:00AM - 11:15AM and 2:30PM - 3:45PM

2000 Boys - 10:00AM - 11;15AM and 2:30PM - 3:45PM
1999 Girls - 11:30AM - 12:45PM and 4:00PM - 5:15PM 1999 Boys - 11;30AM - 12:45PM and 4:00PM - 5;15PM
1998 Girls - 1:00PM - 2:15PM and 5:30PM - 6:45PM 1998 Boys - 1:00PM - 2;15PM and 5;30PM - 6:45PM

TRYOUT INFORMATON:

  • Tryouts will begin promptly at the times noted. Prepare to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the state of the tryout so that you are warmed up, dressed in appropriate attire and have the proper footware.  Players are required to attend without any clothing indicating the club/team for which they play.
  • Registered players are competing for a postion on the State Indoor Pool for their respective age group.
Keys To Successful Performance

The following are some suggestions that will help players relax and play naturally:

  1. Show leadership qualities.  Always be first class in the way you dress, talk, warm-up, and play
  2. Be composed at all times. Carry yourself with confidence.
  3. Show your general athletic ability, technical speed, and your tactical speed of thought. 
  4. Show your intelligence by making simple yet good decisions on and off the ball.
  5. Show a variety of ways to get out of situations on the field.
  6. Play with your head up in order to see the whole field.
  7. Check to and demand the ball.
  8. Switch the field of play via the long diagonal pass when appropriate.
  9. Make simple passes at the correct time and properly weighted. 
  10. Play one and two touch when necessary.
  11. When playing without the ball make intelligent runs at appropriate times.
  12. When going into a tackle, go in with confidence. 
  13. Take the ball out of the air quickly.
  14. Compete for every head ball.
  15. Showcase your strengths!
In general, be good with the ball when you have it, and when you don’t have it, be good at helping your team get it back.
 
What Do Coaches Look for in a Player?

TALENT AND POTENTIAL

 

by

Roby Stahl

One of the difficulties that players face is realizing how coaches are assessing their talent and potential as a student-athlete. How you perform under game conditions sets the yardstick on how you will be measured. The game demands infinite variety technically, tactically, physically, and psychologically. The game features the excitement and power of two teams trying to score goals on the attacking side and defying that goals will be scored on the defending side.

Coaches will see in this competitive environment which players are totally committed to maintaining or regaining possession of the ball, under the pressurizing challenge of opponents who are restricting the space and time for players to read and to assess a situation and to adapt themselves successfully. Can they collect a ball safely, initiate a pass, a run, a turn, a feint, carry out some surprising unpredictable moves, in order to help themselves or a teammate score a goal?

Good defenders will be able to read and anticipate attacking methods, pursue and chase the ball immediately, close down the attacking space, smother the attacker’s reaction time, intercept passes, steal the ball back, and quickly initiate the attack. All successful coaches are looking for those players who have the skill and desire to attack and to defend.

Every good defender in possession knows how to switch from defending to attacking play. Their agility and skill allow them to run forward, dribble at opponents, play one-twos by using up front players, shield the ball, and to have the courage to shoot at goal and score.

Players are complete only when developed in all areas. Outstanding skill with a weakness in speed, strength, and power makes a player less desirable. The same is true of players who are physical specimens only to have below average technique. And what of the player with good physical prowess and skill, yet who has no idea of the tactical elements of their team’s play? Even less desirable are those players who fall apart psychologically under pressure, "hiding" or lashing out at opponents, teammates, referees, coaches, or parents during the big game.

These elements are developed by exposure to highly challenging daily training sessions and frequent highly competitive matches. This will insure development of the following vital components of the highly recruitable player:

  • Technical Ability
  • Tactical Awareness
  • Physical Aspects
  • Attitude and Personal Traits

TECHNICAL ABILITY

Ball Control

You must be able to bring a ball played to you under control instantly and smoothly. This is the ability to collect and move in a different direction without stopping the ball completely, yet still maintaining it securely. Develop the technique of receiving a pass at top speed. This means not slowing down to collect a ball coming on the ground, bouncing, or in the air. You must be able to protect the ball by shielding it and developing deception in order to get rid of your opponent.

Passing

You must be able to successfully complete short and long range passes. This incorporates all of your ball skills, including heading, bending, chipping, and the ability to drive the ball to a partner. You will find that at a high level, it is easier to control and make quick decisions with a ball that is driven to you, rather than weakly played. Develop the skill of one-touch passing.

Dribbling

This is the ability to feint, burst past opponents, change directions and speed at will, and break through packed defensive lines. Can you exhibit quick feet, combined with a sense of comfort under pressure, to penetrate into space to open opportunities for yourself or a partner?

Heading

The ability to head at goal after crosses, heading high, wide, and deep for defensive clearances, heading balls as a one-touch pass (both into space or to a partner’s feet) in order to create shooting chances. Can you effectively demonstrate the ability to do this under the duress of the game?

Finishing

Nothing makes more of an impression on people than the skill of goal scoring. This aspect takes in the correct technique of striking the ball in various ways; driving low balls, hitting volleys, half volleys, half chances, chipping, bending, heading, etc. Good goal scorers can also finish with their chest, heel, toe, and thigh. Coaches are looking for players who can exhibit composed aggressiveness, swift and secure decision-making at the opportune times. The successful goal scorer has the mentality of a great used-car salesman - very aggressive and not afraid of failure.

TACTICAL AWARENESS

Tactical insight incorporates the anticipation, reading, and execution of certain clues that happen during possession and non-possession of the ball.

In Attack:

Player not in possession:

        • Makes himself available for the ball, perhaps by a diagonal run or a cross-over run.
        • Realizes when it is crucial to offer close support and when to stay away.
        • Recognizes the proper time to execute "take-overs" and "overlaps"

Player in possession:

        • Has good peripheral vision, allowing him to recognize the correct time to switch the ball to the other side of the field.
        • Has good penetrating vision, allowing him to see and utilize players who are far down the field.
        • Recognizes the correct time to play directly, and when it is important to hold the ball (shielding or dribbling), or when to run at top speed past players opening up passing angles for his team.
        • Sees opportunities to play "one-twos".

In Defense:

        • During the immediate pursuit, and desire to regain possession of the ball, the player should recognize:
        • When to race forward to intercept the pass.
        • When to mark the opponent tight in order to discourage the ball from being passed to him (pressure).
        • When, where, and how (posture) to tackle.
        • When to jockey the ball carrier and force them away from the goal (patience).
        • The quickest avenue of attack upon regaining the ball.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS

Physical fitness for the soccer player must condition that person to play better soccer. Too many times fitness takes the form of running that has nothing to do with the modern demands of the game.

Fitness must be designed to help a player’s self-assertion when controlling the ball against tackling opposing players throughout the duration of the game.

All physical elements must be balances in order to become a complete player. Fitness and ball control must grow together!

Endurance:

The ability of a player to commit himself diligently throughout the game in attack and defense with no sign of fatigue and impaired ball control. That player must constantly be running into open spaces demanding the ball or pulling and committing opposing players to create openings. Even though this is also a tactical commitment, it will only be successful if you have the endurance capabilities to run for ninety minutes. The coach will be examining your physical exertion as you are being exposed to tactical problems you are trying to solve in the game.

Speed:

The ability to accelerate quickly and maintain that acceleration of the various lengths that player’s position demands. As an example, the forward need acceleration with changes of speed over three to twenty yards. Elements include:

        • Pure straight ahead running speed
        • Lateral speed (changing direction).
        • Change of speed (slow to fast, fast to half speed).
        • Deceleration ("stopping on a dime").

After these basics are attained, speed must be practiced with the ball!

Agility:

The ability to change directions quickly. Twisting, turning while dribbling, readjusting your body to control an awkwardly bouncing ball, and getting up quickly after a tackle are a few examples. This area is enhanced by flexibility exercises such as stretching, ball gymnastics, and skill training with the ball. Conditioning training must be combined with skill and tactical training!

Strength:

The ability to effectively use your body to win physical confrontations. Strength is exhibited during tackling (1 vs. 1), winning the aerial duel (heading), and changing directions effectively (explosion). It is also important to learn how to effectively use that strength to your advantage as is demonstrated in using your arms to hold a player off while running at top speed with the ball or in shooting for power. Much of your strength and power training can be combined with technique training!

ATTITUDE & PERSONAL TRAITS

Regardless of a player’s performance, their skill, tactical, and physical display, other factors heavily influence a coach’s decision to recruit a given athlete. Coaches will look at their mental and psychological make-up, their mental ability to quickly and correctly read and assess situations, their motivational drive and will power, their self-confidence and emotional stability. Competition reveals character!

Each coach loves to identify key players with personalities and qualities that causes them to become team leaders. The following personality traits are the most recognizable:

    • Drive: Pure will power, eager to achieve goals, a burning desire to achieve success, strong self-motivation, commitment, dedication, determination.
    • Aggressiveness: "Go-getter", strong self-assertations, takes risks, wants to dominate opponents, works hard and ruthless in attack and defense, Danger - bad losers, inclined to retaliation and revenge fouls, loses self-control, general lack of discipline.
    • Determination: Seeks the direct way towards goal, no compromising, doesn’t hesitate when making decisions, willingness, fully concentrated, success oriented.
    • Responsibility: Intelligent, can read the game tactically (anticipation), conscientious, reliable, wants security, cooperative, ready for compromise, stable and skillful player.
    • Leadership: Intelligence, dedication, pride, bears responsibility for the team, influences the environment, anticipation, intuition, independent and spontaneous, convincing and dominating player, hard worker, no surrender, composed, self-controlled, endurable, communicative, respected, trustful.
    • Self-Control: Discipline, emotional stability, composure, discretion, defying conflicts..
    • Self-Confidence: Secure ball control and determined application of skills and tactics under pressure (both external and self-imposed). Danger - these players tend to underrate opposing players, show a lack of willingness to be coached, and can become easily complacent.
    • Mental Toughness: Persistency, consistency, commitment throughout the game, no surrender, tough self-assertion.
    • Coachability: Ready to learn and to achieve goals, self-motivated, attentive and receptive, willingness, interested, spontaneous, committing themselves, likes to discuss problems, hard worker, self-disciplined, creative, constructive, progressive.
    • Conscientiousness: Sensitive, nervous, pre-contest anxiety, diligent, always wants to give their best, modest, reserved, fearful, pondering, self-critical, depends on success, reliable player in solid environment.
    • Trustfulness: Reliable, self-confident, will be respected and attracts sympathy of teammates, untiring commitments, composed and self-controlled, determined influential and communicative, open-minded and approachable, good team spirit.